Thursday, October 27, 2011

"The Hollow" by Jessica Verday


SERIES: The Hollow #1

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
GENRE: YA Paranormal
SOURCE: Purchased
LINKS: Goodreads | Book Depository

When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone in the town assumes that she is dead. Everyone, that is, except Abbey. Struggling to come to terms with Kristen's disappearance and desperately seeking some answers, Abbey finds herself drawn more and more to the mysterious—and drop-dead gorgeous—Caspian, who keeps reappearing in her life. But Caspian has secrets of his own, and when Abbey uncovers the frightening truth about him, she starts to question not only their emerging love but also her own sanity...


I wasn't expecting to find myself waking up with a deep need to read more pages but that's what actually happened! I don't deny that there were moments in which I thought the story was probably too expected but I have to say that this book was kinda tricky in this. Sometimes you think you already have some answers before Abbey finds out the truth, but then it happens that the answers you had weren't so obvious at all... And of course that's good! Especially because of Caspian... Would you be so sure he is the "classic" mystery boy that at some point will declare love and devotion to our heroine?

This book has a particular charm, you don't know what it is exactly, but there's something that drags you in the reading and the writing skills is amazing. Abbey's sorrow is so particularly well described that I was able to feel her pain and sadness and I found it fascinating with a beautiful gothic halo that I appreciated very much. I really liked Abbey and some of her actions (especially to the end) made her sound a believable real character. That's not something you can find in every paranormal book and it's one of the things that made this book special to me.

Unfortunately there are too many questions that need to be answered and that's why just one book isn't enough. I really wish I had the all Trilogy with me when I started reading this first book because this is a story that it should be read and appreciated all at once. And now I'm gonna do some shopping...

RATING: 3.5/5
back to top