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Phoenix Flame

(Havenfall #2)

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3.67  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  32 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland continues her blockbuster contemporary fantasy series, Havenfall, with this unforgettable sequel.

'Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller' STEPHANIE GARBER


After saving the inn at Havenfall from the wicked Silver Prince, Maddie thought all her problems were over. The Silver Prince has been banished, her uncle the beloved Innkeeper
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Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: March 4th 2021 by Bloomsbury Children's Books
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Vee
Jun 06, 2020 marked it as not-yet-released
okay the cover is growing on me but it's not at the level of havenfall, that was a beaut ...more
♠ TABI⁷ ♠
Jul 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss
ALL RIGHT YES LET'S GO ...more
ThatOneCornerReader
Apr 17, 2020 marked it as to-read
I'm not sure if I want a cover or a synopsis more right now...

Edit: okay both are great the hype is real.
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Molly - Baltimore Bibliophile
Phoenix Flame is the amazing conclusion to the Havenfall, a story about a young girl working to save the Inn that serves as the neutral territory between many different worlds. Maddie is back in this book after saving the Inn, but there is a new challenge in her path. Maddie must figure out who, and what, is most important to her to save, because she might not be able to save it all.

I LOVED this sequel. I enjoyed this book even more than Havenfall, I feel like there was a lot more action and int
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Thank you to the publisher and Edelweiss for my review copy.
Amber (The Book Bratz)
Aug 07, 2020 marked it as to-read
Ahhh thank you so much Bloomsbury for the opportunity to read and review this! I can’t wait!!! 🤩
Jackie
Aug 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Yikes.

“Phoenix Flame” picks up a few short weeks after the events of book 1 and we find Maddie and her uncle Marcus trying trying to pick up the pieces left after the devotion at the hands of the Solver Prince is revealed. With the injustices of the soul trade looming over their heads Maddie works to find the mysterious piece to allow travel through worlds and stumbles upon someone from her past.

This probably should have been a standalone novel as the book begins with a fairytale like story th
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Ali (readbyali)
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, arcs, dnf, fantasy
DNF @ 41%

I enjoyed the first book in this duology; not a favorite, but it was fun. Since it hadn't been too long since I read book 1, I decided to give book 2 a go. Unfortunately, I did not like this book. It tried to do too many things and everything kind of suffered as a result, veering off from the path set in the first book. I didn't really care for the characters of the storyline as much. I feel that the story could have been stronger as just a standalone.

I was provided a copy of the ebook
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Gabby
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2020
Trigger/Content Warnings*: abduction, blood, death, explosions

*This is not an exhaustive list. The warnings I have written are based of what I remember from the book, as at the time of reading I did not keep a list (I thought I'd remember the events clearly . . . which was a mistake).

This review will contain some significant spoilers.

Phoenix Flame is the sequel to Havenfall and the conclusion of the duology. I really enjoyed reading Havenfall despite the many unfavorable reads, I thought it was
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Mal Reads
Aug 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you very much Netgalley and Bloomsbury Children who gave me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Overall: 3.25/5

Characters: 3.5/5

World Building: 3.5/5

Plot: 3/5

Overall Enjoyment: 3.5/5


The story of Havenfall and Maddie continues as she now tries to stop the soul silver trade. I liked this book a lot more than I did the original Havenfall. It still feels a bit dense and definitely short but it was much more enjoyable. Now that Marcus is back, Maddie wants to look for her brother Nate and
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Ashley Dang
Here we go, the sequel to Havenfall. The story picks up where the previous one ended, with our protagonist Maddie facing the aftermath of the Silver Prince and her uncle Marcus recovering. The plot starts off pretty better than the previous story but fades by the time we reach the end and suddenly it abruptly ends. I was honestly surprised when I finished reading the e-arc and was greeted with the acknowledgements page. The story abruptly ends and left me feeling like there should have been more ...more
Nikki Sojkowski
I was given an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love the fantasy world of the Havenfall series and it was great to be back! Holland presents a well thought out and balanced magical system, with a new twist (sorry, that's spoilers). With the returning health of Maddie's uncle, she steps down from being the Inkeeper of Havenfall, but that doesn't stop her adventures! The soul trade is alive and well, the Silver Prince has escaped to Byrn, and a new soul trader has
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Sarah
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phoenix Flame is the sequel in the Havenfall series by Sara Holland. It begins soon after Havenfall ended, follows Maddie on a quest to find the Silver Prince and end the soul trade. To do this she gets to travel into the Fiordenkill and on the way she encounters many obstacles, and new characters are introduced.

