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Monday, October 23, 2017

Review For HAVEN By Mary Lindsey-5*

Title: Haven

Series: Haven #1
Author: Mary Lindsey
Genre: YA Paranormal
Rating: * * * * *
Publishers: Entangled Teen
(Nov 7, 2017)
Hardback: 400 pages
ISBN: 978-1633758834  
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

"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.

A sexy, spellbinding young adult paranormal romance, perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater, that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…

This is probably one of the best YA Paranormals I've read this year. It's told from the rare male's POV, Rain's, which really adds a whole different layer to this story. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out what's going on but this one kept me guessing right up till the ending. Make sure you have nothing else going on before starting this because you will be unable to put it aside. At 400 pages, I flew through it and it left me wanting yet more. I loved the fierce Freddie and she didn't put up with any crap from her cousins who always seemed to be around. Rain was another fascinating individual and for the first time in his life, he found a reason to be a better person. Freddie and Rain's interactions were funny yet sad. They both had had horrible childhoods and related very well. I guarantee you will be more than satisfied with this book and hope to see more of this series soon from Lindsey. 

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Dangerous, dark, and a definite page turner. Mary Lindsey rocks this book. And the romance... Swoon!
-C.C. Hunter, New York Times bestselling author
A smoking hot hero and spine-chilling mystery = total win.
-Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times bestselling author.
This electrifying tale will take you on an unexpected journey into a secret world of witchcraft and shape shifters. Romance, adventure, and magic! Lindsey leaves you breathless and wanting more.
-Adriana Mather, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch
This is not your mama's paranormal! Sexy, dark and intense. Unputdownable!
-Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
Lindsey writes a hero with fire and gasoline. Then she lights a match with break-neck pacing, and scorches a path to readers' hearts. Don't blink for a moment.
-Victoria Scott, bestselling author of Fire & Flood
Gripping and gritty, HAVEN had me glued to the pages from beginning to end! Rain is the best kind of hero -- tough, sexy, sweet, loyal. He charges through this action-packed tale that had me tearing up more than once, and I was perfectly happy to follow!
-Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of Forget Tomorrow.
An utterly gritty and satisfying resurrection of the monster genre. Rain is an intense narrator and you won't know whether to scream or swoon. Haven is an instant classic!
-Courtney Moulton, author of Angelfire
Darkly compelling and deliciously chilling, Haven hooks you from the first line and never lets up. Gritty, spine-tingling, and full of nail-biting tension.
-Amalie Howard, bestselling author of Bloodspell

Dark, different, sexy, and edge-of-your-seat intense.
-Shawna Stringer, bookseller
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.
Represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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