The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on August 22, 2018 (currently $3.99 at Amazon and available in Kindle Unlimited as of writing this post)
Overall rating 4.38 with 107 ratings and 27 reviewsNo Safe Haven by Kyla Stone
Published by Indie on August 13, 2018
Run to save your life—or stay and fight for what's yours...
Isolated at her family's wildlife refuge in northern Georgia, Raven longs to escape. Instead, she spends her days shoveling manure for bears and wolves—until her father contracts the deadly Hydra virus.
Desperate to help him, Raven journeys into town to get medicine, only to discover the outside world is collapsing into chaos. There are no police, no laws, and no hospitals. No one is coming to help.
The wildlife refuge she once resented now offers sanctuary—plenty of food, shelter, and the safety of electrified fences. Using the skills her father taught her, Raven knows how to survive.
But the threat is just beginning. The electrified fences may be failing. Even worse, a dangerous gang tracks Raven back to the refuge. And they'll stop at nothing to take what she has...
Raven can run. Or she can stand her ground, risking everything to defend the animals—and her home.
I always pick my Thrifty Thursday books on a variety of criteria. I look to find something in the genre I am wanting and the overall ratings. Sometimes, I try to find one to fit a reading challenge. This time of year, I am working to read all the new release ones since they count for the New Release Challenge.
No Safe Haven is the story of a very new adult in a world where things have gone very badly. Raven is rather immature but is well trained in her own isolated world to survive. The story is jam packed with action as the world heads from bad to worse. A few times, it doesn’t seem realistic she could survive when she has a bit of TSTL actions.
Overall, I really enjoyed Raven’s emotional process of coming to terms with the hard reality of survival. She has to place a value on different lives, including her own. I love her skills with outdoor survival, and her affinity with animals.
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now, what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.
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This does sound exciting and I like these kinds of survival stories, too. Yay for one more off the TBR pile. 🙂
It had a lot happening. Some of the themes were familiar and some weren’t. It reminds me a little of one I listened to earlier in the year. But I definitely liked it, even with small issues.
I wonder if she grows more in later books. Doesn’t sound like a bad read for free.
Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart
Well I hope so too. Since this just came out in August, 2 months ago, there aren’t any more. Yet. But I’m interested in them.
I think I have this one. The cover caught my eye and it was free at the time. Need to go see. I’m working on my TBR pile too. Now to not add so many more. LOL
I really liked it. Yes I try to only pick ones I actually think I will read but that seems to be a LOT.
I love how you’ve created a challenge for tackling your freebies! Excellent review, Anne.
Thanks Jonetta. Something had to be done. I mean here I read one this month and added like 30 some. Well, retirement when I won’t be running around as much is coming and reading will be there.
This is a great review, Anne. I can absolutely see why you gave it 3 stars. It has it’s good points – action and some character development eventually – and it’s bad – Immature heroine and TSTL moments. I’m glad it wasn’t a dud of a read. I might check it out sometime. 🙂
Thanks Brandee. I REALLY enjoyed this but the character wasn’t quite realistic since she would have only survived by luck, even tho she had survival skills. I do want to continue the series because I thought it was interesting world-building and characters.
I really like the sound of this book. The premise is really interesting. I have collected so many freebies over the years and I really need to make more of an effort to actually read a few of them.
I really did enjoy this. My enjoyment level was probably a 4, but I could see the need for further character development and world-building so it ended up a 3 if that makes sense. I had to start doing this Thrifty Thursday to start reading at least some of them. One a month is not so good. I hope to read multiple of the Christmas ones I have for HoHoHoRAT and eventually do more than one a month since I get 5-15 a week!!!