Reading Rate: ****
Recommend if you liked: Crave series, Shiver, Shadowhunters
This was a dark yet fun and fast paced YA paranormal story with a pretty decent amount of romance.
What I liked:
- I enjoyed the characters and the darkness of the world. The kids deal with difficult and heartbreaking situations and the story even got a little creepy reading at times at night.
- Unique magic system
- It was really fun for me that the story is based in Texas since that is where I am from
What I struggled with:
- Similar to issues in the Shadowhunters books there is a lot of people stuck in their old ways and a large lack of communication.
While the ending did wrap up nicely it left things open for more story, I was ready to learn more about the world and see what mayhem the characters encountered next.
Thank you to Mary Lindsey and Entangled Teen for a copy of Haven in exchanged for my honest opinion.
Synopsis: We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.
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.