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Mirage by Kristi Cook

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442443013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 215,760
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kristi Cook also publishes adult titles under the names Kristina Cook and Kristi Astor. Her YA novels include Haven, Mirage, Eternal, and Magnolia. Kristi lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. Visit her at Kristi-Cook.com.

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Mirage 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for MIRAGE to be released and it is fabulous! I picked up HAVEN on a whim and was immediately hooked. Violet and her friends are strong young women navigating their teenage years - typical except they all have their own special "gifts". And then there's Aidan... you'll no doubt be drawn in by the "Aidan Effect"! I love the clever way the story continues exploring the present and past that draws Violet and Aidan together and the forces that threaten to separate them forever. We also learn more about the other characters, like Tyler and Jenna, but there is more to learn. MIRAGE is thoroughly enjoyable, you won't be able to put it down. Be forewarned however - you'll be left immediately ready to star the countdown to book three and I don't think three books will be enough to learn all we want to know about these charming characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I first read Haven, I didn't think it could get any better. Then, it did! Mirage is the most beautifully woven story that takes you right into it, and I honestly could not put this down for the life of me! I read it all day and night, and upon finishing, I didn't know what to do with myself. The story is fantastic, the characters are unique and lovable, and the writing is superb. If anyone has not read this, it is a must. An absolute must!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is even better than Haven! I swear, if there isn't a sequel, I'm going to shoot myself. You can NOT just leave it hanging like that! What's Aidan's punishment gonna be? What's gomna become of Violet and Dr. Hottie? What about Patsy, in Turks & Caicos - does she die? I NEED ANSWERS!!!!!! I also need Aidan & Violet to be together forever! I wish he would just turn her -_-
RomanticTeen More than 1 year ago
I was surprised to see Mirage on the shelf at the bookstore, for I looked online when the new book was coming out, but totally forgot! I read this book in 6 hours and it was simply amazing! I can't believe I have to wait longer for the 3rd book! I was starting to wonder when was all the action going to happen, when it struck suddenly at the end... Yet, even this was a GREAT book, I found it a bit predictable... Again all in all, it was great! There was great romance that made me hungry to read more! Can't wait for the 3rd book!
myralexis More than 1 year ago
omg this book is the best i cant get away i hope the year goes by fast for the third!!!
Nickyrian More than 1 year ago
I rate this 4.5. I would have rated it 5 if Ms. Kristi Cook has reintroduced the characters to the readers on the first two chapters since it has been a year passed. Otherwise, I have enjoyed reading it. Ms. Cook has kept the suspense until the end. She has also added new interesting characters. No love triangle...thank goodness for that, or I would have not enjoyed my reading. The cliffhanger is good, except for the part when Aidan and Violet has parted their ways. My heart aches for Aidan. I have to wait another year for the next installment. Ugh!
fanaticfan137 More than 1 year ago
i love the book mirage such a tragic end but leaves you guessing what is to expect for the next book not only had aidan and violet are left to be wondering if their love could actually conquer all whether is the risk of being torn by their unexpected fate but rather aidans torture to love violet and being control around her ... i recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance or just need sa book to make them feel great :) i did really enjoy this book just as i did enjoy the first one hopefully kristi cook doesnt take long to write the third one ... so far not been disappointed by her writting its safe to say that i enjoyed reading the haven trilogy :D
CindyisWriting More than 1 year ago
MIRAGE was one of those books that I couldn't wait to get my hands on. HAVEN, the first book in this series, was amazing and the countdown to MIRAGE was almost painful it was so long. But, wow, when I finally did get to read it, I was so not disappointed. In fact, MIRAGE may be even better than HAVEN, a feat I didn't think could be possible. Violet and Aidan have spent the summer apart and are finally about to come back together at the start of the book. Violet's impatience to see him is palpable and, I must say, something I felt myself. How would Aidan be in book two? Is it possible he'd still have the same effect on her (me/everyone else) as he'd had before? Surely, not. But, oh yes. Yes, he does still have that same effect, and then some. Excuse me while I swoon. Aidan and Violet's relationship heats up in many ways, but there is also a lot of uneasiness surrounding them too. It's not exactly written into their words, but you can feel it all the same. It doesn't help that there is a murderer on the loose, Violet's visions are increasing in urgency and she's learning more and more about her Sabbat history. The secondary characters in MIRAGE really took a front seat, and I loved every minute of it. Tyler especially. You may remember him from book one, but if you don't, I wouldn't worry. After MIRAGE, I'm not sure you'll be able to forget him. And then there's Matthew--or Dr. Hottie as the girls of Winter Haven like to call him--he's certainly fulfilled his role in this novel as well. I love that MIRAGE didn't follow the typical "book two break-up" of so many other YA novels out there. It went a way all its own and was all the better for it. MIRAGE is a heart-pounding, pulse-racing adrenaline rush of a sequel that's packed with mystery and sexiness in all the right ways. MIRAGE left me screaming at the last page wanting more. Let the countdown for book three begin!
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BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
  I didn't really remember much from Haven except that I enjoyed Violet's character, I was in love with her boyfriend Aidan and the story swept me away. Getting back into the Winterhaven world was easy though. There was enough recap to catch me up but not take away from the story.     It continues on as the new school year is starting, and keeps dealing with the issue of the cure, and other plotlines from Haven.     There are some steamy moments with Aiden and Violet and I loved those. There was also reasonable doubt placed in Violet's head, and I like that she pushes for the truth despite the consequences, and that she loves and accepts even when she finds out the truth.     There were some new characters and also some rocking returning secondary characters, and I also enjoyed getting to know them better in this one.     There are hints at a love triangle/square thing, and a bit of flirting going on, but I am glad that it didn't go beyond those hints. But I am glad that it explored that line with boy and girl friendships and how those work, and can be confusing and cause serious jealousy.     I really enjoyed this sequel and flew through it.  Bottom Line: Great sequel. Loved being in Violet's head again, and swooning over Aiden. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well for the frist chapter i think is gettin each time really intersting which i really like this book and the first one which is Haven:)
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This was amazing, teh way it keeps you guessing teh whole time!
LarkPaula More than 1 year ago
Mirage was exactly what I was hoping for in a sequel to Haven: more of my favorite characters from book 1, new characters who are easy to love (and fun to hate), and new plot complications that take off in deliciously unpredictable ways. The book begins after the spotlight couple have spent the summer apart, Violet caring for her ailing grandmother while Aidan works on his project in the lab. Their joyful reunion does not lack chemistry, I am happy to report. I am also happy to report that the chemistry, while not lacking, causes a major complication in their relationship. In Mirage, we get answers to some questions (why Violet looks so much like a woman from Aidan's past, for example). We also get plenty of questions to replace the ones that are answered. And we get an ending that will have you holding your breath for book 3. Of all the books I read in a year's time (somewhere around 70), there are a handful that I consistently recommend to those foolish enough to ask. This series is part of that small sampling which get recommended. I guarantee that Mirage will be on my Best of 2012 list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I soooooooooooo excited to read this!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVED haven so i know i will love this one!!!!