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Haven

(Chronicles of Warshard #1)

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Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen.

Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has eve
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Published May 11th 2016 by Friesen Press
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Cait • A Page with a View
3.5 stars. If you can't get enough stories set in medieval fantasy worlds with politics, swords, and young independent queens, then you'll probably like this one too. The plot itself doesn't really stand out and the writing is average, BUT I still liked the world and characters!

Haven can't die, so she has to be queen after her family is killed. The book jumps right into a war that took me a bit to actually care about. Haven keeps meeting with a group of royals from other kingdoms to discuss the
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Dannii Elle
Actual rating 3.5 stars.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley. Thank you to the author, Katherine Bogle, and the publisher, Friesen Press, for this opportunity.

In the first two percent of the book the reader finds that the King and Queen of the fantastical six kingdoms have been brutally slain and their sole heir, Haven, is unprepared yet determined to reign in their stead. The new, grieving Queen has no fear of a repeat assassination as she is inexplicably immortal.
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Olivia-Savannah  Roach
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
For some reason when I started reading this book, I went into it with pretty low expectations. I wanted to read a book about royalty, about war and also enjoy the fantasy elements to it as well. I thought it was going to be a pretty decent read and I was ready for it to be okay… but it turned out to be so good that it only took me two days to read this novel from start to finish.


I think what I liked most about this one was that the main character is the queen, Haven, but she is such a likeable o
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kariny v
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I RECEIVED A FREE COPY FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*

Wow wow wow!!!!!!!!!




This book was so plot focused on war and its alliances! Loved it! It's a total immersion into a YA world with six kingdoms on the brink of war with an evil queen that's been attacking the kingdoms. You've got secret council meetings between the monarchs so they can plan out how to help each other. A swoony love interest, a gentle queen and her three badass guards!





Kadia-the tyrant- was CREEPY AS HELL
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Jessica Bronder
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After the death of her family, Haven has no choice but to be coronated as queen. It doesn’t help that she has the ability to regenerate which keeps her from being killed. Her people want to make sure that they will have a queen for quite a while, especially when Queen Kadia of Dagen has decided to go to war with everyone. Kadia has created an army of shadows to destroy everything in her path to ruling everything. And with the other rulers either having to fight, flee or die it is up to Haven to ...more
Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book through Rachel E. Carter as a read and review opportunity by the author Katherine Bogle. I’m thanking Rachel E. Carter and Katherine Bogle for giving me this opportunity and providing me with the copy of this book.


“May your sword guide you and your shield always protect you.”


I read this book because of a read & review opportunity through Rachel E. Carters Reader Group on Goodreads. I thought it would be a nice book because of the blurb provided on Goodreads. My choice
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Nelly
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: war, fantasy, royalty, immortal
**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review**

Haven is the new queen of Rythern. She has a supernatural and useful power she seems to despise at the beginning of the book but she learns to appreciate it. Haven is overprotective, she thinks too much about her friends and her people and really wants to be a good queen...
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Yes she is immortal and cannot die, but some of her actions were reckless and had me screaming to her ''Stop risking your life''

Warshard has six kingdom
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Jordon
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ecopy of this book from NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*

Review originally posted at Simply Adrift.

"Raising her gaze from the sight of her own blood, she caught her own amber gaze in the vanity mirror, 'Is this what it's like to be Queen?'"

Haven

Haven reminded me a lot of  The Queen of the Tearling . Why? I honestly think it was because I felt the same sort of feeling and atmosphere, and I thoroughly enjoyed most of this book. I couldn't put it down, just like I could
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Floryie
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love strong female protagonists and this book has it in spades. The story revolves around Haven who unexpectedly becomes the Queen of her people. The book is full of war tactics and politics but it's not too heavy to detract from the enjoyment.

Haven is a very strong heroine. She goes through so much physical and emotional pain inspite of which she is kind and protective of her people who are in turn protective of their Queen. This shows t
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Brie
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, ya
3.75
Um, this book was toootally not what I expected, and in a good way. It is so much more, so much darker than the blurb makes it out to be, and for roughly 200 pages that's pretty impressive.

