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(War of the Princes #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,151 ratings  ·  93 reviews
After narrowly escaping the war-torn outside world with her life, Katelyn Kestrel vows to never again venture beyond the mountains of Haven Valley. But just as Katelyn begins to prepare for life after high school—a normal life with no warring princes, no dangerous magical abilities, and no handsome, duty-bound soldiers—the outside world comes crashing into her reality once ...more
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Published January 5th 2015 by Alloy Entertainment (first published January 1st 2013)
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It is books like 'Haven' and 'Dragoon' that inspire me and makes me ridiculously excited about reading, about the art of imagination and storytelling.

Ivanovich is an excellent writer. Truly gifted. I just love her writing style, how everything just flows. When you're reading you'll experience that the story is writing itself, and it does so flawlessly.

(Feel free to read my review of the first installment, Haven.)

Again, I loved Katelyn, our protagonist. Her narrating voice is so solid, and good g
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The End, everything leads up to an exhilarating show down. The most epic bad gal gets just what she deserves. This installment has some very sad moments but come heck or high water Kat will see justice is served. Rune I’m happy to report is just as dreamy and honor bound as before. He too will risk everything in order to do the right thing. Dylan is well Dylan, sour and broken I hope he finds his way…I know there is more to this c
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Oh. My. Word. There are so many things I want to say, but half of those would be spoilers that I'm sure most people would not like to know until they have read this amazing sequel. So I will start with this: The War of the Princes has quickly gone to the top of my favorites list. I loved Haven, and Dragoon lived up to everything I expected from it after reading the first book. I really wanted Dragoon to be good, and it went far past everything I hoped it would be! In Haven there were a few small ...more
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now, let me start this review off by saying that I've never written a book review before in my life... That should first of all tell you how much I love this book and want everyone to read it! (And also, maybe, the more reviews, the faster the next book will come out........*hopeful look*)

Haven was a wonderful book! I read it last year and absolutely loved it, so I was excited when I found out there was a sequel in the works! (I actually emailed the author and begged for one *cough*) I signed up
Mar 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: uno-challenge
I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this second installment as much as I loved the first. I was very glad to be back in this exciting and unique world. Katelyn is a great main character, she loves her friends and is only looking out for them, sometimes it ends badly but she has only good in her heart. It was nice to see Haven again although it was only at the beginning, but that's where her story started so it was nice for the second book to
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A double review of this and the next novel originally posted on [a cup of tea and an armful of books]

At the close of Haven, Katelyn has resigned herself to her secret. Although she shared it with her closest friends, if it gets out that she visited the outside world, repercussions will not only affect her. Life, however, seems a little dull since she's been back, and Katelyn is trying to decide what to do with her future when the Pull is pulling her toward the outside world and the boy she left
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I'm so excited to read this book. It's only been a day but I already misses Rune.

What I like about this book is that it depicts two type of worlds: Utopia and Dystopia. Katelyn lives in a better world while Rune is still fighting in a war in their world as a Dragoon. The pacing of this book is quite fast but I'm not sure if I like it or not.

On Katelyn's second return on the Outside World, she now have a mission and that is to rescue her mother and her team who went outside 6 mon
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Paperglass is the sequel to Haven and picks up a year after the events in the first book. If you haven’t read Haven yet – What are you waiting for? The book is amazing!

Anyway, in Paperglass we find our heroine, Katelyn, graduating from high school, ready to set off in the world. After leaving her peaceful haven in Haven (see what I did there? Sorry…) Katelyn vowed never again to leave Haven for the war-torn outside wo
Lenore Kosinski
4.5 stars -- great followup to the first book. Again, lots of great action, an intriguing and unique built world, hilarious banter between characters, a flawed protagonist that has been thrust into the craziness again....oh yeah, and Rune. *sigh*

Hmmmm, how am I going to do this review without giving anything away? Impossible. Maybe I will just say that I enjoyed this one equally as well as the first, but there are still a few tiny things that bothered me on occasion (but obviously not enough for
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series just gets better and better. I tore through book two in a single day. This went from being a story that I was casually enjoying to one that I am emotionally invested in. I love the premise that each person has a specific gift or ability that is required to keep the "machine" of life moving... yet she also includes characters that have no special abilities that make a serious mark on the world. I think what tipped the scales for me was watching the illusion that Haven is some sort of ...more
5 stars! Great story and character development. I love when characters are introduced and one by one we are kept in the dark as to whether they are good, bad or indifferent. They are simply presented to us allowing their true usefulness to the storyline to be unfolded slowly and carefully. Characters I thought I would hate in this book, I loved. Characters I thought would be insignificant and broody, I loved. It's a sign of a great storyteller to manipulate your feelings from one page to the nex ...more
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
It was as amazing as the first one. I was sucked into Katelyn's eyes and I truly felt her fears, sorrows, and contentment. It was incredible. Since I knew the social hierarchy of the Western Kingdom already, it was a bit of an easier read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding sequel! I loved every bit of this story. You have already seen the summary, so I'll just explain what I especially liked. The MC, Kat, is a practical, get on-with-it sort of girl, who makes the very best decisions she can under enormous pressure. The plot is so energetic and engaging, that there is just never a dull moment, but there is still character development happening along the way! The world of Breakwater and Chapel Hill are described well enough that the reader can relate to ...more
Linz Bassett
I really loved the details in Paperglass. I felt like it gave a decent amount of history for the world that A.R. Ivanovich has built. It is fast-paced and action-packed, and while I enjoyed the characters the details are what really sold me on this book. Of the few Steampunk themed books I've read, this is easily one of the best in terms of details.

