Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Hollow by Nora Roberts

Genre: mystery
Pages: audio
Challenges: audio book challenge
Author's Website

Simple Description: 
This is the 2nd book in the Blood Brother's trilogy, I reviewed the first one here.
This book follows all of the 6 main characters as they battle the evil spirit that brings pain and destruction and death to the town of Hawkin's Hollow every 7 years.  At first they don't experience any of the evil but they know it's there..and waiting.   When things do start to happen it's even worse than the girls could have guessed and worse than the boys have seen in awhile.  It's getting stronger.  Sybil feels like part of the key might be in making the three pieces of stone the boys have become one.  This will require a blood ritual.  Will it work or will it cause more destruction?

This book we focus mostly on Fox and Layla.  Fox wrestles with being attracted to Layla and finally makes a move on her.  She is more hesitant to get into a relationship even though she does like Fox.   It doesn't help any that Layla is also currently working for fox as his administrator.  Of course, they are also paired up because they seem to have the same ability, they can read minds, kind of.  They can know what people are thinking and feeling.   Fox tries to help Layla get used to this new ability and also show her how to use it and to block things out.

Now what you really want to know....my thoughts: 
This one was just ok.  I didn't like it as much as I liked the first book in the series but I think that's in part because I don't like Layla has much as I liked Quinn (the main girl in the first book).  I thought Layla needed to just calm down and not get so upset/pissed off about things that  Fox did or that happened.  I can understand where she is coming from, but it just seemed like she was too quick to anger.   The story itself is what kept my interest in the book and why I kept listening to it.  I do enjoy the idea of it, the three boys and the 3 girls pairing up and using their special talents to fight this evil spirit that has been causing issues in Hawkins Hollow for years.  I'll definitely be renting the 3rd audio book in a couple of months so I can finish this trilogy.

I give this book a rating of 2.5/5 stars.

 This audio book was rented from my local library.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I haven't tried any Nora Roberts in a long time because her work is just hit or miss for me.