"Vibrant." – Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints
"An enchanting and thrilling contemporary fantasy." – Brigid Kemmerer, New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely
A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost. New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.
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 . . .
Sara Holland takes the lush fantasy that captured readers in Everless and Evermore and weaves it into the real world to create a wholly captivating new series where power and peril lurk behind every door.
In this gripping fantasy by Holland (Evermore), a teen mediates between magical peoples as a peace agreement is torn asunder. Every summer, delegates from the three Last Remaining Adjacent Realms arrive in intersecting tunnels under the Rocky Mountains; beneath the Inn at Havenfall, they renew their agreement to stand united against a fourth, vilified realm, Solaria. When 16-year-old Maddie Morrow, niece to new Innkeeper Marcus, ignores her parents' wishes and hops a bus to Haven for the summer, she is reunited with "fairy-elf-warrior type" Brekken, a childhood friend on the verge of becoming something more. Marcus, in charge of overseeing the accord, is soon attacked, purportedly by a shapeshifting member of Solaria, and the leader of another delegation kills a Solarian in the tunnels below. Assuming Marcus's mantle, Maddie must safeguard the delegates from other intruders while investigating a magical smuggling ring and Brekken's sudden disappearance. Holland populates her idyllic summit with a panoply of magical characters and powers, fantasy elements that overlay tight if sometimes predictable plot beats that ramp up the suspense. Ages 14 up.