Monday, November 7, 2011

The book I’m most grateful for: The Hollow by Jessica Verday.

november giveaway static  So, this is an entry to an amazing giveaway by Beth Revis, who’s giving away 19 signed books!!! Yep, you read it right, 19 signed books plus some swag!!! 0_o (click on the picture to visit the giveaway article Smile)

  If you don’t know her, then you have to go and check out her books including A Million Suns, the sequel to Across The Universe, which is coming out on January, 10th, 2012!

  Anyways, to enter the giveaway, I must write about a book that I’m grateful for, I have too many favorite books, and to be honest, I don’t have a childhood favorite read. So, I picked up the first YA book I ever read, the book that triggered in me the need to read more and develop a new hobby and a new obsession, The Hollow By Jessica Verday.

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 The blurb – From 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.

Why I am so grateful for this book:

I’m a huge fan of Washington Irving’s book, The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the movie made based on it and the PC game (Of course!!! Nerd smile).

When I first read the blurb, I started wondering if The Hollow, which is based on Irving’s legend, would be cool since it’s set in the modern time. So I got the eBook and the audiobook and decided to read it and listen to it at the same time.

It was the best experience ever!!! I completely loved the book from chapter one, the story of Abbey losing her best friend, falling for Caspian who’s a ghost and the whole thing is just awesome! I love Jessica’s style of writing, how she created this amazing friendship and the hurt its loss caused, it’s amazing. After this book, thanks to Goodreads, I found other similar books that I loved and this is how reading this book changed my life! Now, I have the full trilogy and I’d happily re-read it anytime! Red heart

So, what’s the book that you’re most grateful for? Let me know in the comments! Smile

Randa