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(The Hollows #2)

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After six months in the quarantine, Remy finds out things are much worse than she feared. Her plans to escape come with a heavy cost, and she realizes that zombies aren't the worst of her problems.
Kindle Edition, 194 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Fraggin Aardvark (first published November 8th 2011)
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Title: Hollowmen (The Hollows #2)
Author: Amanda Hocking
Genre: YA, Zombies, Apocalyptic
Series: The Hollows
Publication Date: November 8th, 2011


Do NOT read this review of Hollowmen unless you have read the book. A lot of the 'problems' I will be discussing in my review are huge spoilers from the book.

** Instead of the traditional reviews that I usually do I'm just going to list out the problems, in my opinion, that I found within the books plot and characters. **

Jul 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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I want to start with the cute animated gif from my book 1 review shown above!
Now how to even dive into this!!! I LOVED and HATED this with a passion! OMG I was dying for this and then HIGHLY disappointed by parts that really made no sense! I'm going to try to keep the spoilers down but a few will probably be seen, just a warning!

So we ended in the first book with Remy locked up in the hospital of the quarantine. Six months later Remy is still stuck in that hospital undergoing gruesome and
Dec 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
Wow, it all started going downhill on the 2nd page when doctors leave the heroine open and bleeding on the table, after a major surgery without anesthesia...and she sews herself back together, battles a bunch of zombies, and capers off with no residual ills to speak of. ummmm. I'll buy the zombie apocalypse but I draw the line somewhere...if this were a graphic novel I would've probably liked it. Writing was significantly poorer than the first installment, which was already questionable.
Katrina Passick Lumsden
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Jess Leigh
Oct 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Hollowmen just came out on B&N today! And in my normal fashion I went and read the ending of the book before I started. But let's just say that as much as I love Amanda Hocking, I'm a little PO'd right now. Now I don't know how much of a spoiler the next part will be, considering I only read the ending of Hollowmen. But still.

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I was so very excited to finally read this second installment of The Hollows books. However, I was sadly disappointed.

I am a huge fan of Amanda Hocking. I have read every book she has written I have fallen in love with each one, except this one.

It started with the very first few chapters and I knew I was going to struggle with the book. If anyone has read Hollowland then you know that Remy took her place in the research facility to spare her brother. Book two opens up with her in the facility a
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Loved it - but not as much as the first book.

Why? Hmmm...the number one reason - no Lazlo, Blue, Harlow or any of the original characters.

What saved the story? Ripley is back....Stella takes the place of Harlow.....the mean but gentle Dr. Daniel is along for the ride.

Who takes the place of Lazlo? That I'm not going to spoil...but she does find love again! :-)

Could there be another book or does it end like this?
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a fan for zombie and I like the thriller in it. Just like most all zombie story the ending seem to be unfinshed...
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Amanda's second book in her zombie series has serious follow-up teeth. In Hollowland (the first book) we met Remy King, our female lead, who displays toughness in a world gone crazy. She's managed to keep herself and several others alive. That's step one. But, her driving goal is to find her younger brother and somehow, someway, find a safe place for them both. Her journey to that end is dangerous and action-packed as a reader would expect in this type of book. Remy's toughness was tempered with ...more
Brigid ✩
You can read my review of the first book here


Hollowmen starts out about six months after the events of Hollowland ended. Remy has taken her brother Max's place as guinea pig for a group of evil scientists who want to dissect her and try to find the secret behind her immunity to zombie bites. Unfortunately, the facility is invaded by zombies (of course), and Remy must journey off into the desert again with a group of
Dec 05, 2011 rated it liked it
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I'm not really sure how I feel about this read. I am an Amanda Hocking fan but I just didn't really care how this story player out. It just seemed overly brutal and I really didn't understand why she had to kill off all the previous characters it was like a favorite movie franchise got all new directors producers and writers for the sequel and they wanted to shake things up. And sometimes it was a bit inconsistent one moment she beheaded and older zomb
Mar 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Hollowmen starts exactly where Hollowland ended. Remy is in the quarantine being tested in every possible way for a cure for the zombie virus. The zombies are getting smarter and attacking all large groupings of humans so the quarantine disbanded and groups of humans left in all directions. Remy's main goal is to find her brother Max and she will go through anything & everything to do so. She unwittingly convinces her group to go along with her and this is all that I'm going to tell you. By my 5 ...more
Aug 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am so stoked for this!!!
Stephanie Moakes
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it
I was slightly disappointed by this book because although it picked up where the first one ended and the story never faltered it was almost an exact replica of the first book, in the sense that it was about Remy’s journey to find her brother again and then it swiftly turns into a journey across country to head to somewhere that isn’t overrun with flesh eating zombies.

