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Wake the Hollow

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  101 reviews
Forget the dead, Mica. It’s real, live people you should fear.

Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It’s been six years since she chose to live with her father in Miami instead of her eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

This town will suck you in and not let go.

Sleepy Hollow may be famous for its fabled headless horseman, but th
Paperback, 303 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Entangled: Teen
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jv poore
A sudden death snatches Micaela out of her senior-year-state-of-mind in sunny Florida, to slap her down in the sleepy little hollow of her past. Never popular with the locals, the eerily empty station is exactly the homecoming she expected. Her mother’s beliefs had always deviated from popular opinion, ostracizing Micaela by association. Perhaps Mami could be a bit peculiar, but for the town’s people to be personally offended by her claim to be a direct descendant of Washington Irving is prepost ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“I need to know what was so important about it that she couldn’t move to Miami with me and my dad. There’s forces not letting me leave until I do.”

This was an okay story, but it struggled to hold my interest.

I felt quite sorry for Mica in this, having lost her mother so suddenly and then being haunted by apparitions. She didn’t have the best taste in
Lisa Mandina
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(Originally post on Lisa Loves Literature)
I really enjoyed this book that was kind of a new take on the whole Headless Horseman and Sleepy Hollow story by Washington Irving. Also a look at the author, Irving, and his history. This is the kind of story that grabs me and makes me want to look more into the actual history and any of the theories that were put forth.

The main character is Mica Burgos. She spent the first 12 years of her life living in Sleepy Hollow with her parents. Her mother was k
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
After six years Micaela Burgos is now returning to the town of Sleepy Hollow after she received news of her mother's death. Mica had chosen to leave the town and live with her father in Miami when her mother became obsessed with history and ignoring her daughter when Mica was only twelve and needed a parent in her life that paid attention to her.

The town of Sleepy Hollow was made immortal by literature but it's a very real place that has Mica drawn into figuring out just what her mother had bee
Alex Flinn
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! I grew up in New York, so I vaguely remember hearing The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but I wasn't really an enthusiast. I think this book would appeal to people who like Sleepy Hollow lore but it's fine for newbies as well. It's a really well-researched ghost story/mystery with interesting bits of history too. But don't take that to mean it wasn't fast-paced. By the end, I was rushing to get to the ending.
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received a copy of this book via NetGalley from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review**

Wake the Hollow was everything that I wanted in a “Sleepy Hollow”-inspired book. I was one of the kids that enjoyed being forced to read the story of the headless horseman in elementary school around Halloween and knew I had to read this book.

You guys, Sleepy Hollow is a real place! I’m not sure why it never dawned on me to look it up and see if
Erin Dunn
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it

Thank you to Entangled Teen for providing a free ebook copy of Wake the Hollow By: Gaby Triana in exchange for an honest review. Also, thank you to YA Reads Blog Tours for having me on the blog tour!

Short Review Summary:
Well done mystery, perfect for an October/Halloween/Fall read if you want atmoshphere instead of scary!

Wake the Hollow is such a fun book! A little bit predictable, but very entertaining and I loved it! One of the things I liked best abo
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this book would grab me like Sleepy Hallow the TV show did. I felt it was a good book but I was not as captivated as I was with the TV show. Mica does not want to go home but return home. I was confused a bit in the beginning. For me, the story took a while to build up. I think I just expected more from this book and these characters. I think the book was well written but I wanted more. The story did not grab me right at the beginning as I thought it would when I decided to read this b ...more
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, favorites
Wake The Hollow!!! First things first: I received an ARC of this book from Entangled through NetGalley.
The book came out august 2nd. And I highly recommend it.
Book summary: Tragedy has brought Micaela Burgos back to her hometown of Sleepy Hollow. It's been six years since she chose to live with her affluent father in Miami instead of her history-obsessed eccentric mother. And now her mother is dead.

