February 09, 2011

Review: Haven by Kristi Cook

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: February 22nd 2011 by Simon Pulse

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.

WOW! I don’t even know where to begin…

I am one of those people that judges a book by its cover. The minute I saw the cover for Haven I was pulled right in and I just had to get my hands on a copy. When I was given the chance to read Haven by the author herself, I was ecstatic. It was simply one of those books that you just KNOW is going to be good.

Well, it was good alright, in fact it was more then good! It was AMAZING! I loved everything about it! From the first page to the very end, I was glued to the words. I probably would have finished reading Haven in less than a day if it wasn't for work. The story started off one way, and completely took a turn into another. I actually found myself saying "oh snap!" out loud LOL. Didn't see that coming at all!

Violet arrives at Winterhaven just expecting it to be like any other school. She quickly makes new friends and falls right into place. Not long after her arrival she captures the attention of Aidan Grey. Aidan is a student at Winterhaven who doesn’t really converse much with anyone. He’s a mystery to everyone and this makes him even more intriguing. I quickly fell in love with Aidan and Violet's relationship. The way their feelings developed made me want to fall in love all over again. I found myself in awe throughout most of the story. I feel like I am going to keep repeating myself about how much I loved their relationship. Aidan was just perfect in every single way.

I highly recommend you read Haven by Kristi Cook. From the writing to the characters, and the CRAZY ending, it’s one big emotional roller coaster. And I mean this in a good way. I loved it and I don’t know how many times I can say I LOVED HAVEN! A Definite Must Read!

5 out of 5 Stars!


  1. Great review! Can't wait to read it. :)

  2. I love this book too! I really like the connection between Aiden and Violet. Nice review!

  3. I am glad to hear you thought this was amazing..since I have really been wanting to read it too. :)


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