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Mirage (Winterhaven #2)

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  2,888 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
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.
Hardcover, 374 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Simon Pulse
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Jennifer Armentrout
Wooot. More Aidan!!! Nuff said.
Jun 11, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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

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
Jun 12, 2012 Jena rated it it was amazing
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
Amalie Howard
Jun 13, 2012 Amalie Howard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Bebe Haase
Feb 02, 2016 Bebe Haase rated it it was amazing
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.

Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 2.75/5

Review coming soon!
Paula  from Reading Lark
Jun 03, 2012 Paula from Reading Lark rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-12
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!!!!!!!!!
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
Jan 15, 2016 Haley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Kim Smiley
May 08, 2015 Kim Smiley rated it liked it
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
Jun 07, 2012 Wanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jun 19, 2012 Paola rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars out of 5
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
Jun 09, 2012 Radiant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Alice Liu
Jun 30, 2012 Alice Liu rated it really liked it
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
Nov 06, 2012 Monika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was amazing but it had a shitty ending.
diana (chaotic reader)
Look at that!! It looks gorgeous!
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
review to come.
Dec 20, 2016 Lily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
{4.5} One great thing about this book, was that there were so many new things that we learned about the characters, so many new characters, and that every character had secrets. This book was a great addition to the last one, with lots of new stuff added to the plot and we learned more about who Violet was as a person. The writing was just as/more captivating as the last book! So much went on in this book, but it never got boring and I kept wanting more! And not to mention, THE ENDING!!!!!!!
Amanda Miah
Oct 27, 2016 Amanda Miah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy to read.
Dec 16, 2016 Abby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't get why people hate this series I adore it (:
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
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
Mirage was so much better than Haven .

With that out of the way, well, it's actually the only redeeming quality that made me rate higher than the last. This book was good, albeit somewhat predictable at a certain point. I've got to admit though, that I did not expect that ending. I was actually left... wanting for more.

In this book we see Violet and Aidan struggling to uncover all the secrets surrounding them. Violet's trying to accept the fact that she's a vampire slayer, while Aidan's tr
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
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
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
Jul 31, 2012 Carie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, but it doesn’t have a lot of action--way too much of a set-up without nearly enough follow-up events or excitement. And, as soon as the book started to get interesting, it abruptly ended with a huge cliff hanger! Arggh!! Now I’m going to have to remember all of the details, hints, and loose ends, as well as my suspicions until the next book comes out… I almost wish I’d waited until the series was complete to read this installment! And, though I really love the characters, this ...more
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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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