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Photo: Havenfall by Sara Holland.. Image Courtesy Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Photo: Havenfall by Sara Holland.. Image Courtesy Bloomsbury Children’s Books /
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Havenfall – Sara Holland

The latest novel from the author of Everless and Evermore, Havenfall is a creative contemporary fantasy that mixes in plenty of magic, magical creatures and alternate realms in with our real world.

In the town of Havenfall, there is an Inn. And in that Inn, there are doorways. These doorways lead to other worlds. The Inn itself is a neutral zone, sworn to provide a safe haven for those from any land. Teenager Maddie Morrow has always loved Havenfall and seen it as a place where she’s accepted without question for who she is.

But when her uncle mysteriously grows ill following a strange attack from a forbidden beast, Maddie must step in to mediate a peace summit between delegations from the adjoining realms. All while trying to solve the mystery of what, precisely, has happened to her uncle, figure out where her handsome almost-boyfriend from another world has disappeared to, and find the answers about a mysterious smuggling ring of magical artifacts. As the situation continues to deteriorate and the fragile peace between worlds is threatened, dark secrets emerge, and everything Maddie understood about the history of the inn comes into question.

The official synopsis describes it as follows.

"Hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado lies the Inn at Havenfall, a sanctuary that connects ancient worlds–each with their own magic–together. For generations, the inn has protected all who seek refuge within its walls, and any who disrupt the peace can never return. For Maddie Morrow, summers at the inn are more than a chance to experience this magic first-hand. Havenfall is an escape from reality, where her mother sits on death row accused of murdering Maddie’s brother. It’s where Maddie fell in love with handsome Fiorden soldier Brekken. And it’s where one day she hopes to inherit the role of Innkeeper from her beloved uncle. But this summer, the impossible happens–a dead body is found, shattering everything the inn stands for. With Brekken missing, her uncle gravely injured, and a dangerous creature on the loose, Maddie suddenly finds herself responsible for the safety of everyone in Havenfall. She’ll do anything to uncover the truth, even if it means working together with an alluring new staffer Taya, who seems to know more than she’s letting on. As dark secrets are revealed about the inn itself, one thing becomes clear to Maddie–no one can be trusted, and no one is safe . . ."

Havenfall is available on March 3.