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Surviving a narrow brush with death convinced Katelyn Kestrel that she must never return to the war-torn Outside World. Safe again within the sanctuary of Haven Valley, she has forced herself to forget Rune Thayer, the young Dragoon soldier who had sacrificed everything to save her.Katelyn’s struggle to adapt to a peaceful life is undone when she is assaulted by a classmatSurviving a narrow brush with death convinced Katelyn Kestrel that she must never return to the war-torn Outside World. Safe again within the sanctuary of Haven Valley, she has forced herself to forget Rune Thayer, the young Dragoon soldier who had sacrificed everything to save her.Katelyn’s struggle to adapt to a peaceful life is undone when she is assaulted by a classmate, triggering her powers with devastating consequences. The authorities learn of her rare Abilities, and a web of troubling mysteries unravels around her. She finds that an unfortunate twist of fate has delivered Haven prisoners to the Prince of Shadows, and he will stop at nothing to discover the valley’s secret location. Katelyn must find and rescue the captives or witness the destruction of everything she has ever loved....

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Number of Pages : 404 Pages
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  • Little Paper Rose Reviews
    2019-02-28 05:05

    It is books like 'Haven' and 'Dragoon' that inspire me and makes me ridiculously excited about reading, about the art of imagination and storytelling.Ivanovich is an excellent writer. Truly gifted. I just love her writing style, how everything just flows. When you're reading you'll experience that the story is writing itself, and it does so flawlessly.(Feel free to read my review of the first installment, Haven.)Again, I loved Katelyn, our protagonist. Her narrating voice is so solid, and good gravity, is she sensible, smart, and selfless. I admire her and her ability to make strong, fearless decisions. Never the damsel-in-distress and never a weakling, yet so easy to relate to emotionally. I also very much appreciated her witty nature. At the end of the day, she was an eighteen-year-old girl who'd managed to do what few could.It was so interesting that Ivanovich decided to include Katelyn's friends from Haven in the Outside World, and it had me wondering if the story would go down a doomed route because of it. Would Katelyn's epic journey be weighted down by constantly having to look out for her friends and rescue them? Would they put her in unnecessary danger and risks due to their lack of knowledge? The answer is no. Surprisingly enough, it worked very well. It made Katelyn more vulnerable and it lent her more strength. There was always a possibility she wouldn't make it back home, to Haven, but with people she cared about with her, she had to. And they were willing to fight by her side.Things didn't turn out the way I'd expected with Dylan; though, despite my hopes(?) it was realistic for Katelyn and Dylan to have a rough, conflicting relationship. Ivanovich let Dylan stay true to his nature but in an enjoyable way. I liked not liking him.As I mentioned in my Haven-review, romance isn't what you think of when you're reading these books. However, the story is driven by the heart.Fake identities, flying ships, explosions, immense danger, and an impossible quest aside - Katelyn's heart always wondered about the one person, the one dragoon. Rune. And it drove the story to be more relatable and hopeful.There wasn't much romance, but it was just enough to be a small step towards something greater. Rune is unlike any other love interest that I've read about. He is unwillingly stoic. There is so much to understand about him. Dragoons are not seen as people and they aren't worthy or allowed to feel, to care, and to love. I look forward to experiencing more of Rune's character development.'Dragoon' is a highly enjoyable read without a dull moment! I'll be waiting for the third installment.

  • Ria
    2019-03-22 08:43

    Full Review to Follow @...http://www.abookishescape.com/2017/03...The End, everything leads up to an exhilarating show down. The most epic bad gal gets just what she deserves. This installment has some very sad moments but come heck or high water Kat will see justice is served. Rune I’m happy to report is just as dreamy and honor bound as before. He too will risk everything in order to do the right thing. Dylan is well Dylan, sour and broken I hope he finds his way…I know there is more to this character I hope we get the chance to truly see him shine. Kat is brought face to silhouette with the prince of shadows and this leaves her stunned. The end of this installment was full of betrayal and bravery I cannot wait to see what happens next. There is so much I want to say about this book but in the spirit of keeping things spoiler free I will not. 5.0 Because what? Gooooooodness. This is just too good seriously stop thinking about it and just do it! Read this series! You will NOT Regret it!!

