Havenfall Harbor by Albany Walker Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rating: Five Student Meetings

Thoughts On Plot: I really enjoyed this story very much. It wasn’t too fast. It wasn’t too slow. Everything played out as it should as far as I could see. The characters were relatable. I wanted to keep reading. I do want to give a fair warning that this book ends on a cliffhanger and book two has not been released yet. I really don’t like cliffhangers at all, but I read this anyway. I’m so ready for book two!

Thoughts On Characters: The main character in this book is a human named Quinn who gets a job at the paranormal school as a liaison between the human and paranormal worlds. I really related to her so much. She’s so passionate about what she does and she doesn’t give up. Two other noteworthy characters are a Were named Evan and a vampire named Griffin. Both of them feel a pull to Quinn that they can’t resist no matter how hard they want to or try. There are some other great characters, but I didn’t get to see enough of them as I’d of liked to.

Notable Points In Book: Cliffhanger. Really funny and witty. Isn’t an instalove story.

Rating On Narrator: Brooke Daniels- 5 Stars, Brandon Williams- 5 Stars- Both narrators did a fantastic job narrating this book.

Thoughts On Audiobook: I was really into this audiobook. I loved both of the narrators. William’s voice had a gruff quality that made me think that he could actually be paranormal himself. I mean it’s possible. Just saying. I really hope that they narrate the second book as well. It wouldn’t be the same without them.

Suggestions For Author: I’d like to see more of the secondary characters in the second book. Especially Alice and the students.

Would I Recommend?: Yes

Similar To: Think of it as an adult House of Night. Except it’s all from the staff’s point of view instead of the students.


I’ve never been the girl that likes bad boys, I’m much too pragmatic for that, but something about Griffin both intrigues me and pisses me off. I can pinpoint what pisses me off no problem, it’s the other more curious part that’s driving me insane. I remember one of my roommates my junior year had a thing for a football player. He treated her like total shit, I asked her why she put up with it. “He burns bright Quinn,” she said, “so bright that sometimes it’s worth the scorch to be close to him.” I didn’t understand her words then, and still don’t. Well, I don’t think I understand them anyway. I’m not exactly sure how I would respond if Griffin showed a real interest in me, but I do know he would need to stop being a dick.

“You guys want anything while I’m up?” “More popcorn?” Evan gives me a hopeful wince, tipping the empty bowl in my direction. “Are you actually going to share some this time?” I place my hands on my hips. “You had a handful,” he counters. “Yeah, and I thought I was going to lose a finger.” Teasing him is fun. Evan grumbles about eating something under his breath, but I don’t catch it. Griffin lifts his hand to hide his mouth, but his eyes crinkle on the sides, giving him away.

Evan grabs my arm when I move to walk away, his grip firm, punishing. “She’s not responsible for how you feel. It’s not her job to fight your demons.”

I fill the cup and stand there with the lid in my hands. Quinn had tea in her room, but I didn’t notice any honey, nor was there milk in her fridge. I put the top on and stalk over to the counter to pay. Here I am, making tea for a human and feeling ridiculous for doing it, but I still take her the fucking cup because I want her to be happy.

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