Seventeen-year-old spirit witch Ava López is the self-appointed guardian of the witches and humans of Darkhaven, an idyllic village nestled between the forest and the sea. Her watch: vicious and bloodthirsty vampires.
Ava is a novice in the eyes of her coven. If she expects to protect them and the secrecy of their powers, sh ...more
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Well, I'd like to say that I was blown away... It took me a moment to get into the storyline but within the first few ch ...more
The main character, Ava Lopez is a strong and fierce lead who is surrounded by likable supporting characters which makes it so easy to invest in this story and get lost. The plot was captivating and suspenseful and really sucks you into the story line, so thankfully its going to be a series because you will close the book wanting more.This book reminds you that things are not always qui ...more
Ava is a spirit witch. And a novice in the eyes of her coven. She appointed herself with the hunt of the bloodthirsty vampires. When a full moon ritual goes bad, Ava is exiled from her coven. And forced to seek refuge with the beings she’s always hunted. While discovering secrets kept from her, and l ...more
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Dark Secret is the first book in the Darkhaven Saga. The book is a YA paranormal fantasy set in our world and takes place in a quaint little village called Darkhaven. Witches and Vampires have been at war forever. The book is about a 17-year-old witch who gets caught up in the war between vampires and witches. Her family and cov ...more
Ava has been raised as a witch. She was being groomed to take her grandmother's place when she passed. Unfortunately Ava can be very hardheaded and stubborn. She thinks because she fought and killed a few vampires that she can't be touched. Boy did she find out the hard way ...more
I call this a DNF because I just scanned through the second half of this one. I wanted to see if I was going to be able to get into it better, but it wasn’t for me. And I was just confused most of the book. The reader is thrown right into the action. Which I wouldn’t have minded, but it all felt rushed ...more
The magic system was interesting.
The supernatural world was fascinating enough.
The beginning of the romance was promising, but there ere just hints of it at the moment, so I want to see it develop and blossom into something beautiful in the next books as the story continuous. I have hope for Ava and Jasik.
The plot ...more
The twists are pretty predictable and not really too unique. I thought the characters were pretty flat and generic- which pains me to say because the witchcraft elements seemed pretty cool conceptually. I just didn't up caring too much because I wasn't relating to characters. I do appreciate that Ava and her mother speak in and out of Spanish, it's ...more
What a great start to this new YA series from Danielle Rose!
Ava is a witch set on protecting her coven from the things that threaten them...mainly, vampires.
While out patrolling, she picks a fight with the wrong group of vampires. She makes the mistake in letting the leader get away. He comes back with a vengeance and attacks her coven, leaving her on the brink of death.
That's when another group of va ...more
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Dark Secret is the first book in the Darkhaven Saga and unfortunately it was a "meh" book for me.
The story went by really fast and there wasn´t enough time for me to engage to any of the characters, even the main ones. Ava seemed like she´d be a good heroine, but for me she was more in the whiney side.
I feel like there´s a mystery going on in the story, but there wasn´t time enough for me to feel hooked on it. I felt like things happen ...more
Dark Secret is an interesting, but short, book. My copy had 167 pages. Ava is a young, self-confident witch that doesn’t draw her power from a traditional source. Ava is a spirit witch, which means she isn’t tied to any one element, time of year, time of day/night where her powers truly peak. She is able to communicate with other spirit witches, like her mother, in her sleep. Granddaughter to the head of the coven, ...more
I didn't know what to expect but i was quickly finding my self not wanting to put it down. It is fast passed paranormal book. It was very enjoyable. It quickly got my attention from the first page.
A young women Ava has been raised as a witch, she was groomed in a sense to take her grandmothers place when she passed away. Ava is very self confindent but came off as hard headed and stubborn she has killed a few vampires and now she thinks sh ...more
Ava is a 17 year old spirit witch and is able to sense things coming whether they are good or bad. She has this dreadful feeling that something awful is headed her covens way, but she doesn't quite know what i ...more
Why? Ultimately, this book is poorly edited. There’s walking back over established world rules/inconsistencies (spirit witches having minimal control over the elements but Ava has some control over them oh BTW if there’s an element nearby they can ride it and sort of harness its power; vampires turning to dust and “cleaning up after themselves” in one scene and leaving scattered body parts in the next), redundant writing (multiple mentions of getting grounded for sneaking ...more
This hook me from the first page. Its been so long since I read vampire and witches book.
Ava is 17 trying to protect heat cover from vampires. I understand how it must hurt to hear your mom to say thir disappointed in you. She feel so bad that as a child she couldn't protect them from through vampires. Throughtout her journey she find put that there are secret that have been kept from her. I love this so much and can't wai ...more
I loved Ava's character and her strength!! Danielle wrote this story with so much detail and I could picture everything so clearly. The other character ...more
I liked Jasik from the time we met. I know that despite him being a vampire there is still goodness in him. Ava doesn’t trust any of the vampires but as she gets to know them she begins to develop trust. I really like how Danielle combined these two supernatural worlds. I haven’t read any good young adult novels in a while so happy I read Dark Secret. Love a good story that has the main character growing up and beginning their life as a ...more
There was a lot of action in the first 2/3rds, but then it just dropped off without questions being answered. I know this is a series and I hope the next book follows up on answering the loose ends.
I wish there was more backstory about Ava and her coven, her father’s death, why they hate vampires so much, etc. It was mentioned the change to vampirism is a hard process, but it was barely described besides a li ...more
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