The Haven

The Haven For the teens at The Haven the outside world just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises is a dangerous unknown It has always been this way ever since the hospital was establis

For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020 But The Haven is than just a hospital it is their home It is all they know Everything is strictly monitored education, exercise, food, and restFor the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020 But The Haven is than just a hospital it is their home It is all they know Everything is strictly monitored education, exercise, food, and rest The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that claims limbs and lungs and memories But Shiloh is different she remembers everything Gideon is different, too He dreams of a cure, of rebellion against the status quo What if everything they ve been told is a lie What if The Haven is not the safe place it claims to be And what will happen if Shiloh starts asking dangerous questions

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  1. About the Author Carol Lynch Williams, a two time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition, is the author of several books for children, including two novels about the Orton family of New Smyrna, Florida Kelly and Me and Adeline Street A starred School Library Journal review of The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson praises Williams as she again demonstrates her facility at mood and character development Truer colors are hard to come by Her most recent novel, If I Forget, You Remember, is a moving intergenerational story that stresses the bonds that hold families together through difficult times a help since over 19 million Americans have a family member with Alzheimer s disease.

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  1. There s one BIG reason why I didn t like this book and it s also a huge spoiler Basically, The Haven is a far less complex, often boring version of another novel This other novel is an extremely well known adult book that many people will have read or at least know about I also think that most, if not all, of those who have read this other book will find it difficult to like The Haven.If you do want to know what that book is view spoiler Never Let Me Go hide spoiler

  2. Discussion review with Jennilicious.Jenni Ok, Giselle, The Haven, what did you think Giselle Well I m going to admit that my 3 star rating surprised me because I almost DNFed this one during the first 30% It was so full of typos and annoying capitalizations that I found SO ANNOYERZ Like If they bother you, come to the Nurse s Station for a change in your Tonic It kept jarring me out of the story Did you notice that Maybe I was nitpicking because nothing was keeping my mind from roaming.Jenni I d [...]

  3. Initial reaction Overall very dull, lifeless narrative despite its intentions I could not feel for the characters or the overarching story at all, sadly Hopefully I can explain in the forthcoming review.Haven t decided if this is going to be 1 or 1.5 stars.Full review This is one of those times where I get what the narrative was trying to do, but felt it didn t execute the idea very well I know there are some people who are comparing this to another well known adult novel that I m not going to [...]

  4. Want to see bookish things from me Check out my Youtube channel youtube channel UCfer1.5 5 Stars For Shiloh and her friends at The Haven Hospital Halls, the outside world is a terrifying place The Haven provides protection to Terminals who reside there after the Disease threatened their bodies But when Shiloh begins to discover that things may not be as they seem, she plans to escape with the help of Gideon, Daniel and Abigail Although a very quick read, the story line was very predictable and [...]

  5. This book starts off a little slow and quickly reminds you of a few movies and popular books that are out there With that said, the plot does pick up, as Shiloh is introduced to Gideon, and carries you quickly through this one sitting read Overall the storyline is predictable, but interesting enough to keep reading to confirm those suspicions The main characters, Shiloh and Gideon, are likable but lack real depth and there s not enough background, feels or swoon to keep you emotionally attached [...]

  6. I won this book in an ARC giveaway on I want to start off by saying that yes this book has a very similar story line to other well known novels However, I have not read any of those stories so I found the twist to be pretty interesting I have read quite a reviews for this book that complain about the fact that the narration is disinterested and boring THAT IS THE POINT OF THE NARRATION Shiloh is under the heavy influence of Tonic which causes her to be boring While that may not be the best way t [...]

  7. I loved this book This book is very similar to The island movie that was released in 2005 The main difference is that instead of adults in a controlled environment, it s children and teenagers I loved Shiloh, she was very sweet and kind You don t realize how bleak and boring her world is until she stops taking the tonic She notices things like colours, smells, how much she s eating for lunch and breakfast and other things When she does stop taking the tonic, you as a reader start noticing things [...]

