Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review: Haven


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.


This book had a good plot line that kept me engaged the entire time and the characters were so easy to fall in love with. Violet was a great character. Occasionally she'd do something where I'd want to grab her by the shoulders and say "Don't do that!" but it was probably those instances where her unique personality came through the most, so even then it she was still a great character. And Aidan...oh Aidan. What's better than a mysterious guy that we get to see more and more snippets of as the story goes on and I won't say more about him because I don't want to ruin any of the fun about finding out who he is for yourself! The other side characters, Violet's friends, were great additions to the story as well and it was fun to see what each of their special gifts were.

Even with some themes that have been used commonly through Young Adult, this book still holds its own and bring its own special twists to the story that kept me interested and wanting to know what would happen next and how it would end.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! And YAY for an engaging plot line and lovable characters! I want to read this one now :D