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I would classify Hallowed as YA Paranormal Fiction, but I say this mostly because the two main characters are teenagers. Other than that, this book should appeal to adults as well.
Paul Graves is a likeable kid who lives in a small Texas town where not much happens. When a former childhood friend, Claudia (a Goth loner with some issues), moves back to town, Paul becomes her only friend. Soon after, a string of murders disrupts their sleepy town of Haven and Claudia begins tutoring Paul on the traits and techniques of the average serial killer. What starts out as a way to pass the time quickly becomes an activity that puts both Paul and Claudia in the crosshairs of a deranged killer.
Author, Bryant Delafosse, manages to weave several subplots within the story, which adds to the mix nicely and eventually ties things together. He also does a nice job of explaining some factual bits of some common and not so common religious practices, rituals and traditions. It was refreshing to read about Wicca, Spirituality and other Earth-based religions in a positive light for a change. The dialogue was believable, unlike some of the other YA novels I've read. Not once did I think, "a teenager would never say or do that".
I enjoyed this book and I wanted to give it five stars, but just couldn't. There were several typos, which I found a little jarring. The ending went on longer than I thought was necessary, but I still honestly feel it earned the four star rating. I could see Hallowed becoming a movie (even if only as a made for television movie), as it certainly had more substance than many of the paranormal and suspense-style movies being made today. I would definitely recommend Hallowed to readers interested in paranormal mysteries.
With The Mall, Delafosse meticulously details the novel's setting, while with Hallowed, the characters are built in the first half to the point that you feel you know them and care for them. Their budding romance alone is seriously worth the price of the tale.
Warning: There is a serial killer on the loose.
Paul Graves rekindles an old friendship with Claudia Wicke. Claudia left town while in grade school and returned during her Junior year back in good ol' 2004. Always a strange one, young Claudia is now a death-obsessed goth girl, yet Paul still feels drawn to her odd ways. Soon she ropes him in with her budding interests involving forensic pathology and the two investigate the murders.
One thing I enjoy about Paul, our leading man, is that he isn't the typical geek, bad boy, nerd, misunderstood malcontent, freak or bully magnet that is so heavily featured in high school dramas nowadays. Paul is All-American as apple pie without being Captain America. Paul listens to his folks and gets pretty good grades, yet isn't top of the class. He is probably like most people his age and I find that refreshing.
Like The Mall, the weird gets really weird as the second half rolls around. Delafosse takes the adventure from the grim whodunit of a killer-at-large to a supernatural plot involving the fate of the world itself.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
You have to love the concept. A couple of teenagers falling in love, a serial killer of unknown identity and a teenager possessed by evil. Will the good guys win?Published 2 months ago by L.A. Otts
Excellent book The more into it you get the better it becomes. Will want to read this author again. Very good story line that keeps your interest.Published 4 months ago by Janice Hite
I liked the story & plot but it didn't keep me interested as to not put it down. I usually finish book's in a matter of days or a little over a week this took me over a month.Published 7 months ago by Carmen
A wonderfully written book that is filled with suspense, mystery, and the supernatural. A new light on the war between good and evil. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I really enjoyed this book, even though it seemed a little long and drug along in places. The main characters were lovable, and some had secrets from previous years. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sylvia Banschbach
I enjoyed the story. Not at all predictable. Filled with lots of twists and surprises. Love a good vs evil story.Published 10 months ago by Christine Lewis
The book started a little slow but kept building all the way through . Great characters and a great story . Who could ask for more?Published 10 months ago by t pizek
Damn great story, would've been 5 stars if the editing wasn't so lax. Spell check is not without flaws.
There were numerous typos. Read more
As interesting as this book was, I almost stopped reading it several times, because of all the misused words and lack of editing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barbara S. Landis
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