Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Haven

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

Haven by Kristi Cook
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: February 22, 2011

Summary from author's websiteA chilling destiny she can’t escape.

A devastating love she can’t resist.

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 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.

There's also a different summary on Goodreads that gives a few more details, but it seemed a bit spoilery (definitely check it out if you want a few more details).  It does, however, say that Winterhaven is located in New York's Hudson Valley, which is a very different place to put a boarding school.  It seems as though fictional boarding school seem to be concentrated in New England (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont) or the middle of the country (like in Vampire Academy).  The New York setting makes me very happy.  Plus the fact that Winterhaven seems to be a school for "gifted" students sounds like an interesting take on the boarding school story.

Check out Ms. Cook's:
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


  1. I love the sound of this one, I'll definitely be looking forward to it. Nice pick :)

  2. This one sounds really good...I appreciate that you avoided the summary with too many spoilers :)
    Hope you enjoy it when it comes out!

  3. This one sounds so good, thanks for posting about it. I'll be putting this on my TBR list for sure

  4. THis sounds like such an intriguing read. I'm putting it on my TBR list to remind me. Thanks for a great WOW!!

    Here's my WOW for the week

  5. I love the sound of this one - great pick!

  6. This book looks really good. I didn't find the Goodreads description spoilery but I did it add it my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW Pick

  7. Putting on my looking into list, thanks for the heads up!

    My WOW this week at Housewife Blues and Chihuahua Stories is for an Anthology

    jackie ^_^

  8. Ok, this one sounds really cool and I'll have to pick it up. Thanks for sharing something I've never seen before!

    Please stop by and visit my pick:

  9. This book sounds awesome!! It's going on my TBR list!

    I'm a new follower :)

    Check out my WoW here!

  10. I love the cute and simplstic cover. I hope you get your book and that you enjoy it. Check out what I am Waiting on Wednesday for.

  11. Like the cover and the book sounds interesting. going to have to check this one out.

    what I'm waiting for can be found here.

  12. This was one of my WoW picks a few weeks ago - love that cover!

  13. This does sound interesting! Great pick, I'll be adding it to my list. =)


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