  • Makenzy
    2019-03-20 07:39

    Oh. My. Word. There are so many things I want to say, but half of those would be spoilers that I'm sure most people would not like to know until they have read this amazing sequel. So I will start with this: The War of the Princes has quickly gone to the top of my favorites list. I loved Haven, and Dragoon lived up to everything I expected from it after reading the first book. I really wanted Dragoon to be good, and it went far past everything I hoped it would be! In Haven there were a few small mistakes that Dragoon didn't have, which made me give it the 5th star I didn't give Haven. Dragoon also had more depth and brought out so many emotions I wasn't expecting to feel. I started it this morning, and could not put it down until I finished it. I was constantly being surprised. Every time I got comfortable, my mind was thrown into chaos by the twists that I never expected. I finally learned to just keep sitting on the edge of my seat.Katelyn has become one of my favorite characters I have read about. Honestly, I feel like I am reading about myself. I could feel her sadness, anger, happiness, and pain. I admire her because of how real she is. Katelyn isn't this big strong intimidating girl that no one could ever compare themselves to. She is terrified most of the time, which is what I think any person would be in her situation, and she overcomes it. She swallows her fear, and uses it to give her the strength to get done what needs to be done. Don't get me wrong, she has many flaws, but she recognizes them and attempts to change them to help herself become a better person. Katelyn Kestrel never gives up on trying to do the right thing. And her sense of humor is wonderful.There were a couple times I would start to be disappointed, thinking a problem had been dropped or a character forgotten, but time after time my doubts were thrown back in my face and made me ashamed of having ever stopped believing in A.R. Ivanovich, which I will never do again. I want the third book so badly, and I know it will drive me crazy not knowing what is going to happen! Until I am able to have it, I will just keep working on my fan art and re-reading the first two books that have become two of my favorites.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-09 03:54

    Now, let me start this review off by saying that I've never written a book review before in my life... That should first of all tell you how much I love this book and want everyone to read it! (And also, maybe, the more reviews, the faster the next book will come out........*hopeful look*)Haven was a wonderful book! I read it last year and absolutely loved it, so I was excited when I found out there was a sequel in the works! (I actually emailed the author and begged for one *cough*) I signed up POST HASTE for the mailing list so I knew when the next book was coming and started my countdown! I wasn't disappointed! Dragoon picks up a year after the end of Haven and while we're given bits and pieces of what Kat's life has been like, it's obvious she's not happy. The beginning can be a bit confusing, since you pick up right after something has happened, but it works itself out and soon the adventure begins!I was glad to see some of the old characters back in this book (Dylan, Ruby, RUNE *swoon*... heh, that rhymes...) and the adventures they go on are certainly exciting! I don't want to say too much and give anything away, but I will say that you get to see more of the Outside world and learn more about the Princes and the war they are fighting.And, of course, the reunion between Kat and Rune the Dragoon. *double swoon*Honestly, this is a can't-put-down book, and you won't be sorry AT ALL that you bought it! I work two jobs and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning until my eyes burned and watered and then woke up early before work to read, snuck in passages at my break time and in general was lost in thought thinking about Dragoon when I had to do anything other than read. It's that good!!! :DI hope the next book comes out soon....... I want to see what Prince Varion is like, what's going to happen to Breakwater and Haven, and what the heck is going on with the Monarch.Long story short, READ THIS BOOK!PS: Don't buy any tarts from Rocco Thatcher; he's nothing but a swindler. ;)

  • Emma
    2019-03-14 11:42

    I received a free copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.I loved this second installment as much as I loved the first. I was very glad to be back in this exciting and unique world. Katelyn is a great main character, she loves her friends and is only looking out for them, sometimes it ends badly but she has only good in her heart. It was nice to see Haven again although it was only at the beginning, but that's where her story started so it was nice for the second book to start in the same place.I loved that I was not expecting half of what happened, yet it all made perfect sense. We got to know some minor characters (from the first book) better, and some old friends and foes, were back. The story moved swiftly yet goings on were explained perfectly and I felt like I was standing right beside them.Now I don't want to give too much away, but I am very glad s certain character was back and just as great as ever although their interactions were few and far between, it was good to know they really are a good person, although every reader new it from the first book, it is good to have proof. Another returning character I was a little disappointed to be back, but it worked and was a little strange that their personality was completely different from the first book but after what they had gone through, I would have been bitter too.I understand the title of the next book, I have a small hint as to what is going to happen next but no idea as to the main plot, looking forward to reading it.4 out of 5 stars

