Haven

From missing socks to missing people, nothing could remain hidden from seventeen year old Katelyn Kestrel for long, but after locating a forbidden passage out of her isolated country, Haven, she discovers for the first time that there are some things that should never be found Outside the safety of her homeland s borders, Katelyn meets Rune, a young soldier who will die wFrom missing socks to missing people, nothing could remain hidden from seventeen year old Katelyn Kestrel for long, but after locating a forbidden passage out of her isolated country, Haven, she discovers for the first time that there are some things that should never be found Outside the safety of her homeland s borders, Katelyn meets Rune, a young soldier who will die without her immediate aid She never considered that helping him would lead to her capture While being held prisoner by the handsome Lord Dylan Axton, she learns that the outside world is rife with war and controlled by people with extraordinary powers It becomes clear that there was a very good reason the founders of Haven locked their people away from the rest of the world The depth of her peril reaches a fever pitch when a ruthless Commander wants Katelyn dead Her only hope is to return to Haven, but can she survive long enough to find her home
Haven From missing socks to missing people nothing could remain hidden from seventeen year old Katelyn Kestrel for long but after locating a forbidden passage out of her isolated country Haven she disco

  • Title: Haven
  • Author: A.R. Ivanovich
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. *** 11/11/17 Kindle version $.99. I enjoyed it :D In fact, each of the four books in this series are $.99 each for the Kindle versions. It might not seem like it from the blurb, but this is definitely Fantasy, and not the "Romance dressed up in Fantasy clothes" variety.I see there were earlier versions of this book. If there were any issues with those versions I certainly don't see them in the version I read, which was released in January 2016.I found this story imaginative, interesting, well wr [...]

    2. There were some things I liked about this book and some things I didn't. Let me start off with the good.The world building was excellent. I liked the premise, I liked the Outside world, and I liked the Abilities, the Commanders, and the Dragoons. It was all very imaginative and gripping. The world had so much potential. But.I got very very annoyed with the main character, Katelyn. To put it frankly, she was a stupid, selfish bitch. There were several scenes where she repeatedly accused Rune, (th [...]

    3. Here's my problem. Ivanovich and this book deserve an amazing, articulate, raving review. 'Haven' deserves a recommendation that measures up to the superb writing skills of Ivanovich. I am most definitely not the person to provide this. I just don't have the gift for expressing my thoughts on paper. So let my review begin with a sincere apology for not being able to do justice to such a beautifully written story and incredibly talented author.Beautifully written, yes, but this is not a beautiful [...]

    4. Actual rating: 4.5 starsI bought this book on a whim when it was on sale on the kindle store, and I ended up buying the whole series in one go (which is something I never do but the price was right) and I am really glad I did. I really enjoyed this book and the second half in particular was so good that I had trouble putting it down!In Haven, Katelyn Kestrel discovers a secret (and illegal) way to leave her secure and peaceful country and ends up in the outside world where a war (fought by peopl [...]

    5. I can’t believe this has very few reviews here in . I don’t usually write reviews but since there are so few, I have to write about this one. I can’t believe this is not popular?! Just to say, I’m an adult that likes to read YA genre. But honestly, it’s really hard to filter good YA books out there. Even the high ratings and reviews are deceiving. How many times I got victimized for reading a book with a high rating but it sucks for my taste.I don’t like to take risk and waste my tim [...]

    6. One of the best YA books I've read in recent memory, especially for 99 cents.Pros:1) Amazing world-building2) Likable heroine who is not without real flaws3) Nice little romance that is *secondary* to the rest of the book and not overwrought4) Functional writing. Some people don't like this, but prose that isn't overly flowery and ridiculous is very refreshing in newer YA. Cons:1) The first few chapters are agonizing! "So like, we went to school, and OMG my ex-boyfriend was soooo mean, and ugggg [...]

    7. I am always a bit wary about reading young adult books without many reviews. There are a lot of bad ones, even among the more popular. This book was excellent, and I was surprised that it hasn't received more attention. The first 20 pages or so felt a bit thin, but things picked up quite a bit after that. The pacing was excellent and I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoyed the characters and thought the plot was unique enough to be fun. The romance was understated and the dynamics between t [...]

    8. Full Review to Follow @abookishescape/2017/03The End, I LOVED the ending because a major plot line is resolved and all seems “well enough” however, the author leaves the reader hungry for more! The balance between resolution and unanswered is exquisite. I don’t want to spoil anything so I will keep this portion of my review short what I will say is people get what they deserve and there is more to be discovered! I hope we get to find out the why in the mother abandoning Kate…there was a [...]

