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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Haven by Kristi Cook

Salve Readers!

Okay, I just finished a book called Haven by Kristi Cook. I would give this book a three star because while the main character is original, the story and the plot is not, I had a lot of Twilight deja 'vu throughout the novel, when Aidan and Violet were falling in love, and Aidan's problem with being with her and the whole he's there one minute and the next minute he is gone. Still, it was a pretty good book and I think the fact that this story takes place in the school where there are people with special gifts is cool. Also, I think the supporting characters are great. I love the room mate Cece, Kate, Sophie, and Marissa.
Something that I don't really like is that there were a lot of loose ends, which sort of bugged me a lot. Like, What was with Jenna? Or Joshua? What are there friendships going to be like? Why does Jack have a brother, and how is he going to save him? Is Aidan ever going to make Violet a vampire? And what about the rest of the vampire world? Some many questions with so little answers. I just hope that in the sequel which is coming out soon, that at least some of these questions will be answered.

Summary: "Violet doesn't understand why she feels drawn to the Winterhaven School. She just knows it's the tight place for her. When she discovers the school's secret, it all makes sense: Everyone at Winterhaven had psychic gifts. For the first time in her life Vioet doesn't have to hide her visions. She's always seen them as a curse, but now she can hone her ability and try to control it.
But she's thrown completely off balance when she meets the most alluring--and most mysterious-- boy in school. She's never connected with anyone the way she does with Aidan, and the intensity takes them both by surprise. But as their relationship deepens, she begins to have visions of Aidan's death--and sees that she is the one who's fated to kill him.
Violet's never been able to prevent her visions from coming true. But this time she'll do whatever it takes... even if it means sacrificing her own life for the boy she loves." - Inside cover

Favorite quotes: "Cold was the new hot" - Violet McKenna
                          "Hey c'mon, Vi. Snap out of it. Stay with me, love." - Aidan Gray

Song: Wherever You Will Go by Camino Palmero
           She's So High by Tal Bachman

I give this book a 3 star because I think it is a good story and many young adults will enjoy it, however it is not as original as I had expected.

Miss Reader

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