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The Hollow

(Sign of Seven #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  27,568 ratings  ·  985 reviews
For Fox, Caleb, Gage, and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom - ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon the Pagan Stone.

Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month looms before them, the men can feel the storm brewin
Mass Market Paperback, 318 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Jove Books
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Aug 02, 2009 rated it liked it
As the second book in the Sign of Seven trilogy, The Hollow continues the battle against the Big Evil that started in Blood Brothers. It helps to read the 1st book before jumping into this one, but you don't really have to because NR does a good job recapping the previous events - and she does it without making it sound like info dumping.

I'm not going to write a plot summary here because, quite frankly, the basic storyline of this book is similar to Blood Brothers's and I've already written a fu
The story continues, this time focusing on Fox O'Dell and Layla Darnell.

A bit of background
If you recall from Blood Brothers, Fox and his two friends, Cal and Gage, unwittingly unleashed a demon when they were 10-years old by sharing and spilling their blood near the Pagan Stone on their shared birthday. Every seven years the demon resurfaces, wreaking havoc in the town and causing death and destruction. They've determined that Fox, Cal and Gage are all descendants of a wizard who contained th
CD {Boulder Blvd}
At the end of day, I feel as if I have been on a circular path and I keep reading the same thing spun slightly different over and over again. I think this is why I stopped reading her trilogies. The characters start blending one over the other and it starts to be hard to differentiate between them. Sometimes I would forget who was set to be paired with whom. Did it really matter?

I don't think there are three stories here. If it was only one book, it would have been so much better as all the repe
Apr 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to jenjn79 by: favorite author, continuation of a series
Second book in the Sign of Seven trilogy by Nora Roberts. While I still enjoyed this book, I didn't like it as much as the first book. I'd give it a 4, maybe 4.5, stars.

The Hollow continues the tale about six people: Cal, Fox, Gage, Quinn, Layla and Cybil, trying to find a way to beat a centuries old evil that terrorizes the town of Hawkins Hollow for seven days every seven years. The group now knows that this is the time, this is the Seven, that they can beat back the evil. But they must work t
Jennifer Wardrip
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I should probably feel bad that I ignored my husband and children for seven straight hours while I read THE HOLLOW, the second book in Nora Roberts' THE SIGN OF SEVEN trilogy.

I don't.

Seriously, once you start in on this story, featuring Fox O'Dell and Layla Darnell, which is even better than the first book, you won't be able to stop reading. Of course, I'll no doubt say that the third book in the series, which doesn't come out until December (the horror!!), is even better than this one, but I'll
Jul 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, ebooks
On to book two of Sign of the Seven!

I definitely liked this one better than Book 1, for a couple of reasons. One, I liked Fox as a male lead character better than I liked Caleb. He's a more thoughtful character, in more ways than one; there's the obvious thing about his being telepathic, but also, in general, he's more analytical than Caleb and that worked better for me as a character trait. Also, I was quite charmed that he could juggle. And, dude, he plays the guitar. Automatic swoon points fo
Julie (jjmachshev)
May 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
What can I say? I waited at the bookstore today for the clerk to put out this book. Bought the book. Came home, opened the book and didn't stop till I finished. That's right...skipped was totally worth it. Nora's done it again. I loved the first book, "Blood Brothers" and "The Hollow" kept me riveted. Unfortunately, now I have to wait til December 08 for the final book "The Pagan Stone" to be released. Doubtless I'll be waiting at the bookstore for them to open then too.

The second bo
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
I feel bad giving this second book in the Sign of Seven Trilogy such a low rating especially since I gave the first one 4 stars. My actual rating is 2-1/2 stars. I was pretty disappointed in this one from the start. It lacked the supernatural elements that made the first one exciting. This book mainly focused on the relationship between Fox and Layla, which was through tedious, repetitive dialogue most of the time. This repetitive dialogue continued throughout the book by way of the characters h ...more

Que puedo decir, este libro lo terminé en un solo día, por lo puedo decir que es una de mis lecturas más adictivas de este mes.

