I received this book through NetGalley as a granted wish by the published Entagled: Teen. I also got it in exchange for an honest review. I’m thanking NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for granting me the wish and providing me with the copy of this book.
Forget the ghosts, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.
Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.
This town will suck you in and not let go.
Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.
Find the answers.
Unless, of course, the answers find you first. Goodreads.
About the book:
Author: Gaby Triana
Book length: 304 pages
Published: August 2, 2016
Genre: Fiction, YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Ghosts, Thriller, Mystery
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Started reading: August 6
Finished reading: August 8
“You really can’t take Sleepy Hollow out of the girl.”
What did I think about the book?
Hello old friend!! I’ve never read a book about Sleepy Hollow, but this was like meeting an old friend. It was such an easy introduction, I could say the book and me were like merging liquid. It was so smooth and I loved that fact. Some books are so confusing, you have to read like 60% of the book before you understand the story. This book is definitely on my favourite list!!
Wake the Hollow has a very interesting storyline. It has a nicely balanced build up and a breathtaking plot twist. I can say I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING =O The last part of the story was so thrilling to read I sometimes forgot to breath. I felt my eyes widen and me getting closer to my eReader. So plot-wise is was a very good book. I like books that take my breath away, this one certainly did. It made my heart beat faster and made me want to read quicker and quicker. But now I’m a bit sad that it’s over…. =[
I loved Micaela’s character very much, we could’ve been besties. She struggles a lot with her gift and her resentment of past choices. But she is a very strong girl with excellent instincts. She has a gift though, she has to learn to control it in order to stay alive, will she succeed? Like her I don’t have an easy family [life], so I know how she feels. No, my mother is still alive, and I’m happy for that, but I’ve had a lot of rough bumps with my family too. Where the story shocked me was the role of her father in the end of the book. I can’t imagine the feeling she must have had when she found out.
Betty Anne, old ‘neighbour’, is a very kind character. I love her quirkiness. But she is so kind and caring for Micaela. I was glad Mica had someone like Betty Anne in the story. We all need a Betty Anne as our neighbour and friend.
Jonathan Enger, his name is funny for me. Creep in Dutch is engerd, so that was a perfect surname for him. Because he’s a creep, obnoxious and annoying. I won’t explain him anymore to prevent spoilers.
Bram Durant, best friend of Micaela. Got the hots for her, grew up with her. He is a great friend in the story and cares a lot for Micaela. This is not all there is about Bram. He and Jonathan live together in a small apartment. Both families claim they are the direct descendants of Washington Irving. Their families hold a lot of secrets, and not just about the history of Sleepy Hollow and Washington Irving. Want to know more about those secrets? Go read this awesome book!!
Dane Borarich the teaching assistant in her American Literature class.. Handsome, Harvard grad student, has eyes for Micaela a lot. Is he who he says he is? What does he have to hide? Will he be on her side or try to silence her… for good?
I did feel sad some more throughout the book, because of some events. If you’ve read the book and see my Origin Story. you will get my point.
So all in all I loved it. The plot was good, the pacing good, I love the characters, it has a good amount of shocking moments, a great amount of creepiness and a good dose of feelings.Another nice thing about the book is that every chapter stars with a quote, I like that!! So I give this book 5 out of 5 quills!!
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