  • Amanda
    2019-03-06 07:02

    A double review of this and the next novel originally posted on [a cup of tea and an armful of books]At the close of Haven, Katelyn has resigned herself to her secret. Although she shared it with her closest friends, if it gets out that she visited the outside world, repercussions will not only affect her. Life, however, seems a little dull since she's been back, and Katelyn is trying to decide what to do with her future when the Pull is pulling her toward the outside world and the boy she left behind. Things change when a half crazed member of their community destroys the radio tower, and everything that Katelyn thought she had escaped from may be coming right to the doorstep of Haven and her loved ones. Her mission takes her back to the outside world, and only she knows how bad it would be if she doesn't find the lost explorers before they tell the Prince how to get to Haven.Paperglass thrusts us deeper into the outside world. I was very happy to read more about how their military and ability system worked. We got to see a little more depth to why the Margraves and Dragoons are so dreadful, instead of being told. The world started to get fleshed out the further they traveled from the wall, so I was able to see how Katelyn reacted to life among the outsiders, which was something I had wished happened in Haven. Again, the pacing in Paperglass is a bit faster than I wanted it to be. It worked a little better this time around because there were multiple conflicts in the novel, rather than only being a novel about returning to Haven and to safety.A complaint I do have is that there aren't many named side characters. Paperglass, like Haven, is driven by the core main characters, with side characters making a brief appearance to say something and then sit on the sidelines until they were necessary again or dying on the page. As a consequence, they felt very much like tools to drive the plot forward, rather than actual characters. They could have been a little more vibrant. Another consequence of that is that Paperglass becomes a romance novel with fantasy thrown in. The focus seemed a bit heavier on Rune and Katelyn's relationship this time around, and less on the conflict and mission that the characters are on.I was interested, however, in the inclusion of Dylan. It wasn't clear if he had survived at the end of the last novel or not, so I was surprised to see him alive and moderately well when Paperglass started. I do like when you can't always tell what antagonistic characters are up to, and having Dylan in Paperglass was something that created tension and made Katelyn question the morality of her past and current decisions.Although the characters do bother me a little, Paperglass is a book that I enjoyed because the world is rich enough to make up for the lack of characterization. It also helps that these novels are very short reads; they're engaging for the four hours or so that it takes to finish reading them, which is good if you want to read straight through them in an afternoon. Paperglass built upon the foundation started in Haven, so I enjoyed it a bit more.4 stars.I received Paperglass from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Maria
    2019-03-24 11:38

    Update 1.0I'm so excited to read this book. It's only been a day but I already misses Rune.ReviewWhat I like about this book is that it depicts two type of worlds: Utopia and Dystopia. Katelyn lives in a better world while Rune is still fighting in a war in their world as a Dragoon. The pacing of this book is quite fast but I'm not sure if I like it or not. On Katelyn's second return on the Outside World, she now have a mission and that is to rescue her mother and her team who went outside 6 months ago for a Historical Research. Her mother's team doesn't have a clue about the current war in the Outside World and their importance in it. Therefore, only Katelyn can help the team to go back to Haven safe and sound. Unknown to Katelyn, her friends Ruby, Sterling and Kyle followed her Outside World. Thus, their group is set in an adventure to rescue the other historical research team who are in prison inside the Prince's castle.My thoughtsI want to say that I like the second book but actually it didn't reached my expectation. But that doesn't mean I don't love it anymore. A lot of things happened after Katelyn left the Outside World. Katelyn' and Rune's world are very interesting and I love to explore more about it, but the second book didn't give anything that will excite me. However, I was so excited to see that Ruby and Kyle are now part of the Outside World. I hope on the third book, we will get more idea of the Outside World and the secret/conspiracy of Haven. Katelyn as a character is still okay but on this book, she's a bit boring. Dylan is also back but not as much as a bad guy. And of course, Rune is still awesome especially now that he has another reason to live. (view spoiler)[Not to be a lifeless soldier but a light and saviour of his people. (hide spoiler)] There are new characters in this book too. They were not explored much yet but I hope they will be included in the next book.The romance is as minimal as it can be. It makes me hungry for more, so that's why I'm so excited to read more. I love the way the author depicts the love of our star crossed lovers. On the first book, it's already obvious that they want to stay together but because of Katelyn's circumstances, she can't stay nor he can live with her. So they have to be separated... more or less, forever. They have to sacrifice for their own people.There are more things to improve and I hope the author has more things for us in the future. The story has lots of potential and hopefully not to be wasted. I crave for more Haven and Outside World. I want more information of the Princes and how the war started. Why did the Haven people cut their ties in the Outside World hundred years ago? What are the Lurchers and who created them? Who is sending them papers and researchers in the Still Well from the Outside World? Lots of question in my mind that would hopefully be answered in the next book.

  • Caroline
    2019-03-13 08:03

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Paperglass is the sequel to Haven and picks up a year after the events in the first book. If you haven’t read Haven yet – What are you waiting for? The book is amazing!Anyway, in Paperglass we find our heroine, Katelyn, graduating from high school, ready to set off in the world. After leaving her peaceful haven in Haven (see what I did there? Sorry…) Katelyn vowed never again to leave Haven for the war-torn outside world. Then, everything changes. A man commits an act that puts many lives in jeopardy, including Kaelyn and her friends. Soon she finds that Haven’s government is hiding things from it’s citizens and Katelyn is tasked with using her talent of finding anything to lead a rescue team to the outside world to rescue a group of Havenites who have left their protective country and ventured into what was unknown to them, but a world Katelyn knows all too well – she bares the scares. Unwilling to bring more people to the outside world and risk their lives, she sneaks off to rescue the team, led by an individual going by code name Paperglass. Once back on the outside, Katelyn finds herself in an alliance she doesn’t quite trust, and three other surprises are waiting for her. Paperglass reunites us with characters we knew and loved... and hated from Haven, as well as introducing us to new characters and more of the outside worlds war and politics. There are twists and turns, just when I think Katelyn is home free, safety is torn from her. Everything is so well thought out and put together, it just flows from one scene to another. The only reason it took me 11 days to finish this book was because I had to read another book for my job. If you loved Haven, Paperglass will surely keep your attention and leave you desperate to find out what happens next, in book three of the War of the Princes series, Monarch.NOTE: Paperglass was previously released under the title Dragoon.

