June 16, 2011

Haven by Kristi Cook

Haven Haven by Kristi Cook

Published February 22, 2011 by Simon Pulse

Hardcover: 416 pages

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.

Haven was an incredible book. I'll have to apologize in advance for this review; I just can't form my feelings for this book into something comprehensible.

Right from the start, I knew this book was going to be one of my favorites. And it is! The characters: brilliant, amazing, real. The school: cool, mysterious, and reminded me slightly of Hogwarts (Harry Potter). The main character: wow, relatable, deep. Shall we say, the love interest: oh my gosh, ridiculous, and made me wonder, "Why isn't anyone in real life like him?"

This book was: W-O-W, beautiful, fun, exciting, page-turner, "What's going to happen next?", I'm going to read this again, amazing, fantastic, supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus, wonderful, fantasy, awesome, I'm begging you to read it, great, good, emotional, and every other good adjective in the world.

Haven by Kristi Cook was a masterpiece, and highly recommended :)

Five Stars

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