Book Review: Havenfall by Sara Holland

Title: Havenfall
By: Sara Holland
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Pages: 320
Release Date: March 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads: A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost. New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.

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 . . .

Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured readers in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.

Review: Can I just say that I am a big fan of Sara Holland. She always writes about fantastical worlds that fit well within our own, this book is no different. There is a magical world linked to our own, and linked to so many others. Some dangerous and some not as much. Some have been closed off to our world forever, but how then did a dangerous creature from one of these lost worlds, a creature that supposedly killed her brother, make its way to our own? These are the questions that need to be answered and they will be in the most wonderful way. Dive into these covers and find out what happens.  

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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