But while Sleepy Hollow was made immortal by literature, the town is real. So are its prejudices
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
It should be known, first and foremost, that I'm a sucker for anything related to Sleepy Hollow. I grew up addicted to the wonderfully chilling story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. So it's no surprise that when Gaby Triana's book made its way onto my radar, I snatched it up without hesitation. Sleepy Hollow is steeped in such rich lore. I had high hopes that Triana would put her own spin on it. Spoiler alert: I was right.

First off, I loved that this book wasn't simply a retelling o
Paula  Phillips
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a reader , you learn to discover topics and themes that will become favourites to read about - no matter what the setting of the book is. One of my favourite things is "Sleepy Hollow". I love the legend and any books that have the slightest hint of a rendition or about the characters of Sleepy Hollow - I will read. Hence my reading of Wake the Hollow by Gaby Triana. Micaela has just come back home after moving away years ago to live with her father in Miami when her parents separated as her m ...more
Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, 5-star, arcs, owned-by-me
I received this book through NetGalley as a granted wish by the published Entagled: Teen. I also got it in exchange for an honest review. I'm thanking NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for granting me the wish and providing me with the copy of this book.

Hello old friend!! I've never read a book about Sleepy Hollow, but this was like meeting an old friend. It was such an easy introduction, I could say the book and me were like merging liquid. It was so smooth and I loved tha
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-books

Review of Wake the Hollow on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews

*** I received this book on Netgalley in exchanged for an honest review. Thank you so much too Entangled: Teen for the opportunity to read and review Wake the Hollow! ***

Phew I've been really busy this month so I am way behind on my reads even though I am a few books ahead from my Goodreads challenge. But every time I pick this book up I always had too put it back down quickly. Not because I di
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for eArc in exchange for an honest review.

So where do I start, how about I read this book from start to finish today. Seriously loved it, it took me a little bit to get into it, but once the story got going I couldn't stop I had to know what was going on.

Micaela returns to Sleepy Hollow after learning about the death of her mother. She knows something is going on, because she received a note from her mother begging her to come back just days before her
Suze Lavender
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Micaela's mother passed away and the circumstances of her death are suspicious. After receiving a short note from her mother, which was a cry for help that came too late, Mica returns to the place she grew up in, Sleepy Hollow. The town is famous because of the classic by Washington Irving and the stories about his life are still very much on everyone's mind. Her mother was obsessed with the past and Mica doesn't feel welcome in the town. Her mother was strange and the town's inhabitants accused ...more
Michelle Dare
Jul 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Mica left Sleepy Hollow with her father and hasn't looked back. Her mother recently died and she has to return to the town and people she left far behind. Her mom was a researcher. She was obsessed with finding a journal. One that is widely sought after.

Bram is Mica's childhood friend. One who confessed his love before she left. Upon her return she notices Bram is different now. He's grown, and she can't help but admit how attractive he is. Then there's Dane, her new teacher's assistant in one o
Curtis Sponsler
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am fortunate to have been provided the opportunity to read an advance copy, and I devoured it. I am more than a "reluctant reader," I have severe dyslexia making reading a grueling task. Only a handful of books can compel me to delve into them. Authors such as Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and JK Rowling have grasped me with their books and taken me into their worlds. Gaby Triana also has that unique quality and pulled me into her story, not kicking-and-screaming, but screaming at the kick o ...more
A Leisure Moment

Wake the Hollow kept me on my toes. It had mystery, unexplainable romance, history like I’ve never read before, and a main character that I would love to see more of. Like it’s inspiration, it will be a story that won’t be forgotten any time soon.

Read the rest of the review!

Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
OMG!!! This retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow surpassed all my wildest expectations and then some. The cover is stunning and the author's creative take on this ghostly read is simply outstanding. I was on the edge of my seat throughout this read that captivated me from beginning to end. This is an ominous read that will delight and scare you.

{I received an eARC via NetGalley from Entangled Teen. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are unbiased and my
Feb 04, 2017 rated it did not like it

ETA: The one thing I did like about this book was the Washington Irving/Mary Shelley romance plot line, although I feel like the book could have used an author's note at the end clarifying which parts of the story have possible historical accuracy (view spoiler) and which parts were fictional (view spoiler). I did take the time to Google it this morning, so I'll give poin
Jennifer Y.
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I can still remember hearing the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman as a kid and loving every minute of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Wake the Hollow takes this classic story from American literature and gives it a unique spin with a little bit of history and a whole lotta of mystery.

