The Hollow (Hollow Trilogy Series #1)

The Hollow (Hollow Trilogy Series #1)

by Jessica Verday


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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. Then she meets 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.

“Spectacular! The Hollow keeps you reading from beginning to end without coming up for air.” —L.J. Smith, bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries and Night World

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416978947
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Series: Hollow Trilogy Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 347,468
Product dimensions: 5.62(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.36(d)
Lexile: HL770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jessica Verday is the New York Times bestselling author of The Hollow trilogy. Her short stories have been featured in The First Time anthology, which she co-edited, and Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions. She believes a shoe isn’t a shoe unless it has a three-inch heel, and nothing beats a great pair of boots. When not daydreaming about moving into a library of her own, she can be found working on her next story, redecorating her office, or buying vintage furniture. Find out more about The Beautiful and the Damned, The Hollow trilogy, and the forthcoming Of Monsters and Madness series at

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They said she killed herself. Everyone was saying it.

What started out as a rumor, quietly whispered among small gatherings of polite people, quickly grew into something that was openly discussed in large gatherings of impolite people. I was so sick of hearing them talk about it.

They questioned me. Over and over again, trying to find out if I knew what had happened. But my answers didn’t change. Yet it never failed—someone else would ask, as if one day my reply would suddenly be different.

I didn’t know, but I should have … and I’ve been haunted ever since.