Haven surprised me. She's so likeable, instantly. She becomes Queen suddenly, but she takes responsibility right away, is an honest, good, and caring young woman. I loved seeing her close personal guards being women, and her closest friends too. They help her when she decides to learn how to fight, and th
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
Haven
Chronicles of Warshard #1
By Katherine Bogle

War has come to the Six Kingdoms of Warshard and the Kingdom of Rythern is the latest victim of Queen Kadia's insanity. With the murder of her parents and her brothers Haven Fyre is now queen of Rythern, a role she was never suppose to hold. But her people need a queen, and in Haven they will have one that cannot be killed.

Going to war against Kadia seems suicide with the kingdoms various armies having suffered losses to her shadow soldiers. With t
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Daphnee (daphneereads)
* I received this ebook for free in exchange of a honest review. *

Haven by Katherine Bogle was not to my liking. I found that this book was poorly written and it lacked of development. The characters weren't likable. Therefore , The love story seemed to come out of nowhere. It could have been a great book if they're would have been more descriptions of the world, the characters, everything.
Karen
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book introduces you to princess Haven; when her parents and brothers are killed, the immortal young woman needs to deal with war and an evil adversary.

With Haven, Katherine Bogle has created a fairytale-like fantasy story with more than a hint of romance and dark magic. It is a quite enjoyable and intriguing read; it felt like listening to a fairytale. Katherine Bogle paints a clear picture of Haven’s mind while the story evolves. Haven's character develops nicely, growing with her tasks an
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Jeremy Michael Gallen
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In the first installment of Katherine Bogle’s Chronicles of Warshard series, which she dedicates to Shelyse, her “Lareina,” the eponymous princess, Haven, ascends to the throne while her country is on the brink of war. A despot named Kadia yearns to conquer Haven’s homeland and its neighbors, with Haven having the choice of whether to face the tyrant or flee across the sea. Even early on, Haven finds that being a Queen is not all it’s cracked up to be, what with the amount of paperwork coming wi ...more
Krissys
Nov 25, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
I heard so much about this book I had to read it for myself to see what all the buzz was all about.

Political upheaval and transition into power Haven has a lot to deal with. Although some of the background could have used more development and Haven more personality.

I felt like the story and the world was intriguing, there was some intimacy love scenes but they felt a little off and not quite mature the book wasn't quite YA or NA but somewhere between.

Haven has a lot of potential for later instal
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Sheila Goicea
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

"They call you the queen who cannot be killed."

Immortality. Tragedy. War. Magic. Strategy. The five elements that make up an interesting coming-to-power tale for a young royal. Haven, the third in line to the throne, never suspected she would be the one to ascend. But when tragedy strikes, and her family is decimated, she is the only left standing to take the throne.

Pitted against an evil rival queen, Have
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Coco.V
Jan 26, 2019 marked it as maybe  ·  review of another edition
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Minni Mouse
DNF at 3% and at chapter two because hel-lo, generic-3-star-averagely-written-YA-nobility-queen-fantasy-rebellion story.
Krissys
Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) by Katherine Bogle Princess Haven was never meant to be Queen. Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant ...more
Stephanie Jane (Literary Flits)
I was pleased to be contacted by Katherine Bogle asking if I would be interested in reading and reviewing her new young adult fantasy novel, Haven. I read an excerpt on Katherine's website and liked her writing style so gladly accepted the book. As we meet Haven, she is psyching herself up for her coronation ceremony, unexpectedly finding herself Queen at the age of nineteen. I liked that she isn't a traditionally regal royal and there are flashes of modern day language and attitudes which I ini ...more
Dawn
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

Haven is a princess who suddenly and unexpectedly becomes queen of her kingdom when her parents and two older brothers are killed. Although Haven never expected to be queen, she steps up to the task and is not only good, she is great.

