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.
First of all let me begin by saying I love love love loved this book. I had problems putting this book down. It was that good. And once I finished reading it I couldn't wait to share my thoughts with Damaris. And we spent a good half hour just talking about it. We're such nerds. LOL.
So in this book you have Violet, a sweet teenager who moved to New York with hopes of leaving her secrets behind. But little did she know that everyone at Winter Haven had secrets of their own. As she settled in and made new friends, they revealed to her that everyone their had talents and gifts. Working hard on settling down and keeping up with her classes, she caught the eyes of the most cutest, most quietest and mysterious boy in school Aidan Gray.
Soon after they start dating, new dilemma's came into play. Which tested their bond and affection for another. Their relationship was being tested and so was their faith. Together they had to overcome their biggest obstacles of both their lives.
I love this book. I was hooked from page one. With this book, you didn't have to read too far to get drawned in. You get sucked in from Chapter 1. I've had the privilege of meeting Kristi Cook after reading "Haven" and might I add she was such a sweet and down to earth person. If I have to give this book a rating I'd give it 6 out of 5 stars!
Don't forget "Haven" comes out on 2/22/11 so go out there and get it. You won't regret it. "Haven" is a definite MUST READ and a GOOD CHOICE for READING!
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