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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 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. Life’s good. Damn good. 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. Blue Haven is a science-fiction thriller that explores what innovation can achieve—and destroy—despite the best intentions. King’s imaginative world building and use of moral ambiguity make this page-turning novel a thought-provoking thrill that’s impossible to put down


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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 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. Life’s good. Damn good. 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. Blue Haven is a science-fiction thriller that explores what innovation can achieve—and destroy—despite the best intentions. King’s imaginative world building and use of moral ambiguity make this page-turning novel a thought-provoking thrill that’s impossible to put down

30 review for Blue Haven

  1. 5 out of 5

    Connor Stompanato

    When I read that this was a thriller-sci-fi I had no idea what to expect, but I'm pleased to say that this book was so good! I was given an ARC via netgalley but my opinions are my own. Aloe has just moved to an exclusive island with only five other residents. The place (which comes with a $200 million price tag) seems like paradise, but she starts to suspect that things aren't quite what they seem... The thriller elements of this book are perfectly done in my opinion, I had no idea where the plot When I read that this was a thriller-sci-fi I had no idea what to expect, but I'm pleased to say that this book was so good! I was given an ARC via netgalley but my opinions are my own. Aloe has just moved to an exclusive island with only five other residents. The place (which comes with a $200 million price tag) seems like paradise, but she starts to suspect that things aren't quite what they seem... The thriller elements of this book are perfectly done in my opinion, I had no idea where the plot was going but couldn't wait for the mystery to unwrap. Each little clue we got was so interesting and I could not stop reading. There were some genuinely scary horror moments too which I thought King wrote really well, they were very effective and freaky. Once the sci-fi elements come into play, I was even more intrigued and I loved everything that came next. Obviously I am being very vague because I don't want to spoil anything but I will just say that this book is captivating, well written and a fun ride. Any questions I had at the start were answered in a satisfying way and I really liked the ending.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I was in a Summer reading mood when I picked up Blue Haven. I had just finished working for the school year and was eager to start my summer with a book that would give me the “summer feels”. This book was the perfect read for that and so much more. It is very atmospheric, when I opened the book, I was immediately transported to Blue Haven, experiencing what Aloe was experiencing. This story exceeded my expectations and is my favorite read of 2022. There were several jaw dropping twists and thing I was in a Summer reading mood when I picked up Blue Haven. I had just finished working for the school year and was eager to start my summer with a book that would give me the “summer feels”. This book was the perfect read for that and so much more. It is very atmospheric, when I opened the book, I was immediately transported to Blue Haven, experiencing what Aloe was experiencing. This story exceeded my expectations and is my favorite read of 2022. There were several jaw dropping twists and things that I was shocked by in a good way. I am still thinking about the story a week after I have finished it. I highly recommend this book but urge readers to go into it knowing as little as possible about it, it’s so much fun! It does have some bad language but overall the content is pretty clean. I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nathaniel

    Oooh okay. I really enjoyed this sci-fi thriller. We’re following Aloe as she enters an exclusive, expensive retreat away from the trials of the world. She’ll live there for the rest of her life in peace…only doing what makes her happy. Except that’s not really what is going on. It’s a little more complicated. This built beautifully and didn’t disappoint. Loved the climax, loved the resolution…and the ending was almost eerie in a social way. Definitely a win as far as thrillers go. I’m really lo Oooh okay. I really enjoyed this sci-fi thriller. We’re following Aloe as she enters an exclusive, expensive retreat away from the trials of the world. She’ll live there for the rest of her life in peace…only doing what makes her happy. Except that’s not really what is going on. It’s a little more complicated. This built beautifully and didn’t disappoint. Loved the climax, loved the resolution…and the ending was almost eerie in a social way. Definitely a win as far as thrillers go. I’m really looking forward to more from this author.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pankhi Sharma

