Today’s review is a little different, because it is of a sample extract rather than a whole book. So, here is my very short, mini review of the sample extract for House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland.
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.
When I first heard about House of Hollow, I was immediately intrigued, because the storyline sounded so interesting. But, it hadn’t yet been released, and only a sample extract was available on NetGalley. So I took full advantage of the opportunity to get a glimpse of what was to be expected from the book.
From the extract that I read, this book is full of mystery, and a darkness that is clearly laying low, ready to be released. The Hollow sisters are all very different, secretive, but also tied together with an unbreakable bond, and I need to know more. Vivi is already my personal favourite, mainly because I feel like I can relate to her style and personality the most. The beginning of the story definitely sets you up for whatever is to come.
I loved this little extract, and I am desperate to read more, and to find out what happens to the 3 sisters. I have already purchased a copy of the full book since reading the extract, and I can not wait to jump back in!
I give the House of Hollows sample extract a 5 star rating.
A huge thank you to NetGalley and Hot Key Books for providing me with a sample extract of the book, in exchange for an honest review.
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