Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

Four stars

Willow Lamott’s best friend is a murderer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. For four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.

Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow reminded him what he’d been missing. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton fears his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves, especially the girl he left behind.

GAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!! This book. The feels. The emotions. SO GOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!

Why did there have to be language??? It’s really disappointing. I don’t know your standpoint with language in a book, but I stay away from it. I almost gave this book three stars because of the language but the story, the characters, the amazing plot… Yeah, I had to give it four. (Ugh. Why do books do this to me??)

Everything about this story was just magnificent!! There are no words to describe how amazing it was. And the mystery was equal parts thrilling, scary, and keep-you-on-your-toes suspense. Even at the end I was still guessing who the murderer was!!

But yet, even with all the scary elements (I mean, come on, they discovered the murderer on Halloween… you can’t get creepier than that), the it wasn’t one of those books that would give you nightmares or keep you up late at night with scary images in your head. The romance in the story I think outweighed the scary benefactors. The romance… it was so sweet.

I loved this. So much. I hate that there had to be content warnings because otherwise this would so go on my favorites list. And Ashton… Oh, Ashton. He made this book what it is.

Your turn!

What is your feeling when there’s language in a book? What are some of your favorite reads? What was the last book that you read that made you fangirl all over the place?

Blessings, Allyson


2 thoughts on “Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon

  1. Aww, it’s so disappointing when these amazing books have language in them! That’s how I feel about 100 Days of Sunlight. *cries*

    Fantastic review!!!

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    1. I know!! It is! It’s so frustrating because, otherwise, it would be one of my favorite books. Yeah, that’s how I feel about that book too. Ugh! So sad!! *cries with you*


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