While I enjoyed Haven, I felt it was more of the same. Sure, there was an original twist to it, but overall it was a repeat of what’s been done before. I can’t really go into detail with specifics without giving the “secrets” away, but it felt like a mash-up of several other YA books. (And I don’t like spoilers!)
It did keep me in suspense at times, so that’s always enjoyable. Violet was a very strong heroine at times, but at others I found myself going “Is this the same character?” She was a touch cliche, to be honest. Adrian lacked something, I just can’t put my finger on it. Vi’s friends were what made me enjoy the story, I wished for more of their involvement, though.
I feel like the characters were developed, but not well enough for my tastes. I would’ve liked to have seen more of them, I suppose. That said it kept me hooked. I wanted to know what would happen. I’m hoping for a sequel that will develop the characters more and give me whatever it was I feel this one was missing that I can’t place my finger on.