Saturday, March 17, 2012

Book review: The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier

Author: Hope Collier
Title: The Willows: Haven
Series: The Willows #1
Genre: Young adult, Paranormal romance
Purchase: Amazon
My rating:

About the book:
When tragedy strikes, seventeen year-old Ashton Blake sets out on a cross-country road trip, leaving the comforts of Malibu for the mountains of Kentucky. Along the way, she encounters Gabe Willoughby—the mysterious drifter with eyes like the sea and a knowing smile. Getting to know Gabe raises questions about her past. But no secret can be buried forever, and Ashton soon finds herself in a world where water is air and myth becomes reality.

Just as Ashton comes to accept her newfound heritage, she’s summoned to fulfill a treaty laid down centuries before — a treaty that will divide her love and test her loyalty. In the end, her future isn’t her biggest concern, her humanity is. To run may mean war, but is she strong enough to stay?
My thoughts:

This book is amazing! The author has the most beautiful way of writing that just captures you. It was really hard to put this book down. I really like that Collier does not give you every information right away, she really knows how to keep your interest. When Collier writes I can almost feel what the characters feel, and that to me is really good writing!

I love Ashton and Gabe, the characters in this book, and the tension between them is so well written you feel you can almost touch it. Ashton is such a strong young woman, she´s been through so much in her young life and still she makes it work. Life does not make it easy for her but she never loses her will to fight for herself.
Gabe... Well what to say about him. He seem to be a great guy and well to be honest really dreamy but you can´t shake the feeling he has an ulterior motive and Collier is really good to keep you guessing to the last page almost. There is so much happening in this book and then we Kyle the best friend and really you just have to like the guy but like so much in this book: Nothing is what it seem to be!!!


Dana - Let's Book It said...

This book sounds fantastic. The cover is breathtaking.

Carole said...

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juliababyjen said...

I am adding this book to my to be read pile, it looks really good! Thanks for the review!