Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hollowland Review

Title: Hollowland
Author: Amanda Hocking
Release Date: Sept 28, 2010
Publisher: Indie

"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. 

 Remy is in a quarantine with her brother Max, the quarantine is to protect the uninfected humans from the infected ones. The world has been taken over my humans who got an infection which ended up turning them into zombies. One night the quarantine is attacked by zombies, causing Remy to go find her brother Max who is in the medical ward. By the time she reaches the person who took care of Max, her brother has already been moved on to a new quarantine leaving Remy behind.

Remy has to find Max no matter what the cost. With her she has one of the girls that was in the quarantine with her named Harlow. Together they head north to find where Remy's brother was taken. Along the way they also meet up with Lazlo and Blue, two boys who are also trying to find a safe place and food and water, which these days are quite scarce. Remy slowly starts developing feelings for Lazlo, but can she afford to let her emotions get the best of her? Will she find Max or did he never make it to the new quarantine? Only time and many miles will tell.

This was the best Halloween read yet. I love anything written by Amanda Hocking, she has a way of bring the story and characters alive in ways that I have never seen before. I love how Remy is a kick ass chick who acts and takes names later. She doesn't hesitate to protect those that she cares for and will try to save those she loves even if it means dying. Remy develops feelings for one of the people she has met along the way, Lazlo. Lazlo used to be a rockstar before the world fell apart. He can be arrogant, annoying and an idiot, which Remy is not afraid to tell him. There is awkward situations, romance, violence, blood, gore and zombies... what more could you want? I did have one major issue with Hollowland! The MAJOR cliffhanger ending! It was HUGE! I mean what the hell Amanda... that's just messed up! How could you leave it off like that? Now I will be waiting on pins and needles for the next book to come out. Hopefully it will be soon, or I might just go crazy with wondering...

NOTE: You can pick up Hollowland by Amanda Hocking on the Kindle for 2.99 and in paperback for 8.99 ... You won't be disappointed!



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