  • Lenore Kosinski
    2019-03-17 05:46

    4.5 stars -- great followup to the first book. Again, lots of great action, an intriguing and unique built world, hilarious banter between characters, a flawed protagonist that has been thrust into the craziness again....oh yeah, and Rune. *sigh*Hmmmm, how am I going to do this review without giving anything away? Impossible. Maybe I will just say that I enjoyed this one equally as well as the first, but there are still a few tiny things that bothered me on occasion (but obviously not enough for me to round down). 1) Katelyn could get a little caught up in her maudlin self-defeatist attitude...luckily that was usually countered with a friend calling her on it. And really, she does have a lot on her shoulders, though she really could learn to lean on her friends and allies more. 2) Sometimes the details about the world became overwhelming, and since I'm actually the type of reader who needs a lot of realistic touchstones to enjoy a story, it became taxing on my imagination....it's really a personal preference thing. (ie I enjoy paranormal, but usually not all out fantasy)3) Huh, I thought I had a 3rd, but now I can't think of it.I really do enjoy that these books don't have cliffhanger endings...they set up for the next book, but you can still feel you got a bit of a conclusion in there. That being said, I am *not* looking forward to Monarch based on the synopsis...NO KATELYN NO!!!In summary: Prepare for intensity, prepare for heartbreak, prepare for horrifying images, prepare for snark....good stuff.

  • Pamela
    2019-02-28 09:47

    This series just gets better and better. I tore through book two in a single day. This went from being a story that I was casually enjoying to one that I am emotionally invested in. I love the premise that each person has a specific gift or ability that is required to keep the "machine" of life moving... yet she also includes characters that have no special abilities that make a serious mark on the world. I think what tipped the scales for me was watching the illusion that Haven is some sort of utopia crumble away. Margrave Hest was a fascinating character. I thought her lingering need for a connection to someone or something was well done and, evil as she was, I actually felt sorrow for her at the end. The development of the characters of Brendon and Dylan Axton I also thought was very well done. Anxiously awaiting the next installment!

  • MichellemyBelle
    2019-03-07 08:36

    5 stars! Great story and character development. I love when characters are introduced and one by one we are kept in the dark as to whether they are good, bad or indifferent. They are simply presented to us allowing their true usefulness to the storyline to be unfolded slowly and carefully. Characters I thought I would hate in this book, I loved. Characters I thought would be insignificant and broody, I loved. It's a sign of a great storyteller to manipulate your feelings from one page to the next. I am immediately downloading book 3! What a dangerously captivating world A.R. Invanovich has created!

  • Jackie
    2019-03-08 09:42

    I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. It was as amazing as the first one. I was sucked into Katelyn's eyes and I truly felt her fears, sorrows, and contentment. It was incredible. Since I knew the social hierarchy of the Western Kingdom already, it was a bit of an easier read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

  • Wendy
    2019-03-14 09:00

    This continues to be a good series, well-paced, and the characters are developing—especially Rune—he’s come a long way from the dragoon he was in the first book. Very interesting developments as to the safety of Haven and of Breakwater. Katelyn learns about her mother, and she and her friends rescue Professor Block and learn some truths about Haven. Hmmm. I am so glad I have all of these to read at once!

