November 28, 2016

Haven (Chronicles of Warshard #1) by Katherine Bogle @KattyB3 @FriesenPress #BookReview

Her immortality has saved her time and time again, but when the last of her royal family dies at her feet, she is next in line to rule a nation on the brink of war. With no formal training on how to be Queen, Haven must rise to the occasion with the help of her best friends, and personal guard, or risk losing everyone she has ever loved.

With war to the West, and no escape to the East, the evil tyrant Kadia sets her sights on the six kingdoms. Haven’s neighbors are quick to fall under the swords of Kadia’s shadow soldiers, leaving a sea of bodies and a clear path to Haven’s only home.

As Kadia’s obsession with Haven mounts, little time remains, and Haven must make a choice; join together with her fellow Royals, and test her immortality in a final stand against the evil Queen, or flee across the sea to a foreign republic in hopes of salvation. Both choices have a cost. Both plans could go awry. Haven must decide quickly, or she might be the only one left.

Katherine Bogle's debut young adult novel, Haven, came second in the World's Best Story contest 2015. She currently resides in Saint John, New Brunswick with her partner in crime, and plethora of cats. She can be found at

This book was very good!  It had very high ya issues (rape, killing, darkness) but over all it fit the book well.  It really gave me a Ravenna vs. Snow White feel and I really loved that!  The story centered around Haven who can be harmed but not killed.  We really get to see her come into her own as she goes from Princess to Queen to Immortal Queen.  She forgoes being a child and really stands up for her people and those she loves.  I loved seeing her grow throughout this story and can't wait to see what becomes of her in the next book.  

This book left us with a lot of unanswered questions that I hope are covered in book two as well.  

War, Magic, Love, and Danger await the reader of this amazing story!  

PS> it was so good I ended up grabbing eCopy of the book via amazon and have the hardback on my wish list! 

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