Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds--each with their own magic--together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return.
For Maddie Morrow, summers ...more
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This is a completely new series set in a completely new world and a whole new set of distinct protagonists and antagonists. The storyline is not recycled. The writing is elegant. The ...more
So it is with great delight I can confirm that yes, she is totally a love interest (along with some handsome guy; okay, there might be a love triangle in future but you cannot deny that the heroine harbours some major crush on her and later books have a high possibility of f/f.)
In addition, YES, the heroine is ...more
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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"The difference between monsters and people...is what we do."
Havenfall is a neutral meeting point between different universes, shaped like a mountain hotel but with doors to other worlds beneath it. Maddie's uncle is the current "Innkeeper," and she longs to be the next in line and learn how to host the delegates that meet at Havenfall every summer to mingle, trade, and maintain political ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Especially because this book was very good! I dare say memorable. Usually with books that I like I don’t always remember them. They don’t always stick after a couple days of reading, but thoughts Maddie and Havenfall will definitely linger.
First and foremost the wooorld. It was fun. Maybe I’m being a tad dramatic BUT, I personally thought the idea of an inn dedicated to peacekeeping between ...more
*Thank you so much to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review HAVENFALL. All thoughts and opinions are my own!*
I really enjoyed Sara's debut duology, Everless. So when I learned that she was going to be publishing another YA fantasy duology, I was super excited. Havenfall captivated me from page one and has me flipping the pages as fast as I could to see what was going to happen next.
All Maddie wants is to become the ...more
I really enjoyed Havenfall. It was well thought out and the way Holland would describe scenes was just so beautiful and I could just picture everything in my head so crystal clear. I really enjoyed just sitting down with a cup of coffee and a fuzzy blanket and enjoying the journey ...more
Right off the bat, the prologue confused more than enlightened me. But I quickly caught up with the story and must say I was instantly captivated by Maddie's sinister family history.
Setting: This mysterious, chilling Mountain had me reminiscing about my family’s cabin in the woods, the descending fog and soft, cold rain was very atmospheric and spooky.
Portal / converging magical worlds is a trope that ...more
Ooooo is this cover gorgeous or what?!!!! ...more
I wanted to make my first read of the year something that I would remember and for my choice to be something that would blow all other years away. This author had such high praise from so many of my friends that I thought this book would start my year off right. Why do people lead me astray? This was such a huge disappointment.
The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis ...more
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 is very much in ...more