House of Hollow: Review

A big old wet kiss of a thank you to Ashley at Penguin who graciously read my arc request and promptly sent over the NetGalley widget.

Gorgeously written and creepy. This book has a cover to match the story and is seriously one of the best books I have read in 2020. I expected a semi-creeptastic story about sisterhood, but I was given a fairy tale horror masterpiece that read like a cult film.

Three sisters, Grey, Vivi, and Iris disappeared as children only to turn up a month later with no recollection of what had happened to them. Now older, they've gone their separate ways. Grey is a supermodel while Vivi has a punk band and drinks a lot. Iris decided to stay in high school and be as normal as possible. But normal is not a word the Hollows know. After Grey disappears, the younger Hollow sisters embark on a journey to find their sister, even if means stepping back into a terrifying past that could expose the truth once and for all.

This book is dark. This book made my stomach squirm. Every word seemed to wrap around me, squeezing like a carnivorous vine. But beneath all the scary bits is a story about the love of family, and the deep instinct to survive.

I am 100% sure this book is going to get the highest praise. It felt like a nightmare version of Narnia where Aslan goes after the Pevensie children in the real world and tries to drag them back to Narnia to kill them. That's the only way I can describe it.

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