Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ambitious Edition: The Hollow

Title: The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
ISBN: 1416978933
Release Date: 9.1.09

The Usual Questions:

Is this the first in a series?
Yes, it is. Jessica has a 3-book deal for this series with Simon & Schuster.

What is the basic concept?
When Abbey's best friend, Kristen, vanishes at the bridge near Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, everyone else is all too quick to accept that Kristen is deadâ?¦and rumors fly that her death was no accident. Abbey goes through the motions of mourning her best friend, but privately, she refuses to believe that Kristen is really gone. It only makes things worse that everyone now treats Abbey like either a freak show or a charity case. Thank goodness for Caspian, the gorgeous and mysterious boy who shows up out of nowhere at Kristen's funeral, and keeps reappearing in Abbey's life. Caspian clearly has secrets of his own, but he's the only person who makes Abbey feel normal again...but also special.
Just when Abbey starts to feel that she might survive all this, she learns a secret that makes her question everything she thought she knew about her best friend. How could Kristen have kept silent about so much? And could this secret have led to her death? As Abbey struggles to understand Kristen's betrayal, she uncovers a frightening truth that nearly unravels her—one that will challenge her emerging love for Caspian, as well as her own sanity.

Is the cover art favorable?
Very favorable I'd say. I definitely want to read this one!

What are some of the author's other works?
This is her first.


I first heard of this novel over at On The Nightstand. Catherine had ordered the 'Goods' and left directions on how you could too. I ordered them by signing up for Jessica's newsletter and, four days later they were in my mailbox! I was stoked! Here is a picture of what I got:
  • Get your Goods at Jessica's site by clicking the Get the Goods tab.
  • Official Song for The Hollow is My Fault by Metisse which plays when you visit the website. It's a great song.
  • Read an exclusive interview with Jessica over at QueryTracker.
  • Visit Jessica's Blog.
To see our other Ambitious Editions posts, click here.


Kay said...

I must say that I really, really like the cover art! The story looks interesting, too, right up my alley! I'll definitely visit the author's website and try to know more! Thanks! ;)

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I really want this one!

Jessica Verday said...

Thanks for the shout out! Glad you liked the Goodies!