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Mirage (Winterhaven #2)

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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.
Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published June 5th 2012
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Jennifer Armentrout
Oct 23, 2011 Jennifer Armentrout marked it as to-read
Wooot. More Aidan!!! Nuff said.
Cindy
Jun 11, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
Okay....Okay....Where to even begin? I shouldn't really. I should just stay hushed about this...but SQUEAL!!!!!!!! I love this book. LOVE. Full review coming closer to the release date.

Updated! Full Review:

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 tha
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Ferdy
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This was slightly better than the first book. I still don't like the romance between Aiden and Violet though. Its creepy that Violet looks like Aiden's dead ex girlfriend. I just can't bring myself to believe in the romance between them because I don't buy Aiden's feelings for her. Its pretty obvious that the only reason he's with Violet is because she's the spitting image of his first lover… His feelings for Violet aren't really genuine because they're based on another woman which is mo
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Jena
Jun 12, 2012 Jena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aidan. Aidan. And, oh yeah more Aidan. That's what we all wanted right? Well don't worry he's back and effecting as ever *insert sigh*! Kristi certainly doesn't disappoint with the sequel to Haven. It's everything we could have asked for and more. Sexy, constantly on edge, and full of thrilling moments. Mirage is a constant page turner with an end that will have you begging for the third book!

We start off back at Winterhaven, where Aidan and Violet have been apart all summer. And, they are both
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Amalie Howard
Jun 13, 2012 Amalie Howard rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Cool new characters, fascinating mythology, and so much more of the deliciously mysterious Aidan Gray!!! If you loved HAVEN, you won't be disappointed with MIRAGE! Can't wait to get my own signed hardcopy and add to my Winterhaven collection.

And now the "official" review:

Local Westchester resident Kristi Cook is back for her second installment of the HAVEN series (Simon Pulse), MIRAGE. If you think vampires are done, think again … because the mysterious—and sexy—Aidan Gray has
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Bebe
Feb 02, 2016 Bebe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016, 2016-favorites
When I started this series. I didn't think I would like it. I was totally wrong. This was sooooo much better than the first book. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read Eternal by Kristi Cook.

xoxo,
Bebe
Kim Smiley
Another good story carries over into book two, with A LOT of unanswered questions/unresolved situations at the end.

The gang is back at Winterhaven for their senior year in high school. Violet is excited to see Aidan again. All summer she stayed at her grandma's house so she hasn't seen him in a long time. And he is still working on a cure so he can no longer be a vampire.

This book brings in a couple new characters. Tyler, a senior who came from a sister school and Dr. Hottie as the girls call hi
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Paula  from Reading Lark
I love this series. I think I might even love book 2 more than I loved book 1.
If you like YA paranormal at all, you really need to give these a try.

Did I mention that I love this series? ;)
Marivin Lynoor
wow,,,,, i can't wait!!!!!!!!!
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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 r
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Jennifer  Howell / Late Bloomer Online
Mirage is everything a sequel should be. Introduces some new characters, keeps us updated on the characters we love, introduces new obstacles to the characters and is a continuation of the story we have a connection to which is why we are reading the sequel right? Kristi does all this and more in Mirage.

After being separated from Aidan all summer long, Violet can't wait to not only start her senior year at Winterhaven, but be reunited with Aidan again. Of course, the wonderful feelings of reunit
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Paola
Jun 19, 2012 Paola rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars out of 5
I LOVED IT, LOVED IT.
Oh my god the end just left me excited, speechless, stupid, screaming, crying and wanting more. There HAS to be another book, I need to know what happens next. Okay, I can't believe the whole Sábbat/Megvéd thing, I mean Dr. Byrne?! Oh sweet lord, even though I'm not gonna lie I kinda suspect it when they found out about the legend and the mark, it was pretty obvious.
I somehow though Violet was gonna kill cute-and-sweet Aidan Gray because of her visions, but
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Wanda (Good Choice Reading)
Jun 07, 2012 Wanda (Good Choice Reading) rated it really liked it
Mirage is the perfect sequel to Haven. Mirage leaves you in suspense and wondering what's going to happen next. Kristi Cook introduces you to new characters and they blended it right in with the rest of the Winter Haven Crew. I really enjoyed these new characters. They create new chemistry with Violet and her friends, which I really liked.

It's senior year at Winter Haven and the crew is just coming back from summer break. But senior year won't go as easy as planned. A chain of unfortunate even
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Lillian
Aug 12, 2012 Lillian rated it liked it
Frankly, the general plot is predictable. Our heroine is the usual character: beautiful, smart, strong without effort, and attractive to every male she encounters. All of her guy and girl friends magically get together to make the perfect cluster of couples for the group. Ultimately, she's a flat character. I found it hard to really appreciate the book simply because I knew what would happen already. The mystery behind the topical girliness is fairly interesting and some of the supporting charac ...more
Haley
Jan 15, 2016 Haley rated it it was amazing
I really love this series. A boarding school for psychics, a girl who’s destiny is to kill vampires, and a really hot vampire who’s ambitious to for the cure for vampirism. Not your typical vampire book, but kind of typical for the paranormal romance + boarding school genera (Similar to Hex Hall, Vampire Academy, Dead Beautiful…ect.). I really love paranormal boarding school books.
So, in this book Aiden is really eager to find the cure to vampirism so he can be human and live with Violet and gro
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Radiant
Jun 09, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it
I loved Haven so i was pretty eagerly waiting to read Mirage too..
And yes i loved this one tooo...Aidan and Vi's story got more and more complex than making it simple.

