Review: Wake the Hollow - Gaby Triana - August 2016
As a reader , you learn to discover topics and themes that will become favourites to read about - no matter what the setting of the book is. One of my favourite things is "Sleepy Hollow". I love the legend and any books that have the slightest hint of a rendition or about the characters of Sleepy Hollow - I will read. Hence my reading of Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana. Micaela has just come back home after moving away years ago to live with her father in Miami when her parents separated as her mother decided not to follow them and remain in Sleepy Hollow. Her mother's whole life has been about the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and discovering the true ancestors of Washington Irving as it was rumoured he had a child out of wedlock but nobody could prove it. With the town built on old blood and history , there are people and families out there who do not want the truth to be revealed and will go to lengths to make sure it never sees the light of the day as the truth could be worth millions. Mica's mother has always believed that they are the true descendants , but what will happen when she stumbles upon reseatch that can prove her theory and turns up dead ? As Mica tries to get to the bottom of her Mother's death, she is stonewalled at every turn - is there bigger things at play that don't want her to find out the truth ?I have to admit the ending of this book in one way I did see it coming but in another twist , I was like Noooooooo when the actual bad guys were revealed - I have to admit I was a tad disappointed in one of the choices. Overall, however if you are a fan of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and want a fresh new look at the history of the author and his background , check out Gaby Triana's new book "Wake the Hollow".