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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Review: The Hollow

Title: The Hollow
Series: The Hollow # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Supernatural
Author: Jessica Verday
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Book: Bought

"When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. Then she meets Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special. 

Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity."

What a great twist on such a great classic story! I had no idea what to expect other than I bought the book for the cover! (I know) After a few pages in, I just loved it. Abbey has lost her best friend and now has no one. Lost in her depression Abbey meet a cute boy who captivated her heart the moment she met him. He brings her hope and now she is falling in love. The only problem is the boy is hiding a something.

I love The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. So with this story and the perspective on it really took me for a ride. I mourned with  Abbey in losing her best friend. I like how she honored her and stood up for for friend with all of those nasty rumors. Abbey remained strong and move on with her life without completely eliminating her best friend.

The love interest was an obvious but surprising one. I had no idea what the boy was hiding but when all was revealed I was heart broken. Just to fall in love and them BAM! So not fair... My only gripe about the book was that there was a lot of unnecessary parts and it did slow down the book a bit. I honestly got bored with these parts and just read fast just to get to the next interesting section.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. That I had wildly different opinion of this book, I think it is the first time (that I've seen) that we disagree lol.

    That Bookish Girl

  2. I've been eyeing this one up for a long time! I'm glad to hear it is worth the investment! Wonderful job!

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  3. I adore The Legend of Sleep Hollow as well, it's always been a favorite of mine:) I like the premise of this one (obviously), but the slow parts worry me since I get bored easily. Nice review Savy!

  4. Obvious but surprising one? Now that is something that caught my attention. Now I have to find out what you mean.

    Never heard of this book before, but I am a sucker for The Legend of Sleep Hollow, too. Thanks Savy.

  5. I had never seen this books b4... its doesnt sound like something I'd love to read though =/

    Thanks for the review!

  6. Will have to read the book and see if I agree :)


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