  • Krutula
    2019-02-25 09:43

    After narrowly escaping the war-torn outside world with her life, Katelyn Kestrel vows to never again venture beyond the mountains of Haven Valley. But just as Katelyn begins to prepare for life after high school—a normal life with no warring princes, no dangerous magical abilities, and no handsome, duty-bound soldiers—the outside world comes crashing into her reality once again.A team of explorers from Haven has been captured by Prince Raserion, the leader of the Western Kingdom. Only Katelyn, with her remarkable ability to find anything she looks for, can hunt the team down and bring them home. And only Katelyn knows just how much trouble the explorers—and all of Haven—are in . . .The princes have been searching for Haven and its people for seven hundred long years. Like it or not, Katelyn must go back to the outside world and rescue the captives, or witness the destruction of everything she’s ever loved.After the events of Haven, Katelyn is looking for a stress-free life. Even though she feels a bit disconnected and pines for Rune, she realizes that things were for the best and is ready to move forward. Now, a year later, she is pushed back into that hell, when she is sent on a mission to retrieve a government operative who is trapped in the outside world. This series, I have gathered so far, is a lot of adventure and so this time we have a sea-faring quest, with a literal flying (okay, hovering) ship. Unfortunately, she also has tag-along which she didn't want, but is now responsible for. This chapter in the saga takes them to the front-lines of the war, a place where a Margrave exists and so does the Shadow Prince, making it very dangerous for her if someone were to discover her real identity. Masquerading as a Historian, she sees with her own eyes how the Dragoons are trained and conditioned, and sees the real brutality up close Our main character, Katelyn, is a strong smart girl - someone who is intent on doing the right thing. So when she thinks her estranged mother is trapped in the hellish outside, she sets out alone to retrieve her. When she goes undercover and mingles with the Margrave, she tries to find some shred of humanity in her. When she sees Rune trapped along with his fellow rebels, she goes to rescue him even though she would be in greater danger if caught. For all her powers, she is still vulnerable to the Commands. And discovering the truth about her home and the people there, and that of her mother, would have discouraged any person, but she endeavors to save her home and the tormented people in the outside world. This book also gives us more about Haven, and getting that explanation was good, because it was getting a little incredulous at first. About Rune, I am still not convinced about how his character is built; there are inconsistencies and their romance is anything but organic. Overall I would say, read for the story, adventure and the thrills - that's where it excels. Received a free galley from Alloy Entertainment, via Netgalley; this does not influence my opinions or the review.

  • M. Kircher
    2019-02-23 05:43

    I finally finished this book after weeks of trying to make it through. I have to say, while the beginning of Dragoon drags, the end is well worth the effort. I found the first book in this series, Haven, on a random Amazon search and was instantly hooked. Haven was well-written, intriguing, had snappy dialogue, and lovable characters. I was quite thrilled to find such a gem.Because of this I had high hopes for Dragoon, and was a bit disappointed—but only for the first couple of chapters. The start of the book felt disjointed and the dialogue was stale. I had a hard time connecting with Kat again, and remembering the minor characters of Ruby and Sterling. It was also difficult to make peace with the dramatic shift in Dylan's character from book one. I don't want to include spoilers, but let's just say his personality and "good/bad" characterization does a lot of flip-flopping in these two books. The action begins not too far along into the story, which is helpful in a second book. And once things get rolling the reader is able to get sucked into the story-line again. Once I had pushed through the rough parts, I found myself loving Dragoon. You quickly want to know what's going on with Rune, will he and Kat ever reunite, how will Dylan play out his new role, and will the town of Haven remain hidden from the evil rest of the world?? By the climax of the novel I was staying up late into the night to read. I won't say that this book is as good as The Hunger Games, but there are elements of it that come close. The way that Ivanovich describes what the outer world has become and how they will sacrifice even innocent children on their quest for power and dominance, harkens back to many of the Hunger Games themes. The steampunk elements are fun, but not super integral to the story as other steampunk novels like, Leviathan, by Scott Westerfeld. I think the steampunk vibe helps certain parts of the plot flow and make for a more believable make-believe world, but overall am not blown away by them.The characters of Rune, Kat, Carmine, Sterling, and even Dylan were all fleshed out wonderfully. And I hope that in book three there will be a bit more of Ruby, she always seems to get thrown on the back-burner. The evil Prince and the Margrave were sufficiently evil and terrifying, and the climax is a nail-biter.I give this four stars, despite the slow beginning chapters, because the rest of the book is truly an enjoyable read! Well done.

  • ɑƨħŵɑɡ ♥Team Magnus Damora FOREVER♥
    2019-03-16 03:51

    Paperglass picks up a year after Haven, after Katelyn managed to escape her capture and returned to Haven Valley. But the thoughts of Rune are still haunting her. Will she meet him again?Soon in the story, Katelyn is forced, because of her ability, to join a mission to bring back some Haven soldiers who have gone missing. Kyle and Sterling also go with her. They get captured again by Lord Brendon, Dylan's brother, who tells Katelyn that her mom is a live and is called Paperglass. But she has to take Dylan, who is in prison, with her to look for her brother. Dylan has tried to kill Katelyn in Haven and much to her dismay, she accepts.I find this sequel more interesting in terms of plot. It moved from point to point all the way until the last chapter. Especially during Katelyn and Dylan's pretense to be Historians. I was very interested in that weird place they were in. Rune, the doomed dragoon and love interest, did not appear until halfway through but what an appearance he made (view spoiler)[trying to kill Katelyn thinking that she betrayed him *tsktsk* (hide spoiler)].The reveal of who is Paperglass was rather unexpected. (view spoiler)[Katelyn thought it was her mom but it turns out it was one of the four soldiers who were captured. (hide spoiler)] But the flashbacks to Katelyn's mom told too much about the Kestrel family's dilemma. I wonder would Katelyn ever meet her mom?!The characters were no different than in Book 1, except there was more Kyle and other characters as well especially woman, which was a minus point in my review for Haven. Personally, Katelyn seemed a bit tougher in Haven than she did in this one. Now, she is more Mary Sue-like. Dylan still is more rounded than everyone else. Rune is just Rune but I liked how he finally got the happiness he deserves. Kyle is such a sweet guy.Overall, I think the plot in this was more interesting than the first but the characters and scenes need more build up.

