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“The whole premesis of this book was one I greatly admired. The "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is one that readers all around America admire and love. I like how the book only touched on the legend and is seemingly intending for the continuation of the series to explain the exact connection Abbey and...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I'll begin with the elements I actually liked about the book. For me, Abbey, has the potential to be a very unique and compelling character. Unlike the majority of young adult fiction characters, you're not going to find Abbey whining about not fitting in or painting her nails, brushing her...”see full review » see other reviews »
“The storyline was predictable when it was not branching off into superficial perspectives of a teenage girl's life. The descriptions and dialogue were forced, and the text was full of unnecessary descriptors. (Not Scarlet Letter "unnecessary" but uninteresting, unimaginative descriptions) I am going to finish the trilogy because I'm not a quitter, but I would not recommend this book. There are far too many better novels for adolescents that offer insights into friendship, coping, and loss.”Dottie J wrote this review Wednesday, May 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“my god, i just can't get further than 30 pages on this book. i shouldn't have bought it. ”Molly wrote this review Friday, October 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Eeehh I wasn't that intrested in this book.”Elliey_noona! wrote this review Monday, September 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I decieded not to read it. ”Kobi wrote this review Saturday, September 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I had a really hard time dragging myself through this book, and weirdly enough, an even harder time coming up with anything to say about it. You'd think I could, seeing as how I obviously didn't like it, but I didn't like it because it was so boring. Considering the blurb, I expected ghosts, mysteries, and general creepiness. Instead, all I got was a blow-by-blow of Abbey and her daily life--she gets up, brushes her teeth, puts on clothes, goes to school, so on--and some vague ghostiness at the end (which was too-little, too-late territory, as far as I'm concerned).
The writing is flat and shallow. If Abbey is supposed to feel sad, she tells the reader she's sad. If she misses Kristen, her dead best friend, she says so. There's no flow or nuance to anything: what you see is what you get. And what you see is a pretty self-centered and boring protagonist.
Apparently, Abbey is incapable of feeling more than one emotion at a time, because she's either a.) obsessed with Caspian, her maybe-boyfriend (80% of the book) or b.) sad that her best friend is dead (about 20% of the book). Apparently, the seven stages of grief do not exist in Ms. Verday's world, because these are the two emotions Abbey displays during the entire novel. About the only thing this book had going for it was a creepy setting, which it squandered shamelessly.”
“I was just waiting and waiting for the supernatural to come along. Loved the ending.”AmK wrote this review Monday, June 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The whole premesis of this book was one I greatly admired. The "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is one that readers all around America admire and love. I like how the book only touched on the legend and is seemingly intending for the continuation of the series to explain the exact connection Abbey and her relations have to it. My only critique, is that, toward the end, the last two chapters contained everything action-wise. I was kinda whip-lashed. Either way, Jessica Verday did an excellent job with the main character, Abbey. I loved her and her habits and might even read the second book. ”Alyssa B wrote this review Tuesday, June 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When Abbey loses her friend kristen at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetary,rumor has it that her death was no accident. At Kristens funneral,Abbey notices a gorgeous young man,Caspien. Later,Abbey continues to notice Caspien constantly reappearing in her life. Soon,Abbey learns a secret that Kristen has kept from her for so long. A secret that makes her question everything she knows about her best friend. A secret that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian,as well as her sanity. I absoutely enjoyed The Hollw,it was awesomely creepy!”Marlita wrote this review Friday, June 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No