Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Time Will Come (23): The Hollow & The Haunted by Jessica Verday

The Time Will Come is a weekly meme started by Books for Company which spotlights books that have been sitting unread on our shelves for too long.*

Want to join in?
- Pick a book you have been meaning to read
- Do a post telling us about the book
- Link the post up in the linky at Books for Company
- Visit the other blogs!

The Hollow by Jessica Verday
When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is dead and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special. Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.
 The Haunted by Jessica Verday
An impossible truth. An impossible love. After a summer spent reclaiming her sanity and trying to forget the boy she fell in love with--the boy who must not exist, cannot exist, because she knows that he is dead--Abbey returns to Sleepy Hollow, ready to leave the ghosts of her past behind. She throws herself into her schoolwork, her perfume-making, and her friendship with Ben, her cute and funny lab partner, who just might be her ticket to getting over Caspian once and for all. But Abbey can never get over Caspian, and Caspian has no choice but to return to her side, for Caspian is a Shade, and Abbey is his destiny. They are tied not only to each other, but also to the town of Sleepy Hollow, and to the famous legend that binds their fates--a legend whose dark truths they are only beginning to guess...
I have both of these novels and the third one just came out recently. I've heard mixed reviews on them but I can't wait to form my own opinion. I love how dark and haunting they sound. 

What's in your pile?


  1. I've heard mixed opinions about these books as well, so I'm not sure. Read them soon so I can read your review! Help me decide if I should be reading them!

  2. Interesting. I just looked up the reviews, and I see what you all mean about it being mixed. Some say the 2nd book is better than the 1st.


  3. Such pretty covers!
    These have never attracted me but can see some people would love these!

  4. I agree with the second being better then the first, but that's just because the story has been introduced, and the weird and the mystical have already been introduced, and more elements were introduced in book 2 that made waiting for book 3 way better then waiting for book 2, because the ending of book 1 was ok, but not what I liked as much. But if you read them back to back, then it's so much better! They're really great otherwise the ending of book 1! And it's really quick! Happy reading!


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