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The Heart of Hannen (Atriian Trilogy #1)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published by Createspace (first published January 1st 2011)
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Amanda
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
Kah Cherub
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 ...more
Brenda Knight
Jul 14, 2011 Brenda Knight rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won a copy of this book from a giveaway posted on goodreads.com
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
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Purpleholic
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
Rayshawn
Jun 28, 2011 Rayshawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.

Jessica
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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Emily
Dec 26, 2011 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Amanda
May 19, 2014 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jojo
Jan 08, 2012 Jojo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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June (Kallandra)
Aug 09, 2016 June (Kallandra) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
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,
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Anne Martin
I have been hesitating for almost a week between 3 and 4 stars. Actually, I still am, but I am feeling guilty for posting this review so late... Just thought I should write it, and then, I can take a few days and decide.
The book is the story of Christine, 17, small, sad and angry. She does not like her life -with some reasons, no friends, no ideas about her future, meaning what college to go to, and she was assaulted a few years ago and killed the aggressor. She wants to escape her small town w
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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.
Micheal
Oct 15, 2014 Micheal rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I received this book from GoodReads giveaways along with The Leader of Lors. Usually, this is not my type of literature so it took me almost 1/2 way through until I could really get into it. Once 1/2 way through the novel I got really into it along with the characters and could not put it down. It also took me awhile to grasp the language until I realized the dictionary for it was at the end of the novel. Would recommend for Young Adults if they are interested in the fantasy/romance.
Tennille
Nov 23, 2014 Tennille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-books
I received this book as a First Reads book from GoodReads. This is not my usual genre and I wasn't certain how I would like it. It needs a new cover, but does prove the old axiom about judging a book by its cover. It's a complex storyline with many twists. I was surprised by the ending, and am very glad there are more books to the series as it was not completely tied up at the end. All on all, I'm happy that I gave it a chance and would definitely recommend this author.
Tia
Nov 04, 2014 Tia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart Stopping

The story you can't put down. It's well written fantasy. How often have you wished to be somewhere else? Christine gets her wish but, it's nothing she could ever imagine. From danger to danger, lives lost and found, betrayal after betrayal everything and everyone is suspect. The characters are rich and vivid. Deception abound through devastating circumstances and greater love in the mix. This book will make your heart race and break. Excellent read.
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Fawn Bonning, author of dark fantasy, erotic romance, and horror, 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.
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