    After paying a large sum of money, five strangers are escorted into heaven. It is a story of suspense with the author changing genres so cleverly and smoothly. One should definitely read this type of sci-fi thriller. The protagonist who is one of the inmates is all set to find the mystery behind what this place carries. She begins to see a strange man and also got one journal of a former person living there. The author really has tried to write a wonderful story. The characters, writing style, and After paying a large sum of money, five strangers are escorted into heaven. It is a story of suspense with the author changing genres so cleverly and smoothly. One should definitely read this type of sci-fi thriller. The protagonist who is one of the inmates is all set to find the mystery behind what this place carries. She begins to see a strange man and also got one journal of a former person living there. The author really has tried to write a wonderful story. The characters, writing style, and the changing genres are what I liked the most. These were very detailed and up to the mark. The plot is well built and I would strongly recommend the book to everyone who enjoys thrillers!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Tsipouras

    Heaven or hell? What kind of paradise is Blue Haven? This novel makes you wonder for the first half where this will go. Is it a crime thriller? Is it sci-fi? Conspiracy? When things clear up a bit you just can't stop reading and the psychological side is pulling at your heart and you know that you really don't live in this kind of paradise. Heaven or hell? What kind of paradise is Blue Haven? This novel makes you wonder for the first half where this will go. Is it a crime thriller? Is it sci-fi? Conspiracy? When things clear up a bit you just can't stop reading and the psychological side is pulling at your heart and you know that you really don't live in this kind of paradise.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Edwin

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Sofiya Sagar

    📚Book Name - Blue Haven: A Novel 📚Author - Lisa King 📚My rating - 4.6/5 📚As the title of the book suggests, the story revolves around blue haven, an exclusive condo, where only five residents are living in a lush, located at a top secret place. 📚Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my favourite genres. It was after a long time, that I read such captivating book. I adore the way the author wrote, 📚A unique and impressive storyline, well developed characters, unexpected twist and turns made the boo 📚Book Name - Blue Haven: A Novel 📚Author - Lisa King 📚My rating - 4.6/5 📚As the title of the book suggests, the story revolves around blue haven, an exclusive condo, where only five residents are living in a lush, located at a top secret place. 📚Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my favourite genres. It was after a long time, that I read such captivating book. I adore the way the author wrote, 📚A unique and impressive storyline, well developed characters, unexpected twist and turns made the book interesting.King has written a fantastic novel with sci-fi themes. The plot centres around the residents of a top-secret location nestled between lush and tropical paradise. 📚She begins to feel something wrong, regardless she is determined to learn the truth. It is real or occuring only in Aloe's head? What is the mystery of Blue heaven? Who is the man she is seeing regularly? 📚Aloe's life is going good, first major twist occurs when aloe discovere a journal. Aloe suspects there's so much more to blue haven than we know. Her suspcions are confirmed when she sees some hallucinations followed by unknown man hiding in the bushes. 📚Among those five, one is Aloe Malone, a twenty five year old girl. She starts seeing a mysterious man and finds the journal of a formar resident in blue heaven. She begins to feel something wrong, regardless she is determined to learn the truth. 📚It is real or occuring only in Aloe's head? What is the mystery of Blue heaven? Who is the man she is seeing regularly? She begins to feel something's wrong but at the same time she feels all this is not real and is occuring only in her head. 📚This book will keep you on edge of your seat till the last minute. I finished it in one go, so many suprises, so many twists and turns, a must read.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Shannon L. Gonzalez

