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Review – Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

Review – Wake the Hollow by Gaby TrianaWake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
on August 2nd 2016
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Pages: 304
Source: Publisher

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


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.

Mica has to go back to the town of Sleepy Hollow a place that she would rather forget. The unavoidable circumstance of her mother’s death brings her back. The whole town thought her mother was crazy as she claimed to be a descendant of Washington Irving. As Mica looks into the suspicious facts of her mother’s death she starts to piece together the clues that her mother left her after all. Maybe she wasn’t crazy. Mica has to find answers before the answers find her first and she ends up like her mother.

In ” an Oyster Shell  – This was a well-written book. It had a great intricately developed plot.

The Pearls – The plot was nice and developed. As I said before it was very intricate. There were so many mysteries to be solved. In the end, they were but it was very unexpected. It was a complicated plot but easy to read making this book engrossing.

The setting was intriguing. It was a small town.  So you got a feel for it with all the local venues the MC would visit.  The small town feel added to the conflict of this story. Everyone knew everyone which made the plot all that more interesting.

The characters were well developed. I especially liked how the author developed the characters of the ones you didn’t see like Mica’s deceased mother. I think it takes great talent to develop the characters of ghosts. Figuratively and literally.

The romance was good and had an unexpected conclusion.

The Sand – The pacing of this book was really slow in the beginning. Some aspects of the book were darker than I like. This is just a personal preference. The book was indeed well-written.

3.5 Pearls!

3.5 Stars

About Gaby Triana

GABY TRIANA is the award-winning author of six YA novels—Wake the Hollow (Aug. 2016, Entangled), Summer of Yesterday, Riding the Universe, The Temptress Four, Cubanita, and Backstage Pass, as well as thirteen ghostwritten novels for best-selling authors. Originally a 4th grade teacher with a Master of Science in Elementary Education and ten years teaching experience, Gaby earned Teacher of the Year in 2000, wrote her first novel, Freddie and the Biltmore Ghost, then left teaching to launch a full-time writing career. She went on to publish young adult novels with HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, win an IRA Teen Choice Award, ALA Best Paperback Award, and Hispanic Magazine’s Good Reads of 2008. She spends her time obsessing about Halloween, Christmas, and Disney World, as well as hosting parties, designing mugs, making whimsical cakes, and winning costume contests. When she’s not writing, she might also be watching Jurassic Park movies with her boys, posting excessive food pics on social media, or helping run the Florida region of the SCBWI. Gaby lives in Miami with her three sons, Michael, Noah, and Murphy. She has one dog, Chloe, and two cats—Miss Daisy, and the reformed thug, shooting survivor, Bowie.

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