Published by Entangled Publishing on November 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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"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.
(Former title: Hide from Me.)
Oh my god, this was an amazing book! I’ve read a couple of Lindsey’s books and enjoyed a lot, so of course when I was given the chance to read this, I jumped on it. I read this in about 6 hours, sleep got the better of me and I had to put it down. Ugh… Never fear, I finished it as soon as I got up the next morning, it was just that good.
New Wurzburg is a magical town, but from the outside it looks like any other small town. After the death of his mother, Rain is sent to live with his Aunt, and he soon learns that there is much more to this lazy town than meets the eye. Mysterious murders and
I just can’t tell you how much I adored Freddie, she was sassy and stubborn, but one kickass girl for sure. She has always been part of her pack, so she isn’t one those girls who lets just anyone close to her, but something about Rain, makes her loosen the reigns a little. I loved Rain so much, he is the rough and tough kind of boy, and that’s what happens when you live on the street, and moving from shelter to shelter. Even with the lives he has been given, and things he has endured, he has this sweet and caring heart. No matter how hard Freddie pushes him away, he doesn’t give up on her, he feels this connection with her. But of course, she is a stubborn ass, and tells him how she is trying to keep him safe. Yada yada. Just give in already! These two are just meant for each other, at least that’s how I see it. Moving on…
Ruby is Rain’s aunt, who happens to be a sheriff in this small town. She was a ray of sunshine for me. Taking this boy in and caring for him with out any doubts after his mothers death. What a great woman. There are a few other characters that I really did enjoy, like Petra. Strange girl, but so fascinating. Then there were some that I would like to have been able to punch in the face a few times, but you have to have those “bad seeds” I guess. All together it was a fantastic group though.
The story starts off strong and doesn’t stop till the last page, and I honestly didn’t want to put it down. The small town of New Wurzburg is filled with mystery, and magic, oh, and paranormal beings. Most of the people are unaware, but those who know are power hungry or controlling. Trying to figure out who’s who was just a piece of the mystery of what going on this town. This wasn’t a boring town at all, there was plenty of violence to go around and trying to figure out exactly what happening kept me on the edge of my seat till the very end. Even then, I wasn’t ready for it!
Haven is a captivating read, with suspense and mystery to a romance that was all swoony and sweet, this is a must read for fans of young adult readers who love urban fantasy.
Haven delivers a captivating mystery, and a swoon worthy romance. Review for Haven by Mary Lindsey @MaryL_MarissaC #youngadult #paranormal #romance #review Click To Tweet