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(Havenfall #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  66 reviews
From the New York Times bestselling author of Everless comes a contemporary fantasy series about the safe haven between worlds--and the girl sworn to protect it.

Maddie Morrow lives for her summers at the Inn at Havenfall, hidden up in the mountains of Colorado. The inn is the only place where she gets to see the boy she loves, Brekken and it provides an escape from her real life,
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Bloomsbury YA
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Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
look reading the sampler if this hot motorbike girl Taya isn’t the love interest I will be politely suing the author because there are strong sapphic vibes here


aha we have a cover ... I hoped it would be red but I’m intrigued I confess? it nicely continues the facial silhouettes introduced in the UK Everless cover


things I really like:

- the gothic genre
- the fantasy genre
- murder
- mountains

things I really need:

- this freaking book!!!!
Lilith Black
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2 chapters sample provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I am completely hooked! These 2 chapters made me want to read this book so so much! I have no words, though I feel like I am full of them! It passed such a long time since I got this fast involved in a book! I am 90% sure that this one will be my top 10 for 2020! March, please come faster!

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Tara ☽
Mar 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
How many times will I give authors who have disappointed me second chances before I just go ahead and call myself a masochist?
Candace Robinson
This is the second book I’ve tried by the author and I couldn’t connect to this one either. The writing is very good but I just didn’t love the MC as much as I wanted to.
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Goodness yes, give me all the Sara Holland books.
rachel ☾
◯ Review copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
I’m convinced that each character has 2 brain cells to their name

buddy read with Jena
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
The digital arc of this book was kindly provided by the publisher via Edelweiss+ website in exchange for an honest review.

3,75 stars

I quite enjoyed this first book in a series, though I could tell that it still needs some polishing and more world and character development. This could be attributed to the fact that I read an early arc of the book (it doesn't even have a cover yet) so I'm interested in reading the finished copy. And I can tell that if you didn't like Sara Holland's previous duolog/>3,75
Rec-It Rachel
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
yes excellent i need the second one immediately please thank you
Other Rachel

This is a story I never knew I wanted until I was sucked into the plot and had to know what was going to happen next.

Maddie is struggling to get back on her feet as she unexpectedly makes her way to her uncle's home - a meeting point for several worlds in a strange and isolated town. While there, her past comes back in the form of a monster that ruins all expectations she has of her mother, her best friend, and even the uncle she admires most of all.

Now with the peace talks threatening to fall
Oct 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
A female lead, murder, magic, multiple worlds, portals and a snarky new girl in town - what’s not to like?! Looking forward to its release date 🥰 #Havenfall #NetGalley
Celia McMahon
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the e-galley.

HAVENFALL is the story of an "Inn." that holds portals other realms, and the girl who's uncle runs the joint. During the yearly peace negotiant with two other worlds, someone opens a world that had been previously closed off and deemed dangerous and lets in a monster. With her uncle out of commission, Maddie must keep the inn together all while learning who to trust.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: Contrary to the synopsis, Maddie i
Sanne ♔ (Sanne and the Books)
I'm hoping this book/series/whatever will be better than her Everless duology, because that one was downright boring, filled with excruciatingly lame clichés that would have been groundbreaking when Twilight was first published.
Oct 10, 2019 marked it as to-read
This sounds like the YA (possibly queer?!) version of THE INNKEEPER CHRONICLES and I am so here for it.
linda ❃ (flourishreader)
you know you love soc when you read BREKKER instead of BREKKEN.
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, own
I received a galley copy from the publisher for an honest review.

Maddie spends the summers in Haven with her uncle. Haven is a small area where delegates from other worlds come to celebrate and negotiate peace amongst them. Maddie's uncle is the Innkeeper - the true neutral party who rules at Haven. And Maddie hopes to take over for him one day. She's hoping that this will be the year that he starts really training her for her future. But the peace is disrupted with a murder and sudd
theresa 🌸🥑
was not a fan of Evermore but this sounds interesting?
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sampler
An extract.
The blurb tells you more than one reads in this teaser provided through NetGalley.
2 chapters can reveal nothing of the plot or the books direction. I tend not to read info on book covers or accompanying reviews and comments.
The book blurb easily sells the book to fans of the author or followers of this exciting genre. The plot reveal of a murder peaks my interest too.
Now the extract is a completely different animal. I wonder if the author envisaged her book would be
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was ok

Rounded up .5 stars for a really strong start. This book has an unshakeable old-school YA feel to it, largely because the "human character guarding/traveling between portal realms" fantasy was in vogue in the late 90s/early 00s (Abhorsen Series, His Dark Materials, Artemis Fowl, among others). Unfortunately it also carries some old-school shortcomings with it that took it from feeling nostalgic to feeling dated - namely flat characters, a wishy-washy protagonist and too-telegrap
Danielle (always_read_the_end_first)
“Lots of things that can kill you are beautiful. A high cliff. A lightning strike. A freezing cold night on the mountains.” Welcome to Havenfall.

There are three adjacent realms! Bryn has two suns and elemental magic. Haven is OUR human world. Solarians are shapeshifters and murders. Fiordenkill is surrounded by woods and ice with healing & natural gifts. This contemporary fantasy will blow your mind.

I truly enjoyed this book! Maddie is so brave and a little naive but i think it’s consisten
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
Aug 01, 2019 marked it as tbr-unreleased
Shelves: 2020-releases
Thank you Macmillan and Bloomsbury YA for the ARC.
Gemma F
Aug 2, 2019

Got an eARC on Edelweiss! Can’t wait to get started!
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well I need the rest like NOW! I have so many questions, this seems like its could be a really good story and i can not wait to read the rest!
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this excerpt. I can't wait to read the whole book.. Posted the synopsis and that I was excited about this book on my facebook blog page!
Oct 10, 2019 marked it as unreleased-to-read
Okay so the sampler has convinced me I should give this one a go... I have a lot of questions to say the least.
Glasstown Entertainment
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning - the perfect start for an amazing series.
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Havenfall is a place of secrets. For centuries it has held passage ways to other places. Only these places are filled with magic and after hundreds of years of war Havenfall A.K.A Earth is the neutral meeting place of these magical continents.

The Inn which hides this secret has been inherited. Passed down through family for as long as anyone can remember and in a few years who knows it might be Maddie who inherits it from her uncle. Havenfall is the one place Maddie feels normal, her
Autumn Vera
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Sara Holland, author of Everless

Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020

Extract Length: Chapters 1 & 2

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Place

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Fiction

A young adult fantasy fiction tale set-in modern-day Colorado on top of a mountain town surrounded by enchanted fog, sits the magical inn of Havenfall. The gateway between the realms has been entrusted to human caretakers for generations to ensure peace betwee
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, 2019-reads, arcs
An interesting read that reminds me of something else that I can’t quite name but I’m sure it will come to me!

“Havenfall” is an Inn that hosts a summit where multiple worlds collide as they broker peace treaties and trade amongst themselves with a human Innkeeper as the unbiased watcher of it all and when Maddie goes to visit her uncle she hopes the summer will keep her mind off the pain of losing her brother but soon finds that the creature who took his life has managed to make thei
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books - Bloomsbury YA in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

I have read Everless and really liked it so I knew going into reading this book I was going to have high expectations. I was pleased from beginning to end of the writing style Sara has which made the book more enjoyable. When Maddie's world gets turned upside down and the place she once called her
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Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota among hundreds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and 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. EVERLESS is her debut novel.

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