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Wednesday 5 July 2023

HAVEN

Haven by Karen Lynch
Book 5 of the Relentless series
Read by Caitlin Greer and Zachary Webber
Genre: urban fantasy
Format: ebook & audiobookAudiobook


About Haven:
Things are going well for Roland Greene. High school is behind him, he has a sweet new ride, a good job, and he’s making plans for his future. At eighteen, he’s one of the strongest werewolves in his pack, and he already has more vampire kills than most wolves have in a lifetime. Life is good. Almost.

It’s time for the annual pack gathering. Wolves from all over Maine come to take care of pack business and socialize — and to find mates. Everywhere Roland turns there are unmated females, and as the Alpha’s nephew, he’s prime mate material. The last thing he wants right now is a mate, and he’ll do all he can to stay a free wolf.

Until he meets her.
Source: Info in the About Haven was taken from GoodReads at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33547031-haven on 09/08/2019.

Buy Link(s):
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My Thoughts:
I've listened to audiobooks with multiple narrators before but these two complimented each other in the book so well, they're like a mated pair! Kudos to the narrators!

This series' books has two cover arts. The old ones are mostly faces of the characters and the new ones are more of an abstract art. The new cover art for this book has some sort of chocolate-kisses egg-like things in it... Got nothing to do with the story what-so-f****ng-ever! Like the publisher just randomly picked urban fantasy cover arts that looked good heedless whether or not it is appropriate for the book... what is that all about??! The old cover art though, nailed it! The faces fits the characters like a glove!

Despite the convenience of the audiobook, this is still not a very fast read/listen. I find myself needing breaks from the book and stop listening to it from time to time. No, not a very fast read at all.

This book has no plot at all. It's all about boy meets girl, and full of young love angst, the end. Still this book was an enjoyable read... hopefully the next book is better...

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4
Story itself = 3
Writing Style = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4
Cover art = 3
Pace = 3
Plot = 2
Narration = 4.5

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Meet The Author

About Karen Lynch:
Karen Lynch is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author.

She grew up in Newfoundland, Canada - a place rich in colorful people and folklore to which she attributes her love of the supernatural and her vivid imagination. She moved to Charlotte, North Carolina years ago and was immediately charmed by the southern people but she says she will always be a newfie.

Though she loves supernatural fiction, she has a soft spot for Charlotte Brontë and Jane Austin. She is a fan of classic rock, country and classical music but her favorite music is the sound of a good thunderstorm or a howling blizzard. Two of her favorite past times are baking artisan breads for her friends and spending quality time with her two German Shepherds.



FTC Disclosure:
The ebook and audiobook copies of the book were purchased with private funds.
No money received for this review.

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