Book Review: Haven by Mary Lindsey (Kindle edition)

617Wr71F0fLWe all hold a beast inside.  The only difference is what form it takes when freed.

Aaron Ryland, aka Rain, lived on the streets of Houston assuming his “typical defiant, don’t-give-a-shit teen thug persona”, but all he wanted was to stay in one place and have a normal life.  Regrettably, his chance came when his mother was found dead and he was shipped off to live with his Aunt Ruby in the middle of the Texas Hill Country in New Wurzburg.  Aunt Ruby is all right, but the people of this hick town are just plain weird.

Friederike Burkhart, aka Freddie, is rebellious, daring, and a challenge that Rain is ready to accept.  “He’d never met anyone quite like this girl–fierce and smart and painfully sexy”.  She is surrounded by her male cousins who have to be dealt with so Rain can get to know Freddie better, but there are forces more incredible to get past first.

The Enchanted Rock near New Wurzburg is steeped in magic according to the Native Americans of the area.  In fact, they say the magic is strong enough to change man to beast.  What does this have to do with Rain and what are these Watchers and Weavers that Freddie is talking about?

This is another young adult paranormal fantasy that has an interesting plot to the story.  I enjoyed the variety of characters and the twists and turns had me guessing right to the end.  I would definitely recommend this book to a friend.

Thank you to Ms. Lindsey, Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book.