Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amanda Hocking: Hollowland (The Hollow #1)

My first dystopic, zombie novel ever! :)

And I loved it. Not so much the part where it ends with a cliffhanger and I have to wait for the next book, but everything else was great. Including the zombies. :)

Ok, so before I give you the idea it's a funny story, it isn't. In no way can you call a future where a virus turns people into zombies and coming into contact with their saliva or blood while sporting an open wound, will transform you into one too, funny.
Honestly, I never thought I'd find a novel with such a topic interesting. But if there are more like this, I'm all ears (or eyes in this case). :)

Important to mention is that this is a YA novel. I do seem to be on a kick with those lately. But what can I say, I enjoy the perspective. :)

Remy is an incredible (albeit  a bit too far away from my perspective) character and I enjoyed immensely her track to find her little brother.
I won't give you any spoilers because even a hint might give away too much.
But, if you enjoy YA novels and are not scared of depressing future scenarios, you might give this one a try.

The first book is free for download and I just saw the second one is 5$.

P.S. Did you know Amanda is a self-publishing wonder? She made quite an amount of money through e-publishing,  and serves as a poster girl for those who want to go that way. The only problem is, it's not so easily reproducible.


  1. Ines, have you ever read the book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle? It's an old book (I read it when I was a YA, so yeah, kind of ancient) but it was an excellent read and something I think you'd like. (If you look it up on the Internet, you'll see what looks like kids movies that were made from it, but don't let that put you off from reading it.)

    By the way, whatcha been wearing perfume-wise while you've been doing all this reading?

  2. Suzanne, no I haven't so thank you for the suggestion. :)
    Unfortunately, perfume-wise, not much. Too much work (way too much) so I apply something different each morning.
    But my Posse swap bottle of Mahora arrived and I'm loving it! :)