Violet has never fit in—she is the weird girl who has seizures. Only she knows that the seizures are actually psychic visions, always violent and always about someone she loves. Now, during her junior year, she has an opportunity to start fresh, and fit in, at Winterhaven, a boarding school in New York where everyone has psychic abilities. There she makes new friends, and the cutest guy at the school, Aidan, seems mesmerized by her. But then the visions reappear, and this time she sees Aidan in a pool of blood, apparently killed by Violet herself. Cook’s first YA novel reads like a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan’s thrillers, and it will find a wide audience among female fans of gothic novels. With a brooding, almost hypnotic atmosphere, the story’s pace is relentless. Even though the reader often figures out the truth (especially Aidan’s being a vampire) long before Violet does, these discoveries will not take away from the tale’s appeal. Grades 9-12. --Melissa Moore
"Cook’s first YA novel reads like a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan’s thrillers, and it will find a wide audience among female fans of gothic novels" --Booklist
"If you're looking for a refreshing and unique paranormal read, look no further because Haven is the book for you. Filled with interesting plot lines, well-developed, relatable characters, and a swoon-worthy romance, this a book that manages to have it all and more!" --Lauren, goodreads.com"Haven
is a riveting, exhilarating and spectacular new story from a promising debut author that I couldn't get enough of. Days after finishing the book, I still can't get these characters out of my head. Haven
is a book I will read again and again!" --bookscompleteme.com
"Seriously sexy... Hand this one to fans of Gray’s similarly themed Evernight
and to all the girls who have broken the bindings on their Twilight books."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"I love love love loved this book. I was hooked from page one. I'd give it 6 out of 5 stars! Haven
is a definite MUST READ and a GOOD CHOICE for READING!" --Wanda, goodchoicereading.com
"X-Men meet's Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Twilight... had me hooked, and left me wanting more. Haven
was the perfect mixture of mystery, romance and paranormal. If you're a Twilight fan, or a Buffy fan, then you'll love this book. "
"The pacing and structure of this book are extraordinarily good. The suspense builds and the action gets more intense, as does the anticipation of the development of the relationship between the main characters.
For me, this is a perfect marriage of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight and Lauren Kate’s Fallen. This book has all our favorite qualities, all in one lovely, satisfying package.
Anyone who likes YA paranormal needs to read this. Seriously- now. Go get it."
"With a fast-paced plot line, continuously unfolding drama, a bit of romantic anticipation and a few well-timed twists, Haven is bound to be a favorite." --New York Journal of Books