Honestly, I have no idea if I’m even going to like Havenfall by Sara Holland, especially since I kind of hated Everless. I did enjoy the sequel, though, so I’m assuming that there’s got to be something to her writing as far as improvements go. This is just an excerpt of the novel, though, so I figure it’s a good way for me to figure out if this book is for me or not.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Everless comes a contemporary fantasy series about the safe haven between worlds—and the girl sworn to protect it. Maddie Morrow lives for her summers at the Inn at Havenfall, hidden up in the mountains of Colorado. The inn is the only place where she gets to see the boy she loves, Brekken and it provides an escape from her real life, which consists of endless mind-numbing days at high school . . . and visits to the local prison where her mother sits on Death Row accused of murdering Maddie’s brother. But the inn is much more than it appears. The manicured gardens, Mirror Lake, and even the building itself hold a tantalizing power, a magic meant to protect all who seek refuge and peace. Maddie’s uncle runs the inn, guardian of the gateways to the hidden worlds that converge in the tunnels, and she dreams of one day taking it over. But this summer, everything is going wrong. Maddie almost gets run over by an alluring new staffer, Taya, her relationship with handsome Brekken becomes complicated, and then the impossible happens: a dead body is discovered, shattering the inn’s sanctity. As questions mount over who’s responsible, Maddie realizes even greater dangers face them all. With everything she loves at stake, Maddie must confront startling truths about the secrets lurking beneath Havenfall, and within herself. This breathtaking fantasy from New York Times bestselling Everless author Sara Holland is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.
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