Series: Haven #1
Author: Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled Teen
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: 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.
“We all hold a monster inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”
“There are things that defy logic. Things that speak to the instinctual fear cloaked by our conscious minds.”
I liked that the point of view Rain, for Haven was male and I really liked that he ended up being human and the female love interest was the supernatural one. This story started out a little slow in terms of pacing, but by about 1/3 of the way in Mary Lindsey had me.
I loved how the story developed and the world-building throughout, however I was never really 100% hooked. Maybe if we had a dual POV and had been able to see things from Freddie’s perspective as well it would have made the book feel more complete?
I don’t know. I really enjoyed this Haven, but at the same time…can’t say that I loved it or would really recommend it. I was obviously left with mixed feelings on this one.
Haven by Mary Lindsey thoroughly entertained but didn’t leave me itching for book 2.