Series: Haven # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy
Author: Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: February 22, 2011
Book: Simon and Schuster Galley Grab Program
What I like most about this book was how easily it flowed. I enjoyed the writing, the plot, and most of all the characters. Violet is joining a new school in which she feel inexplicably drawn to. She also carries a deep secret she has been holding her whole life. With one day on campus, she meets Aiden who has seem to not only catch her eye but she has captured his heart as well.
I loved Violet. She is a character who I can relate to right away. She is strong, beautiful, and took everything in about the school in stride. Violet didn’t have a very good life and I was proud of how she was able to move on without anything holding her back. Her reaction to the big secret was one I did enjoy seeing.
Aiden was the hot mysterious guy I could just not get enough of. He loved Violet and did anything and everything for her. He put his life at risk with protecting her and the experiments he is doing.
The ironic twist of the book is a very good surprise. Ms. Cook definitely added some spice to the book with the secret. It added just enough pretense in the book to the buildup and the ending is great. I will admit it did break my heart a little and even made me cry. Nonetheless, Violet is strong and went on to want her destiny called her to.
If you like a new school with some deep secrets read this book. The love between Aiden and Violet will leave you speechless and breathless. Ms. Cook made this book not only enjoyable but easy to read and get into. The debut was absolutely fabulous!
I give it 5 BITES!