Thursday, February 24, 2011

Haven by Kristi Cook

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.

This book was surprising in so many ways. I really didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. Haven flowed really well. The writing was superb, as well as the characters and the voice. Kristi Cook wrote surprising twists and turns that I found absolutely invigorating. Though Haven may not be a completely original idea, I find it hard to compare it to any other books I’ve read in the past. Violet was a character that I loved spending time with. She’s a strong female lead character that I think a lot of people will be able to relate to.
Haven has a bunch of thrilling surprises and secrets. I highly recommend it to people who enjoy books about mysterious schools, amazing characters, and killer writing.

FTC- Publisher


the Vintage Bookworm said...

I have heard both great things and bad things about this book. The summary sounds really good, and the cover is really pretty.

I think, once I can get my hands on it, that I will try and read this. :)

Great review!

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