    9. 4.5 starsI received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.This book. Wow. This is the kind of book that keeps you turning the page, not wanting to put it down, saying ‘just one more chapter!’ only to get to the end and need to dive into the next book ASAP. That is Haven.Katelyn Kestrel is the heroine of this series. Seventeen years old and a bit of a rebel, Katelyn doesn’t just accept the way things are, she questions them. Growing up in Haven, an isolated kin [...]

    10. I read this in late 2012, and it was one of the best debut novel that I have read last year. Oh my goodness! I thought it was neat how this part of the world, Haven Valley is separated from the outside world. It was very unique and well thought out. The fact that the outside world is somehow set way back then, was very cool. It's like they were stuck in time, while Haven Valley was way in the future. Loved this book, right next to Angelfall. :) I am looking forward to the sequel, A.R. Ivanovich. [...]

    11. It's been a long while since I've read a story that is essentially bookended by boredom-inducing chapters. The time our protagonist spends within the peaceful land she and the rest of her countrymen are sheltered in (which is named Haven, heh, get it?!) is a bit of a snoozefest, and cringeworthy at times when dealing with adolescent issues of "omg my ex-boyfriend is here, what a bummer", etc. BUT the heart of the story, which happens in a war-torn steampunk-medieval magical world, is absolutely [...]

    12. - Review taken from my YA book blog Little Paper Rose(4.5)'Haven' was a lovely surprise of a story - it had magnificent and imaginable world-building, memorable characters, and a great storyline.I loved how the story started off with only a couple of chapters of an "intro" (where we get to see how Katelyn's life - a quite normal one - is like in school and with friends) before she sets off one night to look for a way out of the walls of Haven, something that hasn't been done in seven-hundred yea [...]

    13. For hundreds of years, the peaceful country of Haven has remained isolated from the rest of the world. But for adventurous seventeen-year-old Katelyn Kestrel, Haven’s calm has always been a little, well, boring. She can’t help but wonder what lay outside Haven’s seemingly impassible borders, but no one will talk about the mysterious catastrophic event that separated Haven from the outside world. Katelyn has a strange knack for finding things, and when she miraculously finds a passage into [...]

    14. I absolutely loved this series. I have to say that this is one of the best YA series I have read on quite some time, I'm not entirely sure why it is not much more popular. The story line progressed rabidly but not in a way that the story itself was lost. In a lot of YA series I have read (especially one with female leads) there is usually a point where I get frustrated with the characters, the story becomes repetitive or frustrating because the characters become whiny and are or too dependent on [...]

    15. a-reader-lives-a-thousand-liveTitle: HavenSeries: The War of the Princes (#1)Author: AR IvanovichFrom: Netgalley Genre: FantasyRelease Date: 26th May 2013Challenges: 2016 Blogger Shame, 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss ChallengeLinks: - Synopsis (from ): From missing socks to missing people, nothing could remain hidden from seventeen year-old Katelyn Kestrel for long, but after locating a forbidden passage out of her isolated country, Haven, she discovers for the first time that there are some th [...]

    16. I received Haven by A.R Ivanovich on NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.Haven was a very interesting and fast paced read. The description drew me in immediately and i was intrigued, that's why i requested it.Haven is a country isolated by mountains, where everything could almost be considered perfect. No one commits crimes, everyone is peaceful and, weirdly enough, no one dares to wonder or question what's behind those mountains. Except our main character, Katelyn Kestrel. One day, she ve [...]

    17. Haven is definitely a book I did not expect.I chose this book randomly and without really thinking that much about the summary (I always do that). What I found was a really ok book. No, I wasn't going to say good book.Haven is about Katelyn Kestrel, a citizen of Haven Valley, where a person has to have a matching first letter name with their last name, thus, Katelyn Kestrel. Katelyn is bored with the ordinary life of Haven and she longs to be free to roam the broader world beyond the valley bord [...]

    18. This book had strong potential, it had a strong base story line. However it’s deliverance was it’s down fall.The characters are run of the mill stereotypical YA characters. Protagonist with a victim complex, silent moody boy, obligatory douche bag love triangle add in, twirly mustache bad guy. There is also a crap tonne of unnecessary story line and detail. So much so that without it, the book would be a 100 pages shorter. The first few chapters are babble, page filler in an attempt to get t [...]