    Book Review: Soooo good! Not the twist you were expecting. Blue Haven By Lisa King Meet Aloe Malone, a 25-year-old recent lottery winner and former waitress. She’s now living in exclusive Blue Haven. A luxury condo destination in a secret location. There are only 5 residents with staff at their beck and call, all for the $200 million price tag. It’s privacy and exclusivity at its heavenly best. Pristine beaches with temperature controlled oceans just perfect for taking anytime swims. A luxury tow Book Review: Soooo good! Not the twist you were expecting. Blue Haven By Lisa King Meet Aloe Malone, a 25-year-old recent lottery winner and former waitress. She’s now living in exclusive Blue Haven. A luxury condo destination in a secret location. There are only 5 residents with staff at their beck and call, all for the $200 million price tag. It’s privacy and exclusivity at its heavenly best. Pristine beaches with temperature controlled oceans just perfect for taking anytime swims. A luxury tower complete with exquisite restaurants with celebrity chefs, boutiques with exclusive designer apparel and spa treatments to die-for. That’s exactly what Aloe is afraid of. Author Lisa King has done an exceptional job of keeping the reader turning pages to see how this story ends. Chapter by chapter she keeps the mystery going and the stakes high, where you find yourself reading until the morning light. It’s that good! You don’t want to put it down until you’re at the last page. It is a science-fiction thriller and lives up to that description. The story is captivating with enough clues to keep the reader fascinated and more importantly, turning pages. A little more than half-way through the science fiction is revealed and the heartbreaking reasons are exposed. Around every turn is a new twist with more Intrigue and more suspense. Culminating in more than a satisfactory ending where the reader is given hope for the characters in Blue Haven. Lisa King should be proud for creating this story and all of its twists, truly a really good read!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Abhijeet

    📕Book Name - Blue Haven: A Novel 📕Author - Lisa King 📕My rating - 4.6/5 📕 As the title of the book suggests, the story revolves around blue haven, an exclusive condo, where only five residents are living in a lush, located at a top secret place. 📕Among those five, one is Aloe Malone, a twenty five year old girl, former waitress and introvert by nature who has traded bussing tables for lengthy sleep-ins, and her fortunes are changed thanks to lottery win. 📕Aloe's life is going good, first major twist 📕Book Name - Blue Haven: A Novel 📕Author - Lisa King 📕My rating - 4.6/5 📕 As the title of the book suggests, the story revolves around blue haven, an exclusive condo, where only five residents are living in a lush, located at a top secret place. 📕Among those five, one is Aloe Malone, a twenty five year old girl, former waitress and introvert by nature who has traded bussing tables for lengthy sleep-ins, and her fortunes are changed thanks to lottery win. 📕Aloe's life is going good, first major twist occurs when aloe discovere a journal. Left by a resident named Eloise whose entry is simply evoking. Aloe suspects there's so much more to blue haven than we know. 📕Her suspcions are confirmed when she sees some hallucinations followed by unknown man hiding in the bushes. She begins to feel something's wrong but at the same time she feels all this is not real and is occuring only in her head. 📕The book is of sci - fi genre, Its main tag is no matter what intention is, what innovations can achieve and destroy and what will be after math. 📕A imaginative storyline, unique and one of a kind, unique storyline by author Lisa King, narration of the tale is outstanding, writing is explicit. 📕This book will keep you on edge of your seat till the last minute. I finished it in one go, so many suprises, so many twists and turns, a must read.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Orlanda Thompson

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. POSSIBLE SPOILERS .... A solid strong read (3.5 stars) that kept me up many late nights trying to figure of whats going on. Just when I thought I had things figured out, Ms. King hit me with a direction, with twists and turns I didn't see coming. Overall, this story was a psychological mind meld. It definitely put me in the mindset of a BLACK MIRROR episode .... I won't say which one as to possible spoilers. I was attracted to the story thinking it was science fiction, and while the overall story POSSIBLE SPOILERS .... A solid strong read (3.5 stars) that kept me up many late nights trying to figure of whats going on. Just when I thought I had things figured out, Ms. King hit me with a direction, with twists and turns I didn't see coming. Overall, this story was a psychological mind meld. It definitely put me in the mindset of a BLACK MIRROR episode .... I won't say which one as to possible spoilers. I was attracted to the story thinking it was science fiction, and while the overall story stayed in that genre, it ventured off into other other groups. Most of the characters were fleshed out and could stand on their own. I have to be honest, somewhere around the halfway mark, I started to dislike where the story was going, some decisions made and scenarios experienced wasn't making sense compared to the beginning. I had questions that made me wonder if and how would it be tied up in the end. However, I'm happy to say that Ms. King was able to turn everything around, leaving me with an ending I was expecting. While I may agree with the outcome, I truly wonder if the ppl who could benefit will still be able to. Thanks to netgalley for an advance copy for an honest review. #netgalley #bluehaven #thriller #lisaking

