I have a book review for you lovely readers of the blog! I have been sparse on my reviews lately because I have been in a reading slump but this was one of the good ones I read before the slump hit. It was called Blue Haven by Lisa King. I am also the first stop on the book tour for this so make sure to check the schedule below to see everyone else’s thoughts on the book!
Synopsis: Welcome to Blue Haven, the world’s most lucrative condo corporation—so exclusive that only five lucky residents live in this lush, tropical paradise, housed in a top-secret location.
Among them is twenty-five-year-old Aloe Malone, an introvert and former waitress who traded bussing tables for lengthy sleep-ins, ocean dips, Michelin-star restaurants, spectacular sunsets, and unlikely new friends—all thanks to a spurious lottery win.
That is, until Aloe discovers a journal.
Seemingly left by a past resident named Eloise whose entries are both sad and evoking, Aloe quickly suspects there’s more to Blue Haven than meets the eye.
Her suspicions are confirmed when visions arise, gruesome hallucinations she can’t understand, followed by a strange yet familiar man lurking in places he shouldn’t. Something’s wrong. Or maybe it’s all in her head. Regardless, she vows to uncover the truth.
Except someone wants to keep her quiet, and it’s the last person she ever suspected.
I was immediately pulled into this book. It has such a cool concept of being in this secluded paradise and then having things become suspicious. I’m big on the paranoia trope where characters start to doubt everything around them. And this book delivered with the paranoia!
It reminded me a lot of Fantasy Island. They didn’t have fantasies that came true or anything but they had every whim catered to and could pretty much have whatever they asked fo be provided to them. By this I mean, drinks, food, accommodations, clothes etc.
I was really invested in Aloe’s journey at Blue Haven and the different relationships she was building with the other residents. There weren’t many people at Blue Haven since it was a very private and exclusive place to be that costs millions.
The book definitely had the thriller part down because you constantly have this feeling of unease for Aloe. Everything seems too perfect and you just know something is creeping around the corner that will come into the light soon.
The author did a great job with blending the thriller/scifi genres together. I had a hard time putting this book down.I will definitely be picking up more of Lisa’s books!
Book Rating: 4/5
Disclaimer: I was sent the book by the author to read and give an honest review.
Blue Haven Book Tour Schedule
July 24th – Erik (Breakeven Books) – BLOG
July 24th – https://www.instagram.com/crazyforbooksandcoffee/ – INSTAGRAM
July 25th – B.A Bellec – BLOG/YOUTUBE
July 26th – https://infinitysbookshelf.wordpress.com/ – BLOG
July 27th – https://www.youtube.com/c/TheLiteraryApothecary – YOUTUBE
July 27th – @zmeetsworld – Instagram
July 29th – https://beforewegoblog.com/ – BLOG (spotlight)
July 30th – https://treatyoshelf.blog/ – BLOG
Lisa King is a writer, nap enthusiast, and cat lover who believes writing third-person bios should be prohibited (but alas, she’ll persist for the sake of professionalism). By day, she researches mental health, and by night, she sleeps. But during the early morning hours, before life gets too busy, she writes novels and drinks excess coffee. Lisa lives in London, Ontario with her husband, daughter, and wonky-eyed cat. She is the author of one previous novel, Vanishing Hour.
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