by Mary Lindsey
YA / Fantasy / Paranormal / Romance
Expected Publication: November 7th, 2017
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Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.
Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.
“Dangerous, dark and a definite page turner. Mary Lindsey rocks this book.”
– New York Times bestselling author C.C. Hunter
“A smoking hot hero and spine-chilling mystery = total win.”
– #1 New York Times bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout
“This electrifying tale will take you on an unexpected journey into a secret world of witchcraft and shape shifters. Romance, adventure, and magic! Lindsey leaves you breathless and wanting more.”
– Adriana Mather, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch
“This is not your mama’s paranormal! Sexy, dark and intense. Unputdownable!”
– Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight
“Lindsey writes a hero with fire and gasoline. Then she lights a match with break-neck pacing, and scorches a path to readers’ hearts. Don’t blink for a moment.”
– Victoria Scott, bestselling author of Fire & Flood
“Gripping and gritty, HAVEN had me glued to the pages from beginning to end! Rain is the best kind of hero — tough, sexy, sweet, loyal. He charges through this action-packed tale that had me tearing up more than once, and I was perfectly happy to follow!”
– Pintip Dunn, New York Times bestselling author of Forget Tomorrow.
“An utterly gritty and satisfying resurrection of the monster genre.Rain is an intense narrator and you won’t know whether to scream or swoon. Haven is an instant classic!”
– Courtney Moulton, author of Angelfire
“Darkly compelling and deliciously chilling, Haven hooks you from the first line and never lets up. Gritty, spine-tingling, and full of nail-biting tension.”
– Amalie Howard, bestselling author of Bloodspell
“Dark, different, sexy, and edge-of-your-seat intense.”
– Shawna Stringer, bookseller
About the Author
Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband.
Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 “pet” Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the “pet” roaches found a home… somewhere else.
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Quick Reasons: gorgeously gritty, devastatingly dark; LOVELOVELOVE the lore and world-building; the prose is positively purple; complex, realistically flawed characters; such a powerful, poignant build-up of emotions and anticipation; I was on the edge of my seat throughout; the small touches of magic went a long way for this read
Huge thanks to Mary Lindsey, Entangled Publishing, and Rockstar Book Tours for sending a free egalley of this title my way in exchange for an honest review! This in no way altered my read of or opinions on this book.
This book is a BEAST, Penguins–a fantastically dark, delightfully atmospheric, gorgeously penned beast. Someone really ought to chain it up in my basement so it can’t escape, because HONESTLY, I just cannot even begin to explain my adoration right now. It’s too huge. (Also, side note, I don’t actually have a basement… but I mean, if you want to buy me a physical copy for my shelves? I wouldn’t say no to that. Just saying.)
The prose Mary Lindsey wove throughout these pages is darkly delicious and intricately detailed. Every sense was called into play–I could hear every sound, taste every breeze, feel every ridge of the world taking root around me. Before I even started this journey, the cover lured me in. Everything about this book screamed “READ ME”…and I did, Penguins. And what a wild, beautiful, alluring journey it was! The poet in me is so satisfied right now–the imagery was brilliantly rendered, the prose was purple and flowery… I just… GAH. New favorite author alert? Check and check!
I really adore that Mary Lindsey played with the lore of witches and werewolves…and then molded them, even if only slightly, to fit her needs/purpose. The world-building and backstory of this book are laid out in snippets and pieces–enough to give readers the answers they need at the time, but never enough to give away the whole picture. And while the ending is brighter than the rest of this read, with just a small nodding to hope…the whole book was so poignantly dark and disturbing, I’m not sure I’d call it a happy ending per se. Which I ADORED, Penguins–I mean let’s be honest here, happy endings? Overused. Cliche. Mary Lindsey found that beautiful middle ground for this book, and left me drooling for more!
I cannot sing enough praises for this read. The atmosphere, the prose, the gritty and “gothic” feel to the entire novel… This is artwork, Penguins. Pure, raw, and unfiltered artwork. I absolutely cannot wait to see what Mary Lindsey does next–and you can bet your beaks I’ll be watching closely! I’d recommend this to lovers of the paranormal, those tired of the same old “happily ever afters,” and hearts who consistently wonder what might be lurking in the dark. Be wary of the wine, Penguins–it might change everything, or kill you trying!