  11. 4 out of 5

    Megha Malik

    Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my top most favorite genre and every other genre comes after, so I end up reading more of crime thriller books than anything else, and when thriller comes with a blend of science fiction, the whole storyline instantly brightens up with nothing less than a rip roaring adventurous experience. The book Blue Haven by Lisa King is an extraordinary adventurous read which unfolds in an extravagant and world's most lured and exotic mansion or residence of which lo Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my top most favorite genre and every other genre comes after, so I end up reading more of crime thriller books than anything else, and when thriller comes with a blend of science fiction, the whole storyline instantly brightens up with nothing less than a rip roaring adventurous experience. The book Blue Haven by Lisa King is an extraordinary adventurous read which unfolds in an extravagant and world's most lured and exotic mansion or residence of which location is top secret and unrevealed where only five lucky individuals get the chance to live in. But the luxurious life there starts to get little hazy when one of the character starts developing suspicion over the things happening there and got found an old lost journal dairy of one of the old residents of the mansion. Who is the strange yet familiar man she is seeing regularly? It was after a really long time, that I have read such captivating and jaw dropping read which was filled with goosebumps giving scenes. I personally liked how the book concluded and the storytelling by the author which was splendid.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Prachi

    Lisa Kings' most exquisite science fiction thriller is Blue Haven. The plot centres around the residents of a top-secret location nestled between lush and tropical paradise. Only five people resided in that house, and they paid a lot of money to live there. The main character, Aloe Malone, a twenty-five-year-old, was given the option to live there, and he would be the fifth person in that exquisite spot among strangers. As the story progresses,Aloe quickly feels there's more about Blue Haven than Lisa Kings' most exquisite science fiction thriller is Blue Haven. The plot centres around the residents of a top-secret location nestled between lush and tropical paradise. Only five people resided in that house, and they paid a lot of money to live there. The main character, Aloe Malone, a twenty-five-year-old, was given the option to live there, and he would be the fifth person in that exquisite spot among strangers. As the story progresses,Aloe quickly feels there's more about Blue Haven than meets the eye, as evidenced by a prior resident named Eloise's entries, which are both sorrowful and evocative. Regardless, she is determined to learn the truth. King has written a fantastic novel with sci-fi themes. Who wouldn't want to live a life surrounded by nature, luxury, and calm, I thought? Nobody thinks about it because the author wrote it entirely. I'd never read a book like this before. I adore the way the author wrote, and as the narrative unfolds, we will encounter several genres such as terrifying, horror, sci-fi, and thriller, which would be the ideal combo. In reality, there is no lag in the plot; everything flows smoothly till the final page.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Diksha Thapar

    📒Book review tour 📒 Title- Blue Haven 📒 Author- Lisa King 📒My rating- 4.9/5 📒My review: Blue Haven is a science fiction thriller that will keep you engaged till the very end. In the first half, you will keep guessing whether it's a crime thriller, sci fi thriller etc. etc. This book will keep you hooked. 📒 The story is based on a girl named Aloe who just moved to an amazing island with only five other residents. The place is very costly. It comes with a price tag of $200. But the place is a paradise 📒Book review tour 📒 Title- Blue Haven 📒 Author- Lisa King 📒My rating- 4.9/5 📒My review: Blue Haven is a science fiction thriller that will keep you engaged till the very end. In the first half, you will keep guessing whether it's a crime thriller, sci fi thriller etc. etc. This book will keep you hooked. 📒 The story is based on a girl named Aloe who just moved to an amazing island with only five other residents. The place is very costly. It comes with a price tag of $200. But the place is a paradise in itself. 📒 She is enjoying her life on the island but she suspects something very different. She starts to develop suspicion over the things happening there and found a long lost journal of one of the old residents of the island. She is seeing a very strange yet familiar man. 📒 The book gets scary in between but Aloe is determined to find the truth. The book has lots of mystery and suspense and I love such books. Love how the author has put some scary elements to it along with some mystery and suspense.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina Burton