  • Jacqui
    2019-03-22 11:48

    This is the second book in the series and is a fantasy novel for young adults and up.Katelyn has returned to her seemingly normal life in Haven and graduation day has arrived. The celebrations are disturbed by a man intent on destroying the weather station and yelling about paperglass. This means that Katelyn's hope of the outside world not interfering in her safe valley is dashed. She is recruited as a field agent by Haven's Hall of Defense to go back to the outside world and use her ability of the Pull to find a team that had gone through earlier but have vanished. One of whom was Katelyn's real mother. Ensnared in the war again, she is joined by old friends and new acquaintances who become comrades. And as always, she adds many villains to her list of enemies. Will she find paperglass in time to protect her valley from the dangers that face it?Book 2 started off a little slowly for me but picked up the pace and added its importance to the story. I'm enjoying the way that the bits making up the story are revealed and how they are combining to make cohesive sense. As new abilities manifest themselves we learn how they all work together as cogs in the machine. Kat and Rune's story gets taken further but I'm hoping that more of Rune and Ruby's stories will be explained. You can sense that they play more important roles so hopefully more background will be offered later. I like how Kyle comes into his own in this book and how assumptions about Dylan in the first book are proved right and wrong. The historian and airship aspects were interesting additions. New villains like Margrave Hest and her training regime of the children showed a chilling new dimension in the callous way people are treated in the outside world.A great story which adds to the series in its own right and is not just a carry through to the next book. Enjoyable but I wasn't blown away.Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to review the book.

  • Haley Keller
    2019-03-20 05:49

    I can't remember the last time I sat down to write a book review the same day I finished the book. I'm so eager to talk about this one though. That being said, I won't say most of what I want to talk about most because I want to keep this spoiler free as much as possible. It's always challenging to talk about later books in any series because I don't know if I should write as if the reader (of the review) has read the first book or not. I tend to go with the more cautious approach of not spoiling the first book, despite some spoilers already being in the synopsis, so this review may be briefer. It doesn't mean I enjoyed the book any less.In fact, I'm more or less in love with this book. It's one of the sequels that made me fall in love with the series even more. I would consider it one of the best fiction books I've read recently, and it feels like the first time in a long time that I've enjoyed a fantasy series this much, which I'm very happy about because I've been craving a good fantasy series for a while now.This is one of those series that has managed to surprise me quite a bit so far. I have this idea of what I want to happen, but I don't have a clear idea of how the story will get there. It's one of those stories where I can't tell where things are going, and I also feel like it's been a while since I've found something like that. I enjoy only being able to guess and not feeling like I have any great guesses at that.That's all I'll say in my attempt to not include any spoilers, but I think I'm going to have to get my spoiler-filled thoughts out somehow in the future. I'm also happy to say that I already have the next book because I want to start reading it as soon as possible. I'm excited to see what happens next.I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.http://hmweasley-blog.blogspot.com/20...

  • TheBookLionizer
    2019-03-04 11:59

    I've waited so long to read this book and the moment I had it, I devour it like an ogre starving for months. I don't care if I got book-hangover I got Monarch already.Gravity! It was so good, so much plot development and so much details about the situations, the surroundings and the abilities. It's like you're there, you feel their emotions. I put my fist in my hand when Rune was commanded to slash Kat's leg. I love this series so much, the first book was brilliant and this one is ahhhh.... wondrous! The Steampunk-style, characters that are not ninnies but determined to make things right and of course, we get to see Thayer again and he's all that we expected of him- Loyal, generous, self-sacrificing with a beautiful face and a beautiful soul. It's so sad and horrifying to read about the children being drain, especially Rune's sister, horrible! And of course Sterling's death, I was not expecting that, it was the saddest moment. Each character had a role to play, even Dylan whom we hated the last book. I still don't like him but maybe he can be salvaged, guess that's what his brother thinks. And now that they met the Prince Rosarion, well his shadow, now we'll meet Prince Varion, I won't expect anything good but I hope Kat and Rune stays together and have a happy ending, that Kyle, Ruby and Carmine stays alive too, even Dylan.Come on, no more drain dry death. XD Beautiful book Ivanovich!

