Today I'm introducing another new YA author, Hope Collier. Yesterday I did a Teser Tuesday with her novel, and today I'll review it!
Yay, so. I recived an eARC copy of the novel from Hope herself.
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?
Personal opinion: I loved this book. I read it in two days, it was so great! Hope sure can write believable and loveable characters, face them with challenges and throw in a great plot. Every page of this novel was exciting and wonderful. Plus, the scenes with Gabe are so beautifly written I made ooh and aah noises a lot ;). I even found myself screaming no! once. This book has great balance, great story, it's fresh and new, the guys are ^^ and I definatelly recommend it to everyone who love YA. I loved the ending and I was thrilled to find out that this is a series :D Can't wait for sequels. Hope, great, great job! :)) Plus, look at that cover! I heart it a lot!
5 stars (6, but can't give them)
You can find Hope on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5016653.Hope_Collier
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/HopeCollier
Add the book on Goodreads here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11953675-the-willows
Check out Hope's blog: http://lilliputianjourney.blogspot.com/
Read on :)