Sunday, October 13, 2013

Book Review - Hollowland by Amanda Hocking

Recommended for: Teenage girls who like kick ass females
4 Star Rating - Recommended for genre fans

Here you have it. A blog dedicated to independent publishing and mythology. I had red all these independent books and on day it suddenly occurred to me: I have not read anything by Amanda Hocking. She is epitome of what all independent authors stride to become. It seems fitting I do one of her books first.

The book is your basic post zombie outbreak story with a female protagonist on a quest to find her brother. She runs into the basic myriad of post-apocalyptic villains including, psycho cult leaders, marauders trying to kill everyone to take their food, and of course, plenty of zombies.

It is written in first person perspective from the female protagonist named Remy. A fast-paced book is even shorter than it looks.

If you are looking for a fresh new take on the zombie phenomenon, you will not find it here. However, there is enough action and the characters are likeable enough to get behind. The story though generic, is well written and has good use of internal dialogue.

This book was not written with young children in mind, as there is plenty of gore and a pinch of sex thrown in at the last moment. They are appropriate for the story though. I would recommend this for people who love their strong female protagonists, and for people who can never get enough zombie stories.

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