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Hollowland (The Hollows, #1) [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Hocking
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Book Description

Hollowland - the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows..

"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.

This is a young adult title with some language, violence, and mild sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.

Editorial Reviews


The action is non-stop. It starts on the first page and really doesn't let up at all... Finally we have a female lead that can do things for herself! Remy is strong and courageous and does things her way to survive.
--The Firefly Book Loft

About the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

The first two books in her the Trylle Trilogy - Switched and Torn - 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. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Createspace (October 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00466H8JK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,282 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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187 of 207 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollowland October 10, 2010
By KristiS
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Remy, the 19 year old protagonist is facing `the end of times'; a post-apocalyptic world where a rabies type virus has turned the majority of the population into zombies. Zombies that roam with an insatiable hunger and are particularly fond of human flesh; one bite, one splash of zombie blood or saliva in an open wound and you become infected. That is if you survive.

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.
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115 of 131 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brainless, cliché-ridden fun August 8, 2011
By Leah
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I feel bad judging this novel too harshly. It is, after all, self-published, and at ninety-nine cents, the entertainment I derived from it supersedes what I've derived from books I've paid a lot more for.

In the interests of truth and justice, I'll try to be frank but fair.

First, you have to take this as pure camp. The MCs run around with a zombie-eating lion pet. All credibility goes out the window when A FREAKING LION joins the party. Second, half the book is spent fighting human adversaries, in the form of creepy child harem-owning cultists and serial killers. These are caricatures straight out of B-movies. The cult leader's name is "Korech" and the marauders paint "HELTER SKELTER" on the walls in their victims' blood.

Okay, so clearly the author's tongue is firmly planted in cheek. Or so we hope.

As a mindless, inadvertently self-parodying zombie romp, it's passably entertaining. None of the characters display more than the requisite one dimension except, surprisingly, main character Remy. Hocking actually makes her female MC a legitimate bad***. She kills zombies ruthlessly. She doesn't flinch when she has to abandon infected friends. She has a plan and sticks to it. And Remy isn't tough in the "tough until Mr. Right makes her melt" way. Remy stays brutally focused throughout her unfolding romance with a male character. With how hokey the rest of the book is, I was disconcerted, and slightly impressed, that Hocking stuck to her guns and kept Remy a strong, independent character right to the end.

There's nothing here you haven't seen before. Zombies are evil. Most human survivors are evil. Both types die in gratuitously violent and satisfying ways.

What saved me from instantly forgetting this book was the twist ending.
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53 of 62 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It Is What It Is. January 13, 2012
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Amanda Hocking does a decent job of crafting a post-apocalyptic zombie story with likable characters and a somewhat interesting plot. The protagonist is Remy, a teenage girl facing humanity's doom at the hands (and gnarly teeth) of flesh-eating zombies. In the chaos of a zombie attack she is separated from her little brother and the story is essentially her harrowing quest to find him. Along the way she meets other survivors who join her in her dangerous quest. Remy is a strong character who, for reasons that aren't really clear, inspires devotion and loyalty from pretty much everyone who joins her ragtag group including a full-grown zombie-killing female lion. Yes, a lion. It even rides in cars with them. They at one point encounter a group who has several tigers. I'm not making this up. This isn't the only thing about Hollowland that made me roll my eyes.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
I loved this book, captured my attention right away. I have a thing for Zombies! My daughter had to do a bok report for school, on a book she picked. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rhiannon Wienke
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This was a nail bitter and a well based plot. I truly enjoyed the story and would recommend it to lots of people. Read more
Published 5 days ago by n. conser
5.0 out of 5 stars Some good stuff, yo!
I recommend this book to anyone who likes the YA or zombie genre. Read this quite a while ago and enjoyed every page...Amanda is doin' it.
Published 9 days ago by Emily Vonn
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book, even better author!!
love the author , and loved this book! p.s , it is a "zombie" book , so I would not recommend eating while reading. gone to buy the second book of this series. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I really enjoyed this book - the writing was fabulous and the chemistry between Lazlo and Remy and incredible! Read more
Published 22 days ago by ecole
4.0 out of 5 stars Zombies and a kickass heroine
Very engaging! I had never read a zombie book before this and I liked this one. My one complaint was about the descriptions. They were somewhat repetitive. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Barb
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
I enjoyed reading Hollowland and bought her other books. It surprised me that I liked it. but I did. Have fun reading it.
Published 26 days ago by RB
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book had almost no flaws in it that's a four star straightaway but the action the characters and not to forget Ripley the badass tiger just amazing.
Published 1 month ago by mineops236
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
I loved this book. It was surprising at times and sad at others. I can't wait to read the second installment in the series!
Published 1 month ago by Betty S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
This book is amazing. This book is my top favorite. I loved how it had everything combined, adventure, action, and love. Read more
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More About the Author

Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with John Hughes and Jim Henson. In between making collages and drinking too much Red Bull, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Her New York Times best-selling series the Trylle Trilogy has been optioned for films. She has nine other young adult books now, including Wake, the first book in her brand new series, Watersong, and the second book in the series, Lullaby, will be out November 27, 2012.

To learn more you can follow her on Twitter - or visit her blog: or find out news at her Facebook fan page:, and her Website

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