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House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland

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About the Book- House of Hollow

Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats. 

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind. 

As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children. 

The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years.

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With a platter of weirdly good characters, the book has an amazing story narration that keeps it so engaging. Of Course, the story is even more powerful.

Read on for our review of the book

Our Review of House of Hollow

After reading this book, I couldn’t help but keep staring and analysing my sister. The book placed some serious suspicions in my head that perhaps my sister was a weird one too. 🤨 That is one thing that you can take from the book, start looking at your sibling a bit differently🧐 Who knows maybe those tantrums of your sibling may not be tantrums but actual demon doings 🤔. I am not taking a risk. Anytime I see my sibling after waking up and before going to bed, I am going to douse her in holy water. God help me if I see her with a flower, then she is out of the house. 🤨. Ok maybe the book may have tampered with my mental balance but you can’t blame me for being a bit paranoid. House of Hollow messes with your head.

The book is creepy and it becomes more creepy if you have a sister. But it is a good kind of creepy. House of Hollow was nothing like I have read, everything about it was different. The narration. The story and the characters….oh the characters !! The siblings were both cute and creepy for me. I loved how the book was able to evoke strong emotions. The book, in the beginning, was giving me anxiety because a lot of stuff was going on and I was like ….wait !!! What? Hold on !! What did you just say? ..they were throwing major bombs, in the beginning, making you so curious and wondering when they were going to elaborate on these little mysteries. But then the book goes into a different chase game, shaking everything upside down.

Let me be clear that whatever I am saying is all in good ways because the book completely made me sit up and take notice. I couldn’t let go of it without the curiosity level reaching a mercurial blasting point. That’s what the book does. It attacks you with major revelations and secrets when you least accept it and almost suddenly, making you take a step back.

No doubt these sisters are weird ….like weird enough to even make my sister look like a saint. ( Trust me !! She is not! I eat, wake and live along with that devil 👻With a platter of weirdly good characters, the book has an amazing story narration that keeps it so engaging. Of Course, the story is even more powerful. I love how the whole book took the concept of sisterhood to a whole new level.

Conclusion

So in conclusion, Even though I had spent the entire review dissing my sister, what I meant to say is that the book is amazing. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea. It has that dark, goth theme to it but God oh God !! If you are dipping your toes into this water, then you need to take a full swim because it is that good. You need to start reading it to learn and experience and realise what It has to offer. 

Squirrel Rating

5 Star

Book Recommendation : You could also try The Invisible life of Addie LaRue

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