From a distance, the Haven Institute, tucked away on a private island off the coast of Florida, looks serene and even beautiful. But up close the locked doors, military guards, and biohazard suits tell a different story. In truth, it is a clandestine research facility where thousands of replicas, or human models, are born, raised, and observed.
But when a surprise attack is launched on Haven, two of its young experimental subjects—Lyra, or 24, and the boy known only as 72—manage to escape. As they make their way through a new and menacing environment, they meet a stranger named Gemma, who has embarked on a perilous quest of her own. And as Lyra tries to understand Haven’s purpose, she uncovers earth-shattering secrets that will change the lives of both girls.
Gemma has been in and out of hospitals her whole life. A sickly child, she has grown into a lonely adolescent whose life is circumscribed by home, school, and her best friend, April.
But after she is nearly abducted by a stranger claiming to know her, Gemma starts to investigate her family’s past and discovers her father’s mysterious connection to the secretive Haven research facility. Hungry for answers, she travels to Florida, only to stumble upon two human models, or replicas, 24 and 72—and a completely new set of questions. As Gemma tries to unravel the mysteries of Haven, she learnes terrible truths about herself and her family that will threaten to destroy everything she loves.
Two girls, two stories, one novel.
While the stories of Gemma and Lyra mirror each other, each contains revelations critically important to the other story. Their narratives can be read separately or in alternating chapters.
In two different town there are two girls Gemma and Lyra. Gemma always being bully, have over protected folks. When day she encounters a stranger which makes her question what’s going on in Haven. Haven is where Gemma father works out with hidden secrets have yet be discover, but what does it have to do with Gemma? In meantime a girl name Lyra lives at haven herself, with others that look like her. They been peck at and probe. Never have Lyra and the rest of her look a likes set foot outside. This book has two point of views on how the girls met and what secrets they find out about each other. This book is a quick read which I enjoy. Get to switch back and forth between chapters to each girls point of view or read it one story at a time. So happy that book two shall be coming out this year in the fall. So enter Haven and learn the secrets for yourself. Happy Reading. Here is a cover reveal and mini summary for book 2.
Lauren Oliver continues the two stories of Lyra and Gemma in another epic, masterful novel that follows the girls as they continue to search for the truth surrounding the mysterious Haven Institute.