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Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This continues to be a good series, well-paced, and the characters are developing—especially Rune—he’s come a long way from the dragoon he was in the first book. Very interesting developments as to the safety of Haven and of Breakwater. Katelyn learns about her mother, and she and her friends rescue Professor Block and learn some truths about Haven. Hmmm. I am so glad I have all of these to read at once!
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The journey continues

Going straight into this book from the first one I was already captivated by the story. The author did a great job picking up the story right where the first book ended. And the characters just get better! Needless to say I am hooked without a doubt and flew through this book and can't wait to start the next book. So that's what I'm going to do right now! On to the third book I go!
A stunning sequel!

I loved the first book and the second did not disappoint! Kat found her way back home to Haven, but she couldn't stay long. She journeys back to Breakwater with her friends to save a scouting troop that didn't return. Danger, heartache, betrayal, and love. So intense! Can't wait for the 3rd!
Not as shocking...

I enjoyed the 1st book thoroughly, but this second installment felt anticlimactic and I expected more in the end. It was a little funny at times, but it doesn't disappoint as it adrenaline pumping in the beginning and middle parts.
Robyn E
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting worlds

Nice follow to the previous book, the characters grow with each chapter. Interesting mix of sci-fi, fantasy and adventure. Looking forward to the next installments in this series.
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This may seem silly but...

Ok I just want to say how I appreciate how the author cuts out a lot of immature drama. I mean most of the side characters are mature enough that they see things pretty clearly for what they are and they cut through the crap. I like it.
Kirsten Jividen
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better than the first!

I enjoyed this book a lot more than I did the first. Kate's a great character. She's not completely fearless, but she's determined to do what needs to be done and I really like that about her. Can't wait to get started on the next one!
Jessica Willoughby
Great Series

I've been on the hunt for another good series that captures your attention until you finish it and this series definitely does that!
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very quick read. Very clean. I loved it! I loved that the characters didn’t annoy me! Usually in a second book the main character really bugs me but not in this book. I can’t wait to read more!
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
After narrowly escaping the war-torn outside world with her life, Katelyn Kestrel vows to never again venture beyond the mountains of Haven Valley. But just as Katelyn begins to prepare for life after high school—a normal life with no warring princes, no dangerous magical abilities, and no handsome, duty-bound soldiers—the outside world comes crashing into her reality once again.

A team of explorers from Haven has been captured by Prince Raserion, the leader of the Western Kingdom. Only Katelyn,
M. Kircher
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, fiction, steampunk
I finally finished this book after weeks of trying to make it through. I have to say, while the beginning of Dragoon drags, the end is well worth the effort.

I found the first book in this series, Haven, on a random Amazon search and was instantly hooked. Haven was well-written, intriguing, had snappy dialogue, and lovable characters. I was quite thrilled to find such a gem.

Because of this I had high hopes for Dragoon, and was a bit disappointed—but only for the first couple of chapters. The sta
Haley Keller
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I can't remember the last time I sat down to write a book review the same day I finished the book. I'm so eager to talk about this one though. That being said, I won't say most of what I want to talk about most because I want to keep this spoiler free as much as possible. It's always challenging to talk about later books in any series because I don't know if I should write as if the reader (of the review) has read the first book or not. I tend to go with the more cautious approach of not spoilin ...more
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the series and is a fantasy novel for young adults and up.

Katelyn has returned to her seemingly normal life in Haven and graduation day has arrived. The celebrations are disturbed by a man intent on destroying the weather station and yelling about paperglass. This means that Katelyn's hope of the outside world not interfering in her safe valley is dashed. She is recruited as a field agent by Haven's Hall of Defense to go back to the outside world and use her ability of
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Paperglass picks up a year after Haven, after Katelyn managed to escape her capture and returned to Haven Valley. But the thoughts of Rune are still haunting her. Will she meet him again?

Soon in the story, Katelyn is forced, because of her ability, to join a mission to bring back some Haven soldiers who have gone missing. Kyle and Sterling also go with her. They get captured again by Lord Brendon, Dylan's brother, who tells Katelyn that her mom is a live and is called Paperglass. But she has to
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've waited so long to read this book and the moment I had it, I devour it like an ogre starving for months. I don't care if I got book-hangover I got Monarch already.

Gravity! It was so good, so much plot development and so much details about the situations, the surroundings and the abilities. It's like you're there, you feel their emotions. I put my fist in my hand when Rune was commanded to slash Kat's leg.

I love this series so much, the first book was brilliant and this one is ahhhh.... won
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

It feels like I've been waiting for this book forever, but it was worth the wait. The beginning is a little disjointed, but once the story got going it kept me glued to the book until I finished it. Dragoon picks up one year from when Haven left off. Katelyn is recruited to head back to the Outside to rescue someone important to her. Along the way she meets some new friends, see some old ones and makes a lot of new enemies. She's thrust into the heart of the war, witnessing even more ho
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A. R. IVANOVICH enjoys being swallowed by forests, sleeping on lakes, and watching the sky. Her passion for writing is accompanied by a love of video games, painting, horseback riding and the subtle craft of nacho-making. A. R. regularly encourages those around her to follow their dreams no matter the obstacles, because, as she can attest, the rewards are more than worth the effort. She was raised ...more

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