Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Haven - A Review

Haven - Kristi Cook (S&S egalley)

Product Details

  • Pub. Date: February 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
  • Format: Hardcover , 416pp
  • Sales Rank: 258,768
  • Age Range: Young Adult
  • ISBN-13: 9781442407602
  • ISBN: 1442407603


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.

My Thoughts:

This was an interesting read. Parts of it seems a bit like Twilight and Vampire Diaries mixed with a bit of Buffy. But regardless, I liked it. I think Winterhaven would be a school I would love to attend if I had the special gifts the students had there.

I admit Kristi got me very curious about the history of some of the students. There were a few mysterious characters that I would love to learn more about and I look forward to reading more in the next segment. I am curious enough to want to see where the series will be going and will be waiting for round two in the series.

Author's Website: Kristi Cook


Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh great! Sounds like a winner! :) I've been curious about this one. I think I just might have to add it to the list. :) Thanks!