After the death of her mother Mica returns to her childhood home in Sleepy Hollow, where she reconnects with her former best friend, Bram and learns about the mystery surrounding Washington Irving from
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Six years ago Micaela chose to live with her father in Miami. Because of this choice she had to leave her mother behind. Mica is glad that she left Sleepy Hollow and never really looked back until her mother's death makes her return to find out what truly happened. As soon as Mica steps off the train she gets the feeling she's being watched. Mica hears voices and sees ghosts. The people who live in Sleepy Hollow didn't think much of her mother and they passed that judgment on to Mica, so they ar ...more
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've been looking forward to reading this book for months because, as a child, I was enamoured with The Legend of Sleepy Hollow...yes, the Disney version that played on TV every year around Halloween. I even made time to take Washington Irving's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow off my TBR and on to my Read shelf in preparation.

Gaby Triana's modern retelling and expansion of the classics story grabbed my attention far more than Irving's actual book had, in part because it took the best of the story I
Sophie Marsden
Jul 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: i-own, 2016
☆☆☆☆ out of 5

"But that's not how my life is turning out, and now I'm smack in the middle of a colossal mess."

As I finish the last few pages of Wake the Hollow, I'm upset. Not because the ending was sad, but because I did not want it to be over.


Wake the Hollow follows a girl named Micaela Burgos, who returns to her childhood hometown of Sleepy Hollow after the death of her mother. But as she returns and is reunited with her old friends, Michaela discovers some shocking secrets about
Jun 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
I will say that I have never read The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. All I really knew before going into this book is that it features a creepy headless guy atop a horse. Oh, and that it is a great Halloween story / costume.

But other than that, I can’t compare how the two stories correlate to one another. I can, however, say that this book is creepy and does seem to capture what I believe this retelling should hold.

I loved how the author incorporated Irving (the author of Sleepy Hollow) into her own t
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This one drew me in due to the town it will be in Sleepy Hollow which I am a fan of. I have not read any of her works before so this is also a double treat for me. It is filled with tons of mystery, mayhem,and two men that plays havoc sort a speak with a young girl's mind. Micaela is with her father but then she needs to go back to where she came from due to her mother's death. Two guys will also be in the picture with her not knowing who to trust especially with all that will go on. Bram and Da ...more
Shawna Cramer
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wake the Hollow

OMG! This book kept me on my toes! It left me guessing right until the end...LOVED LOVED LOVED it!! It made me feel like I was watching it as things were happening, I loved how she put Sleepy Hallow into the book and added the mystery about Washington and Shelly!

Thank you Netgalley, Gaby Triana, and Entangled for giving me the chance to read this for an honest review!!
Stacy Davids
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, romance, and betrayal are depicted wonderfully in WAKE THE HOLLOW. The author, Gaby Triana, demonstrates expert story-weaving skills. Readers will keep turning the pages as the main character, Micaela, uncovers each layer of mystery related to her late mother and the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow. I highly recommend this book!
Melody Maysonet
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

This spooky mystery grabbed my attention right away. I loved the story, loved the setting. It kept me guessing throughout.
Laura (midorireads)
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mini review time!

I really liked this book, and if not for a few annoying moments (mostly stemming from the fact that Micaela would be talking to either of her confidants — who would each tell her to not trust the other — and she'd basically be like, 'okay, so I shouldn't, like, trust him? Only you?' It seemed to just go back and forth and she only ended up a nervous wreck with no idea what she should do), I probably would have rated this a five.

I loved the whole idea of merging the story of Sle
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GABY TRIANA is the author of the Haunted Florida series (Island of Bones, River of Ghosts, City of Spells), YA novels Wake the Hollow, Cakespell, and Summer of Yesterday, as well as a contributing author in the upcoming New Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Anthology (HarperCollins, 2020).

Published with HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Entangled, Gaby has also ghostwritten 50+ novels for best

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