The one aspect of this book that really frustrated me was that I was hoping to find out more about the original characters in the
Amy Nielsen
You should read my review of Hollowland because a lot the same problems exist here as well and they start right away. Believe me, someone who has repeatedly undergone abdominal (and other) surgeries without anesthesia for 6 months will not be sane. They will have at LEAST post-traumatic-stress-disorder not to mention that surgeries like those depicted here take at least 6 weeks to heal even partially and yet she underwent MANY in 6 months time and was still able to hop off the table after being ...more
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
More like 4.5 and I enjoyed this book so much more than the first. I really think it might have been a mood thing with the first book or maybe just because the world building was done in it, either way this book flowed from start to finish for me.

Series books reviews…uggh Remy’s story starts off in the hospital in a very dark situation. She never gives up on her quest to get back with Max and find some kind of life in a post-apocalyptic zombie world.

As I said earlier this book just flowed for me
Kelli Wilson
Possibly 2.5 :(

I feel like I missed a book in between as this one went off in a different direction and included no main characters from the first novel except Remy. If you were looking forward to continuing the journey of Remy with Lazlo, Harlow, and Blue. Think again. No Lazlo for you! No Harlow for you! And no Blue for you!! This is not a spoiler. It's like another first book in a series, that also happens to have Remy. The story is fine. I am not furious the other main characters are missing
Becky Johnson
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
Gosh I love this duology so much. Very different and not a lot of romance. It focuses more on protecting her little brother and finding a safe place which is great.
Jan 15, 2012 rated it it was ok
I'm being a little generous with the rating here because I love zombie books, but in reality this is closer to 2.5 stars.

The only reason it took me longer than a day to finish Hollowmen is because it was football Sunday and I had to take time out to half-watch Baltimore beat Houston (which I expected) and then watch my amazing Giants walk all over Green Bay.

Football aside, the point I’m trying to make is that Hollowmen is an easy, fast-paced read. Unlike other zombie novels I’ve read (I’m lookin
Bad Clown
Jun 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
I said I wasn't going to do it. I SWORE I wasn't going to do it. After reading the GODAWFUL stinker Hollowland, I swore I wasn't going to read the sequel, or ANY book by this hack "author." But I am a curious sort. Morbidly curious, but curious nonetheless. Maybe a bit masochistic and a glutton for punishment. Anyways, whatever the nature of my mental failure, SONAVABITCH if I didn't get snookered again. Hollowmen is as bad- possibly WORSE than Hollowland. I say "possibly" because it really can' ...more
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Ever since watching The Walking Dead and picking up Amanda's first zombie book, Hollowland, I've been very much enjoying the idea of a zombie apocalypse (well, as long as it never actually happens). This book did not disappoint me in the least. Much like the first installment, the action very rarely stops, and there is a diverse cast of characters whom you grow to care about. When they kick the bucket (as they will, a LOT), you'll wince, you'll loudly cry out "no!" while reading by yourself in a ...more
May 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
I had a love/hate relationship with this one, but for me, that's a good thing. It was like I didn't want to read it, but when I started I couldn't stop reading. There's such a capable voice here. You want so much for Remy and you want this all to be over. You scream out, "I NEED THIS TO STOP." But it doesn't and that's scary. Because the whole time you're like, "Well, what would I do?" And as you're starting to care for the characters they end up dying grotesquely and then you have to move on as ...more
♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
this book was SO MUCH BETTER than the first one!! of course Remy still did pretty unbelievable things but not like in the first book, it was toned down a bit which was great, though i imagine a half starved person wouldnt be able to do the shit she did in this book let alone if they had been repeatedly cut open and had blood drawn from them, but it was pretty easy to get over and just enjoy the book.

the emotion this book put me though was pretty incredible especially for such a short book. i lau
Wait, so...I'm just reading along and then suddenly...the book is over. How long was this? Like twelve pages?! (Okay, I admit that I'm being sarcastic on that point.) Was there a conclusion? Well, yes, I suppose there was. Was there a plot?, kind-of?

If there ever was a way to like something while feeling extreme disappointment in it, Hollowmen was it for me. I think it's that I expected more from it. Hollowland was the ultimate end-all for me. It had everything that I love. Hollowmen
Rhiannon Frater
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Sep 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
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Michele Wesley
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this second book as much as the first. I love a good zombie story and this one did not disappoint. I am curious to know if Remy will reunite with Lazlo and if they will figure out Remy and her brother's immunity to help what's left of the human race. I also love Ripley the lion. Overall, this is a fantastic series so far and I hope there is more to come.
After reading some of the reviews, both good and bad, it seems like this would only piss me off to read it. Let's not and say we did.
4.5 Stars. No, 5 Stars. No, 4.5 Stars.

Similarly to Hollowland, i received all the feels for Hollowmen. I just really like Remy. I have seen Some people reviewing this hate her and call her a bitch but she's not trying to be perfect and that is what i love. She already made it known that she would do anything to protect her brother. She also admitted that she pushes her feelings down and tries to make herself a cold shell in this post apocalyptic world. She changes, she develops, she takes on
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AMANDA HOCKING is the author of over twenty young adult novels, including the New York Times bestselling Trylle Trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her love of pop culture and all things paranormal influence her writing. She spends her time in Minnesota, taking care of her menagerie of pets and working on her next book.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list. Her zombie series

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