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Hollowland (The Hollows, #1)

Hollowland (The Hollows, #1) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Hocking
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Hollowland - the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows..

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

This is a young adult title with some language, violence, and mild sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Createspace (5 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00466H8JK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,238 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

The first three books in her series - My Blood Approves, Fate, and Flutter are available now. The fourth book in the series, Wisdom, will be out August 2010.

To learn more you can follow her on Twitter - or visit her blog:

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frickin' Awesome! 10 Dec 2010
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Holy Hell! This is a short read but it packs a lot of punch. Not since the Alien films have I come across such a strong and incredible Heroine as Remy. Between her and the aptly named lioness, Ripley, whom Remy kind of picks up along her across state venture to find her brother, there is an abundance of totally brutal feminine power. It is no wonder Ripley has such an affinity for Remy...she recognises another with the heart of a lioness.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed, tense, gory thrill ride in a zombie-filled America. Amazing characters, awesome and well-written action scenes and a sensitive and beautiful grasp on the the many facets of man when forced into desperate survival.

Hollowland blew me away; Remy blew me away; once again Hocking blew me away! I hope this is only the beginning of this world she has created because I can't bare that a now favourite character of mine should be left hanging on such an open ending.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never thought I would say this... 20 Mar 2011
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...I was wrong. I thought this would be a Twilight version but with Zombies. I assumed it would be poorly written with little to no inventiveness. I thought there wouldn't be any wit. Any drama. Any good.


I enjoyed this story to the point of nearly crying when I read the last word. Not because of the ending and the pain, suffering, love, hate, life and energy this book contains. But because I didn't want it to end. I WANT TO KNOW MORE!! What happened next? Where does Remy, the heroine, go? What about her borther, Max? Does Ripley keep eating zombies like we pop m&ms? What about Blue, Lazlo...? URGH!!!

So, in short... this is an unexpected gem of a story. It is written by a younger person, there are some mistakes and typos so us anal-freaks will have to ignore them - they are far and few. But the story more then makes up for those small niggles. And trust me, I'm nit-picking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but needs editing work 3 July 2013
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I've read nothing else by this author so approached the work with no preconceptions.

On the whole I would say that I enjoyed the book. I found the storyline engaging and entertaining. A little absurd at times and sort of cookie cutter (but it's a zombie novel, it's not like people reading it are really striving for realism, and there are only so many directions a zombie book can go in before you'd pretty much covered them all). I think most of the characters were portrayed well, but some could've done with a little extra padding or fleshing. Some aspects were cliched and many were clearly unresearched (I mostly refer here to the completely tame, kitten-like behaviour of a grown lioness).

What let this book down for me was the badly edited, rushed feel to it. Grammar itself isn't terrible, but syntax is pretty appalling in places. Missing words, misplaced or misused words ( two examples that come to mind are 'except' being used where 'accept' was required, and 'faired' being used in place of 'fared'). Many more besides these. The text is littered with them, and though it wasn't to the extent that it stopped me from reading, it was irritating and detracted somewhat for me from the general enjoyment.

If you don't care about editing issues then this is a great book for you. It flows, has an engaging storyline with motivated and occasionally endearing characters, and basically passes the time.
But if something being badly written is a bugbear for you (as it is me) then I'm not sure you'd enjoy this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hollowland 23 Feb 2013
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I picked up this book for free to see what all the fuss was about, Amanda Hocking being one of the top selling indie authors with many column inches written about her.

It's a YA teenage girl kicks zombie ass book. I'd heard her writing was rubbish and the story was ridiculous. As I started reading it, I agreed. The writing is not the best. There's typos in here and she writes in the voice of a teenager - the book being written in first person.

The story is a bit silly. The heroine sets off across zombie country picking up a lion and a rock star on the way. I was only going to read a bit, then a bit more, then I was committed. For all it's faults, I want to see how it ends. It certainly won't win any literary prizes, but I've never liked a book that does. This is trash, but in an entertaining way. Will I read more? I doubt it. But I enjoyed this book, even though I didn't expect to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass it up! 4 Jun 2011
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I have to say that like other reviewers I almost passed up this book and even after I downloaded it I was reluctant to read it. But this book blew me away!!!
First off, the writing was phenomenal and the characters were brilliant. The author actually manages to combine lush imagery, with hilarious and horrifying events and simultaneously creates a set of characters that you can relate to, for a fabulously entertaining, action packed, and heart warming story.
I know what your thinking, there's no way she manages to mix those three genres together in a story about the zombie apocalypse. Well I'm here to tell you that she not only manages it, she does a bloody (forgive my pun) good job at it.
Even if your apprehensive about the title, storyline, or genre, I suggest trying this book. Bored and looking for something new? This is really something you should give a chance. Anyone from 16 to 46 will find this a great read. As a 21 year old I found myself agreeing with the main characters choices and thoughts about her fellow survivors, her need to find her brother, and her outlook on zombie fighting. And while I thought this storyline would be overdone, the author has a fresh new take on it and manages a few surprises.
Take my advice and try it out! It has something for everyone and will pull you into a new and exciting world!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive, Fast Paced and Unpredictable
I have read many of Amanda Hockings books like the Trylle and Watersong series and I have to say that Hollowland is definitely up there in my favourites. Read more
Published 2 days ago by peanutellie
4.0 out of 5 stars Hollowland
This was a good read and kept me hooked. There were times when I thought the characters could not take much more on their quest.
Published 1 month ago by Brenda
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
This is aimed at the teen market, however this does not deminish the fact that it is a really good post apocolyptical zombie fest. Good charactorisation and plot. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AlexS
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ
As we are currently in the winter months, with cold winds, dripping rain, not to mention the floods it is always good to have a good read at your disposal. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Bargain Hunter
2.0 out of 5 stars Too many errors
Good premise to the book, zombies, dystopia genre is very popular at the moment and usually enjoyable to both adults and teens. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jo Whelan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollow land
This book is a brilliant read a real page turner , I found I couldn't put it down , highly recommend this
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read!
I'd never heard of this author before the book popped up in my recommended list, and I'm glad I went ahead & downloaded it after reading the reviews. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Enigma
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for under 12's
My 12 yr old loves this book and was raving on about it until she got to the sex scene!! What a shame the fab story with such interesting characters brought down to a low level... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rebecca
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombies
This book was great, would recommend it to adults more than children. Is about zombies and has maybe some upsetting things.
Published 5 months ago by R.kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Exellent
Amanda Hockings books are very thought out and great to read. Will be buying more of her books. Great read.
Published 5 months ago by Valerie Power
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