En este libro, se continúa la historia de Hermanos de sangre, y la cosa se va poniendo cada vez mejor y con mucha más tensión y oscuridad que en la primera entrega.

Aquí la autora indagó mucho más en la historia que hubo desde los comienzos del pueblo y la tragedia en la piedra pagana, así como también en cada uno de los personajes principales y sus familias. Me ha
Μαρία Γεωργοπούλου
This is a reread and the following review is older but I am not going to change it. Loved it the same.

The second book in this trilogy is as good as the first one! I couldn’t stop reading it! The author managed to create just the perfect spooky atmosphere that this book needed!

“The Hollow” continues the story of the six main characters and their fight against evil in a small town. This time, the main couple is Fox and Layla. I liked both of them!

Fox is a very nice man and the definition of the
May 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nora_roberts, 2008
I didn't love this book, but I don't hate it either. I was dissapointed in it. I was excited for this book to come out. I really enjoyed the first of the trilogy, Blood Brothers, and had high expectations for this one, but it seemed to fall flat. Maybe I was expecting to much, but this installment just didn't excite me. The ending seemed anticlimatic, like something was missing. I hope in the final book, The Pagan Stone, that we see more action. We are given descriptions of all the stuff that ha ...more
☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
4.8 "Psychically Linked" Stars

You can find my detailed reviews under Book 01 & 03. I made the mistake of reviewing them all at the same time. Just plain dumb of me. 1) I forgot to rate this one before book 03 and 2) Now, I'm too pooped to rate book 02! LOL.

This is Fox and Layla's story and it is awesome. They're really great together.

The team continues to plot and plan for the demise of the horrible demon.

Read my other reviews for more info. Sorry so short on this one!
Feb 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opinião em: http://leituranaoocupaespaco.blogspot...

"Ritual de Amor" é o segundo volume da trilogia Signo dos Sete, e também, o livro dedicado ao romance do adorável advogado Fox O'Dell, e a recém-chegada de Nova Iorque, Layla.
Layla é a única que não pertence, de alguma forma, ao círculo dos seis, não tendo qualquer ligação com os restantes antes da sua chegada a Hawkis Hollow, e talvez por isso, também a mais céptica, e menos receptiva a todas estas mudanças na sua vida... Um dia dirigia uma bo
Tempo de Ler
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Neste 2º livro da trilogia Signo dos Sete, continuamos a acompanhar a batalha de Fox, Caleb e Gage contra o mal ancestral que libertaram acidentalmente há alguns anos atrás, no seu 10º aniversário. A eles, juntaram-se 3 mulheres - Quinn, Layla e Cybil - todas elas descendentes do demónio que deu origem à maldição que assola Hawkins Hollow de 7 em 7 anos…

Mais uma vez Nora Roberts reúne de forma deslumbrante e equilibrada humor, suspense e romance numa história narrada de forma melodiosa e diverti
Nora Roberts knows how to write ‘em!!!

An excellent second book in the trilogy! I couldn’t ask for better. We’re taken back to Hawkin’s Hollow and its residents - good and bad. Some you love, some you love to hate.

This book circled mostly around Layla and Fox - their relationship blossoms in this novel, and I loved how they got the feel of each other - thoughts and feelings. Working together, being together… You get more of their backgrounds, what Fox was like as a kid and growing up. Layla gets
Marion Marchetto
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have read a few of Nora Roberts' trilogies and they have kept my interest. However, when I picked up The Hollow I had no idea that it was even part of a trilogy. (Guess I should have known better.)I started this book three times and put it down while I read something else. I simply got tired of looking at the darn thing so forced myself to read it.

The premise of something evil returning to a small town every seven years should mean the reader is held from page one to the very end. But this re
Zwart Raafje
In mijn recensie van het eerste deel uit deze trilogie haalde ik al aan dat deze reeks wel heel veel gelijkenissen vertoond met eerder gepubliceerde boeken van dezelfde schrijfster waarin drie koppels de strijd aangaan tegen een bovennatuurlijk kwaad dat steeds sterker wordt.