I like Katherine Bogle’s writing style. It flows well and the descriptions are good enough that I could picture people and places. The descriptions aren’t so lengthy, though, that I got bored with them.

The ch
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Belinda
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm hooked! A great story with amazing characters and lots of action.
I like the way the author tells the entire story; embedding the setting firmly in my mind while spinning the story line in her own unique way. I appreciate that things get a little gritty for the main character, adding realism where you least expect it.

I wonder how long until the 2nd in the series comes out?? ;)

NOTE I received a copy free in exchange for an honest review, and you can bet I'll be telling everyone how great it
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Stefania
May 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
[Disclaimer: I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review]

"I'm a fool. An utter fool."

Oh yes, my dear queen Haven, you are a fool indeed. I suppose I'll never understand how that mind of yours works. Do you want some examples to explain why I'm so perplexed about her?
1) She's a princess (now a queen) but she doesn't know totally nothing about her reign. I understand that she wasn't supposed to become queen that soon, but has she lived in a bubble for 19 years of what? She
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Melanie Noell Bernard
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this free digital book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Pacing: The pacing of the novel feels fast. Surprise scenes are spread throughout to heighten the sense of urgency and keep the reader engaged. Yet, this notion of pace is quickly revoked whenever the reader encounters a sudden skip in time, often the insertion of a few weeks. While necessary in certain places, such as during skill improvement scenes, other times felt unrealistic and acted as a distraction from th
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Petra
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
I VOLUNTARILY REVIEWED A COPY FROM THE "RACHEL E. CARTER YA BOOK CLUB ON GOODREADS.

For the first 50 pages I was curious where this was going, but from there it went down hill.

We learn that Haven is immortal, but she doesn't know why and her parents and her other siblings aren't. In fact, her parents and other siblings are dead. Unfortunately, this fact is mentioned like it is no big deal. We hear about it somewhere in the beginning of the book and that's that. It is thrown in matter-of-factly a
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Heather Heffner
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Tonja Drecker
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Drawing back into a time of castles, knights and kingdoms, this tale follows the journey of an insecure princess as she becomes a worthy queen.

Although Haven was never to sit on the throne, the death of her entire family leaves her as the next queen. Not only does she have to learn how to fill the shoes of such a responsible position, but an approaching war requires she fulfill her duties and save her country immediately.

The first scene opens with an attention grabber--its the coronation and the
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Courtney Giraldo
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
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War is imminent in this fictional land of Warshard, and young Queen Haven of Rythern is still trying to navigate her new role in the kingdom after the tragic deaths of her parents and brothers. Known at the Immortal Queen, Haven is unable to die. She was born with a gift or rather a curse in her eyes that allows her body to heal from any injury, free from sickness, she will never die. With the help and support of the neighboring king
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Deborah
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on Hills of Books

*This review is based on a e-copy of this book, which I was sent by the author, this however hasn't effected my review of the book in any way, and all thoughts are my own.*

This book although took me longer than normal to read - due to real life getting in the way rather than the quality of the book- this book managed to hook me. Within the first chapter we get to see Haven's immorality in action. This is something I was happy to see, because often when s
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Lauralee
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Haven was never meant to be queen. Yet, with her curse of immortality and with her family gone, she is forced to take the throne. However, she does not know how to rule. Immediately, when she is on the throne, she finds out the her kingdom is in danger. Soon, she goes to war against an evil queen who is determined to destroy them all. Can Queen Haven defeat the evil queen and save her kingdom?

Queen Haven is an unlikely heroine. She is thrust into a position that she has no training for. She is
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Katherine Bogle is the bestselling author of the steampunk phenomenon, QUEEN OF THIEVES, as well as the international bestselling DOMINION RISING series.

She first found success with her debut novel, Haven, which came second in the World’s Best Story contest 2015. Since then, she has gone on to release 13 books with one core theme: kick-butt heroines. Though her series may span genres—from fantasy
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