Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: Mirage by Kristi Cook

(Winterhaven #2)
by Kristi Cook  
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Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781442442993
From Publisher for Review & Blog Tour

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Seventeen-year-old Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven, and thrilled to be with Aidan after a long summer apart. But when a violent and disturbing vision begins to haunt her, Violet suddenly feels unsure of everything: who to trust, if she is in danger, and—worst of all—whether she and Aidan are really meant to be together. (Goodreads)
Mirage is the much anticipated follow up to Kristi Cook’s captivating debut novel, Haven.  I was so excited to finally get my hands on a copy of this book, and to also participate in the blog tour for the book! I just couldn’t wait to read it. I remember in my review for Haven that I mentioned that the book and characters reminded me of The X-Men meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  When I met the characters once again in Mirage, it felt exactly the same way!

Mirage picks up a few weeks after Haven leaves off. It’s now senior year for Violet and the crew, and Violet wants nothing more than to see Aidan again after their long summer break apart.  But their last year of school is not going as smoothly as they hoped. A rouge vampire is on the loose, killing innocent people, friends are pulling away from the each other, and people prove to be not at all what they seem.

I love the characters in this series SO much. Violet is such a strong character. I love the relationship between her and Aidan. Ah, Aiden... He’s one of the very first male protagonists that I fell in love when I started reading YA books. He’s so mysterious and alluring; I just can’t get enough of him.  Together, these two make a great couple. They definitely have their trials in Mirage, but their love is still strong.

Violet also has some really great friends that we get to meet again in Mirage. I love Kate, Sophie, Whitney and Cece. Although there is quite a bit of drama between them, they are all such great friends to Violet. We are also introduced to some new characters along the way, on in particular that I’m still quite unsure about. I’m definitely hoping that we will learn a bit more in the next book.

The storyline was very well thought out, and the pacing for the book was just right. I flew through this book in just a few hours time. The book ends on a pretty big cliffhanger, and I’m dying to get my hands on the next book just to figure out what exactly is going to happen next! (Oh, the agnoy!)

Overall, if you enjoyed reading Haven, you’re definitely going to enjoy reading Mirage! This series just gets better and better. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm really excited for this book! Glad you liked it. Great review :)

  2. i haven't heard a lot about this one yet! thanks for the great review!

  3. Don't hurt me but I didn't read Haven! Yet, anyway. After your review of the follow-up and it being just as awesome as Haven, I think I'm going to have to add this one to the list. Love when you just hate to leave characters behind and then they come back in the next story and it's like old home week!

  4. It's been so long since I read Haven I might have to go back and skim over it to refresh my memory! I do remember that I LOVED it though! Can't wait to read this one! Great review :)


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