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Sara Holland



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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC




Paperback / softback




From the New York Times bestselling author of Everless comes a thrilling contemporary fantasy series about the safe haven between worlds - and the girl sworn to protect it.  'Sara Holland is a fierce storyteller' Stephanie Garber.

Maddie loves spending summers at her uncle's Inn at Havenfall. But the Inn is much more than Maddie's safe haven, and life in Havenfall isn't without its secrets. Beneath the beautiful, sprawling manor in Colorado lie hidden gateways to other worlds, some long-sealed by ancient magic.  When a body is found on the grounds, the volatile peace brokered between these worlds is irrevocably compromised. What's worse is that Maddie's friend Brekken stands accused of the murder. With everything she loves at stake, Maddie must confront shocking truths about the dangers lurking beneath Havenfall - and discover who she really is.

This sweeping new series, perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Melissa Albert and Holly Black, is sure to enthral readers old and new.



I thoroughly enjoyed Havenfall which is just the sort of story that I like to read. The author has given it a nice twist in that it is a fantasy story in essence, with a background of magic and other races/communities, but all set in our own world.  Although we may not visit the other worlds mentioned in this book, the author has described them superbly and makes you want to hear more about them (perhaps already building the world for sequels to move in to).

The story follows Maddie, who loves spending summers at her uncle's Inn at Havenfall. But beneath the beautiful, sprawling manor in Colorado there are hidden gateways to other worlds. When the peace between these two worlds is broken, Maddie must discover the truth of what lies beneath Havenfall and who she really is.

Maddie is a wonderful main character, a teenager with a lot of things going on in her life and trying to balance everything all at once. The supporting cast are equally well-written in my opinion and you are never quite sure of each of their motives. Clues are drip-fed to you expertly to keep you guessing right up to the very end.

A wonderfully told story!

320 pages / Ages 12+ / Reviewed by Andrew Mullen, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 11+


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