Remember earlier this week when I was talking about this book I loved?
If not, read my review, but please come back…
I have something for you!
I guess now you know that I’m pretty much fascinated with Aidan,
the mysterious main character in Haven.
Well, I had the incredible opportunity to interview him…
Take a seat and welcome ..Aidan!
Hey Aidan, I’m so glad to have you here *blushes*.
*shifts uncomfortably in chair* Ah, yeah. Good to be here.
So you go to this school “Winterhaven” and I heard some rumors that the kids there are all very…. special?
Winterhaven is a great place. After all, it’s hard enough being a teenager under normal circumstances, but when you’re really different it’s even more complicated. Winterhaven offers a place where…*glances around surreptitiously to make sure no one is listening*…kids who have psychic gifs can be themselves, where they don’t have to feel different or ashamed or afraid of being ‘found out.’ Kids who might seem abnormal elsewhere are considered perfectly normal by Winterhaven standards. That’s what makes it so special for people like…well, like me.
… and what about you? What makes you special? (apart from your looks of course…)
*shakes head* There’s nothing special about me. I have some gifts, just like everyone else here at Winterhaven. Some people have just one–I happen to have a few, that’s all. Mostly, I like to be left alone to concentrate on my work in the chemistry lab–except when I’m with Violet, of course. My work is…um…important to my future. Our future.
So…you’re saying you have multiple psychic gifts. That’s all? There’s nothing else about you that’s different from the other students?
I have an…affliction, if you will. I believe it can be cured, and I’m very close to doing just that. Beyond that, I’d rather not go into details, if you don’t mind.
How long are you already at this school?
I’ve been here… *clears throat*… quite a while. Since…freshman year.
You have a bit of an accent–I assume you’re not from here in New York?
I’m from Dorset, England, originally.
Well, let’s talk about Violet, this new girl. What did you think when you first saw her?
My first thought? That she was beautiful beyond compare. And that she reminded me of someone…. Also, there was an air of sadness about her that piqued my curiosity. She looked…haunted. For some reason, I was drawn to that. There was just something about her… It’s difficult to explain.
Is she special too?
Violet is very special, in so many ways. Oh, wait…you mean a psychic gift? Sorry. Yes, Violet has the gift of precognition–visions of the future. Unfortunately, they’re usually very unpleasant for her. However, I think she is coming to appreciate her gift a bit more these days, now that she’s here at Winterhaven.
It annoyed me that the headmaster seemed to be manipulating me where she was concerned.
He seemed inordinately eager that I should get to know her. *leans forward in chair* I don’t like to be toyed with.
Did you..uhm … *blushes furiously* ever heard.. about the.. “Aidan Effect”?
I’ve heard the term on occasion. *shrugs* No idea what it means, exactly. I’m fairly sure I don’t want to know, if truth be told.
I have to admit you make me a little nervous …. *clears throat*
Sorry about that. I’m afraid it’s an unfortunate side effect of my…ahem…affliction.
Anything else you want to share with our readers here?
Just that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction, and that not everything is exactly as it seems. People tend to not see the truth sometimes, even when it’s right there, staring them in the face.
Thanks so much for your time it was a real pleasure having you!! Iguessyoudontwannagoonadatewithme?No?K,sorry.. it’s the Aidan Effect, I couldn’t help it…
*smiles ruefully* Sorry, love, but my heart belongs entirely to Violet–at least, for as long as she’ll have me.
Release date: February 22nd 2011 by Simon Pulse
copy received from publisher
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