    Thank you to Netgalley and Lisa King for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Publication date: 31st May 2022 *Trigger Warnings* Suicide, Depression, Addiction, Cancer, Death of a child, gore, sexual assault, trauma. Fantastic combination of thriller and science fiction with an intriguing premise and plot twists that I really wasn't expecting. A definite page-turner and beautifully written scenes drew you in even when you desperately wanted them not to. The experience Thank you to Netgalley and Lisa King for sending me an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review Publication date: 31st May 2022 *Trigger Warnings* Suicide, Depression, Addiction, Cancer, Death of a child, gore, sexual assault, trauma. Fantastic combination of thriller and science fiction with an intriguing premise and plot twists that I really wasn't expecting. A definite page-turner and beautifully written scenes drew you in even when you desperately wanted them not to. The experience of the main character is fascinating and despite initially not knowing much about her I found myself intrigued from the outset. The characters are all very interesting and are all fully fleshed out and not just supporting the main character. The book touched on many topics including psychology and what makes a person themselves. The ending was also not what I was expecting and I loved the cliffhanger nature of it. Overall this was a great thriller and I can't wait to read more by Lisa King

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sophia Kaiser

    What if you could leave behind a terrible loss or a miserable life - a life without a bright future? What if you could leave it behind and start a new one in paradise? This is the main question that came up when reading Lisa Kings Blue Haven. Five strangers are led into paradise after paying an enormous amount of money. What starts of as a thriller when the main character Aloe starts seeing a mysterious man and finds the journal of a former resident in Blue Haven, turns into a whole different gen What if you could leave behind a terrible loss or a miserable life - a life without a bright future? What if you could leave it behind and start a new one in paradise? This is the main question that came up when reading Lisa Kings Blue Haven. Five strangers are led into paradise after paying an enormous amount of money. What starts of as a thriller when the main character Aloe starts seeing a mysterious man and finds the journal of a former resident in Blue Haven, turns into a whole different genre, switching pace, while ending on another plot twist. I really enjoyed reading the novel since it touched upon so many different questions about humanity, psychology or future life. Another highlight for me was the combination of many different genres that made reading that much more entertaining. I liked the characters that King created, they seemed thoughtfully crafted and fit well into the story. I would definitely recommend the book to anyone enjoying thriller type books!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Moksha Shetthh

    The plot centers on the people of blue heaven, a secret luxurious place. Only five individuals lived in the house. They all have paid a very hefty amount to enjoy that paradise. Aloe Malone, a twenty-five-year-old girl, is one of the five. She also came here to chill until she discovers the journal of a former Blue Heaven resident. She started to suspect something is awry and then she decides to solve the mystery. I love to read mystery novels and this one is a sci-fi mystery which I really enjo The plot centers on the people of blue heaven, a secret luxurious place. Only five individuals lived in the house. They all have paid a very hefty amount to enjoy that paradise. Aloe Malone, a twenty-five-year-old girl, is one of the five. She also came here to chill until she discovers the journal of a former Blue Heaven resident. She started to suspect something is awry and then she decides to solve the mystery. I love to read mystery novels and this one is a sci-fi mystery which I really enjoyed reading the most. Once you start reading the novel, it will really consume you. I really liked the author's writing style. The way the author gave the pinch of everything to make this novel interesting to readers is commendable. The novel is fabulous with great suspense, thriller, and horror. The characters are well built and there are surprising twists and turns which will not let you leave your seat.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Anjali

    This book is a science fiction thriller. The story revolves around blue heaven, the residents of a top-secret location nestled between lush and tropical paradise. Only five people resided in the house who paid a lot of money to live there. Among those five, one is Aloe Malone, a twenty five year old girl. She starts seeing a mysterious man and finds the journal of a formar resident in blue heaven. She begins to feel something wrong, regardless she is determined to learn the truth. It is real or This book is a science fiction thriller. The story revolves around blue heaven, the residents of a top-secret location nestled between lush and tropical paradise. Only five people resided in the house who paid a lot of money to live there. Among those five, one is Aloe Malone, a twenty five year old girl. She starts seeing a mysterious man and finds the journal of a formar resident in blue heaven. She begins to feel something wrong, regardless she is determined to learn the truth. It is real or occurring only in Aloe's head? What is the mystery of Blue heaven? Who is the man she is seeing regularly? Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my favorite genres. It was after a long time, that I read such a captivating book. I adore the way the author wrote, A unique and impressive storyline, well developed characters, unexpected twist and turns made the book interesting. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat till the last minute. Overall, it's a must read.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Prosser

