Review: The Hollow Girl

Title: The Hollow Girl

Author: Hillary Monahan

Date of Publication: October 10th, 2017

Goodreads Summary:

Five boys attacked her.
Now they must repay her with their blood and flesh.

Bethan is the apprentice to a green healer named Drina in a clan of Welsh Romanies. Her life is happy and ordered and modest, as required by Roma custom, except for one thing: Silas, the son of the chieftain, has been secretly harassing her.

One night, Silas and his friends brutally assault Bethan and a half-Roma friend, Martyn. As empty and hopeless as she feels from the attack, she asks Drina to bring Martyn back from death’s door. “There is always a price for this kind of magic,” Drina warns. The way to save him is gruesome. Bethan must collect grisly pieces to fuel the spell: an ear, some hair, an eye, a nose, and fingers.

She gives the boys who assaulted her a chance to come forward and apologize. And when they don’t, she knows exactly where to collect her ingredients to save Martyn.

My Review:

This book is one of my favorite reads this year! It was dark, different, and had revenge. It wasn’t just about revenge though, it had a great daughter/grandmother bond, potential love bond, emotional pulls, and doing something to save someone that deserves to be saved no matter how heinous it might be.

The revenge stuff was pretty awesome! It gave me vibes from Creepshow 2 (the one with the native american wooden statue), Last House on the Left (not the crappy remake), and I spit on your grave, but the thing was it was done with a purpose here.

giphy

Photo Credit

Loved the interactions between Martyn and Bethan, they were incredibly sweet. The five boys who Bethan goes to get her ingredients from, were all douche bags, so I didn’t feel sorry for them one bit.

giphy (1)

Photo Credit

I really loved the writing in this one, too. It pulled me in, and I could feel Bethan’s hard journey every step of the way, and the ending was perfect!

Note* There is a lot of violence in this, but I feel like it’s incredibly purposeful with the story

name-tag2

How does this book sound to you?

11 thoughts on “Review: The Hollow Girl

  1. Pingback: Review: The Hollow Girl — Literary Dust | Fantasy Sources: Art, Gifts, Ideas, Article Resources, News

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s