Monday, February 14, 2011

Haven by Kristi Cook


Title: Haven
Author: Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Received: Simon and Schuster Galley Grab

Violet McKenna isn’t a normal girl with normal teenage issues; she has more to contend with than most people could handle. Violet thought she was just crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder. Her life started falling apart when her premonition came true. She’s had flashes of other events too. The problem was nobody believed her until she found a new school: Winterhaven.
At Winterhaven, Violet finally feels like she belongs. She quickly finds a close group friends and discovers that they too have psychic ‘gifts’—as do all the students at Winterhaven. But as soon as she feels settled she discovers the most intriguing and alluring boy she has ever met, and things quickly go awry. As the attraction between them grows, intense visions of the boy’s death start to haunt her. In her premonitions the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself. And to Violet's horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a critical—and deadly—way.

Haven absolutely blew me away. This was a book I was eagerly anticipating but it was nothing like I expected. It was so much better than that.

To be honest, I had no clue what this book was even about. I knew there was an boarding school and some funky powers going on though. I guess when all the reviews said it was like some book (that I won't mention, because if you haven't figured it out yet, I really don't want to spoil it) I should have released what it was about, but still I remained clueless, till I actually finished the book. And I love being surprised in a book! It was really a treat.

Haven combines so many paranormal elements in it, that you might think it would get confusing, but no it wasn't confusing at all. I was so caught up in the storyline, and the characters. And I finished this book quickly.

One thing that annoying me, a little, was Aidan. He was extremely hot and cold, just like Violet says. But he could still be a total nice guy. And Violet was such a great character and so were all her friends at school. You could really relate and understand all of them.

Overall, this was a great book that would be great for any paranormal romance fan.



Lisa said...

Great Review. This book sounds so good and I can't wait to read it. I really enjoy books with boarding schools for some reason and paranormal boarding schools are so much better.

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