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eARC House of Hollow



[A quick note: This book releases April 6th and I recommend getting a copy! I ordered a special copy through Fox and Wit so mine probably wont arrive until late April and I believe it will have a special custom cover. Yay! This isnโ€™t what I generally read. But as Iโ€™m finding, I really like dark fantasy with a dash of creepy morbid. Does that make me weird? I think not.]


โ€œ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ. ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ.โ€โ€”Krystal Southerland

The Hollow Sisters are something of a legend, speculated over across social media for their disappearance ten years ago. Iris has always struggled with the weirdness surrounding her. But when Grey Hollow goes missing again, she and Vivi go looking. A horned man follows, a dead man falls from her sisterโ€™s ceiling, and flowers start growing out of her skin. Something isnโ€™t right. Iris has known for a long time, and when memories start breaking through, she will learn just how dark her past is.

Dark. Morbid. Creepy. The Hollow Sisters are not what they seem. Grey Hollow is a famous model and clothing designer. Vivi is a punk-rock star. And Iris is just...Iris. Trying to get through prep school to get into a good university. But these sisters are twisted together. They can feel each other in ways normal people canโ€™t. Their bond is deeper than roots burrowing beneath damp earth. And their secrets? Their secret will shock you. This story was impossible to put down. Itโ€™s a mixture of urban fantasy bloodied with darkness. I had no idea what to expect going in. Certainly not what I got. It was BETTER.


I loved the writing, the prose, the mystery. I couldnโ€™t stop reading because I had a desperate need to know what happened to Grey just as badly as Vivi and Iris. The story is told from Irisโ€™s point of view, so we know as much as she does. But little by little, we learn more, get clues, and begin piecing together what happened ten years ago when she and her sisters disappeared.

โ€œ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป. ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต.โ€

The magic was morbid. A liminal world exists between the living and the dead. It is around this middle ground that the story revolves. I was fascinated. Itโ€™s clear that Grey knows way more than her two younger sisters. But they begin piecing it together. Enough to know where to look when itโ€™s time to go find her. And when they do finally slip through, the secrets come tumbling out. Each one more shocking than the next. It wasnโ€™t at all what I expected, but I loved it.


โ€œ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—œ ๐˜€๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ, ๐—œ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป. ๐—œ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฎ ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€๐—ฒ.โ€

I think this will be perfect for those who like morbid reads on the lighter side. Think Horrid and What Big Teeth. The creep factor was perfect for me, because I hate scary movies. I was more intrigued than afraid. Curious. Entertained. Weirded-out. I enjoyed this book enough to order a special edition of it. ๐— ๐—ฌ ๐—ฅ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ก๐—š: ๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿฑโญ๏ธ

A big thank you to Penguin Teen for giving me an eARC in exchange for my honest review.

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