Review: Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana

Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana
Release Date: August 2, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pages: 304
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

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.

 

Review: Wake the Hollow is a modern take on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We begin with Micaela dealing with the loss of her mother along with being haunted. Not knowing who to trust she returns to the place she left earlier with her dad so that she could live normally.

As she delves into the search for a lost manuscript she finds that along with the mystery she not only finds an old friend that could be a possible love interest, but also a newcomer to town. I won’t spoil this part of the mystery.

I found that the author did a lot of research in putting this story together. And yes the town of Sleepy Hollow does exist. Ms. Triana did a good job finding all the small things out about Sleepy Hollow and Washington Irving which added authenticity to the story.

The dialogue was written so well that it felt realistic. The depth to Mica, Bram and Dane also added to the feeling that this could have actually happened. There were a lot of secrets to reveal, ghosts, the feeling of being chased (by someone that felt familiar yet odd and creepy at the same time). This story gives a thrilling adventure that was hard to put down. There was a point where I could feel Mica’s unrest as she struggled with what was real and what wasn’t as if she were having a breakdown. It seemed a little twisted at times.

At times it was slow, mostly in the beginning, but it soon picked up the pace and I found it to be a really good story.   So settle in with your favorite beverage for the telling of an old classic.