An inventor and an assistant undertaker against all the spirits in the Hollows.
Quinn dreams of leaving his dreary job at his mother’s funeral home for a life of adventure. His half-sister Zora plans to prove what a brilliant scientist she is — and settle a secret grudge. Together, they set out to fight the spirits that have roamed the Hollows ever since the Great Wakening.
As Zora and Quinn hunt by night in the graveyards and forests of what was once Old Appalachia, they clash with one another and compete against a mysterious rival. But when a shadowy cult and an ancient, otherworldly enemy start trying to murder them, the young spirit-hunters must scramble to uncover the hidden past of the Hollows and dig up long-buried family skeletons.
If Zora and Quinn fail, they’ll find worse things waiting for them in the dark.–blurb about The Spirit Hollows
As great as the whole “never judge a book by its cover” spiel is, I’ll be honest: It was this book’s stunning cover that first caught my eye. And I’m happy to say that the book itself is just as wonderful!
The Spirit Hollows starts off strong, gets the ball rolling quickly, and doesn’t let up from there. As a whole, the plot of this book was incredibly captivating; there were plenty of twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. And I absolutely loved the characters! The two main characters were both well-written and just simply interesting. Additionally, I loved the dynamic between the two siblings.
I also loved that even characters who didn’t have a large role to play had detail to them and were clearly well thought out. Without a doubt, the characters were a huge part of what made this story as incredible as it was. Each character contributed something that just made the book as a whole even more interesting.
Aside from the characters, though, the other aspect that I found Brewer did masterfully was his world-building. The Hollows and the rest of the world in which the story is set were amazingly vivid and detailed in every way. From the physical descriptions of the different locations the characters visited to the history of the Hollows’ past, Brewer made all of it seem so, so realistic; and I truly felt immersed in the world of The Spirit Hollows. There were so many layers to and so much to learn about this world, and Brewer did an excellent job at relaying all of it.
As a whole, The Spirit Hollows was genuinely an excellent book, and one that I fully enjoyed reading. Seriously, I’m already excited to read the sequel! Additionally, I think there’s a wide variety of people who would like this book, so I would definitely recommend checking it out.
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