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 by Kristi Cook
ebook, 416 pages
Published 2011 by Simon & Shuester
I love boarding schools! I would just love to go to one, and when i find books with that kind of schools i can't resist.
Unfortunately the book disappointed me. After the first 3-4 chapters you can see right through the end. And what's good when you know what will happen? I did read it all though. The writing was light and close to me. And the main idea of the story with the boarding school was kinda cool. The mind-reading parts (which was only at half the book) where the best part of me since they were really funny.
But that was all. The story is something of X-Men, Twilight, Fallen in one story. Of course there is a vampire guy. And of course wants to stay away from the girl cause he drinks blood and he is ashamed of being a vampire and blah blah. I was also expecting more cool psychic powers than some mind reading or astral projection. The headmaster was too much of Dumbledore as well. As for the characters, neither liked them or disliked them. I had different feelings for them at each scene.
I can't say i recommend the book. I still can't see something special about it.
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