    Blue Haven is a book I do not know how to catagorize. It started out as a type of beach read with a bit of a mystery and then morphed into more of a thriller and then had a surprise ending that left me a bit stunned. I won't say more about the ending because I don't want to give any spoilers. The book at its heart is about mental illness, the forms it can take, and one woman's encountering it. The pacing was good with clues and facts revealed as the story unfolds and the tension begins to ramp u Blue Haven is a book I do not know how to catagorize. It started out as a type of beach read with a bit of a mystery and then morphed into more of a thriller and then had a surprise ending that left me a bit stunned. I won't say more about the ending because I don't want to give any spoilers. The book at its heart is about mental illness, the forms it can take, and one woman's encountering it. The pacing was good with clues and facts revealed as the story unfolds and the tension begins to ramp up until the conclusion that left me at "Oh wow!" I liked the way the characters were developed and the locations described/set - both seemed believable and I had no trouble suspending disbelief and accepting the story as told. As all good books do, this one left me with questions about morals, ethics, and how society really works.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gillespie Lamb

    Win a lottery and what do you get? Enough money to buy a condo in paradise. That’s how Aloe Malone found herself at a remote site where the beach is composed of “fairy dust sand,” all the restaurants offer the delicacies of celebrity chefs, and a personal concierge is a call-button away. “Blue Haven,” the place is called, and Aloe Malone desperately wants it to be as heavenly as it seems upon her arrival. Author Lisa King has crafted a science fiction story that is as psychologically rich as it i Win a lottery and what do you get? Enough money to buy a condo in paradise. That’s how Aloe Malone found herself at a remote site where the beach is composed of “fairy dust sand,” all the restaurants offer the delicacies of celebrity chefs, and a personal concierge is a call-button away. “Blue Haven,” the place is called, and Aloe Malone desperately wants it to be as heavenly as it seems upon her arrival. Author Lisa King has crafted a science fiction story that is as psychologically rich as it is technologically futuristic. Her central characters come across as real people, comprised of equal parts suffering and confidence, anger and joie de vivre. Yet the worlds they populate mask reality and struggle to give them meaning. The novel’s denouement is startling but satisfying. A reader is left with much to reflect on. Gillespie L.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mohammad Sijad

    The thriller's twists and turns keep our adrenaline pumping while also stimulating a section of our brain that isn't regularly active. This causes chemicals to be released that make us feel euphoric, which can be quite addicting. And yes, once you start this novel then it’s hard to put it down. Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my favorite genres. Blue Haven by Lisa King is an outstanding adventure read that takes place in an exquisite and world's most enticing and exotic home or property, The thriller's twists and turns keep our adrenaline pumping while also stimulating a section of our brain that isn't regularly active. This causes chemicals to be released that make us feel euphoric, which can be quite addicting. And yes, once you start this novel then it’s hard to put it down. Thriller and suspense mystery is one of my favorite genres. Blue Haven by Lisa King is an outstanding adventure read that takes place in an exquisite and world's most enticing and exotic home or property, the location of which is top secret and unrevealed, and where only five lucky individuals have the opportunity to live. As the story progresses, the protagonist sees a strange man and gets a journal which led to an adventurous journey of her own with horror, thrill, and suspense. Highly recommended to read!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Auggy