  • Theresa
    2019-03-15 05:06

    4.5 StarsIt feels like I've been waiting for this book forever, but it was worth the wait. The beginning is a little disjointed, but once the story got going it kept me glued to the book until I finished it. Dragoon picks up one year from when Haven left off. Katelyn is recruited to head back to the Outside to rescue someone important to her. Along the way she meets some new friends, see some old ones and makes a lot of new enemies. She's thrust into the heart of the war, witnessing even more horrors than she did in her previous trip, and she has to make a lot of tough choices. Katelyn grew up a lot in this installment and I loved how she still stayed true to herself. The action scenes and world building are very well done. I'm already anxious for the next book (though this one does not have a horrible cliffhanger or anything).I have some spoilerish comments too: (view spoiler)[ The banter between Katelyn and Dylan was pretty funny and once Rune joined in it was hilarious. I think one of the best parts of the book was how the author kept Rune true to character. As a rigidly trained solider who has dealt with the horrors of war, being a dragoon and everything those things entail, I'm glad Rune didn't immediately turn into this mushy "lover boy" to Katelyn. Ivanovitch did a great job showing his gradual acceptance of Katelyn's affection and the author's attention to detail in his character development was perfect (i.e. how even at the end he was uncomfortable sitting for long periods).(hide spoiler)]

  • Jessica | Booked J
    2019-03-05 10:56

    “Love can transform the most sensible person into a blindly brave fool.”As a note, an e-galley of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. One year after the events of Haven, A.R. Ivanovich’s The War of Princes series continues with its second installment, Paperglass. It’s time to say hello to familiar faces and expand our knowledge of this world. Buckle up, kiddos, it’s going to be a long and bumpy ride in the best possible way.With new plots and dangers, Katelyn (who has only just now graduated high school) is forced on a mission to the outside world to use her gift to find a group of missing people from her home. Initially, she doesn’t accept this position, but when she is told her mother is one of the missing–her mother who abandoned her all those years ago–she allows the pull to move her search.There are a few things that fuel this mission. Her knowledge that she would be the only one able to find them and find their way around the outside world, as she had been there previously, the fact that Sterling betrayed her abilities to his father (his ability being he can sense others powers) and a small fight with one of her best friend’s, Ruby.And maybe a little bit of desire to see her love, Rune, again. Continued @ BOOKEDJ.

  • Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
    2019-03-03 11:42

    https://celebrityreaders.wordpress.co... According to Goodreads, this book has two different titles. This one is called Paperglass, the other one is called Dragoon. Both are titled as book 2 in The War of Princes series but they are the same book. I chose this one because this is the only one available on Amazon.This book totally threw me for a loop. I wasn't expecting the turn it was going to take. The supporting characters take a more prominent role in this one. Which really makes this story deeper. I mean, even if they didn't have more spotlight time the story would have been great, it just added that extra layer to the story though, ya know? The stakes are higher, the love is deeper, and the magic is more powerful. We learn more about the politics of the both worlds in this one and the author adds more world building as well; making this story really come alive to me. The first book was great, this one was better. I'd like to point out that I loved how the author was able to change her characters temperaments and make me believe it. This is a tough thing to do IMO. I can't wait to see what adventures Katelyn and Co. go on in the next book.

  • Rebekah
    2019-03-17 05:46

    This is a very strong 4. I enjoyed it immensely. I tried to reread Haven but I ended up scanning the last half of the book because I was so excited to read this one.Ivanovich really puts a lot of detail into her books. Its both wonderful and frustrating. It wonderful because it adds so much vividness into the story and characters, its frustrating cause sometimes I just wanted to get to the meat of the book. She seemed to bring a lot of things full circle in this books, explaining a lot of the origins and how things worked. *small spoiler*I swear throughout most of the book I thought Hest was going to turn out to be her mother. I just kept waiting for the Pull to pull her to Hest.I really enjoyed how these characters developed through this book and was glad to see more Katelyn's friends. I really really liked at end of the book when Katelyn started playing the blame game and Kyle just put the smack down and told her that he would be happy to talk to her when she was done. I liked it cause I guess I grow tired of the whiney/whoa is me, everything is my fault protagonist. I am pretty sure there will be another book, but it ends in a spot, just like the first book that she could choose to write another book or not.

  • Heidi
    2019-03-08 07:06

    Dragoon occurs about a yearish after Haven. Katelyn (Miss Kestrel) is struggling with living in the peaceful world of Haven. When she is attached by one of her classmates, she accidentally uses her ability to shock him, and is taken into custody by the authorities. She finds herself again headed into the outside world, this time not an exploratory mission, but a mission to rescue others who were sent out.Again she finds herself with the shunned member of the love triangle from the previous book, and longing for Rune. In this book Ms. Ivanovich redeems Katelyn a little; however I still find her to be extremely selfish, and her invincibility complex makes her reckless at times. The other characters from Haven in this book, bring a wealth of information about the society in general from which Katelyn and the other Haven Valley residents come from, and a selfish desire to keep the youth in the dark about who they really are. In the end Katelyn is faced with the result of her choices, and the choices of others, having to take on a roll that she isn't prepared for. I look forward to book 3 coming out.

