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Phoenix in My Fortune

(Monster Haven #6)

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A Monster Haven Story, book six

When Zoey Donovan found out monsters are real, her life changed—mostly for the better. Since then, she's fought bad guys, saved the world a time or two and earned the love of a growing family of humans and Hidden creatures alike. But the danger that's chased her from the beginning is finally here.

Shadow Man, aka The Last Hidden, has stepped o
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Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published March 2nd 2015 by Carina Press
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Aurialis
Nov 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
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Sarah
I've been a huge fan of the Monster Haven series since I first read Monster in My Closet a few years ago. These stories never fail to make me laugh and I love the way R.L. Naquin always comes up with such weird and wonderful magical creatures to include. As much as I was looking forward to reading Phoenix in My Fortune I'm still really sad that it was the last book in the series. I'm glad that it's going out on a high but I would happily have continued reading more books about Zoey and her frien ...more
chucklesthescot
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uf-pnr, ebook, fiction
Everyone has gone their own way as Zoey stays at home and watches for any sign of the coming apocalypse. When children start to go missing in the local area, Zoey joins the hunt. She soon realises that the missing children are unhurt and that something is doing this to get her attention. On discovering what is lurking in the dark, it is time to gather all the troops to prepare for battle.

Shadow Man is here to unleash terror and destroy the final Aegises, signalling the apocalypse that Zoey has
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Judy
This is the last book in the series. If you haven't discovered the wonderful world of Zoey and the Hidden before now - Congratulations you officially missed the boat! Especially if you have been reading my blog for any length of time. All have been featured on the blog, and all but book 4, Golem in My Glovebox have been Quote-Tastic picks.

As the last book in the series, I really, really don't want to give any spoilers away. Let's just say that our girl Zoey has come a extremely long way and I am
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Paris
On one hand, I hate to see a beloved series end. Sometimes I just want them to go on and on forever, but I know that isn’t feasible or wise. On the other hand, I know that it’s important for a series to end on the right note instead of dragging things on too long. R.L. Naquin has done a perfect job of ending the Monster Haven series at the right time for all of the characters. This final book ranks pretty high in my list of perfect endings. Everything worked out exactly the way I wanted it to…we ...more
Angela
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick read that lead to a solid and more positive ending for the series then I was expecting. My main complaint in the last two books have been too many characters, this time around most of the characters are gone and its easier to keep track of things. Secondly this book wasn't as dark as the past couple of books either and that's for the better, Zoey's character to me at least, wasn't meant to deal with the super dark stuff so this one while not as lighthearted as the first two books it wasn ...more
Charlene  Kaup
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series!

Fabulous characters that interact with each other beautiful! Wonderful plot twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this series and author.
Melinda
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: great-series, fantasy
What a great ending to this series. So much fun, such great cast of of characters. All threads tied up in a nice package. Sorry to see it end. Well done.
Marsha
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am sorry for this series to end. I loved every book in the series!
Maghon Thomas
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me tell you how I cried like a baby. And it wasn't for the first big death scene. It was for the end, the most magnificent thing I think I've ever read. Oh my God, I swear if I would have been in public, someone would have thought my mom died. I knew some big things were coming. I knew it was going to wrap up, being the last book of the series. I also knew to tell myself not to act like I just lost my best friend. And yet, that's exactly how I took this one. I read Zoey and her stories from ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

PHOENIX IN MY FORTUNE is a fond farewell to a wonderfully wacky universe filled with uniquely diverse characters and with tons of heart at its core. This story is a lot more serious than the previous books in the Monster Haven series as it has to wrap up a pretty dark series storyline involving the destruction of the world as our beloved characters know it. There is action, death, life, mystery, magic, and mayhem all wrapped up into this story that make
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Carrie
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, 2018
Update: As this now came at the conclusion of my re-read it was extra sad to say goodbye to this crew. Seeing the people I've come to adore find their ending (good and bad) made it hard to get through this one. Still a fun and quirky series, even at the re-read.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow - what a wonderful end to a completely entertaining series. There are HEAs for everyone and all the loose ends are neatly tied up.

I fell in love with Zoey and her bunch
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LilyElement
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Zoey Donovan, one of the last Aegis' left in the world is about to face off with a big bad. The previous book built up the final story arc so you go into this one knowing something big is going to go down. The final Hidden is revealed, and it takes on something that I feel I've heard about before in real life. It's based on Shadow Man, a legend that is cycling through the humans and since so many people are believing in that it caused it to become real as a Hidden. The Hidden are beings like dra ...more
Marsha
Sep 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
It saddens me to say that "Phoenix in My Fortune" is the sixth and final book in the Monster Haven series. One thing for sure, Ms. Naquin should be applauded for ending the series while it is still on top unlike many series that continue on despite the waning story lines.

In this story, Zoey and her mother are the last two aegesis alive;yet, their lives are in danger with the appearance of Shadow Man. So, Zoey calls in all of her friends (my favorite characters) to assist her in catching him. The
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Relina Skye
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Phoenix in My Fortune" is the sixth and last book in R.L. Naquin's Monster Haven Series. After a four month reprieve after the end of the last novel, the last hidden has finally arrived in the shape of the Shadow Man. At first he is just an after image in her peripheral vision. But then after a group of kids disappear, Zoey and her family of hidden and nonhidden humans band together to bring them home safe and sound. However, the Shadow Man isn't done. Sure he takes his sweet time taunting Zoey ...more
Guenevere Garrity
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Great Series From Start to Finish! Amazing!