    Okay, the idea of this story is great, but I just didn’t click with the way it was executed. The first third was a struggle for me. The language felt overworked, I did not like or care about any of the characters, and the emotions presented did not feel authentic. Additionally, Aloe’s introspection was very annoying to me - she sounded like someone that had way too much therapy. I kept putting this book down and dreading picking it back up. But I kept going because the chapters were short and I Okay, the idea of this story is great, but I just didn’t click with the way it was executed. The first third was a struggle for me. The language felt overworked, I did not like or care about any of the characters, and the emotions presented did not feel authentic. Additionally, Aloe’s introspection was very annoying to me - she sounded like someone that had way too much therapy. I kept putting this book down and dreading picking it back up. But I kept going because the chapters were short and I just told myself “one more chapter” until I hit about halfway and legitimately became curious as to what was going on. And I liked the answer and I really liked the very very end but the bits between the reveal and the end felt too women’s fiction and not enough sci-if.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Emily Quinn

    This book deserves an award! Or 5! It’s no secret that I adore Lisa King’s writing, and this book has been so easy to love. If you were given the opportunity for a fresh start, to travel to paradise, cut off from the outside world, would you take it? Once you read this, the mysteries of Blue Haven will be difficult to erase from your mind. It’s bursting at the seams with suspense, it’s surprisingly deep, and it completely took over my brain space for a good few weeks! I loved the balance of the j This book deserves an award! Or 5! It’s no secret that I adore Lisa King’s writing, and this book has been so easy to love. If you were given the opportunity for a fresh start, to travel to paradise, cut off from the outside world, would you take it? Once you read this, the mysteries of Blue Haven will be difficult to erase from your mind. It’s bursting at the seams with suspense, it’s surprisingly deep, and it completely took over my brain space for a good few weeks! I loved the balance of the joyful elements and the hidden darkness underneath it all. It’s incredibly thought provoking, especially the exploration of mental health and its damaging effects, and the scary yet fascinating things technology COULD achieve one day is written so so well. I can’t fault a single part of it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Saloni Geeks

    Have you ever thought to visit some luxurious place and get stuck in solving mysteries that are quite terrifying, full of horror, and thrilling? The story follows the inmates of a top-secret facility hidden away in a gorgeous tropical paradise. Only five individuals lived in that residence, and they had paid high rent to do so. Aloe Malone is the protagonist who was offered the chance to live there. As the novel progresses, Aloe realizes there are some secrets buried in this place. The author has w Have you ever thought to visit some luxurious place and get stuck in solving mysteries that are quite terrifying, full of horror, and thrilling? The story follows the inmates of a top-secret facility hidden away in a gorgeous tropical paradise. Only five individuals lived in that residence, and they had paid high rent to do so. Aloe Malone is the protagonist who was offered the chance to live there. As the novel progresses, Aloe realizes there are some secrets buried in this place. The author has written a terrific science fiction novel. This is a must-read novel for those who love thrillers and suspense. Once you get the gist of the story it would be hard for you to keep the book down.

  24. 4 out of 5

    The Page Ladies

    Blue Haven was a great read! The way Lisa King combined the thriller and mystery with the sci-fi was wonderful! It's laid out where you never really lose either, giving the reader the perfect combination. There are plenty of surprising twists and turns and definitely some creepy ones! The characters are well developed and interesting. The plot is entertaining and unique! Blue Haven is a book that will have many readers at the edge of their seats and turning the pages long into the night! Thank y Blue Haven was a great read! The way Lisa King combined the thriller and mystery with the sci-fi was wonderful! It's laid out where you never really lose either, giving the reader the perfect combination. There are plenty of surprising twists and turns and definitely some creepy ones! The characters are well developed and interesting. The plot is entertaining and unique! Blue Haven is a book that will have many readers at the edge of their seats and turning the pages long into the night! Thank you Pump Up Your Book and Lisa King for sharing this fantastic book with me!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Although I don’t generally read science fiction, I enjoyed this unique, propulsive read. As the saying goes, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and that certainly applies here. Don’t be fooled by the grandeur or the promise of a perfect life. There are secrets here, and they are about to be discovered. ARC provided by Netgalley and Librarything in return for an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Lane

    Who wouldn’t want to live a life of luxury with no outside distractions??? Aloe Mallone finds herself the fifth person in such an exclusive community. Over a few days, she realizes not everything is what it seems to be.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nick Johnson

  28. 4 out of 5

    Bobette

  29. 4 out of 5

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  30. 4 out of 5

    Julie DeOrnellas Campbell

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