Welcome to The Haven

Welcome to The Haven

by Cate Dean

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BN ID: 2940149899135
Publisher: Pentam Press
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Series: The Monster Files , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 604,245
File size: 421 KB

About the Author

Cate Dean has been writing since she could hold a pen in her hand and put more than two words together on paper.

She grew up losing herself in the wilds of fantasy worlds, and has had some of her own adventures while tromping through the UK, and a few other parts of the world.

A lover of all things supernatural, she infuses that love into her stories, giving them a unique edge.

When she's not writing, she loves cooking, scaring herself silly in the local cemeteries, and reading pretty much anything she can get her hands on.

There - I got the official biography out of the way. I love to write, and yes, I have been doing it most of my life. I've made up stories in my head for as long as I can remember, and I am thrilled to be able to write them down and share them with you.

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Welcome to The Haven (The Monster Files Book 3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished the series, and although it was great, I have to give only four stars. A few minor changes would give it five stars, but these "problems" with the story really annoyed me. I'll try to explain without giving anything away. In the third book, I felt like I was missing something. I even stopped reading twice to go back and see if I was on the right book, wondering if I may have started reading the series out of order. For example, in book two, we were left off with Simon disappearing mysteriously. Then in book three, he's suddenly back working with the haven as well as having a few other "changes" happen to him. This is the main gripe I have....what happened?! Did I miss a short story somewhere between books 2 and 3? I searched Amazon and nook and didn't find any other short story or novella, like a 2.5 book somewhere. The characters in book three even make reference to something that happened with Simon and Elias, Elias being somebody never mentioned before, but suddenly we get a brief and rushed explanation about him and Simon. Then there's Diana, introduced like we should have known who she was. Again, did I miss something? The entire storyline about Simon and Zach was annoying since we weren't given a lot of information about them. If there are other books about these characters, then I don't think they should have played such a major role in the Alex Finch series without more character development. I felt like it was rushed and vague. Then, I was surprised at how short both books 2 and 3 were. They were between 120-130 pages on my nook. The author could have developed the plot/characters so much more! Several times during book 3 I wished the author would have elaborated more on a certain angle or scene, for example, told the story of Elias/Simon in book 3! Then there's the mystery they have to solve in book three. Frankly, it was a no brainer. I figured it out way early in the book. I mean, it was so obvious. Book three felt rushed and not like a lot of thought went in to it. I wish there were more scenes with Sam and Alex too. I didn't get the vibe with them or the chemistry, because there wasn't a lot of depth to their relationship, at least not that was explained. Sigh, there are so many things that could have made this better had the author taken the time to add more content to develop some relationships with the characters. Which makes the ending a little stunning...what did Sam just ask?? It seemed a little sudden. Things I did like were Alex's relationship with her parents. I was glad to see a teen series with parents that weren't unreasonable and controlling. I liked how they trusted Alex and were involved, especially Alex's dad. I also liked Alex's personality stubborn when needed, but also backed off and didn't act like a spoiled teen. All in all, it was a good series, too short, vague in places, funny, romantic in some scenes, adventurous, too predictable in book three to make it interesting, but four stars for the whole series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series and since it builds on previous storylines and characters, I recommend you start at the beginning. This story didn't have quite as many amusing moments, but made up for it with some great new characters and more development of the core characters. I love this series and look forward to reading more books by this author, although I would be tickled if the author ever revisits this series.