Saturday, September 3, 2011

Haven: Review and Giveaway

From Goodreads:
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 Review:
I was instantly captivated by this book. It was interesting, and it just caught my attention straight away. It was filled with love, and hate, and deep emotions and feelings that, overcome and forgotten, maybe have made things easier on the characters, was in the end, good for them to have.

I enjoyed Ashton, she was strong, and her relationships as she worked through who she wanted, and what was good for her.

I also loved the creatures in the book, and I wish we could've learned more about then, they weren't the typical creatures, and I liked that, and I just wanted to learn more about the 2 main ones, I think they might've been more, but I'm not quite sure.

I really enjoyed reading this book, so you guys should check it out!

Author: Hope Collier
Series: The Willows #1
Read: July 19th-29th, 2011
Source: A Tale of Many Reviews Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded really great!
Publisher: Raven Key Press
Published: September 13th 2011
5/5 Hearts
4.5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

I hosting a giveaway of this book, Haven. It'll be a ebook copy, and so it'll be International. I'll pick a winner via on September 10th  so you have a week for you guys to enter.

To Enter:

In the comments, tell me something that you think you'd like about this book and your email.

For Bonus Entries, 1 each, (and if you've already done them for a previous giveaway, say that)

-follow this blog by GFC
-follow this blog by email
-follow me on twitter
-add this book on Goodreads

Hope Collier was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. Growing up in the Appalachia, she quickly learned that a good imagination — along with the ability to outrun the neighbor’s cantankerous dog — was essential to survival. Hope wrote and illustrated her first book at the age of six and never stopped writing. She now lives in central Kentucky with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets. When not spending time with her imaginary friends, you’re likely to find her stalking other writers on Twitter or searching out new ways of fitting square pegs into round holes.

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Stops on the Tour:
09/01/11 The Wormhole Interview
09/02/11 Me My Shelf and I
09/03/11 Writing Crazy Me
09/04/11 Stuck In Books Excerpt
09/05/11 Books Over Boys
09/06/11 Mocha Latte Reads Dream Cast
09/08/11 Two Readers Review
09/09/11 Bookworm Lisa
09/10/11 We Fancy Books Character interview with Gabe
09/11/11 A Tale of Many Reviews
09/12/11 A Casual Reader’s Blog
09/13/11 Songs and Stories
09/14/11 Fantasy Fairy
09/15/11 Booc Looks
09/16/11 The Light of Asteria Guest Post
09/17/11 Paper Cut Reviews
09/18/11 Cicis Theories
09/19/11 Literature Monsters
09/20/11 Letters Inside Out excerpt
09/21/11 A Written Rhapsody
09/22/11 aoBibliosphere
09/23/11 Book By Book Review
09/25/11 YA Bound Character interview with Ash
09/26/11 Young Readers Excerpt
09/27/11 The Ending Unplanned
09/28/11 Meghann Daugherty
09/29/11 Alison Hess
09/30/11 Megan Curd Guest Post
10/01/11 Cup of Tea Reviews
10/02/11 Charissa Weaks
10/03/11 The Awesome Magic Attic
10/04/11 Tori Scott
10/05/11 Jessie Harrell
10/06/11 A Tale of Many Reviews Video interview with author


  1. Thank you for participating! So glad you liked the book.

  2. This is the second review I've read. Looks like a great book. I think I'd like to learn more about what she needs to do or else war erupts. Sounds vary intriguing!

    I am a follower and I'm following you on twitter!

    Laura Kay

  3. I've seen this book at Goodreads it sounds really good, thanks for the chance to win it. I think I'd like to learn more about her heritage, sounds like a great book.

    I am a GFC follower & on twitter


  4. I like how mysterious the blurb sounds. It really intrigues me and makes me want to read it to find out the whys behind the mystery.


  5. Nothing like having to fulfill a century-old treaty you didn't even know about. I think that part sounds really interesting and mysterious.

    The Willows has definitely been added to my Goodreads to-read bookshelf.

    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com


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