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Hollowland Paperback – September 28, 2010
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About the Author
The first and second books - Switched and Torn - in her new paranormal romance the Trylle Trilogy are out now, and the third book - Ascend - will be out later The first four books in her series - My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Wisdom - are available now, as well as Hollowland - a paranormal romance with zombies.
More About the Author
Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. She has published over fifteen young adult novels, including the Hollows and the Watersong series. Her latest trilogy - the Kanin Chronicles - is complete, with all three books - Frostfire, Ice Kissed, and Crystal Kingdom - out now.
Her next book will be Freeks - a standalone YA paranormal romance novel set in the 1980s that follows a travelling sideshow. It will be out sometime in 2016, with the St. Martin's Griffin.
To learn more you can visit her website http://www.hockingbooks.com, follow her on Twitter http://twitter.com/amanda_hocking or find out news at her Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/amandahockingfans
Top Customer Reviews
Remy and her 8 year old brother Max were brought to a government run quarantine by a group of soldiers who saved them during a zombie raid; Max was sick and stayed on a different floor in the medical wing. Beck, a soldier that took an interest in Remy and Max; taught her how to fight the zombies, not just with guns but with whatever was available, that along with her guts and instinct was a gift that saved her and others countless times.
Zombies overtake the quarantine, yet in all the fright, terror and pandemonium Remy manages to escape bringing along Harlow, an endearing 13 year old who refuses to stay. Amidst the chaos she finds out that only her brother Max and select government doctors and scientists were evacuated to a quarantine 'near' this one. Off into the Zombie filled wasteland they go. They'll soon find out that zombies aren't the only thing to fear.
During their travels they meet Blue, a medical intern with good insight and judgment, Lazlo, a famous recording artist who is a bit eccentric, anxious and easy on the eyes and my personal favorite; Ripley, a zombie killing lion who rocks! They make a sort of unspoken team together set out to find the quarantine, each for their own reasons. Along the way they face, among other terrifing ordeals crazy cults, Mad Max crazy wanna-be's and other 'humans' can be just as vicious as the zombies.Read more ›
This is overall a good book and I wanted to like it but it is plagued by annoyances such as hordes of comma splices, typographical errors, missing, misused and misspelled words and implausible and cliched plot devices. Much of this is simply due to the fact that, as a self-published work, it did not have the benefit of an editor's touch. But then a WRITER should know the difference between "lulled" and "lolled", "except" and "accept", "idea" and "ideal". Then there is Ms. Hocking's broad-strokes writing style. With the exception of the main character, there isn't much in the way of character development. Every person in the story is a two-dimensional cutout, a device to move the story along and so I just couldn't really CARE about any of them.Read more ›
It centres around Remy and her companions. Remy was living out the zombie apocalypse in a military-run quarantine along with her brother, when zombies attacked. Her brother, who was in the sick bay, was evacuated, but Remy was left to fend for herself.
As soon as she escapes, she is single-minded in her determination to find her brother, who she thinks is in another quarantine some way north of where they lived. (Why is an eight-year-old boy so important to the military that they'll evacuate him, while leaving hundreds of the civilians and soldiers to be eaten alive by zombies? Well, that's a subplot on its own, but it's completely obvious from the first time Remy explains why he was being looked after).
On her travels, Remy gathers more companions (including a lion). But that's pretty much all that happens. Remy walks, meets people, fights some zombies...and finally makes it to a compound where her brother might be held.
The lion thing really bothered me. Not long before risking her life to save a lion, Remy had abandoned a girl in the desert because she had been bitten by a zombie, and walked away with zero emotional response. Fine, she can do what needs to be done in order to survive, and surviving is the only way to save her brother. Then, a few pages later, she risks her life to save a lion? Really? It seemed ridiculous and out-of-character. I suspect the lion is only there because the author thought it would be cool.
There is (naturally) a romance, but because of the writing style (or lack thereof) it seems to begin completely out of nowhere. There is no build-up of dawning emotions, because there is no emotion in this book at all- every character felt dull and lifeless.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's been a while since I read this book, but at the time I really enjoyed it. I've read the whole series and I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys Young Adult Dystopian... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amy Warren
I used to be terrified of anything zombie related, now I can't stop reading these kinds of books. This is definitely one of my favorites, though a little annoying in the aspect... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Nikki
A zombie apocalypse isn’t a new idea, but if you can write a book well enough, you can make it feel new to the reader. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Paige Turner
It's a thrilling adventure. It gets a bit predictable, but once you finish you want more of it!Published 20 days ago by Christastic4444
AH has written a novel of a virus developed by the USG that goes amok Their is no known cure. This is an excellent read for the genre..... ER.Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
Normally wouldn't read a book about zombies, but Amanda has written an engaging post apocalyptic novel. Her characters have depth, and the pacing is good. Read morePublished 1 month ago by orbops
Underwhelming with no understanding for details. For example, one character wears combat boots that are two sizes too big so she can stomp on zombies or something as she traverses... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael