Today I’m coming to you with my review for Haven by Marie Lindsay a YA paranormal book that features werewolves, weavers and anything in between. I had the chance to read it thanks to Xpresso Book tours and it was an interesting and addictive read.
by Mary Lindsey
Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: November 7th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult
What is it about?
“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.
Rain has been living all his life in the streets or shelters with his mom, staying out of trouble and with no other family. When his mother died unexpectedly he is taken in by his aunt, the twin sister of his mother who he didn’t know about. He moves to New Wurzburg and things aren’t what it seemed. His mother has secrets, and the beautiful Friederike Burkhart has the biggest one. Rain can’t wait to know more about her, but is it a wise idea?Freddie’s dad died recently, and she thinks that there was foul play, and there is someone out there to get her.
Action packed, Interesting and some unexpected turn of events
I love a good love story very much. I’m into romance but I was thrown back when I started reading about the instalove between Rain and Freddie. I mean, I could have liked it if it had been a bit more realistic but he just sees her and suddenly she is the motive giving reason to his existence. I just couldn’t bear it. Fortunately, this was only a few parts of the story and the plot was more interesting that I could surpass the cheesy and instalove parts.
In fact, I was really into the story I wanted to find out what happened and flew through the pages. Some of the turns and twists were predictable but it was a solid plot. Love the investigative part and how this was mix with paranormal stuff.
Captivating and fascinating world
The world building was my favorite part. I haven’t read many books about werewolves or witches and I loved the explanation of it all. I found it very original as the author added to things we know something else that differentiated it from others.
In all this was a good read that will hook you and transport you to New Wurzburg and to the Haven Winery of the Burkhart family and all their secrets, and if you are into instalove then, you will like it even more.
Have you read this? Would you be interested in reading it?