Bij Verbonden door het lot stoorde dit me niet zo erg vermits het hoofdpersonage Quinn op een positieve manier voor heel wat herkenning wist te zorgen. Jammer genoeg had ik dit gevoel minder bij Layla die in het eerste boek
My review of the first book in the trilogy is here:

Sooo, my comments from the previous book, about the demon not being fully explained, still stand. The book continues being very creepy, but nothing more than that. The characters are still not very well developed and Fox and Leila were ok, but - nothing to write home about. We are told about their amazing chemistry, but - honestly - Nora Roberts just can't seem to do it. Her sex scenes are full of unicorn
Laura the Highland Hussy
Dec 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
I liked Fox, alot, and I like how Layla came from nowhere, while Cybil and Quinn were bffs, same as the boys. I got annoyed with Layla, though, about how sometimes she would get irritated by Fox just doing nice things for her, but to her they were overwhelming, but then she'd come back with a pretty apology. I'm excited to see Gage's story. And they dealt the Big Bad some series hurt at the end, but I wanna see them win. :) Other than that, I really like the way this trilogy is coming, I've alwa ...more
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
More enjoyable than the 1st. Mainly because of Fox, the main character and Layla, his love interest. Fox's character was way more developed than Caleb's, and more interesting because of the abilities that both him and Layla share. I also enjoyed his courtship with Layla; he was always honest about his attraction to her, but gave her some space to decide. Small-hometown hippie boy hooks up with stylish big-city girl, gotta love it.
In addition, this book marked the 2nd major battle of good vs evil
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I re-read this trilogy constantly. The character relationships are so much fun! I always enjoy the detail that Ms. Roberts puts into her work, but I honestly feel as though I am there with this trilogy. Fox is just such a good guy (but a guy, haha!) and I admire Layla's spirit,even when she's unsure. Thank you, Nora Roberts!
❂ Jennifer
Average read but adequately interesting enough to read at work.

Stephanie Tracy
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a great second novel in Nora’s Sign of Seven trilogy. It built on really nicely from the first book, “Blood Brothers”, and focused on two characters I really, really liked – Layla and Fox.

Layla came to Hawkins Hollow on a whim – leaving her comfortable, successful life in New York because of recurring nightmares that led her to this quaint, yet creepy, little Maryland town. Once she arrives in book one (not knowing what she’s doing there) she meets the others – Fox, Cal, Gage, Quinn, a
Connie N.
#2 in the Sign of Seven Trilogy

This book picks up right where the first book left off, but this time focusing on Fox and Layla. With July approaching, the 6 friends try to find out more about the Seven, the main characters from hundreds of years ago, and what they can do to defeat the demon. Layla seems to be the demon's focus, perhaps because she was the most recent to join the group and is perceived as the weakest. But she and Fox have gotten romantically close now, so she definitely has backu
Sarina Morrhaye
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, 2018
Wat kan ik zeggen... dit is een heel goede trilogie. Liefde dat het naar mijn gevoel aan het winnen is van het kwaad. Al geloof ik niet dat het kwaad zich zomaar gewonnen gaat geven. Nu dat de bloedsteen terug compleet is, wat is de volgende stap. Ben benieuwd of Quine, Cal, Fox, Layla, Gage en Sybil dat raadsel kunnen oplossen en of ze het allemaal zullen overleven.
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sign-of-7
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Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
Deel 2 in de 'Teken van Zeven' trilogie. En net zo lekker lezen als deel 1. Deze keer het verhaal van Fox en Layla. En weer een stap op weg naar de overwinning op de demon die Hawkins Hollows in zijn macht heeft.
Sharlene Boyd
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Want to read forever...fabulous
Edina Ribeiro
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Things had been quiet in Hawkins Hollow for nearly two weeks. The demon had been hurt by Caleb Hawkins, Fox O'Dell, and Gage. Along with the girls, Quinn Black, Layla Darnell and Cybil Kinski, the guys time had been spent doing genealogy research. They had found out that the guys were related some time back on the side of Giles Dent. While the girls, were related through the demon who possessed Lazarus Twisse and his rape of Hester Deale.
Fox had hired Layla to work in his office. His office mana
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Sign of Seven (3 books)
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