Book Review: Haven

Author: Kristi Cook
Pages: 320 pgs
Reading Level: YA
Released: February 22nd 2011
Review Source: Simon & Schuster

I think what made me love this book was that I found some similarities from other books that I love as well. When I say similarities, I mean more in the sense of what I read caused the same emotions in me as I did in the other books. I don't feel that the book copied others at all. The book flowed at such a great pace the whole time. I would have read this book in 24 hours if it not had been because my family being sick. Kristi debut was Amazing! I never felt lost or too busy reading throughout the book. Everything is well blended. The paranormal elements go well with the supernatural elements. The romance just takes you back to high school days.

Violet is our main character and she is great. Kristi wrote her in a way that she doesn't annoy you while reading about her. You actually relate to her and feel what she is feeling. Violet has to transfer to new school when her Step-Mother moves to NYC. That's when Violet picks the school Winterhaven to attend, it called her you can say. She learns by the second day of school that its not you ordinary boarding school. The school boards gifted students just like her and she no longer has to hide what she is. She immediately makes friends. She also meets Aidan because they ask him to help her catch up with her studies. Well that was all it took for them to find each other but its not that simple of course. You will want to pick this novel up and find out what takes place at Winterhaven? Will Violet make it in there?

Summary: (from goodreads) One month into her junior year, sixteen-year-old Violet McKenna transfers to the Winterhaven School in New York’s Hudson Valley, inexplicably drawn to the boarding school with high hopes. Leaving Atlanta behind, she’s looking forward to a fresh start--a new school, and new classmates who will not know her deepest, darkest secret, the one she’s tried to hide all her life: strange, foreboding visions of the future. 

But Winterhaven has secrets of its own, secrets that run far deeper than Violet’s. Everyone there--every student, every teacher--has psychic abilities, 'gifts and talents,' they like to call them. Once the initial shock of discovery wears off, Violet realizes that the school is a safe haven for people like her. Soon, Violet has a new circle of friends, a new life, and maybe even a boyfriend--Aidan Gray, perhaps the smartest, hottest guy at Winterhaven. 

Only there’s more to Aidan than meets the eye--much, much more. And once she learns the horrible truth, there’s no turning back from her destiny. Their destiny. Together, Violet and Aidan must face a common enemy--if only they can do so without destroying each other first.


  1. I keep seeing this book but didn't know what it was about. Sounds kinda like X-men with the school aspect. ;) Thanks for the review!

  2. Yara, I love this book SO much! This is seriously an amazing story and I'm so very glad you enjoyed it too!

  3. @Jenn it does have a Xmen feel now that you mentioned it.

    @Cindy Yes I loved it. Aiden is a hottie


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