Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating!
I first heard about it from PageTurnersBlog.

I've only done this once, but with all the great books I keep hearing about, I decided I had to do another! I haven't decided yet, but I might try to keep up with this weekly meme.

My Waiting on Wednesday this week is:
Haven by Kristi Cook
Publication date: February 22, 2011

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.

I first heard about this book in mid-November. It sounds really great because it's right up my alley, but the different twist this time, in that the main character with the paranormal ability isn't isolated without anyone understanding what's going on. In Haven, Violet is going to a school where everyone is the same as her. I think this will allow the story and characters to be more open rather than the typical have-to-keep-it-secret-or-people-will-freak-out deal. Also, it's coming out on my birthday. I think it's meant to be!

What upcoming releases are you looking forward to?


  1. Sounds like an interesting twist on the YA paranormal genre. I'm kind of sick of the same old thing, so different is good!

  2. I agree! I'm excited to try out this new look on YA paranormal.