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Lucy Kincade's biggest concerns in life are her widowed mother, her college apps, and her grades...until she stumbles upon an insidious secret not meant for mortal eyes. When nightmares stalk the waking world and a cannibalistic serial killer is carving a path across America, Lucy and her friends decide to stand against the darkness. But with all the secrets, it's not easy ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published March 26th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 16th 2015)
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Juniperpix
May 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got a copy of this book yesterday at Balticon- the cover was what originally interested me- and began reading it immediately upon leaving the stall, refusing to look away to the point that my friend had to guide me by my shoulders to avoid causing car accidents
The book was really nicely written, descriptive, and did a good job capturing the voice of a teenager, as well as having a nice balance of suspenseful and funny
Also the author had nice hair I'm gonna go now bye
Toi Thomas
Jul 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shut the front door, this book is good! Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of high school angsts and banter that was difficult for me to get through (not a problem for real YA fans), but it was still worth it all in the end.

Lucy is a typical teen dealing with the atypical loss of her father by excelling at schoolwork and being a great friend. When being a great friend leads her to endless goth parties she doesn’t really care for, unrequited love is the least of her worries as she learns that cr
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Captain Comic Book
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I bought this book at balticon after meeting with the author, and hearing a brief summary of the series. I have to admit when I first started reading the book I was not expecting High School drama or childish Romance which are things I generally am ambivalent to. The first chapter or two had me rolling my eyes because of this but it all got much more interesting when the main characters caught a girl eating someone's face.

Reading this book had its ups and downs. I give extra points for diversity
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Rena
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to admit. When I first started reading this, I kinda groaned and went: "Another vampire book..." I stuck with it though, and after a bit of a slow start, I found that I was really starting to enjoy it.

There's a little bit of predictability, but it takes a while to see exactly what is going to happen. I found myself cheering on the characters and loving the introduction to not only this rendition of vampires, but the other creatures as well. And that ending... I WANT MORE!

"And you? What ar
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Katherine
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
I bought The Hollow Sun a few years ago at Chessie Con (I think). I finally got around to reading it. I'm so glad I finally read this! The plot starts out kind of slow in the beginning, but picks up into a book that I didn't want to put down by the end. I want to read the sequel so bad, but I can't get it from my public library (which absolutely sucks)! The Hollow Sun is amazing! If I ever get a chance to buy the rest of the series, then I'm going to do my best to do so.The ending is a great cli ...more
Muz
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teens, anyone who likes Supernatural
Recommended to Muz by: D.L. Wainright
A supernatural fantasy book that drags you in, gets you hooked, and may have you running to your library's research section.


Disclaimer: The author is a friend of mine, and I have known about some aspects of the book over the years as they were writing it. However, my love and loyalty to my friends does not over-power my sheer book nerdiness, and therefore this revue is my honest opinion. Friends come and go, but stories are forever.


The story is about Lucy, a goth teenager just trying to get thro
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Laura S
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Disclaimer: I won this book at a release event for another author. I was in no way paid or engaged to write a good review.

Wow. Just wow.

You know the kind of book I mean.

Before I go into the tale itself, let me say that this is both wonderfully written and edited - it's what an indie book should be, so if that's a concern, well no worries there.

I began reading The Hollow Sun early in the evening, and found myself closing the final page as fingers of sunshine stretched across my room. I just could
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Heather
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free signed copy of this book free through Goodreads Giveaways along with 4 bookmarks.

I enjoyed reading this story. I liked the incorporation of hybrids to the traditional vampires, werewolves, etc.

I did feel parts of the story were drawn out and then other important parts of the story occasionally felt a little rushed.

I enjoyed the fact that the story kept me guessing the entire time. I had difficulties figuring out who could and couldn't be trusted and I really enjoyed that. It's
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Jordan
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5

Diversity galore. I love that these characters are unique and yet charmingly familiar. They’re the characters that don’t normally have voices. I LOVED that the author featured what could have been a clichéd, beautiful, popular girl as nerdy, LARPing, and nowhere near catty. We need more of that. We need more of all of these characters. BA female characters reign in this story. They’re not afraid to get dirty and murderous when necessary.❤

For more of this review:
https://youngadultbookmadness.
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Tiffany Saffle
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I came across this book at Ravencon 2016. I read the back cover, met the author, and bought the book. And I only stopped reading to grab a bite to eat and slightly rest my eyes. It was, new and exciting. The characters were fantastic. It was just absolutely riveting and fantastic. And I will be looking for the next book along with recommending this book to everyone.
Simply amazing!!
Selina Tropiano
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Hollow Sun is a book I’m going to wind up keeping on my book shelf, despite dwindling room. I enjoyed it too much to put it away or donate it anywhere. I highly recommend it.
Tiffany Oim
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Need to read this!! It's a Modern Fantasy! Everything about this book is amazing!! I look forward to the next book!!! ❤️
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Combines mythology, teenage snark, diverse characters in a fascinating world. A thrilling read for anyone who loves adventure, horror, and fantasy, Wainwright crafts a compelling narrative. Looking forward to the rest in the series.
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DL has been passionate about folklore, mythology, and horror since childhood, and has been weaving stories incorporating those elements for just as long.

Originally from central Florida, DL has lived in North Carolina, Georgia, NYC, Connecticut, Maryland, and has now settled down in Ohio.

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“Off to the side a grin appeared, floating in the darkness like the Cheshire Cat’s. Obviously able to see her take notice, the grin stretched wider—impossibly wider. Beside it, another smile cut through the darkness, followed soon by another, then another. Countless unseen figures were grinning at her, surrounding her on every side. That’s when the laughter started.” 1 likes
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