  • Angela
    2019-03-20 06:51

    Ahhhh! This book has a lot of self-blame and distrust, but Kat has become more mature and tougher. Nothing like another trip to the Outside world to remind you that ignorance is bliss. Unfortunately, Kat isn't the only one from Haven to go outside which of course complicates everything. I'm not going to lie, I think I was just as eager to see Rune as Kat was, but she was mature enough to not act on her desires for the greater good of Haven. What we know about Rune is mostly from what others told Kat and his actions from the first book. Again in this book he proves to be brave and selfless. The budding relationship between Kat and Rune is important (and I love reading about it), but neither one of them uses their attraction to one another to shirk their responsibilities. This series is more focused on the conflict currently on the Outside and the ever-increasing threat to Haven. We learn a bit more about the Princes and the war, but there is definitely more to come in the next book and I can't wait. :)

  • Rachel
    2019-03-09 07:42

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a review.Wow. Just wow. It's books like the ones so far in this series that make me love to read so much. The imagination and talent that come with creating a story like this is just beyond me (hence why I'm a reader and not a writer). This book was just a great follow up to Haven. If you enjoyed Haven you'll enjoy this one. The only downfalls were that it was a touch slow when they were looking for Paperglass in the palace and that I did not like what happened to Sterling. I kept hoping that maybe Ruby would have some sort of super healing ability that could return him to his pre-drained state. An ability like that could come in really handy. Other than that the characters were imaginative and showed a good amount of growth in this installment and the plot line was just exciting. Another book where if I didn't have a 6 month old I'd have read it without stop until I was done. Unfortunately a 6 month old doesn't allow for uninterrupted reading...;).

  • K.T. Brison
    2019-02-24 10:56

    Paperglass is the second installment of The War of Princes series by Ivanovich. Yeah, I reviewed the first one last week, but I am binge-reading this shit, so you're going to hear all about it. These books are incredible. You know how sometimes you read the first book in the series and then the next one isn't quite as good and it just gets worse from there? These are so not those books. They actually get better as you go, like The Hunger Games (books, not films-the reverse is true with the films) or the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield. Paperglass is even faster-paced than Haven, and the danger was more palpable since I already knew the dangers of the Outside world. Can I just say my heart pounded nearly the entire time I was reading because I was well aware the whole time of the tightrope Katelyn was walking? How often do you get that from a book?! Only when it is done extremely well, and Ivanovich has the stuff.Read full review at www.litmamahomeschool.com

  • Richelle Zirkle
    2019-03-20 08:37

    I didn't even take a break between Haven and Paperglass. I couldn't wait to return to the fascinating world A.R. Ivanovich created in the War of the Princes...At the outset of this Paperglass, we discover a few notable things... 1. Haven has been receiving regular "deliveries" from the outside world. 2. Since those have stopped, a group from Haven has been sent "outside" in order to gather information.When that mission goes awry, Katelyn is tasked with returning to Lastland in order to recover the missing using her unique gift of the Pull. Ever true to her nature, she does it on her own terms. I won't spoil what happens to Katelyn and those who were determined/tasked to join her, but I will say that this rapidly paced story left me ready to start Monarch (Book #3) immediately. If I'm honest, I already started it! ;-) I really can't get enough...I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.

  • Audacious Society of Literary Critics
    2019-03-08 09:39

    Paperglass was just as good as Haven, in terms of writing and plot. Seeing the characters grow was nice, but they didn't feel entirely real or 3-dimensional. One exception was Dylan, and his transformation was a bit startling and quite dynamic. The two different worlds hidden from each other remind me of those in the Graceling trilogy by Kristen Cashore. It's a good idea, and while this book has many good ideas, they need to be executed in a more lively, unique and interesting way. Most of the time I felt as if I wasn't really involved in the events of this novel. Some parts of Paperglass were a bit boring and could have been written more clearer or in a more compelling way. I think the main thing this novel lacks is interesting character interaction.I recommend this book to fantasy lovers as well as those who enjoy different worlds, elemental magic, and truly scary/evil villains.

  • C. Erani Kole
    2019-03-24 10:50

    It says I read this years ago but for the life of me, I can't remember. Sad, really. ANYWAY this is a definite must read series. Action-packed, full of adventure and I like the MC. The idea of her friends being with her in the outer world was fascinating, but they didn't get to be there all the time. I suspect they'll be used more in the next book, and that maybe this was more of a way to introduce them into their important roles.I was so happy to see Rune again XD But his reaction gave me a heart attack! The big reveal was shocking just as well, and damn. It made me so mad, I could spit. I felt so bad! But what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.I liked the writing style, though I got impatient at times and skimmed to the action and teasing romance. I'm glad this wasn't too romantic, but that it had enough to satisfy my romantic streak.