Monday, February 7, 2011

The Hollow

Author: Jessica Verday
Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy/Paranormal
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Age Range: Young Adult
Pages:  513
Date Scoot Read: January 2011
: Paperback

Scoot's Rating: 3- Didn’t like it.

Synopsis (via Goodreads)
: 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.

Scoot’s Review:
This book started out well... I liked the writing style and how Abbey seemed quirky, confident and uncaring of what others thought of her.  The story for me quickly went downhill when Abbey became enamored with a mysterious boy named Caspian, obsessed over her friend’s recent death and then subsequently went a little nutso.  Abbey turned into an emotional rollercoaster... wallowing in love one moment and screaming angry a second later.  It felt very inconsistent and was driving me nuts.  I did like the setting of the story (Sleepy Hollow) and a few of the plot elements, but in general I wasn’t all that impressed with this book.   The “mystery” of the novel took way too long to come out and I feel that the story ended poorly. The ending definitely set up for a second novel, but I most likely won’t ever worry about reading it. 


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