Havenwood Falls High: Somewhere Within by Amy Hale
Title: Havenwood Falls High Somewhere Within
Author: Amy Hale
Published: Nov. 10, 2017
Publisher: Ang'Dora Productions
Review: ebook provided
Welcome to Havenwood Falls, a small town in the majestic mountains of Colorado. A town where legacies began centuries ago, bloodlines run deep, and dark secrets abound. A town where nobody is what you think, where truths pose as lies, and where myths blend with reality. A place where everyone has a story. Including the high schoolers. This is only but one…
With her raven-black hair, porcelain-white skin, and shy demeanor, Zoey Mills has been the target of bullies since childhood, no matter how many times her family moved. She expects nothing to change when they relocate to Havenwood Falls, her parents’ hometown. What she doesn’t expect is to discover that she inherited her eccentricities—as the next generation of a long line of frost dragons.
As she learns to accept she’s on the cusp of becoming a shifter, she finds out her new best friend isn’t human, either. But the boy Zoey’s fallen for is, earning the disapproval of her grandfather and patriarch and fueling the fire of a decades-long feud among her extended family. Elitism and prejudice take on whole new meanings.
While she wants to trust her instincts and follow her heart, Zoey discovers that hiding who she really is and playing by the rules would make life a lot simpler. But simple doesn’t mean easy. She must find her strength somewhere within and embrace her destiny—or risk losing everyone she cares about. And all of this on the eve of her Sweet Sixteen.
This is a Young Adult paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls High series of Young Adult fantasy stories featuring a variety of supernatural creatures. The series is a collaborative effort by multiple authors. Each book is generally a stand-alone, so you can read them in any order, although some authors will be writing sequels to their own stories. Please be aware when you choose your next read.
I received this book to give an honest review.
Ever since I read my first Havenwood Falls book I have fallen in love with this little town of supernatural. I love how each new novella is by a different author so it is someone different bringing something to this town with their own supernatural being. In this novella we are introduced to Zoey who has moved a lot throughout her life. So when she gets moved to Havenwood she isn't too happy but what can she do. She isn't even there a full day when the unthinkable happens. She learns that she is a shifter kind of crazy right. But the kind of shifter she is, is even way COOLER!!! I mean this has to be one of the coolest shifters in Havenwood that I have read about.
Now while dealing with this new secret that she has from her family, she is also dealing with bullying from school girls and the fact that her grandfather doesn't believe humans and their kind should mix. It makes for a great bit of action and we see how Zoey has grown within a few short days to having more confidence and speaking her mind.
I really enjoy how there is just enough drama, action, and a bit of boy/girl crushes to where it makes the book enjoyable. I plan on reading more of this series because I am interested in this town and what lies there!
Since childhood, Amy Hale has been creating exceptional stories that summon a whirlwind of emotions and inspiration unto the reader. She loves creating characters and worlds from nothing but her imagination and a few glasses of wine. Her love of the written word has not only resulted in her writing some of her reader’s favorite adventures, but has also manifested itself in the form of book hording. She’s convinced it’s not a sickness.
She debuted her first fiction novel in 2015 after retiring from 13 years of non-fiction writing for various online entities. For the last couple of decades, she’s also carried the titles of Laundry Goddess, Chef, Butt Wiper, Soother of Temper Tantrums, and in more recent years, Moderator of Sarcastic Eyerolls and Sass. She resides in Illinois with her husband, as well as two grown children who claim they are never moving out. Regardless, they are the center of her universe, although her cat believes otherwise.
If she had any spare time, she’d love music, photography, watching Mystery Science Theater 3000 with her family, and long rides on the back of her husband’s motorcycle.