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Hollowland (The Hollows #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  17,278 Ratings  ·  1,576 Reviews
"This is the way the world ends - not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door."

Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way - not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.
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Published July 3rd 2012 by Brilliance Audio (first published September 28th 2010)
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I can't decide what was worse: the writing quality or the plot of the book? The writing was rough but mostly functional. Amanda Hocking will never be accused of having pretty prose... or character development, but more on that later. The writing is utterly devoid of any emotion. Things happen and the character reacts -- period. There's no tears, no wibbling, no real internal thoughts. In the aftermath of any event the main character, Remy, shrugs off what went down as necessary and that's all. H ...more
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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^REMY^ is one badass zombie killer! Nineteen year old Remy and her eight year old brother Max have been living at a quarantine. When the quarantine goes under attack by zombies, Remy escapes with another girl named Harlow but her brother was already evacuated. Remy will stop at nothing to find him. Heading north to where she was told her brother was taken, she picks up a lion, a doctor named Blue, and a rock star named Lazlo. R
Courtney Wells
"Zombies again, Courtney?" inquired Life.

"Some people just want to watch the world burn," replied I.
Samantha Young
Holy Hell! This is a short read but it packs a lot of punch. Not since the Alien films have I come across such a strong and incredible Heroine as Remy. Between her and the aptly named lioness, Ripley, whom Remy kind of picks up along her across state venture to find her brother, there is an abundance of totally brutal feminine power. It is no wonder Ripley has such an affinity for Remy...she recognises another with the heart of a lioness.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed, tense, gory thrill ri
This was an okay zombie story, but the pace was too slow for me. I found the whole thing with the lion a bit silly, the story seemed quite predictable too.

6 out of 10
Lord Grim
Aug 18, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded the kindle version of this book when it was free. I was robbed. Amanda Hocking does a lazy, slapdash job of crafting a post-apocalyptic zombie story with not-quite likable characters and a somewhat passable plot. The protagonist is Remy, a teenage girl facing humanity's doom at the hands (and gnarly teeth) of flesh-eating zombies. In the chaos of a zombie attack she is separated from her little brother and the story is essentially her harrowing quest to find him. Along the way she ...more
2.5 stars
Nineteen year-old Remy King is traveling across zombie infested lands to find her little brother, Max King. They were separated when the last quarantine compound they were residing in was over run by zombies. Along the way Remy meets a few other survivors and together they try to reach Max at another quarantine facility up north.

The Zombies are cool but scary. They are not the slow moving, “I want brains” zombies but more of the “28 Days Later” adrenaline jacked kind of zombies. I don’
Suzanne the Bookaholic and Proud
I have to say, on this book, it brilliantly written, and the story line is perfect,
but one thing I'll say is the heroine Remy, yes I know she's 19 and probably drop dead gorgeous as usual.
but she had a little basic gun shooting as you read further on, but the way she tackled the zombies and jumped and spun around, and slid this way and that, is what bothered me, suddenly she's the zombie slayer of the world and everyone is in awe, now I know that authors have to brag about their main character
I've been hearing about Amanda Hocking for over a year now, but since I didn't own an e Reader...sob
Well, that changed this Christmas, when Santa left a Nook under the tree for me. God bless that fat bastard! (view spoiler)
Anyway, if you haven't heard of Ms. Hocking yet, I highly suggest you go look her up. It's pretty amazing how well she did without a publisher.

Ok. On to the review.
This is a YAish book about zomb
Brad Savage
Jun 17, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
There's not much I can say about this book that hasn't been said already. So I'll keep it simple. Hollowland is a is a turd in the punchbowl of self-published literature. There's some good stuff out there, but when you bump up against this stinker, it ruins the whole thing. That's a shame because there's some real talent out there and some good books to experience. So I resent not only the author wasting my time with this drivel, I resent the fact that it's wasting the time of impressionable yo ...more
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Amanda Hocking is a lifelong Minnesotan obsessed with Batman and Jim Henson. In between watching cooking shows, taking care of her menagerie of pets, and drinking too much Red Bull Zero, she writes young adult urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

Several of her books have made the New York Times Bestsellers list, including the Trylle trilogy and Kanin Chronicles. Her zombie series, The Hollows, ha
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