Title: Wake the Hollow
Author: Gaby Triana
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery/Thriller, Suspense, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 304 pages, Ebook
Published: August 2nd 2016 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wake the Hollow was such an intriguing read! It was deliciously creepy, even chilling at time but I loved every moment it.
Micaela or Mica returns to Sleepy Hollow after six years. She has gotten an urgent message from her mother to come back to town but after a few days her mother is found dead. Nonetheless, Mica comes to find some closure along with some answers to what happened and why her mother wanted her here. But finding the answers are not he only problem, her nightmares won’t stop plaguing her and now she is even seeing that faceless woman outside her dreams and hearing the headless horseman. Is Mica really losing it or is there something far more mysterious than she ever thought?
The plot was freaking interesting! I was hooked within a few chapters. This book was seriously creepy and I started reading it after midnight which made it even creepier! Gosh! I felt so scared at times but I couldn’t stop reading either. Mica returns to the town of Sleepy Hollow after six years. She has been living with her father and hadn’t been in communication with her mother. But after she gets a sudden note from her and after a few days later when she is found dead, Mica runs back to town to find out what happened. But she is not welcomed at all, especially because her mother claimed something that the whole town didn’t like and she was a laughing stock. Only Bram who used to be her best friend is by her side. The mysterious aspect was handled well, I was so curious to get to the end of it.
All the characters were fleshed out really well. I loved Mica as our main protagonist. She was curious and brave and I am glad she stuck this time to find out the truth behind everything. Mica’s vision and her suffering from sleep paralysis were vividly painted and experiencing sleep paralysis firsthand, I know how scary it can be. Nonetheless it was a pretty intriguing aspect but it was downright scary at times.
Both Bram and Dane were interesting characters. Although there was a little love triangle thingy but this book wasn’t heavily focused on romance and I was glad because the other factors were much more interesting. The author did an excellent job of hiding the villain at plain sight. I didn’t even think about it and I was as surprised as Mica when she found out the truth. The mystery surrounding Irwin and Mary Shelley was done really well. It was especially due to this fact that I was even more hooked. This was soo interesting. And the plot twist was freaking awesome as well!
Overall, Wake the Hollow was a nice and creepy read which I enjoyed very much. The plot was interesting from the very beginning and managed to surprise me at every turn! The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I really look forward to read more books by this author.
You can check out the book trailer here.
GABY TRIANA is the award-winning author of six YA novels—Wake the Hollow (Aug. 2016, Entangled), Summer of Yesterday, Riding the Universe, The Temptress Four, Cubanita, and Backstage Pass, as well as thirteen ghostwritten novels for best-selling authors. Originally a 4th grade teacher with a Master of Science in Elementary Education and ten years teaching experience, Gaby earned Teacher of the Year in 2000, wrote her first novel, Freddie and the Biltmore Ghost, then left teaching to launch a full-time writing career. She went on to publish young adult novels with HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, win an IRA Teen Choice Award, ALA Best Paperback Award, and Hispanic Magazine’s Good Reads of 2008. She spends her time obsessing about Halloween, Christmas, and Disney World, as well as hosting parties, designing mugs, making whimsical cakes, and winning costume contests. When she’s not writing, she might also be watching Jurassic Park movies with her boys, posting excessive food pics on social media, or helping run the Florida region of the SCBWI. Gaby lives in Miami with her three sons, Michael, Noah, and Murphy. She has one dog, Chloe, and two cats—Miss Daisy, and the reformed thug, shooting survivor, Bowie.
Gaby wants to fun a giveaway that includes a Grand prize of one Halloween bracelet made by her + a $20 Amazon gift card as well as 7 other Halloween bracelets to 7 runners’ up. All are US only.
Sooo guys what do you think about this one? Is it already in your tbr? Are you looking forward to reading it? Or have you already? Share your thoughts with me!