Happy Friday everyone! Welcome to my stop for the Haven Blog Tour hosted by Chapter by Chapter. I absolutely love this spellbinding YA paranormal romance and can’t recommend it enough. I hope you enjoy reading my review and don’t forget to stay until the end for an awesome giveaway!
5 ★ – A DELICIOUSLY DARK, SEXY, AND HEART-POUNDING TALE
PUBLISHED BY ENTANGLED PUBLISHING NOVEMBER 7, 2017
GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT, ROMANCE, PARANORMAL, FANTASY
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Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.
Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.
I’m utterly and positively smitten with this book. Haven by Mary Lindsey is such an incredibly unique, oddly intriguing, and suspenseful tale that had me reeling and holding my breath the entire time.
“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”
Rain Ryland has lived a very troubled life and never felt like he belonged. That is until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart (Freddie). Immediately, Rain finds himself undeniable attracted to Freddie. Even with a murder mystery to solve and a killer on the loose who wants Freddie dead, Rain just can’t seem to stay away. As the darkness unfolds before his eyes, Rain must decide what’s he’s willing to do to protect everyone he loves.
Haven is wickedly awesome in every way. Chapter after chapter, this book pulled me in deep until I was beautifully drowning in its eerily, but enthralling supernatural world. The plot is fast-paced, gripping, and full of twists that had me on edge. The mystery, tension, drama, and dangers lurking in every corner kept me turning the pages. The family dynamics, friendships, and tender moments between the characters give the story its heart and a sense of realness. The romance, while not the focal point, is sweet and achingly swoontastic! And the writing — absolutely phenomenal and so captivating that I found it impossible to put the book down. I truly enjoyed reading Haven and if I didn’t have work or errands to do, I’m certain that I would have devoured this in a day.
Rain and Freddie are ridiculously adorable — their chemistry is electrifying and had me smiling and swooning. The side characters, like Petra, Merrick and Ruby, are pretty great and delightful. Actually, I like all the characters to some extent — even the ones that are menacing and downright evil. The author does such a terrific job creating characters that are brilliantly mysterious, positively intriguing, and flawed in the best possible way. They have their own dark secrets, heartbreaking pasts, inner turmoil, and insecurities. With complicated relationships, vile manipulations, and endless lies, the characters surely kept me on my toes and surprised me plenty of times. Even though it was extremely frustrating, I honestly loved never knowing for sure who to trust and not to trust — just made reading Haven so much more exciting and interesting.
I seriously love this book so much that I definitely would not mind reading a sequel or two! It’s deliciously dark, sexy, and heart-pounding. The plot is filled with intrigue, mystery, suspense, and a steamy romance that will give you all the feels. With a badass, sassy, and beautiful heroine like Freddie, a handsome, tough, and brave hero with a gentle heart like Rain, and a wonderfully spellbinding story that’s hard to forget, Haven gave me the most amazing spine-tingling thrills and chills.
If you’re looking for a unique, gritty and tension-filled YA paranormal romance that will leave you wanting more, then this book is perfect for you.
I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 “pet” Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the “pet” roaches found a home… somewhere else.
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Sincerely Karen Jo