Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Review: Heaven

Heaven
Published: November 7th, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen
*ARC provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review*

"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed." Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere. He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart. Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.



Welcome to New Wurzburg, where the world is build in shades of grey.

After Rain's mom dies and he's shipped to live with an Aunt he had no idea existed, he's sure life in a little town will be boring but safe at least. He wasn't expecting to meet wild and passionate Freddie or her cousins who would like nothing more than to see him dead. He definitively wasn't expecting to discover so much about himslef and the family he never knew.

Rains suddenly finds himself in the middle of a weird town where nothing is what it seems and everyone is a bit a creepy. But he is sure of thing: He will do everything to help Freddie find whoever is trying to kill and he will protect his aunt. With nothing but his instict and wits, Rain jumps head first into the world inside New Wurzburg.

I loved EVERYTHING about this book. The dark and misterious setting. Have seen those movies where the main characters knows something is up in creepy town but can't figure it put? This feels like that with the excelent point of view from Rain that keeps the reader out of the loop too. The mythology is unique and has a twist I really enjoyed. Loyalty is a big part of the plot and I kept trying to figure put who was on who's side. But like at said at the beginning, this is built in shades of grey and I thought it added something more to the story. There wasn't a right or wrong here. Everyone is trying to protect someone or something and they will risk everything. There where many moments where the whole problem was a matter of perspective and Rain was mature enough to see that and make his own decitions.

Freddie and Rain's chemestry is off the charts. They will protect each other but they can both hold their ground. They compliment each other perfectly and where better together. A perfect mix of tough and vulnerable these two will have you pumped up one minute, ready to fight, and the next you'll want to hold them and never let anyone hurt them again.
Freddie's cousins added fun and a different side to the book as well. And I really enjoyed reading how each had a part.

The politics and mythology of the story is great. Is not just well developed, it lets the characters grow and the story flows easily with all.

Dark, misterious and captivating, Heaven is a must read for anyone who loves a bit of supernatural and kick ass characters.

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About the author

Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else. Represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency Also writes under the pseudonym Marissa Clarke



   


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