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Darkhaven by A.F.E. Smith
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Jun 02, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: netgalley, adrienne-s-favorite-books

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in the exchange for an honest review.

There better be more books coming to us! Darkhaven was fantastic.

Synopsis: Darkhaven is home to the Nightshade family. They are the only ones left that have the ability to be a Changer. However, not everyone in the Nightshade bloodline can Change. It is a rare gift, and whoever has it is next in line for the throne. Ayla is a hybrid Changer, and a disgrace to her father. Her father does not want Ayla to inherit the throne. He prefers her brother Myrren. Which is fine by Ayla because she does not want the throne anyways. Ayla soon becomes an outcast from Darkhaven because she is accused of murder and random attacks. She is the only Changer in Darkhaven, and most people do not know what form she takes. If she is not guilty, then why is she on the run?

Review: I love the world of Darkhaven. I do wish there were a little bit more action from the creatures of Darkhaven. The Changers have the ability to be human, and take another form at will. They can be a firedrake, phoenix, hydra, griffin, or a unicorn. In some rare cases, like Ayla, a changer can be a hybrid. Ayla goes on the run from Darkhaven for a majority of the book. The only way she can survive is to trust the guy who may have killed her mother. The outlook is not looking so great, but she knows she is not the one attacking Darkhaven. She is wanted for murder, and some will stop at nothing to keep her a prisoner. This book was fast paced and left me wanting more. Even the epilogue was amazing. I hope there is more!

Characters: The reader is introduced to a lot of characters. I do not know if I made a real connection with any of them. However, I think if there are more books in the series I will definitely feel differently. I just wish we got to read more of these Changers. I love mythical creatures.



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June 2, 2015 – Started Reading
June 2, 2015 – Shelved
June 16, 2015 – Finished Reading
June 23, 2015 – Shelved as: netgalley
June 30, 2015 – Shelved as: adrienne-s-favorite-books

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