  8. These type of reviews are so very hard to write, mainly because with a stunning cover and synopsis full of endless possibilities and so much promising hope, you never know what to say after you have read it and feel a little let down after the story is over.I think like the synopsis, this story did have a whole lot of promise, but in reality it just ended up feeling disjointed, confusing and a little disorienting The Disease was never fully explained nor was the world building anything I hoped i [...]

  9. I won this book through the first reads giveaway I started reading it last night and couldn t put it down I have never read a book quite like this one The characters were very well developed and you couldn t help but to care for them I would recommend this book any YA fan It will keep you guessing and on your toes You won t be able to put it down.

  10. For the teens at The Haven, the outside world, just beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises, is a dangerous unknown It has always been this way, ever since the hospital was established in the year 2020 But The Haven is than just a hospital it is their home It is all they know Everything is strictly monitored education, exercise, food, and rest The rules must be followed to keep the children healthy, to help control the Disease that has cast them as Terminals, the Disease that [...]

  11. I purchased Haven at the same time as Silver, and I honestly think Haven is even better Rather than horror and suspense, Haven builds tension through mystery Rather than throwing off the curtain all at once, small pieces of the truth are revealed in bits This, in my opinion, is a better way to do plot twists While shocking reveals can work sometimes, like in The Empire Strikes Back, I personally prefer letting the reader figure out what s going on and then confirming their suspicions All in all, [...]

  12. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty This book was enjoyable and fast paced but overall not my style.Opening Sentence They came during lunch.The Review In Haven Hospital, strange things are happening When people are brought out of lunches, they come back without limbs Every morning and night they drink a tonic And everyone moves in slow, monotonous steps But Shiloh is waking up, and the truth will be so horrible she might wish to be stupid and unknowing once again.The Haven was an ext [...]

  13. I liked the story better when it wasParts The Clonus HorrorI had joked about the Divergent series being similar to that movie, but The Haven is on a completely different level of similar.I ve seen a lot of people comparing it to The Island a 2005 Michael Bay movie , but even The Island was a rip off of Clonus People aren t going far enough back in their comparisons, here.There was a huge copyright infringement law suit over the similarities between the two movies, where DreamWorks ended up settl [...]

  14. Picture thisYou re snuggling down, getting cozy, ready to start reading that new book that you are really excited about and are hoping for a really great experience Then you start it and it doesn t start out the way that you had anticipated But you keep going, thinking hoping that it will get better But it doesn t, and as you go it gets bad, really bad This is what happened to me as I read The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams I was excited to read this one It sounded interesting and I was eager to [...]

  15. I read the book The Haven by Carol Lynch Schroeder Overall, I thought this was a good book It was hard to get into it at the beginning, but towards the ending I could not stop reading This book revolved around a big mystery The author wrote in a way that made the story very interesting PlotThis book was about teenagers who lived in a hospital named The Haven Everything that the kids did was monitored by the adults They had to eat a full plate for every meal The kids could not talk to people of t [...]

  16. The Haven was established in 2020 to protect Terminals from the Disease This hospital with its walls and routines shields the children and teens inside from the unknown world outside Regular tests and daily tonics is all that keeps these children healthy But they still loose limbs, lungs and other parts and only Shiloh can seem to keep memories She hides this secret from the doctors and teachers, because she is afraid the Disease may claim her next When her only friend and a boy named Gideon inv [...]

  17. I won this book in a Giveaway.Honestly, I understand that this is an advanced copy and not the final product but I would have rated the book higher if it was not absolutely riddled with grammatical errors There were probably an average of three a page The other criticisms of this book I can understand Yes, this book is extremely similar to view spoiler Never Let Me Go , it s basically the same concept but with a optimistic conclusion Honestly, I didn t like Never Let Me Go , I disliked it so mu [...]

