“𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗲. 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗽𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲.”—Krystal Southerland
The Hollow Sisters are something of a legend, speculated over across social media for their disappearance ten years ago. Iris has always struggled with the weirdness surrounding her. But when Grey Hollow goes missing again, she and Vivi go looking. A horned man follows, a dead man falls from her sister’s ceiling, and flowers start growing out of her skin. Something isn’t right. Iris has known for a long time, and when memories start breaking through, she will learn just how dark her past is.
Dark. Morbid. Creepy. The Hollow Sisters are not what they seem. Grey Hollow is a famous model and clothing designer. Vivi is a punk-rock star. And Iris is just...Iris. Trying to get through prep school to get into a good university. But these sisters are twisted together. They can feel each other in ways normal people can’t. Their bond is deeper than roots burrowing beneath damp earth. And their secrets? Their secret will shock you. This story was impossible to put down. It’s a mixture of urban fantasy bloodied with darkness. I had no idea what to expect going in. Certainly not what I got. It was BETTER.
I loved the writing, the prose, the mystery. I couldn’t stop reading because I had a desperate need to know what happened to Grey just as badly as Vivi and Iris. The story is told from Iris’s point of view, so we know as much as she does. But little by little, we learn more, get clues, and begin piecing together what happened ten years ago when she and her sisters disappeared.
“𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗲𝗶𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻. 𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵.”
The magic was morbid. A liminal world exists between the living and the dead. It is around this middle ground that the story revolves. I was fascinated. It’s clear that Grey knows way more than her two younger sisters. But they begin piecing it together. Enough to know where to look when it’s time to go find her. And when they do finally slip through, the secrets come tumbling out. Each one more shocking than the next. It wasn’t at all what I expected, but I loved it.
“𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗜 𝘀𝗹𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗜 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗻. 𝗜 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗮 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗼𝗿𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘄𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝘀𝗲.”
I think this will be perfect for those who like morbid reads on the lighter side. Think Horrid and What Big Teeth. The creep factor was perfect for me, because I hate scary movies. I was more intrigued than afraid. Curious. Entertained. Weirded-out. I enjoyed this book enough to order a special edition of it. 𝗠𝗬 𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚: 𝟰/𝟱⭐️
A big thank you to Penguin Teen for giving me an eARC in exchange for my honest review.