Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Mirage by Kristi Cook

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It's where you learn what other prolific readers are eagerly anticipating. This week I've chosen Mirage by Kristi Cook. It's the sequel to Haven and the second book in the Winterhaven series. Check out what it's about...

Book Two
Danger looms large in the sequel to Haven, which Booklist called 'a blend of the Gemma Doyle trilogy, the Twilight saga, and Lois Duncan's thrillers.'

Violet McKenna is back for her senior year at Winterhaven and thrilled to be with Aidan after a long summer apart. But while their love for each other is as strong as ever, their troubles are far from over.

News of a rogue vampire on a killing spree sets everyone on edge. While Aidan is determined to stop the killer, Violet is chilled by a horrifying vision she simply must prevent...for if she can't, two people she loves will meet a violent end.

In the midst of Violet's fear, a mysterious newcomer enters her life - and he has some vital information not just about her past, but about her future as well. Now everything Violet held as truth is upended, and she is left not knowing whom to trust, if she is in danger, and - worst of all - whether she and Aidan are really meant to be together.

While it may not be clear here, Aiden is a vampire, Violet is a vampire slayer and her destiny is to destroy him. Now, you may be thinking that vampires are past their prime in the world of storytelling, but I'm telling you, this novel is so good! There are some very original elements in this story. I was quite surprised. The author took the whole vampire thing and made it fresh and original. The cover of either of these books don't do the series justice, in my opinion. You have no clue what the story is about by looking at them.

The only problem with these trilogies is that they usually come out a year apart. I read the first book, Haven, in February 2011 and I've forgotten a lot of the really cool particulars...*sigh*....I just know I loved it and need to get up to speed with the story.

Has anyone else read this series?

Mirage releases June 05, 2012 by Simon Pulse.


Book One


  1. Need to read the 1st one. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. You know, I never got around to reading Haven, but I need to. Did you write a review of it? I would love to read it.

    Happy WoW!

    1. No, Kelsy, I didn't do a review of Haven, but I should have. Sometimes I just run out of time...

  3. Yes, that's the only thing I hate about series. The fact that you have to read them seperate: or you must wait a long time so you can read all the books at once.
    I haven't read them yet, but I think they sound great.

  4. I haven't read Haven, yet, but I'll read it soon. :D

    My WoW

  5. Sounds like a great series. I don't think vampires have run their course just yet. Some books are just that good. I have to check out the series. Great WOW.


  6. I haven't read this series, but looks interesting and I like the cover. Thanks for sharing. Here's my Teaser

  7. I haven't read any books in this series, but they do sound tempting. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's MY WOW POST

  8. this is a new series to me, thanks for sharing!

    Crazy Book Slut's WOW!


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