Book Review: Hollow’s End by Marianne Morea

18376548Title: Hollow’s End

Author: Marianne Morea

Publisher: Coventry Press Ltd.

Release Date: September 1, 2013

Website: http://www.mariannemorea.com/
Book Summary:

The dark water of the Hudson River isn’t the only blackness looming in the distance of the quaint river town of Sleepy Hollow. Two hundred years of secrets and lies are bleeding into the present, and high school seniors, Hunter Morrissey and Rowen Corbett, find themselves linked with unseen forces shrouded in mystery and violence.

Truths, buried and long forgotten, have risen at a time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest. Only Hunter and Rowen hold the key to locking the past in the past, and setting old wrongs to right. Can justice be served? Can the two find a way to straddle both worlds and solve the mystery when they don’t understand the clues? Inspired by historical events that surround the village of Sleepy Hollow and the famous legend that shares its name, this Young Adult Horror takes you on a journey full of history and suspense with a splash of romance and the paranormal.

This book has everything you expect to find in a book centered around teenagers.  You have the geeky girl falling for the really cute boy, you have the mean clique girls, and you have the teacher who assigns an impossible project right around a great holiday.  What made the book were all the great facts you get to discover along the way as Rowen and Hunter do their research for their English class about how the Sleepy Hallow legend connects to urban legends in their town.
I love that you have Rowen and Hunter experiencing a normal teenage situation, how to move from being childhood friends to maybe something more.  What makes the story stand out is Rowen, who is the daughter of the town witch, and how she is coming into her powers, and how Hunter becomes involved in that part of her witch development.   This story kept me reading as I really wanted to get to the end where Rowen and Hunter put all the pieces together, from Rowen having visions and what they picked up in their research.  It a great book, and I highly recommend it to older teenagers and adults.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Content : Teenage heavy romance (petting), some criminal violence involving teens, teenage/adult situations, heavy on the witchcraft.
Source : Giving to me by the author for honest review
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Comments

  1. Thank you for such a terrific review! I so appreciate it!