Ashton was sent to jail for a few years for a murder he DIDN'T commit. His best friend Willow had been sending him letters that he never returned so she tried to forget him.
Then one day Ashton is back in his hometown and everyone is not happy. Willow is a nervous wreck until later on in the book they find out her letters were kept from Ash.
Ash wants to find out who really killed his friend all of those years ago and Will ...more
After spending the last four years in juvenile detention, Ashton is released ...more
The story follows two characters: Ashton and Willow. It starts off with Ashton being released from juvie. He was ...more
I would have enjoyed it more though had the pacing been quicker since I dove into the book, expecting a mystery but it read more like a YA contemporary romance with a little thriller at the latter part of the story. Nevertheless, it was still a satisfactory read as long as you mana ...more
Characters - 18/20
Creativity - 16/20
Writing - 17/20
Pace - 9/10
Ending - 6/10
I was so suprised with Gilt Hollow! I loved it! My two favorite things from this book's were the charaters as well as the pacing. I loved Wil & Ash's complicated relationship. So. Cute. The pacing was amazing! I got into the story almost immediately! Each time I would pick up the book again I had no problems what so ever to get back into the world of Glit Hollow. Because of this I'd de ...more
One of the many books that I picked up recently and loved! SO good! Lorie Langdon is one of my favorite authors and I've loved every book by her that I have read. It was spooky and impossible to put down.
Real rating: 3.5 stars
Surprisingly compelling mystery novel I didn’t expect to like but enjoyed tremendously. My inner Nancy Drew is cheering with approval.
Gilt Hollow is told from duo POV of Ash and Willow. Four years ago Ash was convicted for the murder of his best friend, and he spent four years in juvie for the crime he didn't commit, or so he says. Willow is Ash's childhood friend and the only person who believes Ash is innocent. But Ash had changed in the four years he was
I loved this book so much!!!!! From the beginning to the end I was held captive by the magic of this book. I not only loved the main characters Willow and Ashton, as well as their names, but their voices also seemed authentic and real. I loved the opening and how the story unfolded and, like a good mystery book, it kept me guessing until the end about who'd done it (murdered Daniel). Ashton was my favourite character as ...more
I must confess that I was completely drawn to this book based on the haunting atmosphere of the front cover. Especially the figure shrouded in darkness in the background. Who was he? What was the significance of placing the female character in the foreground?
This is a mystery/thriller set in the contemporary period in a small town called Gilt Hollow. Like many American small towns, there is a history, echo ...more
I loved these characters! Willow and Ashton both have had to deal with the situation in different, but no less traumatizing, ways. I liked that everything wasn't easy for them because it came acro ...more
I received a review copy from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
When I sit down to write an unfavourable review, I remember what this author once said:
“It’s not like an author wakes up on day and sits down to write a bad book…”
And I get that – I do. Nobody wants to write a bad book EVER, but if you read as much as a lot of hard-core bookdragons, there will be a LOT of books that you find b ...more
But as they say, don't judge a book by its cover.
First off, I'm a sucker for the bad boy characters (just take a look at my little Asher over there) and Ashton was everything and more.
Secondly, Willow was surprisingly relatable. Sure, I haven't dated a criminal, bu ...more
The beginning of this book was extremely frustrating. So much so I had to keep putting the book down. I hate when both of the characters are misinformed and they both get mad at each other and don't just talk it out. That was the first small part of this novel, which left me feeling irritated. And I kept wanting to skim read, but I know this is a mystery and that would be a bad idea. And I have also ...more
Ever since Willow's best friend was sent to jail for murdering one of their classmates, no one has let Willow forget. Willow has tried to continue on with her life, but when Ashton shows ba ...more
I can't say that I wasn't freaked out at times, but it was good! Okay, so the only time I was really freaked out was during the clown scene. I do not like clowns so that part was a little scary. Actually, this is how I came to not like clowns. A little while ago, my three sisters and I were telling ghost stories. I was so s ...more
"Perusing clothes she couldn't afford was not her idea of fun".
The plot had too many convenient coincidences which felt contrived. Lorie Langdon couldn't have done even a google research on prot ...more
I could see this story working quite well as a movie.
Gilt Hollow was a really fun, quick mystery read that was character driven and at the centre, a wonderful tale of forgiveness and acceptance. I won't deny that I absolutely adore the Doon series, also by Lorie Langdon (and Carey Corp) and I have to say that I now have another favourite couple - Willow and Ash!!!
Willow was a wonderful MC and I really loved reading her thoughts. She was intelligent, thoughtful, hard-working, loyal and her forgiveness towards Ash was really beautiful to re ...more
I thought the pacing was good and there’s a lot of build up of each character for a clear picture of good and bad.
But what kept me me turning the pages was the budding love story between Willow and Ashton that was somehow sweet and untainted. She makes him want to be a better person and he helps her to be more carefree.
But someone doesn’ ...more
All I wanted was an intense mystery, maybe a good romance as a subplot and perhaps some good old plot twists along the way.
What do I get? A sappy-ass romance (I'm talking cringe worthy dialogue here), an ending you could see coming from a mile off (I didnt finish the book but I bet I have the ending pegged, not that I care either way) and riddled with events that seemed forced with the soul pu ...more
Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon was an interesting ...more
“My intention was to uncover the truth and somehow clear my name. But someone’s been working overtime to send me back to jail.”
This was a YA story about a boy who went to juvie for a murder he didn’t commit.
I felt quite sorry for Ashton in this story, not only did he go to juvie for 4 years for killing someone who he didn’t kill, he also lost his family and fr ...more
I loved Ashton and Willow. I loved their friendship. I loved how even though they were angry with each other, when they saw each other for the first time in years, they couldn’t stay away from each other. Their friendship was that strong. They still went out of their way ...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Gilt Hollow By Lorie Langdon - Starting April 19th 2016||17||12||May 14, 2016 03:10AM|
A few years ago, she left her thriving corporate career to satisfy the voices in her head. Now as a full-time author and stay-at-home mom, she spends her summers editing poolside while dodging automatic water-gun fire, and the rest of the year tucked into her coz ...more