BLOG TOUR: Darkhaven Saga by Danielle Rose – REVIEW (+GIVEAWAY)

Dear book-lovers,

Welcome to the stop on blog tour hosted by YA Bound Blog Tours for the first three books in a magical YA paranormal romance series about witches and vampires – Darkhaven Saga by Danielle Rose. You will find in this post details about all three book, author, my review for the first book, a link for a giveaway at Rafflecopter and the tour schedule.

Book #1 Details

Dark-Secret-FRONTTitle: Dark Secret

Author: Danielle Rose

Series: Darkhaven Saga #1

Genre: YA Supernatural

Publication Date: February 18th 2020

Publisher: Waterhouse Press

Synopsis:

There’s no wrath like that of a witch scorned.

Seventeen-year-old spirit witch Ava López is the self-appointed guardian of the witches and humans of Darkhaven, an idyllic village nestled between the forest and the sea. Her watch: vicious and bloodthirsty vampires.

Ava is a novice in the eyes of her coven. If she expects to protect them and the secrecy of their powers, she must gain better control of her own. When a full moon ritual goes awry, control may be lost forever, and Ava is exiled from her coven. Forced to seek refuge among the beings she had always sworn herself to hunt, she vows revenge on those who have upended her life.

But the more time Ava spends away from her coven, the more she discovers a startling truth: the witches haven’t been honest with her. Ava’s quest to strip the truth from everything she’s ever known begins with the toughest realization of all—coming to terms with who she has become.


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Book #2 Details

Dark-Magic-FRONTTitle: Dark Magic

Author: Danielle Rose

Series: Darkhaven Saga #2

Genre: YA Supernatural

Publication Date: March 10th 2020

Publisher: Waterhouse Press

Synopsis:

There’s something about the scent of blood from the undead.

In the heat of battle, hybrid Ava López discovers she has new and fascinating powers, but she does not know how to control them. Though her former enemies have offered her refuge and helped her acclimate to the vampire lifestyle, even they don’t understand her enhanced magic.

With mounting threats from Ava’s former coven and reckless rogue vampires, Ava and her new friends have no choice but to request the wisdom of Holland Taylor to help her understand her powers. Holland is one of the most powerful witches Ava has ever met, and he is also Jeremiah’s ex, which introduces another wrinkle.

Tension between the vampires and Ava’s former coven is building, and when the witches offer a deal Ava would be remiss to reject, she is forced to choose between the life she once considered safe and the life she never wanted.


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Book #3 Details

Dark-Promise-FRONTTitle: Dark Promise

Author: Danielle Rose

Series: Darkhaven Saga #3

Genre: YA Supernatural

Publication Date: April 14th 2020

Publisher: Waterhouse Press

Synopsis:

There’s a little witch in all of us…

Ava López’s best friend from childhood is missing, and her former coven has asked for her help to find her. Despite all the pain the witches have treated Ava to with their rejection, she is determined to find Liv—even though her new allies harbor resentment.

Ava hopes finding Liv will put an end to the feud between the two groups, but she realizes that to help the witches, she must turn her back on the vampires. But this is the least of her problems.

Ava must choose sides and test loyalties with a decision that comes at a cost—one even Ava, with her ever-growing powers and connection to spirit magic, never could have foreseen. To repent for her disloyalty, Ava must bind herself to a dark promise. A promise no magic can break.


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About the Author

danielle roseDubbed a “triple threat” by readers, Danielle Rose dabbles in many genres, including urban fantasy, suspense, and romance. The USA Today bestselling author holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine.

Danielle is a self-professed sufferer of ’philes’ and an Oxford comma enthusiast. She prefers solitude to crowds, animals to people, four seasons to hellfire, nature to cities, and traveling as often as she breathes.

Author links: FACEBOOK / TWITTERINSTAGRAM


3.5stars

Review

Dark-Secret-FRONTTitle: Dark Secret
Author: Danielle Rose
Series: Darkhaven Saga #1
Publication Year: 2020
Genres: Young Adult Supernatural/Paranormal Romance
Source: eARC via YA Bound Book Tours
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Recommendation: Recommended for teen readers who enjoy paranormal romances.

My Thoughts

I’m going to be short with this review because there is not that much to say as the book was under 200 pages. So this was a very short but quite intriguing and entertaining enough read.

The magic system was interesting.

The supernatural world was fascinating enough.

The beginning of the romance was promising, but there ere just hints of it at the moment, so I want to see it develop and blossom into something beautiful in the next books as the story continuous. I have hope for Ava and Jasik.

In my heart, Jasik feels good, real. In world where I question everything I am, everything I know to be true, I don’t question him. The way he looks at me, the way he says my name, the way he protected me from his sire… I know there is something there. A simple attraction that could grow into an epic love that lasts until the end of time. Am I foolish to believe in such fairy tales?

The plot was easy to follow and entertaining. However, the moment story really started and got interesting it also ended, but I was left with desire to see what happens next. So I’m going to read the other two books that are available at the moment, and then lets see how I’m going to feel about continuing on with the other two books.

The characters were kind of intriguing, however, they needed more depth and characteristics to become real people in my mind. Also, I was a bit disappointed that I have no real idea what the love interest – Jasik, looks like. What is the colour of his hair and skin or are there any other memorable features about his looks? I can imagine the villain very well as Ava described his looks several times. But what about Jasik or his brother Malik, except for the eyes that are the same as any other vampire’s?

Briefly, I forget the world around us. I forget about the war and my hatred for vampires. I even forget about my impending death.

There is only him.

There is only me.

There is only blood.

Overall, I wanted more from it, I believe that I would have felt more satisfied with the story and characters if the book had been at least twice longer and had more depth and development in it. But I still liked it enough to give it 3.5 stars and want to keep on reading to find out more.


Giveaway

GIVEAWAY (US ONLY) – copy of Dark Secret by Danielle Rose (ends April 22nd) > enter HERE

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 13

HVDB Book Life – Promo Post
Lovestoread08 – Review
Journey in Bookland – Review
Romance Book Reviews!Romance Book Reviews! – Review
Belle’s Book Labyrinth – Review
Living in a Bookworld – Promo Post

April 14

Lucy Turns Pages -Promo Post
ashleysgotbookcitement – Review
Her Adventures in Reading – Review
Lisa Loves Literature – Promo Post
PERFECTIONIST WANNABE – Review
The Avid Reader – Promo Post

April 15

Kelsey Ketch, Author – Promo Post
Ilovebooksandstuffblog  – Promo Post
theinkgardenia – Promo Post

April 16

Fazila’s Book Review Corner – Review
Willow Reads and Writes – Promo Post
Book Briefs – Promo Post
The Sassy Nerd Blog – Review
Forthenovellovers – Review

April 17
Hurn Publications – Review
ACME Teen Books – Kids, YA, & NA Too! – Promo Post


Thank you for visiting this stop of the blog tour and please check out the other ones as well 😉

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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