The Hallow by Jessica Verday
The Hallow is a wonderful debut of a new series for young adults and adults as well! Each chapter starts out with a quote from the Legend of Sleepy Hallow and leads the way for the story to develop. I hope I haven’t said too much already, but the story weaves around the tale. I hate giving away spoilers. I looooved the setting and how the descriptions weren’t overwhelming as they can sometimes get in a thick book.
The cover is just spectacular and when you get into the story you will appreciate it even more. It just fits so perfectly. Someone was really thinking when they did the layout. There should be nothing in here to concern parents. A few kisses here and there but that is about it. The characters of Abbey and Caspian really have some great chemistry and the author does a great job of portraying all of the emotions that they both show. I really recommend this one to paranormal romance fans.
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.
About the Author
Jessica Verday wrote the first draft of her debut novel, The Hollow, by hand, using thirteen spiral-bound notebooks and fifteen black pens. She likes: things that smell nice, rainy nights, old books, cemeteries, Johnny Cash, zombie movies, L.J. Smith books, abandoned buildings, trains, and snow. She is currently hand-writing the continuation of Abbey and Caspian’s story from her home in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Find out more at jessicaverday.com.
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Simon Pulse (September 1, 2009)
OBTAINED FROM: book ring