Haven by Kristi Cook

Apr 11, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub. Date: February 22nd 2011
ISBN: 1442407603
Pages: 320 pages
Source: Publisher
From Goodreads.com:
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.

I didn't know what to expect when I received this book. I hadn't saw many reviews, but I thought the summary sounded promising.

Kristi Cook is a wonderful writer and she had me interested from the start. She beautifully created Winterhaven and the story within it. It is set at a wonderful pace and I could not put it down. There were even a few surprises that caught me off guard.

Violet was your average girl who happens to have a 'gift'. I liked her because she was smart, but not perfect. The other characters were pretty good too, all of them served a purpose.

I like paranormal books, but I feel like many paranormal books are becoming very similar. Kristi Cook created her own world though and I definitely enjoyed it. Haven is different from many paranormal books and I was very pleased with it.

Overall this was a good book and I am excited to see what happens in the next book.

Rating: 4 stars / 5 stars

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