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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Blog Tour: The Willows: Haven by Hope Collier

Title: The Willows: Haven (The Willows #1)

Author: Hope Collier

Publisher: Soul Fire Press

Pages: 233

Reviewed by: Sabrina

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 finders 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

Ashton: A spoiled girl who undergoes an amazing transformation to something more-physically and emotionally. When she learns that her father has died, this sets off a series of events that changes her life forever.

Gabe: Your handsome, confident man on a motorcycle, veiled in mystery. He cares deeply for Ashton but he knows something very important that Ashton doesn't.

Kyle: The guy who got stuck with being the "best friend" to Ashton. He's the brother of Kevin, Ashton's boyfriend.

As you may not have known, I love mythology and thoroughly love reading it. So you may have guessed that I would be on board with this since The Willows: Haven is one of those books. Well, you were absolutely wron-okay, I was kidding-right! Hope Collier has written a wonderful YA novel that involves romance, surprises, a bit of action, and water nymphs. I loved how the author has built this world of hers. The imagination and creativity of it was breathless.

The development of the characters was what I also really liked. Like I said above, Ashton makes many changes throughout the story, along with Gabe. There may have been some confusing parts in which the characters do something strange or something. That may have brought it down a bit.

Giveaway Time!

We're giving away an ebook copy of The Willows: Haven so, of course, it's international! Just leave your name and email in the comments below, and you'll be automatically entered! We'll be using to chose the winner. Contest will end on 10/12. Good Luck! By the way, there will be a grand prize of a signed print copy with swag and you can enter to win the last day of the tour (10/6 at A Tale of Many Reviews) with a video interview with the author herself!

The Next Stop is...

Charissa Weaks with a review and giveaway! 


  1. thanks for the giveaway ^^ i am really enjoying the hop.

    witchvela at web dot de

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  3. Great post – I’m going to Tweet about your blog.

  4. The cover of this book is pretty cool. A lot of books to do with mermaids and water sprites are popping up all over the place aren't they? I hope Kyle ends up with Ashton. Seems like the poor best friend never gets the girl!

  5. I love the cover too, and at four-and-a-half teacups, I'm going to have to add it to my TBR list!

  6. This book is already on my TBR list - I just need a copy of read! Thanks for the chance to win one:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  7. Thank you for participating. :)

  8. thanx 4 the giveaway..
    first time participate in such contest..

    nurainmohd at gmail dot com

  9. I have not heard of this book before but I love mythology so I will check it out. I'm a new follower, BTW.
    Truly Bookish


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