The Heart Of Hannen
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The Heart Of Hannen

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Christine, a troubled teen with a dark past, is miserable in her small town. Shadowed in shame, she feels destined to live her lonely life as an outcast. She has no idea that her true destiny lies in a different town, in a different world; a most brutal world called Atriia. There she learns the true meaning of misery, the true meaning of loneliness, the true meaning of sha...more
Paperback, 484 pages
Published 2011 by Old Line Pub Llc
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The Heart of Hannen is billed as an adult Fantasy/Romance. (Adult as in 18+, not “Adult” as in XXX.) I think it falls more in the Horror category. The last thing I read that was this twisted was my last Stephen King novel. Seventeen-year-old Christine is “the town psycho” and can’t find a way to fit in with her family or her classmates. When she finds herself quite literally in another world (Atriia), she realizes that her life was actually pretty good and she didn’t appreciate what she had. She...more
Brenda Knight
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I really enjoyed this book. It's fantasy, action, suspense, romance and so much more all rolled into a really good book/story. Christine is so afraid to be happy whether she is in our world or Atriia. She is so fragile, yet so strong at the same time. The world of Atriia and all her characters was so well written that I could picture all of it clearly in my mind. This is a great story with wonderful characters. I started reading ve...more
Wow! This book is so totally cool. I wasn't sure I would like it because the beginning seemed really dark but the story built from there and it sure was great. I never thought it dragged or was boring. Christine/Crista is much stronger than she thinks and she gets thru all the difficulties that appear in her life. I was a little put off when I had to keep refering to the dictionary to understand what was going on but I couldn't believe how quickly I became accustomed to the new language. It sure...more
Karla V
I really enjoyed this book! I must say I first judged it by its cover, thinking it might not be so well-written, but I was very mistaken. It was fantastic. I loved the story and the characters. I was a bit confused at first with the new 'language', but then I got the hang of it. (Afterwards I noticed there was a glossary at the end. >.>). It was dark, dramatic and sad, but also very touching. Of course, I wish I could have changed the ending and maybe have see a bit more of a couple of cha...more
Amanda Rutherford
Wow. Not what I expected. With The Heart of Hannen, Fawn Bonning created quite a fantasy adventure. I was enthralled the whole way through! I wish I could have read it faster, but as a mother that's not always possible.

Our main MC, Christa, after a swim in her pond out back, ends up in a different world, one that they call Atriia. It differs from our world, with it's language and animals. They also seem more like the people from back in the day without technology. They don't have phones and stuf...more
June (Kallandra)
I got this book as from goodreads as a giveaway.

For the most part, I really enjoyed this book! I read it in just two days and once I got used to the Astriian language, I really loved that as well. The storyline is great, I really liked reading about this new world and came to wanting to turn page after page even though I should have been asleep hours ago.

There are just a few things that bothered me a bit however. There are so many dream sequences with little difference in text between them,...more
The Heart of Hannen is one of the better adult Fantasy/Romance I have read in recent years. Reading this book page by page has brought much thrill and passion to my somewhat casual life. Kudos to Fawn Bonning for such a dark yet exciting novel.

Im usually not a fan of romance type novels, but this was pretty good. It had a good flow. I would recommend as a good, quick read!

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Book Title: The Heart of Hannen

Author: Fawn Bonning

Published By: Old Line Publishing

Genre: Horror/ Paranormal / Romance

Recommended Age: 18+

Reviewed By: Emily Tuley / AngelsCryHavoc

Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Literary Community

Rating: 5 Ravens

I won this book from library thing after trying repeatedly on their previous two giveaways. When I could not get a copy that way I was about ready to buy the book when finally I won a copy. So thanks first to library thing and the author for p...more
This is a boo a bout s girl named Christine stuck in the past by a traumatized experience. Her friends and family didn't really help either. However, while swimming in a lake, she is transported into a whole new world.

"Heart of Hannen" is a fascinating story with many powerful intriguing characters. Christine is a strong heroine though it's not apparent at first because of the many scars she carries.

I must admit that, in the beginning, I had a bit of trouble staying interested. There was a lot...more
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Jess the Romanceaholic
While I think the language barrier will be an issue for many readers, I have to say, I'm blown away. Very reminiscent of early Stephen King and possibly Peter Straub, this is fantasy and horror and romance and adventure, all beautifully intermingled.

Don't be put off by the cartoonish cover -- this was stunningly, beautifully executed, effed up twists and all. 5/5, full review to follow, and I pray, PRAY, that there is to be a sequel.
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Fawn Bonning was born and raised in South Florida. She now resides in Tennessee with her husband, four sons, and ten dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, singing, Japanese gardening, and strolling through the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. The Heart of Hannen is her debut novel.
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