Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.
This week's pick is Kristi Cook's 2011 release Haven, coming February 22 from Simon Pulse.
Summary: 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.
My Thoughts: Supernatural aspect? Check. Hot boy? Check. Premonitions of the hot boy dying? Wait, what? Yep. This one looks like a great take on the seeing the future thing. Nothing is grittier about having such an ability than seeing people die, whether you know them or not. Add in the fact that she had seen her father's murder before it happened, and this takes on a new level given the underlying element of truth. I most definitely want to know why she's seeing his death, and how the pair is intertwined. And a side of steamy romance is always welcome...