Haven by Mary Lindsey


"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."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 i...

Details Haven

Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherEntangled Publishing
GenreYoung Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Haven

  • Dianne
    Is Rain Ryland dark and dangerous or has life and the school of hard knocks never allowed him to fit in? After his mother’s death, he has the chance to start over, leaving the nightmares of the city behind and moving to a small town with the aunt he never met. Meeting his aunt the first time was a shock, but meeting Friederike Burkhart would become a life-changing event in more ways than he ever could imagine. Rain is about to enter the world o...
  • Victoria Scott
    Lindsay writes a hero with kindling and gasoline. Then she lights a match with break-neck pacing, and scorches a path to readers' hearts. Don't blink for a moment.
  • Katiria
    *** I received this book by the publisher in exchanged for an honest review, thank you so much too Entangled Publishing for giving me the opportunity too read and review Haven! ***OMGosh I am so in love with this amazing book, just whoa it was absolutely and utterly fantastic and right up my alley. When I first started reading Haven I totally forgot what the synopsis was about, and I didn't look up the synopsis again after I finished reading it. ...
  • Beth
    I received this ARC copy of Haven from Entangled Publishing, LLC - Teen. This is my honest and voluntary review. Haven is set for publication November 7, 2017.
  • Chloe ♥ (Blushing Bibliophile)
    I received an ARC from Rockstar Book Tours and the author in exchange for an honest review.I remember hosting the cover reveal blitz for this book. All tour hosts were sent book excerpts. I read it and thought, THIS IS SO AMAZING and decided to request for an ARC of this. I love judging books by their covers - Haven has a really cool cover and that makes it even more appealing.Anyway... here's what I think of this book - 400 pages? It didn't feel...
  • Lisa Richards
    This is probably one of the best YA Paranormals I've read this year. It's told from the rare male's POV, Rain's, which really adds a whole different layer to this story. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out what's going on but this one kept me guessing right up till the ending. Make sure you have nothing else going on before starting this because you will be unable to put it aside. At 400 pages, I flew through it and it left me wanting yet mor...
  • Sabrina
    Checkout my full review on my blog!! https://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot... “We all hold a monster inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.” Before I start my review, I have found a new OTP to add to my list of OTPs. Freddie and Rain.This book takes on a unique perspective of Beauty and the Beast. Who says the guy always has to be the beast? I really enjoyed how fresh and unique this tale was. This book is dark with a ...
  • Kristin
    Haven is an amazing story that sort of reminded me of Twilight at the beginning. Rain is sent to live with his estranged aunt when his mother passes away. He's sent to this small rural town where he realizes that something isn't quite right. At his new school he notices that there is this one group of students who seem to be separated from the rest of the class. Something isn't right with them. Regardless, he finds himself captivated by one of th...
  • Erin Arkin
    I loved the cover of Haven by Mary Lindsey and when I read an excerpt of this book, I realized this book is one I needed to read. This tale that will have you wondering who really is the monster throughout the entire book and you won’t stop trying to figure out what is going on in New Wurzburg.Rain Ryland hasn’t had an easy life. He and his mother have lived in shelters and on the street throughout his entire life so when his mother dies, and...
  • Danielle
    Juicy enough to sink my teeth into it!Haven is a mystery suspense novel which ideally you don't want to find out too much about it before you read it. Just sit back and enjoy the ride.Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere. He and his mother have fluttered from place to place his whole life. Rain has learned to be tough to protect himself, and streetwise to survive. The world is hard and the dice rolls haven't been in his favour. His mother, unf...
  • Brenda Drake
    I’m a sucker for a wounded bird type character and I completely fell in love with Rain! Lindsey creates an addictively dark world full of secrets and dangers, which caused me to hold my breath at the turn of each page, worrying what would come next. The characters were so well developed that I felt I knew each one personally, and many I wasn’t sure I could trust. From Rain and Freddie’s romance to the world building and magic to the creepy ...
  • Sandra Mather
    When disaffected teen Rain Ryland's mother dies, he leaves his city life wrought with disconnection, homelessness, and fear to move in with his aunt in a small town. He believes he can finally have love, connection, and a place to belong. This electrifying tale will take you on Rain's unexpected journey into a secret world of witchcraft and shapeshifters. Lindsey has done an excellent job with this. Her world-building skills are above par and the...
  • Anna
    Holy crap that was awesome. I got to beta read Hide from Me and it's her best book yet. It's scary and intense and Rain is hot hot hot.