© 2009 Jessica Miller

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The Hollow 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 436 reviews.
Dana_W More than 1 year ago
This book kept me up all night reading. What else can I say? It is wonderful. The Sleepy Hollow legend and feeling of the town really come through. I felt like I had actually been to the cemetery myself after reading it. The main character Abbey is dealing with the death of her best friend and meets an unusual boy at her funeral. They become involved and you can really feel the angst of their relationship. It reminded me strongly of Twilight in its intensity. This is a must read. It is fresh and original. It made a classic American ghost story alive again and I can't wait for the second book.
debbook More than 1 year ago
My review: If you've read the synopsis, you're probably thinking, "wow, this sounds really good". At least that's what I thought. It has all the makings to be really good. It's set in the town of Sleepy Hollow, made famous by Washington Irving. There is a mysterious death, a mysterious boy, a cemetery, and a protagonist misunderstood by her peers. What more could you ask for? However, the writing is a bit erratic, some parts interesting, some parts littered by terrible dialogue. I liked the main character, Abbey. Though she is of course captivated by Caspian, the mysterious boy, she still has interests, such as creating perfume and long-term plans of starting her own business. And I suppose the fact that she is alternating between missing her best friend and acting silly over a boy is part of being a teenager, so not problems with that part. What really disappointed me was the story; or lack of story. The whole book felt like background, waiting for a big plot twist or finale. But there isn't one. Well, there is a minor one but it was quite obvious from early on, so no big surprise. Now of course there is going to be a follow up book as is the trend in YA these days. But there is a way to do that and still write a great book, ie; Shiver, Once a Witch, Prophecy of the Sisters. This felt like a rip-off, like a trick to lure people to buy the next one. Either that or the editor was horrendous. Maybe both. Despite it's 500+ pages, the book was a quick read. Mostly due to large print and spacing issue, sort of when I would pad my term papers in college. A book that fails to live up to it's potential is more disappointing than a book that is just bad. my rating 2/5
gloomy-daylight More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. It has a goth but real life and supernatural mix. its twisting and mysterious. While reading you think you know whats going on but really you have no idea. The ending is with out a doubt unbelievable and your thinking wow WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPEND! The end is not a conclusion you would have thought of. READ THE BOOK PEOPLE !!! YOU WONT REGRET IT SERIOUSLY!!
Readin_it_Rachel More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic from beginning to end. (Especially end!) I loved the development of the characters and appreciated the interaction of all the characters of the book. Thanks to Jessica for writing such a fabulous book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! at the start I thought it was going to be yet another book about vampires but the mystery and suspense kept me reading through out! Yes, some bits where a bit strange but I cannot wait to read the sequel
Deejay323 More than 1 year ago
I heard about this book before it came out and I knew I just had to read it. Once I got it, I totally fell in love with this book. Nothing really major happens in the book but for some reason I felt I needed to finish the book because I wanted to know what was going on between Caspian and Abbey and the ending was definitly not expected. I especially loved how this book is connected to Sleepy Hollow.
Miss_Wowie More than 1 year ago
When I started (and finished reading) this, I had no idea there was a book 2 & 3. I was thinking, how can this story end with so many open endings? I was briefly disappointed because didn't understand why there was no closure to our "couple". It left me very confused and thinking "that's it?" I get how certain things had to "end" the way they did. My only problem was, was that I didn't get the feeling of "cliffhanger" "wait til the next book". It was more like, why bring up everything and not explain it all. But now, knowing that there will be a continuation, I can't wait for the conclusion. How each detail ties into each other in the end. So yea...that's my cluttered review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Caspian, but with the story as well! I have read the trilogy and it is by far the best set of books that i have and will ever read!!!! :)
KatalinaTG More than 1 year ago
This book was really good. This book is about Abbey, a junior in highschool, and the aftermath of a tragic event. While trying to remember the good memories, Abbey finds out that there were secrets she never even knew about. She told her best friend everything. How could she not tell her this? However, that secrets don"t stay the most important thing on Abbey's mind. At the cemetary Abbey had seen a mysterious boy and now she likes him a lot, but he has secrets of his own.
emtjj66 More than 1 year ago
this series is fast paced, i could not put this book down- either will you. if you think it is not your type of book take a chance and prove me wrong!
TylerMD More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It sets up the story for a great trilogy. It keeps you reading without putting it down. The other books in the series are great too! It's just a favorite of mine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story sent me into a world of love and mystary i was so taken in that i couldnt put it down i recommend this to those who love thrill and unatainable love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the entire series and I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!! It always keeps you on the edge of your seat and you NEVER want to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing! I absolutley love the trilogy! It is amazing and Jessica Verday is an amazing author! This series kept me up all night reading! It is all about the headless horseman story so it is scary and amazing! A great love story! Read it!
Fantasy_Book_Lover More than 1 year ago
It starts out as interesting. However, she introduces 5 or 6 supporting storylines and then never does anything with them.
Shikiangel More than 1 year ago
This was, Quite honestly, one of the most bazaar books i have EVER Read. and I have read some strange ones. I was constantly giving the book weird looks and i am sure half of the people in my math class were giving me strange looks, and i was constantly getting surprised, angry, annoyed. This is a strange book, but it was strange enough that it makes me want to read the other three. This book is a bit of a long read, and while it is strange it is somewhat enjoyable. the ending is very very bad though, but it is a trilogy I would recommend this book, but when looking at other reviews remember every ones taste is different.. My rating 3/5 for her dangling a possible suicide/ murder in my face and not doing anything with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have definetly guven this book five stars if it wasnt so stinkin slow it really is a brilliant story but it isnt until the last 40 or so pages in the book that it starts picking up i loved the romance but everthing that didnt really matter in the story she put in detail and everything that did matter was the exact opposite that annoyed me so much its like we know ur trying to cope with losing with ur best friend being dead and all but seriously i litterally just started to read the first sentance of each paragraph and i understood everything perfectly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book so far, I've only gotten 100 pages into it but I'm loving how she is describing Abbey and Caspian.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I already readthe second first because i did not now it was a series. But the second will leave you shocked and breathless .you wont want to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing ii kept me reading to the very end. I never wanted to put it down.It was a good decision to spen money on this book and i cant wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books. Yes, I know that this book is time consuming but it always kept me wondering what happend next. I finished it in four days. I loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only finished this because it cost me almost 10 bucks. The story was painfully slow and Abbey kept getting on my nerves. It felt like the story was just scratching the surface but it wasnt enough of a scratch to even make me THINK of buying the other two... Im sorry if I sound tough but for 10 bucks i wasnt expecting a story that should have been 2.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This trilogy has a very quiet, peaceful sound to it. I absolutely loved these three books. and I also loved how she weaved the headless horseman story into hers. very clever and the romance was amazing. Although they were pretty short in my opinion because I always want more events to occur, but this was a nice change. I absolutely recommend it.
thebooookworm More than 1 year ago
A friend suggested that I read these books, the minute I started I was hooked. I read the whole thing in about 2 days, and immediately read the 2nd book in about the same amount of time! Can't wait for the 3rd installment of the series to come out. I'd suggest these books to anyone who enjoys a good love story, that has dark, creepy moments! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series of three books is fantastic. I literally spent the whole night trying to finish this one, and the next day I was on to the second. Such a good story; I love those kind of books that take a legend and make it modern! :)