    19. holy moley I saw that ending coming but wasn't prepared for it. Excited for book 2!ReviewI just adored this book. I really enjoyed reading it and I am really excited to move on to book 2.Most novels, especially in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, move a little slowly in the beginning; especially the first book in a series. You need to get to know the world and the characters. However, A.R. Ivanovich’s first book in the War of Princess series was not slow at all! I didn’t find it dragging on in parts, and I w [...]

    20. Many thanks to Alloy Entertainment, via NetGalley, for letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review!I'll be honest. I've read a lot of lackluster YA fantasy in the past couple of years - not enough that my interest in the genre is burnt out, by any means, but there certainly seems to be a lot of reuse regarding world building, etc.I found nothing in Haven that I would consider a trope.I also found myself enjoying Haven far, far more than I thought I would.Yes, our protagonist, Kate [...]

    21. 4.5 stars -- OK, that was a fun ride. Seriously, so much more than I was expecting. First, I LOVED Katelyn's voicee could be just absolutely HILARIOUS. She is such a strong, spirited girl, but with a fabulous self-deprecating and witty sense of humour. I actually really enjoyed her friends in Rivermarch too, and would love to see more of Kyle and Ruby.Then there's Rune. I mean, there really wasn't *that* much of him in the book, but he was just solicting and heartbreaking and adorable. Gah.The t [...]

    22. Read this review and more on my blog.I received a free copy of Haven for my honest opinion.Have you ever had the urge to go places that you were never aloud to visit? Ever thought that the world is bigger than it seems? For Katelyn Kestrel, life in Haven is boring. She has always wondered why they were never aloud to leave the safety of the mountains to see what else was out their. It turns out that there is a very good reason for that.Katelyn manages to find a way out of the mountains that cont [...]

    23. celebrityreaders.wordpressFirst off, can I say I liked the other cover better.This book was so gloriously awesome I don’t know how I have never heard of this author before. This book is classified as steampunk and while it has elements of that sub-genre, it wasn’t the main focus of the book like other steampunk’s I have read before. I would classify this book as being a dual genre for that reason.But it was glorious! From the world building to the abilities everyone had, the differences be [...]

    24. I wanted to write a short and sweet review, because of what I've seen from other people who have reviewed this book. Okay, Okay. I know that wasn't a well structured sentence but I feel so many people here have missed the mark on what A.R. Ivanovich was trying to accomplish with this series.This book was so much fun! It was an imaginative balance between medieval and steampunk (one of my favorite genres)- and the world could not have been more engaging. My only personal draw back is connecting w [...]

    25. Honestly a pretty decent read. It was really hard to get into at first because of the way the author expresses Katelyn's (and at time other characters') voice. It really got to me. It seemed so cheesy and fake and it not only turned me off of the story but caused disbelief in the world she created. But I hung in there and learned to overlook the pointless rambling thoughts and comments of Miss Kestrel and really started to buy into the plot. And I'm glad I did. The world that was created is uniq [...]

    26. I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the next one which is hopefully going to be released soon. Ivanovich creates an interesting world that continuously piqued my curiosity. She unfolds her worlds in a similar way to peeling an onion. Once you understand a layer, another one is exposed and deeper you go into the chaos. At first I was irritated with the narration, but then I remembered that this is told from a 17 year old girl's perspective. Of course she is not going to be worldl [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this bookok me about 15% to really start to love itbut once I did, my passion for the story never waned. It was exciting, adventurous, mysterious, romantic (at times) and very clever! I loved this bookd I highly recommend it. I read it in just two sittings:) The heroine was absolutely fantastic. Oh and I how I LOVE Rune! I need book two to come out soonease! The writing was excellent! One of my favorite passages:I felt an odd sense of peace. I was going to die. It was strange to [...]

    28. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I know I am late after its release about 5 years ago but I was on NetGalley and the moment I saw this book I was intrigued. I can safely say, I made a great decision about requesting this book. Admittedly, after reading the synopsis, the book started out too slow for me but then it kept getting better. I thought the concept of Abilities and social hierarchy in the outside world was fascinating. I really like this boo [...]

    29. A really good book. First and foremost, it's good writing. In a sea of sub-par YA novels, this one stands out because the author really knows how to write. The characters are likable and the Steampunk elements flow well into the story. There is good flow, suspense, and resolution. Definitely read this book.

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