Phoenix Flame (Havenfall #2) by Sara Holland

Posted May 9, 2021 by jrsbookr in Fantasy / 0 Comments

by Sarah Holland
Phoenix Flame (Havenfall #2) by Sara HollandPhoenix Flame Series: Havenfall #2
Published by Bloomsbury USA on March 2, 2021
Source: Netgalley Arc
Genres: Contemporary, Epic, Fantasy, General, LGBTQ, Romance, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 272
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Format: Ebook Arc
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"A vibrant world where magic is closer and more dangerous than we know." - Emily A. Duncan, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Saints and Ruthless Gods, on Havenfall
New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland continues her blockbuster contemporary fantasy series with this unforgettable sequel to Havenfall.
Maddie Morrow thought her problems were over. She saved the Inn at Havenfall--a sanctuary between magical worlds hidden deep in the mountains of Colorado--from the evil Silver Prince. Her uncle the Innkeeper is slowly recovering from a mysterious spell that has left him not quite human. And there are still a few weeks of summer left to spend with her handsome, more-than-just-a-friend Brekken, even though she can't stop thinking about Taya.
But Maddie soon realizes there's more work to be done to protect the place her family has run for centuries. She must embark on a dangerous mission to put an end to the black-market trading of magical objects and open the Inn's doors to Solaria, the once feared land of shapeshifters.
As she tries to accomplish both seemingly impossible tasks, Maddie uncovers family secrets that could change everything. What if saving everyone means destroying the only home she's known?
This next breathtaking fantasy from New York Times bestselling Everless author Sara Holland is perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.
Includes a bonus chapter featuring Taya!


I thoroughly loved the setup from the first book Havenfall. It was a hotel that is the neutral zone for many different magical places, an underground soul magic trading scheme, and a race that they thought they knew but did not make for an exciting setup in book one. Then we get to phoenix flame, where I thought it would be just as exciting as book one was, but I was thoroughly let down. The story seems rushed in places, the love interest triangle falls flat, and Maddie is being bullheaded and not listening to her elders when dealing with the soul trade. The story would have been better if we got more than just the two books. A magic gauntlet quickly solves the answers to things like Maddie being in other realms without getting sick. The whole issue around Maddie wanting to end the world to save her mom is a stretch as her mom has been in jail forever and had excepted her fate. There wasn’t a lot I loved about this book, but it did earn a 3-star rating as I finished it, and the story is over.


About Sarah Holland

Sara Holland grew up in small-town Minnesota, but also in the countless fictional worlds of books. She graduated from Wesleyan University and worked in a tea shop, a dentist’s office, and a state capitol building before heading to New York to work in publishing. These days, she can be found exploring the city’s bookstores or finding new ways to put caffeine in her bloodstream. Evermore, the sequel to the New York Times bestselling book Everless, is her sophomore nobel.

Rating Report
Overall: 3