Phoenix Flame was a lot more action packed than Havenfall, which was wonderful. I loved being able to see Fiordenkill and get a taste of another land, and it was the most enjoyable part
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Sarah
Sep 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and Bloomsbury Children’s Books for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Phoenix Flame is the sequel in the Havenfall series. It begins soon after Havenfall ended, and follows Maddie on a quest to find the Silver Prince and end the soul trade. To do this she travels into Fiordenkill, and on the way, she encounters many obstacles and meets some very interesting people.

Phoenix Flame was a lot more action packed than Havenfall, which was wonderful. I loved being able to se
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Gretchen
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Shelby (Grace with Books)
I am unhappy with how this series ended. At first, I really liked this book better than Havenfall, but I guess I must have jinxed it because it quickly took a turn for the bad. The plot was so generic and rushed, the characters were predictable and undeveloped, and the ending did not create a sense of peace that usually comes with the ending of a series. So many characters fates were left in the air!
Maybe I just don't mesh well with Holland's writing because I had the same problem with her other
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Katie
Dec 16, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Havenfall at the start of this year and was really intrigued with all the different worlds so when I saw the sequel had come out I was excited to read the conclusion of the story.
This was a fast paced and interesting read though I do feel like it wasn’t fully fleshed out. We pick up a few weeks after the end of the first book and straight back into the action with Maddie while she carries on her work to protect the Inn and stopping the black market trading of magical items. Though I did
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Tyler S
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the sequel to Havenfall and I feel like the cover could grow on me but not a huge fan of it at the start.
Maddie was able to save the Inn and is now back with a new adventure and quest.
I feel like this book was far better paced than the first one and the plot and storyline is so much better too. Its always good when a sequel is better because it means that the author has got even better.
I struggled to put this down which meant I was up till midnight reading with work the next day.
Reall
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Hanna Fogel
I liked this book, but it felt a little...anticlimactic, I guess is the word. I wasn't expecting everything to wrap up as neatly as it did. Yet at the same time, it feels like there's more world to be explored and story to be told, Maybe this series would have worked better as a trilogy than duology? Opportunity to enter more worlds, explore some plotlines more fully and draw out others so the stakes felt higher - I don't often love cliffhangers, but I think this story could have used some. As i ...more
Patti Sabik
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
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Selina
After reading Havenfall I was really eager to start reading the sequel, but unfortunately I didn't enjoy Phoenix Flame quite as much as Havenfall. The plot of the story itself was good, yet the book just seemed to be lacking something. There were a few time jumps from one day to the next or two days later that made me feel like it was missing some scenes that would have been nice to read. This resulted in me not being as compelled to read on as I was when I read Havenfall, though I still enjoyed ...more
ari
Sep 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
Why is it that Sara Holland puts out a book with an awesome title and an awesome cover, and then the sequel’s cover and title are revealed and everything goes to shit??? It’s like the cover artists know that nothing will ever compete with the fucking beautiful iconic out-of-my-mind gorgeousness of the first book’s cover so they just. Stop trying. And, yes, mood, but also, WHY???? So rude smh
Kat
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Phoenix Flame is a well written addition to the Havenfall series. It felt as if it was more of a "filler" novel than getting into the "meat" of the story. I did enjoy it. It just didn't have the same page turner demand that the first novel had, but it still was worth the time I spent reading it. ...more
Kat
Phoenix Flame is a well written addition to the Havenfall series. It felt as if it was more of a "filler" novel than getting into the "meat" of the story. I did enjoy it. It just didn't have the same page turner demand that the first novel had, but it still was worth the time I spent reading it. ...more
Gretal
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The plot of these books isn't anything special, but the worldbuilding and the inn are fun. I'm not sure if this is a conclusion or not. Really could go either way, and I wouldn't be opposed to a third book. (Especially if Taya and Maddie got together in it). ...more
Jes
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Look for my full review over at Litbuzz.

I did enjoy the conclusion to the duology, just felt unresolved and I wanted more than a “hopeful” ending.
Jenn
Nov 20, 2020 added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc, dnf
DNF for now. This just isn't catching my interest. Might revisit in the future. ...more
Avery
Nov 23, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait to read it! ...more
Ry Thorne
OH MY GOD! THAT COVER! I WANT THAT COVER ON MY BOOKSHELF! I've liked all of Holland's works, and hope that this won't disappoint me ...more
The LitBuzz
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Havenfall might be dangerous, but I am equal to it. I am part of it. I belong here. more than anywhere else." -Havenfall
Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland is the conclusion to the Havenfall duology that follows Maddie Morrow, the Innkeeper heir, on her journey to finding the truth about her past, and the tensions between the realms at Havenfall.

Phoenix Flame picks up just days after where Havenfall ended for readers. Maddie, her uncle, and the rest of the staff at Havenfall have begun to pick up the
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Sara Holland is the New York Times-bestselling author of EVERLESS and HAVENFALL. She grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream.

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