by Carol Lynch Williams
Published – 3/4/2014
Publisher- St. Martin’s Press
Rating – 2.5
I've read a couple very very similar books which wasn’t necessarily a problem me since this is a fascinating premise each time it's done. However, The Haven was not quite as cohesive as those other books I’ve read and I was disappointed by the often confusing plot and inconsistent characterization, especially nearer to the end. I actually really enjoyed the story itself but felt that the execution fell short of what it could have been. To be fair, I may have enjoyed this a bit more had I not read those other similarly themed books. It was very hard not to compare and when doing so, The Haven came up short.
by: Lanie Bross
Published by: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Date Published: February 11, 2014
The gorgeous cover and fascinating premise lured me in to what I was hoping would be an action packed story based on Greek mythology. Unfortunately this is yet another time I’ve been burned by the promise in a pretty cover and an enticing summary. A lot of things seemed to be happening in Fates but all of it was either so scrambled together that is was difficult to sort out or it was so very vague that I was left feeling unsure of what was going on. I didn’t like either of the main characters which always makes connecting with the story difficult. I ended up feeling frustrated, annoyed, and disappointed.