  • Angela Jones-Cuéllar
    pooled ink Reviews: Haven is both a haven and a hell, filled with chilling secrets and too many mysteries drenched in blood. Teeming with werewolves and witches straining against each other and amongst themselves in a never-ending turf war, one long-forgotten stranger arrives just in time to become the answer for some and the bone for others.[full review coming soon!]
  • Cindy
    I received an ARC of Hide from Me at BookCon. It's long at 400 pages, but reads fast. It's from a male point of view (Aaron/Rain) which really worked for me since the heroine (Freddie) and her cousins have so many secrets that I don't want to give away in a summary. There were lots of strong secondary characters (My favorite was Petra) which makes me hope there's a second book coming, though it appears to be a stand alone book. The world building...
  • Shanese La'tia M
    I got an ARC at BookExpo and man am I glad I did.I won’t go into much detail as I don’t want to give anything away but this one kept me on toes, I’m usually good at figuring out who to trust in books and very rarely does a book surprise me on that front but this one did. I was side-eyeing every character and only at the very end was I sure about anyone. Every character in the book good or bad had a role to play, and they all turned out to b...
  • Raven_Blake
    Actual rating: 3.5 Stars!Same Also Posted In My Blog: Dreamy Addictions* Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *I was excited to read Haven because it's a dark YA fantasy with a paranormal twist and it's also sort of inspired from the beauty and the beast fairytale but it's definitely not its retelling. The refreshing part of this book was the beast character which was portrayed by a girl. It was pretty easy to gues...
  • Mandy
    You might remember my previous DNF review, but once Entangled Teen decided to be the booking best and send me a surprise box with this lovely book inside, I decided to give it another shot. The reason that I DNF'd it before was not because it was bad or anything - in fact, it was actually quite good. I just had a weird setting stuck in my head of a futuristic Eastern European town and when it was some small town in Texas, I couldn't wrap my head ...
  • Taylor Knight
    I was sent an unsolicited copy of this book from the publisher.I wasn't expecting much from this book so I was pleasantly surprised by Haven in a few ways.I really like that this was a fairly unique take on Beauty and the Beast where the guy isn't the "beast". I've never seen anyone else do that so major props to Mary Linsey. However, this book was slow for the first quarter or so. The first few chapters were a struggle to get through and I didn'...
  • Stacee
    I went into this book without knowing anything about it. I didn’t even read the synopsis. I liked Rain and Freddie well enough. They’re both tough and struggling and yet, still fighting. I enjoyed seeing their relationship grow and change. There were a lot of other characters and honestly, it was a bit too much for me to keep track of. There were a few stand outs: Merrick, Bridgette, and Petra, I’m looking at you. Plot wise, it was a bit sl...
  • Paula
    Rain Ryland is my new book boyfriend. I couldn't read this book fast enough and it ended way too soon. I hated to say goodbye to him. My only consolation is that Freddie is perfect for him. The world building and magic in this book is dense, but I never felt lost or confused, which is often my complaint with fantasy, paranormal, and urban fantasy. I loved the history of the watchers and weavers. I also loved the secondary characters. They weren't...
  • Kristi Housman
    Haven was a fast paced, fun read. I didn't know too much when I requested this, but was really excited to find out that it was about shifters and magic. The second half of the book was so hard to put down. There was even a murder mystery.Rain grew up on the streets with his mom. They moved around from shelter to shelter and sometimes had no place to go. His mom made him feel like he was to blame for her terrible life. He had no other family and h...
  • Jen
    That was GREAT! HAVEN has a little something for every reader: fast-paced action, mystery, suspense, and a romance that is sure to get your blood pumping. Not to mention an entertaining cast of supporting characters who are as intriguing as they are creepy—I’m looking at you, Bridgette and Petra. I’m torn between wishing this was the start of a new series so I wouldn’t have say goodbye to the characters just yet, and being completely sati...
  • Olivia Farr
    "Haven" was a really fantastic YA fantasy that follows Rain (Aaron Ryland) from right around the time his mother dies. Rain and his mother have lived on the streets of Houston for a long time, and he has grown up believing that it is all his fault. When his mother overdoses, he is scared for his future. A judge sends him to live with his aunt out in the middle of nowhere- an aunt he didn't even know existed. She is so unlike his mother that it's ...
  • Amy
    Review to come!
  • lacy
    A special thank you goes out to Entangled Teen Publishing for allowing me to read this early. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are in no way influenced by being giving this book. 3.5 stars This book was kind of a hard book to rate because it had a lot of positives that I really enjoyed and a lot of negatives that got in the way of me fully enjoying this book. I really did want to love this because it had a super cool premise and a take on...