Jessica VerdayThe Hollow by
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… 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.
I'm not generally someone who likes to post negative reviews. If I don't like a book, I may say so, but I'm not going to really say a whole lot about why. This book, on the other hand, really annoyed me. Like, I really hated it. My husband kept asking why I was bothering to finish it because I kept grumbling about the plot holes, painful writing, and dragging pace. And honestly, the only reason I did was because I wanted to hear a little more about WHY this book was considered a paranormal and what on earth was going on. I had figured out the twist during the first meeting between Abbey and Caspian, and then it just dragged and dragged on forever. Finally at the end I figured I'd get SOME answers, but it dropped off in a cliffhanger for the next book. Honestly, I don't care now. I'll be leaving the next two books well enough alone, as I can't slog through the everyday workings of a rather childish teenager who pretty much annoyed me for 500 pages. Eesh, I'm not meaning to rant, but seriously, there was a lot o fluff in here and a lot that didn't have anything to do with the plot, and honestly, the book could have been a hundred pages long and might, might then have caught my interest. Seriously, I'm recommending to leave this one well enough alone.