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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Teen (August 2, 2016)
Buy the book: Amazon
Forget the dead, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

This town will suck you in and not let go.

Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.

Find the answers.

Unless, of course, the answers find you first.
This book is just as much a story of a town as it is the main character Micaela. Having grown up the small town of Sleepy Hollow all of the families know each other, work together, go to school together. As well as keep secrets from one another.

Micaela moved when her parents separated but has returned after her mothers death to take care of her belongings. This turns out to be a bigger task than she expected as the town people believe her mother has stolen a sacred diary that has the secret they have all been looking for. True heir of the writer Washington Irving.

The story leads us through the people of the town and Micaela's history with it. Along with how the families grew apart and hatred and greed began to devour them. Micaela is not sure who she can really trust and is left on her own to discover the truth...but with the help from some ghosts they show her the way.

I found this story to be an interesting take on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, although ghosts are involved it focuses more on the mystery of finding the lost book. An amateur sleuth who has connections on every side of the case and does not know who to trust, even her own mother. The writing was a bit slower paced and the romance was on the lighter side. It all concludes in very exciting ending that I highly enjoyed.

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