That being said, I left BEA with a signed copy of Haven and I was chomping at the bit to read it. Once night I got done with my nightly email/blog/Facebook time and tried to go to bed. But of course, as always happens when I'm so tired I can't stand it- I laid there for 30 minute wide awake. I thought, hey- I'll just read a few pages of Haven and it'll help me sleep. Not what happened. Instead, I learned that Haven is a cause of insomnia and not the cure. Long story short, I was up until 5 AM and read the whole book. Then when I did fall asleep, I had crazy dreams filled with Aidan. Now let's get this out in the open, some people see similarities between Haven and Twilight. I thought of Twilight ONCE during the entire book and it was over something small and just plain goofy. Aidan is not Edward. He is a hundred times better than Edward. I'll get to the why later. But I digress, on to the summary and review!
Violet McKenna transfers to Winterhaven School after moving with her stepmom to New York after the death of her father. She thinks that she'll be attending a regular boarding/prep school where she'll fence and study. What Violet doesn't know is that she didn't really choose Winterhaven, it chose her. After arriving at Winterhaven, Violet begins to notice strange things going on around her as well as the handsome boy who is assigned to catch her up on her classwork. Aidan doesn't pay attention to the other girls in school but he notices Violet straight away. As the first day continues for Violet, she realizes that the secret that she has kept for most of her life is what makes her like everyone else at Winterhaven. Winterhaven is a school for students with a little something more that makes them special. Talents that they need to hide from the outside world. As Violet settles in at Winterhaven, she learns more about Aidan and the two become closer. But the "something else" that makes Aidan Gray special is something that Violet may not be ready to know about. Once she does find out the truth, it sets her on a path towards her own destiny- one where she and Aidan fight together against a common enemy.
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Haven receives 5 Fairies for the hotness that is Aiden and the wonder of this new world.