And now there's some out there who's trying desperately trying making Aidan as bad and make him and Vi separate.I have my guesses who they can be but i am not sure.And the entry of Tyler is no less of suspense and so the new revelation of sabbat history(I was pretty shocked to know about it)!

I thought there will more clue's as to w
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Alice Liu
Jun 30, 2012 Alice Liu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm officially annoyed with Violet and Aiden. It seems in this day and age that more girls are realizing that you should never ever change yourself just to please a boy. The same holds true for boys, but Aiden seems to have missed that memo. Can a person survive if he alters his very nature, or will he invariably lose himself? I had a little problem believing that Aiden really needed to change himself from a vampire into a human this very instant so that he can stay with Violet: One, it's incons ...more
Andge (Down the Rabbit Hole)
A rather quick read, Mirage picked up months after the events of its predecessor, Haven. Things seemed relatively normal in this second installment, which to some people might be a little boring. I will admit that it suffers a bit from second-book syndrome.

A new student has transferred to the prestigious Winterhaven, a private school for the gifted. He joins the gang of friends Violet has made since the previous school year. Aidan is still on his quest for finding a cure for himself. Yada yada
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Penny McGill
Jun 28, 2014 Penny McGill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, romance
Just loved this second book in the series. Kristi Cook is doing a wonderful job of mixing fantasy with real world friendships and school in her world. It is a dream of a book and the kind of thing I know I would have loved to read when I was that age (although I likely would have spent considerable time brooding over the fact that I wasn't being sent to this school when really, I belonged there too) and I have been having a great time passing it along to teens @ work this week. Some are a bit he ...more
Heather Daub
Sep 30, 2015 Heather Daub rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-and-read
4& 1/2 stars! Really enjoyed this. This series is starting to become one of my favorites.
Monika
Nov 06, 2012 Monika rated it really liked it
It was amazing but it had a shitty ending.
diana (chaotic reader)
Look at that!! It looks gorgeous!
Laurel
I would recommend reading this immediately after the first book. And if you are picking up the series after a while and really want to read this, brush up on Haven first. Because this boom just throws you right in with the assumption that you read, remember, and comprehend everything from the first book. If you don't you mint find it hard to slip back into the flow of the book or may not enjoy it all together.

Mirage is still well written but if you are not into the series don't try to force your
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Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Mar 14, 2016 Les Chroniques Aléatoires rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Je tiens tout d’abord à remercier Dizouille pour cette nouvelle LC qui m’a permis de lire ce livre au plus vite et éviter que je mette le livre dans ma PAL pendant 20 ans lol Mais venons en fait au fait, j’ai été déçue par ce second tome des aventures de Violet et Aidan. Les ressemblances avec Buffy sont de plus en plus flagrantes, l’histoire est plate et manque de punch, la romance est quasi-inexistante… Bref, heureusement qu’il y a des nouveaux personnages qui pimentent un peu tout cela, sinon ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

MIRAGE, the second book in Kristi Cook’s Winterhaven series, once again draws inspiration from popular sources such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Vampire Diaries, and Twilight creating a sequel that is no less fun for it’s familiar story types.

Yes, Violet is a mystically chosen vampire slayer who falls for a vampire. Yes, the Aiden refuses to bite her and despises his own nature. Yes, it turns out Violet looks basically like the clone of Aidan’s firs
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Amanda
The second installment in the Winterhaven series takes up at the beginning of senior year for the same cast of characters we met in the first book and one new introduction: Tyler. The intervening summertime is summarized that Violet had spent the summer taking care of her Gran who had suffered a stroke. After arranging for a care taker to stay with Gran and Lupe Violet feels a bit more at ease when returning to school. She returns to school anticipating the return of Aidan as the two have been s ...more
Shweta Choudhary
Sep 17, 2012 Shweta Choudhary rated it really liked it
Hmmm!! what a book...I loved the pace of the book ...no unnecessary explaination...so many interesting things it this book.It got to keep you hooked..

The actions starts in the end but still I loved it with all vampire things and findinng out a cure, entries of new characters ,interesting revelations.... Some breaking up.some new relationships.


The story starts with Tyler entering the winterhaven and Dr brayne aka Mr hottie. I liked this person... I can't say the same for Tyler though. he was arrg
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Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
Aug 01, 2012 Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov) rated it really liked it
Mirage is the sequel to Haven.It begins just a few weeks after Havenends.
It's the senior year for Violet and she wants nothing more than be with Aidan agian.But not everything goes as planned...A vampire is on the loose,murdering innocent people.One would think that in such occasions people stick together but in Mirage everything has reversed.Friends stay away from each other and not everyone is what they seem to be.
I liked the characters and the relationship between them.They are both strong an
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New York Times bestselling YA author Kristi Cook is a transplanted southern gal who lives in New York City with her husband and two kids. Her YA debut, HAVEN, was released in Feb. 2011 by Simon Pulse. The last two volumes in the Winterhaven series, MIRAGE and ETERNAL, followed in 2012 and 2013. Her first contemporary, southern-set YA, MAGNOLIA, was released in 2014. She's currently working on a co ...more
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