Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is book 2 in The Hollows series. There weren’t as many typos or, maybe, I just accepted they were there and didn’t look for them as much.
The first chapter of this book was absolutely 100% maddening and stupid! I can’t express that enough. I believe the event, as told, would be enough to turn readers away from the rest of the book. But if you can get passed this first piece of writing then the story returns to a similar storyline in the same vein as book 1.
It’s not as ‘badass’ (this is a word other reviewers seem to use in association with this book, but it’s not a word I would generally use) as the first book. The main character has slowed down a bit. There are not as many zombie attacks, but still everyone is dying around her. This book had survivors fighting survivors, which is saying our evil side comes out to play when rules and regulations are taken away.
The main characters from book 1 – Lazlo and Harlow – were not in this book, except for a quick mention really. And Blue was only in it for a zombie attacking moment. This was disappointing and unsatisfying because it left loose ends. Ripley was present, but mostly forgotten.
The entertainment level wasn’t as good and although a third book could be written, I’d be happy to leave the story here. Overall, too many disappointments for me to really enjoy the book.