ARC Review: Havoc by Mary Lindsey

Thank you so much to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for providing me with the eARC for Havoc (and for providing me with an e-review copy of book one in the series, Haven, as well). I have no idea how I missed out on Haven when it came out in 2017, because I feel like I was all over all of the YA new releases then, but I somehow did- but I read it over the weekend and it was such an interesting/different take on shifters and witches and I liked it more than I thought I would. It was a little slow at the beginning and I had a slightly hard time getting into it at first, but once I did, I really liked Rain and Freddie and everyone and the storyline was great. Here’s the link to the Goodreads entry for Haven so you can check that one out if you haven’t read it yet (plus, if you’re at all interested in Haven/Havoc, you should for sure read Haven before you read my review for Havoc). Now, onto my thoughts for book 2, Havoc.

Havoc 4/5 Stars

Summary from Goodreads:

For the first time in his life, Rain Ryland belongs. He’s found a home with the wolf shifters of New Wurzburg and is no-holds-barred in love with Friederike Burkhart, their soon-to-be alpha. But the ascension to power is never easy for a new alpha, and challengers will come from an unlikely source—and bring into jeopardy not just Freddie’s position as alpha but her blooming relationship with Rain.

Rain has never shied away from a challenge—or a fight. And he’s ready to fight like hell for the woman he loves. But then a vision shows him that the biggest challenge of all to Freddie isn’t to her alpha status but against her life…and he’s the one who delivers the killing blow.

The Haven series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Haven
Book #2 Havoc

I really liked this book- more than I thought I would honestly! I really liked that we got to know Petra more. She’s one of my favorite characters and I really liked that her powers were explained and explored more in this book. I also like how the repercussions of Grant’s father’s betrayal were shown through the book and even though the way the Weavers do things are generally kind of backwards and pretty weird, I like that Grant and Petra and even the chief seem to be willing to move forward into a future where Watchers have more autonomy over themselves. The new characters from Germany were interesting- I couldn’t really remember any of them besides Conrad and Freddie’s mother, so anytime an unknown name popped up, I was like huh? until I remembered that they had German visitors. It was also weird that Kurt and Thomas were gone for the entire book pretty much since they were such a large part of book one, but it didn’t really take away from the book. I hope we get another book that goes even deeper into what we found out about Petra at the end of book two and about the future of the pack and the coven!

3 thoughts on “ARC Review: Havoc by Mary Lindsey

  1. […] Havoc by Mary Lindsey: This is the one I was able to review because Entangled Teen reached out to me about it (I don’t know how I was able to sign up to be on their list, but I’m so glad I did because I get so many great reviewing opportunities because of it!)- I definitely liked Havoc more than Haven because we got more time with my favorite characters (especially Petra), so that was super fun. Read more of my thoughts here. […]

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