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 has never felt so desperately alone. 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.
Initially I did not want to post my review so early but since everyone is excited about Hollow, I decided to post it earlier. The moment I finished reading the first chapter on Jessica’s website, I was hooked! I wanted to know more, more about Abbey and Kristen. I was lucky enough to get an ARC for The Hollow a few weeks later.
When I finished reading The Hollow, my first thought was Oh My God. It was
so freaking good absolutely wonderful! I was very impressed by Jessica’s writing. Her descriptions were very vivid. Here’s a teaser (nothing spoilerish):
He was wearing a seventies-style brown paisley shirt that did not flatter this portly frame in any way and, unfortunately already bore the faint marking of a sweat patch under each arm. (pg 56)
Maulsoleums and crypts, with faded names that I knew by heart, rose majestically from the earth. Their outsides, although ravaged by the effects of time, still provided a safe place for the bodies that rested inside, and I nodded my head as a sign of respect to those once graceful homes of the departed. (pg 71)
His smile was breathtaking, and heartbreaking, all at the same time. (pg 120)
Hope you enjoyed the teasers. 😉 You can see how much I love Jessica’s writing! She’s a really good writer. I was quite surprised to learn that Abbey made perfumes. I wasn’t expecting that but I found it really cool. Makes her character very unique from all the others that I have read.
As this book is the first book in a trilogy, there will be unanswered questions. Definitely makes readers want the second book once you’re done with the first.
I’m trying to make my review spoiler free so I will keep this short. The Hollow is definitely a book you do not want to miss. A must read! The next two books in the trilogy come out in 2010 and 2011. I can’t wait! The Hollow comes out September 1 2009. Preorder it now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Visit Jessica Verday’s blog and Lee Verday’s blog as well.
Check out this video of my Hollow collection. 😛 Just basically shows my ARC of The Hollow, UK cover and the Goods.
I LOVE the music. Don’t you? Let me know what you think of the video!