I decided to try this series after reading the "Muse" stories. Wow was it worth every penny and every moment I spent. I ended up reading each story back to back (I do love getting in on an already existing series ;) !). The amazing thing for me was that there was never a dull moment, never a point were I was just reading to get to the next interesting thing. It was all interesting and fun. Yes there were a lot of scary moments for Zoey, and yet you al
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Larissa
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Larissa's Bookish Life

4.5 stars

*NO Spoilers!

So sad this series I really love is over, but I am glad R.L. Naquin has given it such a loving and awesome ending. I am thrilled!

Zoey's final showdown is finally here and the stakes are higher than ever before. Phoenix in my Fortune made me cry, laugh and root for the heroes so much, it felt like a roller coaster.

I hope someday R.L. Naquin revisits this world or at least gives us a short story in the future, I would love to catch up with all my beloved
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Iris
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
R L Naquin is one of my favorite new authors. I feel a happiness coming through her stories even when sad/terrible things are happening. This is the last of her series of Monster Haven, and I think that might be ok. I can reread them! I had read the first 3 books in the series, and I do recommend reading them in order. I usually know what is going to happen before Zoey does, but that is ok also. Zoey is an Aegis, one who helps and protects the hidden (fairies, golems, monsters etc) in our human ...more
Tia
May 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Finale

I'm sad this seems to be the end of the series. Zoey's final battle begins as cryptic as all the others. She'll lose much more and gain some too. Shadow Man is on the loose taunting Zoey and her mother. He's kidnapping children and must be stopped. While he's busy tormenting the team cryptic messages from the First One are difficult to understand but explain exactly what has to be done in order to save everyone. Can Zoey figure it out? Meanwhile, the fairies ring is destroyed and
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Dennise
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series will make you FEEL

I am so sad to have read the last word of this series. I loved all of the books. I loved all of the characters, the worlds, the family and relationships. I wish there were more books or spinoffs of the characters. The few shorts that this author has written in regards to different characters are also wonderful. I want more. I want more of the brownie family, more or the gnomes, more of the pygmy dragons and Andrew, Sara and Maurice. Please don't let it end. Read the
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Melindeeloo
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, phoenix
For some reason I was expecting something lighter from Phoenix in my Fortune, it's probably the that the title sounds frothy and fun, but considering this is the final book or of six I should know better since there is always some serious stuff in mix. The wrap up of the series brings back many of the past players and has tearful moments (both of sorrow and joy) and leaves Zoey and the Hidden with a bittersweet HEA.

ARC via NetGalley release 3/2/15
Laura Hannaway
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bittersweet. This was a wonderfully written conclusion to the Monster's Haven series, but it's incredible to think there won't be any more. I've been reading these stories for years and have fallen in love with Zoey, Riley, Maurice and the gang. This was a perfect (if at times bittersweet) conclusion to their journey and I thoroughly recommend it to fans of the series.

* ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher in return for an honest review *
Dee Geeky Family
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rl-naquin
I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. Although the description hardly touches the main storyline it gives you that immediate feeling of "this is going to be fun!". The hidden world of monsters is in trouble and they need help. This light hearted book series, which is a complete and finished series, has a way of getting to you. The monsters become humane and at some point tears are involved. Anyone with a weakness for the underdogs should read this.
Susan
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Satisfaction for the end of a beloved series.

Zoey. Riley. Maurice. Sarah. Mom. Darius. Molly. Walter. Kam. And all the rest. This series held up. These characters mattered. This finale honored each story by giving them life. Dignity. The humor fed the soul, the tears reminded me, as Reader, I'd made a commitment to read this series. The author kept her promise. For that, I will always be grateful.
I will read ANYTHING written by R.L. Naquin. You should, too.
Nicole Krause
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nice end to the series

I've really enjoyed the whole Monster Haven series, and I'm a bit sad to see it end. That said, Phoenix In My Fortunes does a nice job of wrapping up the story and all the story lines and I'm hopeful there will be a new series from this author in the not so dusty future.
Patricia
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written....

I have read all 6 stories and each one is so well written as the first. My heart is both happy and sad....but that is why I love these books...you never know what will happen, who will leave ..and the sadness and love that i have for every character in the story....hope Zoey and Riley have their happy ever after...
Olivia ツ
Apr 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, read-in-2016
I've enjoyed this series and was sad to hear this was the last book. It read how I felt. A bit blue. A lot more serious than other books. It was lovely to have all the characters make an appearance for the last big battle. Glad everything got resolved and that ending was especially sweet. It brought the reader full circle to book one.
Nicole Luiken
Jan 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, sf-fantasy
Final book of the excellent Monster Haven series. Shadow Man made for a creepy villain with a fascinating history. Lots of favourite characters return for the showdown--like Gris from Golem in my Glovebox--and there were still plenty of laugh out loud moments to break the tension. I especially enjoyed Zoey's last job as wedding planner.
Teresa
Oct 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is filled with happy and sad events in Zoe's life. It is the best book of the series even though it seems to be the end. I will be looking for more books by R L Naquin, and hopefully some of the characters in the book will get their own stories in the future and I can visit Zoe and her friends again.
Lisa Norvell
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Terrific ending to a wonderful series

So sorry to see Zoey and her "family" finish their stories. But what a wonderful ending. I have really enjoyed this series and will be looking for more of R. L. Naquin's work.
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