Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: The Hallowed Ones

Title: The Hallowed Ones
Author: Laura Bickle
Release Date: September 25th 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 311
Source: Purchased

“Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers can get a taste of the real world. But the real world comes to her in this dystopian tale with a philosophical bent. Rumors of massive unrest on the “Outside” abound. Something murderous is out there. Amish elders make a rule: No one goes outside, and no outsiders come in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man, she can’t leave him to die. She smuggles him into her family’s barn—at what cost to her community? The suspense of this vividly told, truly horrific thriller will keep the pages turning.”

My Thoughts: 
This book was perfect. I absolutely adored it from beginning to end.

I have never read a book such as The Hallowed Ones before but Laura beautifully blended two genres I never thought would go together – dystopian and religion. Yet, this story was so incredible and so unique.

The writing was beautiful and captivating and I just couldn’t get enough. The actual story itself was haunting and disturbing. The religious beliefs made the story feel even more eerie and I feel like that added to the mood of the book a lot. The monsters in this book were terrifying and gave me chills. They were just so creepy!

I really loved Katie and how strong of character she was. Katie was a fighter and stood up for what she believed in. I mean that’s saying a ton considering how she brought up. I loved seeing her question everything and making her own path. I just really loved Katie.

Even the romance between Katie and Alex was sweet and actually helped push the story along rather than smother it. I really loved these two together and I don’t often say that about characters in books.

Overall guys this book is incredible and I can’t stop gushing about it. I feel like this book is under rated and totally recommend you all pick it up!

Rating: 5/5 

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