- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3258 KB
- Print Length: 232 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Ponahakeola Press; First edition (29 Sept. 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B014U7BMU0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,651,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£6.50|
Save £5.51 (85%)
Deep in the Hollow Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Top Customer Reviews
It was my first book by Brandy and boy did I enjoyed it! Just WOW! I loved this story! Fast paced, mysterious, with awesome guy and strong heroine.
Jo, a young girl, who is blamed by almost everyone around her for a death of her boyfriend even though she tried to explain that it was not her fault. Nobody believes her and nobody can see the mysterious way the accident happened. She almost gave up on fighting with them, but another accident happened in the same place. Not until the new boy who just moved in befriends her, she sees that what she thought was an accident goes beyond anyone's imagination.
I liked the story as the story is well written, the writing is perfect and characters are well developed.
5 heavenly stars from me!
I will definitely pick more books by Brandy! <3
The story is interesting with a few twists and has a new take on old legends and evil spirits.
The main characters were well developed and took you along with them as they battled the evil in their town.
This book has been a great introduction to new-to-me author, Brandy Nacole and I will be reading more of her books in the future.
The author gave me an ARC of Deep in the Hollow in exchange for an honest review.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Jo is a typical teenager faced with very untypical circumstances. A year ago she witnessed the death of her boyfriend Bryce and the circumstances were less than ordinary. Something attacked them at the overlook and pushed Bryce over the stone wall and into the hollow. Problem is, nobody believes her. In fact, everyone in the little town seems to think that she killed her boyfriend. So Jo turned from the leader of the cheering squad and popular girl into the school pariah. Only Jo isn't as crazy as everyone thinks, and monsters do exist. And this one isn't done with her yet…
I loved Jo. She has a very distinct voice and is a very interesting and believable character. How do you deal with a tragedy like that when you are barely 18 and struggling with your life as it is? She has PTSD and survivor guilt, and recurring nightmares of the thing that attacked her and Bryce that fateful night. So much so that she's almost persuaded herself that she is slowly going crazy.
And it doesn't help that the police thinks she's guilty, and that everyone in school think the same. Even her parents bailed and left town, abandoning her with her older brother. Her brother tries to help, but the big problem is that he doesn’t believe her when she says there's a monster haunting her dreams and think that it's all due to depression.
How do you cope with that and not break? How do you keep on living when everyone around you would rather wish you slunk away and quietly died somewhere out of sight? Even adults would crack under that pressure. So I really admire Jo for hanging on in there and for finding the courage to do what's right when the truth comes to light.
All these trials have made her cynical, with a rather gloomy outlook at life, but she still possesses a wry sense of humor that gives us a glimpse of the firecracker she used to be before tragedy ripped her life apart.
The story itself is suspenseful and interesting as well. I love the way it deals with difficult themes like loss and grief and the need to move on (and the guilt that arises when you are starting to move on). I liked how the author managed to show the stifling atmosphere of a little town where everybody knows everybody and rumors spread at the speed of sound. And where deep dark secrets are kept from generation to generation.
SPOILER!!!! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
The gripe I had mentioned earlier has to do with the coven that comes into the limelight in the last part of the book. First, it felt like it popped into existence almost out of nowhere. Second, the members of the coven were way too bat s*** crazy to be believable. I mean how can they function and appear normal in everyday life when they fly off the handle like it was depicted in the scene on the overlook?
But apart from that, it was a very enjoyable read, and I would love to see this book turned into a series.
PS. I received an advanced reader's copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
RECEIVED THIS BOOK AS A GIFT FOR A FAIR/HONEST REVIEW and REVIEWER FOR Bloggin' With M.Brennan.
This was a 3.5 scream (star) review.
I devoured this book in one day, the dishes went undone and I nearly missed a meeting. All because I wanted to keep reading, I wanted to uncover the mystery that laid Deep in the Hollow. And why the main character, Jo, was so closed off.
Brandy Nacole has a knack for pacing and intrigue; she writes in a manner that pulls you forward into the story and before you know it it is 1:00AM and your eyes are bloodshot.
I do have to say, that based on the ARC copy provided for this review, I was disappointed with the number of things that were overlooked in editing, but at the same time reading a book in the Paranormal Fantasy genre was a breath of fresh air.
I would venture to say Deep in the Hollow is a suitable read for Young Adults, more of the story revolves around, well, the story. The romances that built up were not the main focus and took place in the background, and I was left screaming (in my head) "Oh just kiss already!" I was relieved that the author stayed on course with the story and didn't detour on the plot-line she had been building.
Deep in the Hollow is written in first person, present tense; typically this style doesn't fit my fancy. Yes, I just said that, but I enjoyed this writing style.
I haven't had the chance to read any of Brandy Nacole's previous works, so I am unsure if Jo's mannerisms reflect those of the writer's voice. In either case it worked well. Jo's southern (for lack of remembering the word I intended to use) way of talking and phrases definitely brought forth a lot of character.
I hope that there is more to come and that this is just the beginning of a series.
*Disclaimer: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review.*