Haven by Kristi Cook

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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 of 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.

About Kristi Cook

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Kristi Cook also publishes adult titles under the names Kristina Cook and Kristi Astor. Haven and Mirage are her first YA novels. Kristi lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at Kristi-Cook.com.
Published February 22, 2011 by Simon Pulse. 421 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Violet has always kept her psychic visions a secret, but at Winterhaven, her new boarding school, every student has a paranormal “gift.” On her first day, Violet notices mysterious, aloof mega-hottie Aidan Gray, who reads her thoughts and speaks to her inside her mind.

Feb 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Haven

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I’m still willing to give the subgenre a try because sometimes all it takes is one book to make you fall in love again, but it’s going to take much more to impress me these days.

Apr 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Haven

New York Journal of Books

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With an immediate and extremely strong connection between them, Violet and Aidan will not only have their own strengths and abilities put to the test, but will also learn that together, they are even more powerful than they thought.However, when Violet’s visions show Aidan lying in a pool of bloo...

Feb 22 2011 | Read Full Review of Haven

San Francisco Chronicle

Overall: Rating: TWO STARS Food: Rating: TWO STARS Service: Rating: TWO STARS Atmosphere: Rating: TWO AND A HALF STARS Prices: $$$$ (Most main courses $25 or above) Noise rating: Noise Rating: THREE BELLS Talking normally gets difficult (70-75 decibels) Prices are based on main courses.

Feb 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Haven

The Overflowing Library

That was because every single idea in this book was taken from somewhere else e.g: Girl falls for brooding dark stranger who is hot and cold with her all the time = twilight Boy turns out to be a vampire = twilight vampire has lived for 100s of years and wants to be good = buffy girl t...

Aug 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Haven


I worried over a disappointing meal when Haven opened last fall — a little too early, I felt, like so many restaurants do.

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From Goodreads: 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.

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