Book Review: Haven (Haven #1) by Mary Lindsey

Posted August 8, 2018 by Melissa in Book Review | 14 Comments

Book Review: Haven (Haven #1) by Mary LindseyTitle: Haven
Series: Haven #1
Author: Mary Lindsey
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, Entangled Teen
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Target Audience: Young Adult
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Length: 371
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

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.

Book Quotes

“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.”

My Thoughts

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.

About Mary Lindsey

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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14 responses to “Book Review: Haven (Haven #1) by Mary Lindsey

  1. Sometimes a dual perspective helps the book a LOT! I’ve read some like this where I wish I have the perspective of the other person or even a 3rd person omnipotent style so I can get the whole picture!

    P.S. I saw that it’s national cat day or something, extending the greetings to you fur momma

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