Monday, September 19, 2011 | By: kaependragon

The Willows: Haven Book Tour and Giveaway!





Source: Blog tour through A Tale of Many Reviews

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?

(Summary via Goodreads)

My thoughts:

I will admit that I've never heard of this book before I entered this tour but I’m so glad I did! It was like nothing I've ever read before! At first I was a bit apprehensive about reading it but after I had finished the first few pages I was hooked! Ashton was such a living character--I mean Ms.Collier was able to create a character that was very connectable and had a lot of development, which I loved. Ashton's determination and her will to continue to live through the complicated events that take place in her life was astounding! From hearing the difficult news of a tragedy that hits close to home, to discovering her mysterious heritage, Ashton takes it all in stride—not without difficulty I might add.

I tend to shy away from books if I can predict the outcome. Now, I could predict a few things but seriously, I was kept guessing throughout the whole novel because there was so many black and grey moments! I was either kept in the dark or given vital information important to Ashton’s journey! I think this was a great aspect to the novel because it kept myself, the reader guessing which in turn made me flip the pages! Readers will discover what happened to Ashton's mother and what her own destiny holds. There was a nice blend of mystery, romance and danger, as well as inner struggles that each character had to face. It kept the plot line intriguing!

I truly enjoyed this book and all the myths and legends that were woven within this story! I urge you to read this novel if you have a chance! To find out if Ashton confronts her destiny and bring two worlds together or run from her duty for love you'll have to keep an eye out for this book or enter the giveaway!

4/5 royal treaties!

I would also like to thank A Tale of Many Reviews for giving us the chance to be included in this tour!

Giveaway: 
You will have a chance to win an e-copy of this wonderful novel! To enter, just comment with your name and email address and we will contact you!

Attention! There will be a grand prize of a signed printed copy of this book with swag! You can enter on the last day of the tour which is October 6th at this blog


Plus, check out the complete schedule for the tour below!


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
Character interview with Gabe
09/07/11
Live To Read

09/08/11
Two Readers Review

09/09/11
Bookwork Lisa

09/10/11
We Fancy Books

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
SpadesHighReads

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
aoBibliophere

09/23/11
Book By Book Review

09/24/11
Carole

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








 

3 comments:

A Tale of Many Reviews said...

Thank you for participating! Glad you enjoyed it. I was kept guessing too. :)

ladyvampire said...

I'd like a chance to win this book. Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Diana said...

The book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

artgiote at gmail dot com

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