Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Book Review: The Hollow

The Hollow (The Hollow, book 1) by Jessica Verday.

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.

A beautifully romantic haunting story.  Abbey and her best friend Kristen used to hang out in the local Sleepy Hollow cemetery, near the river where Kristen disappeared.  Trying to understand what happened to her friend, and avoiding classmates who do not understand her, Abbey continues to wander the cemetery grounds.  It is here that she meets gorgeous, mysterious Caspian.  But as her feelings for Caspian grow, he begins to distance himself more and more.  Frustrated and hurt Abbey wonders if she is destined to loose everyone she loves.  A fabulous young adult paranormal romance that leaves you dangling on a precipice grasping for answers.  Today is the release of The Haunted (The Hollow, book 2) and I have a copy on preorder.  I can't wait to find out what happens next in this wonderful paranormal series!

I recommend The Hollow (The Hollow, book 1), to fans of paranormal fiction, young adult, urban fantasy, and especially to fans of paranormal romance.

Source: This book was purchased by me for review.

The Hollow on Amazon.
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  1. This book sounds great. I have seen it at the bookstore but have neglected to pick it up. Nice review.

  2. This book was WONDERFUL! I didn't realize it was the first in a series and when I finished it, I was a bit confused. Then I read the happy announcement in the back of the book that she was working on the next tale in this series.
    It's a fabulous dark and spine tingling story.
    I loved it and I'm excited to read the next one.

    Thanks for the review (and the heads up about The Haunted)