Havenfall by Sara Holland | Review

Thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me an ARC copy of this beautiful book to read and the book is out March 3rd 2020.

A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it–at any cost.

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 at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie’s brother. It’s where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it’s where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle.

But this summer, the impossible happens–a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She’ll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she’s letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie–no one can be trusted, and no one is safe . . .

I absolutely ADORED Sara Holland’s debut novel, Everless, it’s been one that I will rave about forever (though the sequel has second book syndrome but it was okay, first one is the best!) anyway, when it was announced about her next series I could not wait to give it a go.

Admittedly my expectations for this book were extremely high and fell a little flat for me HOWEVER that does not mean that I did not enjoy this one, I really did and I actually devoured it within an afternoon/evening, this one was kind of like a fantasy mystery, where we follow our main character Maddie who goes to her uncles inn, and in this inn there are doorways that lead to other universes but there’s one doorway that’s been closed for years but suddenly one night it has a crack in the doorway and a Solarian has come through, but they’re struggling to find this Solarian as they are able to take on a human form.

I liked Maddie’s character, I found her intriguing and I really enjoyed seeing her character develop over the story and there was a side character in which I was rooting for, I was shipping them so bad so hoping that will develop in the second instalment.

There were things within the story that I found suspicious but I couldn’t quite clue it together, wether this was from my awful head cold or just being silly, but once it was all revealed at the end of the book it made complete sense and I should’ve seen it earlier.

The only thing that fell flat for me was the fact that I really thought that we’d be exploring these different doorways throughout the book, I’m hoping thats something that ends up being explored through the second book. Either way, can’t wait for book two and I definitely recommend this one, it’s different from her first series.

Are you looking forwards to this book? Or have you read it?

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