  18. MY HEART, that endingors why must you be be so cruel to us readers WHY The Haven was an extremely entertaining read that reminded me of the Jenna Fox Chronicles and The Giver I love the narrative style poetic at points and fragmented sections too which makes this a quick, compelling read I appreciated the themes addressed as well as the mystery aspect that added a lot to the creepy, cold, and claustrophobic feeling of Haven Hospitals Halls Readers might consider a few of the lead characters as f [...]

  19. This is a world of Terminals apparently ill young people kept in hospital like facilities versus Wholes us The whys and whats of the Terminals is a mystery throughout the first 100 pages This fact should have made the story a page turner however, the Terminals have no personality, no friendships They just exist and follow orders So, as much as I wanted to know what the deal was, I could only read a few pages at a time because I was so bored This 200 page book should have been a two hour read for [...]

  20. 2.5 stars.The writing Terrible Decent Fantastic HavenHaven comes just a few needles behind decent The writing wasn te best, but it wasn t great, either I ve read books like this before, but I justfelt like this one was super messy The plot wasOK, I have to say it The plot was terrible The reactions were so Fake Gr Anyway, it just wasn t the best book Like, come on Violet, STOP MOPING ABOUT AIDAN PLEASe, gimme a break I don t think she did anything but think about Aidan, mope about Aidan or meet [...]

  21. This book was very mysterious and interesting It had me hooked on from the very start I liked the characters and the plot, but the writing was fairly dull I was very curious to know what happens at Haven hospital and halls, but I think it could have been portrayed better What I mean by that is, it should ve had some story behind why Dr.King did what he did I also thought the book could ve had a better ending to it Like what happens in hindsight when Shiloh meets her family What happens to Abiga [...]

  22. The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams was about a Terminal named Shiloh who lives in a hospital to stay away from the outside world At Haven Hospital and Halls terminals do everything they need to to stay healthy Shiloh remembers everything but Haven Hospital takes her memories away to keep her safe Shiloh and her best friend Abigail start thinking about the world outside if Haven Hospital and it gets both of them in trouble After meeting Daniel and Gideon Shiloh starts to think everything the Haven [...]

  23. This is one of those books that will require patience from its reader I was immediately drawn into the story, but I wasn t sure what was going on.While Haven was obviously sinister and I didn t trust any of the adults and, if we re being honest, most of the students , I wasn t sure exactly what was going on and what was happening to the students.This had absolutely perfect pacing I never got bored and I didn t figure out what was going on before the main character.This is one of those books that [...]

  24. Rating 2.5 I ve read a couple very very similar books which didn t bother me since it s a fascinating premise each time it s done However, The Haven was not quite as cohesive as those others and I was disappointed by the often jumbled and confusing plot and inconsistent characterization, especially nearer to the end I actually really enjoyed the story but the execution fell short of what it could have been.

  25. Rereading this I can see the many errors that my younger self didn t catch, and I can see all of the plot holes and everything that could ve been fixed But I just can t judge it too harshly because this was THE BOOK The Haven was the book that got me into reading and I m forever grateful for that Now I don t find as amazing as I once did, but I still love it It will always hold a place in my heart.

  26. I m really not sure what to think of this book, mostly because view spoiler it is essentially a less nuanced and complex copy of Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go hide spoiler I also think it was much too short.Proper review to come closer to release.

  27. Very disappointingow, boring, very little substance This 209 page book took me 3 weeks to read because I had to force myself through it.

  28. But ask yourself a few questions Shiloh Why do we all have dreams like we do Why isn t the outside world allowed in Why aren t we allowed out We ll die if I know their answers Gideon s attitude was the same was when he had thrown the chair Hostile I want answers for us For Terminals For you pg 63 So this book was possible to finish in a day but took me a few I can t put my finger on it but this book was odd and it reminded me of so many other books and movies about clones and environments that a [...]

  29. This book was okay Quite entertaining to read for the first time, but I most likely won t read it again for a long time unless I run out of other books to read The plot was a bit too rushed and there was no long term character build up, so it made the characters seem a bit clich Also the ending was a bit predictable in my opinion Overall, I give it a 3 5.

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