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Silver Hollow

(Borderlands Saga #1)

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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  183 ratings  ·  76 reviews
"I shouldn't have to tell you this isn't a fairy story..."

After her parents' car crash ten years before, Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. She may be a writer, but she believes in reality over fiction. She ignores the unexplained mysteries surrounding her, never mind the dreams of a past life, or the fact she can fry technology with a touch. Not even a timely i
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Published May 31st 2018 by SilverWoodSketches (first published November 9th 2012)
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Dianne
She writes fiction for a living, but Amie Wentworth believes in reality. She has had to face enough of it in her lifetime, particularly after the crash that killed her parents ten years before. When a letter comes from a long lost uncle, little did Amie know HER reality was about to become the things of fantasy, or madness…and it all began in earnest the night she died, a stranger brought her back to life, and a killer got away…

With the handsome stranger by her side, she is convinced to meet the
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
When I picked up this book, I thought it would be a typical fantasy book. I was wrong. Jennifer Silverwood has created a book that has familiar elements but incorporates other stories into hers.

Amie is a woman who has faced many tragedies. She lost her parents at eighteen and her saving grace has been her best friends who watch out for her. Soon, the friends cannot do anything to save her from the danger that awaits her on the other side of the "veil" where she discovers her true heritage.

I ment
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Beth

Amie Wentworth (Jessie) is a struggling writer with a good chore group of friends that she considers her family. She receives a mysterious invitation to visit her uncle. When someone attacks Jessie she decides to head off to her father's homeland and away from the threat. Little did she know she was heading into a century's old war and she will be the key piece in this ongoing battle.

I found Silver Hollow a very interesting story with extreme plot twists and unexpected turns. Treachery and
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Jennifer
Aug 13, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Heads up everyone! While the 2012 edition of Silver Hollow is no longer available for purchase, I'm releasing a re-covered & largely re-written version in May 2018. More on that and the new Silver Hollow series, Borderlands here: https://jennifersilverwood.com/
Thanks to everyone who supported this story and shared their love for Silver Hollow. You're all the reason I worked so hard to improve my craft one book at a time.
Jessica | Booked J
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
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(4.5 stars) As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way. Review and blog tour can be found here at Booked J.

Newly revised and completely captivating, Jennifer Silverwood's Silver Hollow, the first installment of her Borderlands Saga, is here to satiate your desire for fantasy, adventure and romance.

This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 and it definitely lived up
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Melissa
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started Silver Hollow not knowing exactly what to expect. The cover art is beautiful and hinted at a magical, historical, romantic world and the synopsis implied a bit of urban fantasy. Plus, I'd read the author's previous work, Qeya, which was a YA Sci-fi novella, and was taken with the storytelling. I just finished reading Silver Hollow and, as it turns out, I wasn't disappointed in any of my expectations.

The story begins with Amie's life in Texas as a writer, dreaming of being able to pen t
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Lexie
Jul 06, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I’m not really sure how to start this review. I hate to give a “negative” review to a book, because I know how hard most authors work to pull together all the elements for a book. Let me start by saying, this is just my opinion, others may love this book.

The pros: good editing/proofreading (although an editor may have been able to cut out parts of the book and make it more enjoyable for the reader). What made this a “negative” review for me was the overall pace of the book and lack of acti
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Momma
Silver Hollow was an interesting read. I can't say it was an easy read because you really need to concentrate on the book without distractions in order to stay with what's going on. I had several times where I had to stop and re-read a page to make sure I understood it correctly. That said, it was perfect! I would expect nothing less when reading about a whole different world. Silver Hollow was very Alice in Wonderland-ish (yes , that's a word!) in that Amie is taken from the normal world with ...more
Regina
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I have to be honest. When I started this book, I though "Oh, another young adult novel. This won't take long. I can read this before I go to bed when I'm half asleep and still keep up." Wrong. I realized once I started reading that this book actually required me to pay attention to plot and character. I ended up going back and re-reading passages because I got lost. I had dismissed certain characters that became very important to the plot later on. I found myself very confused as to which lov ...more
Aubrey
Dec 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal
*I received this book free as an ARC*

Wow. This was, something. I am not completely sure what I just read, but I couldn't put it down as I tried to figure it out. This story was so fantastical, with so much going on and so many different creatures and characters. Thank the Creator for the glossary in the back of the book. As others were, I was torn between which love interest I wanted to root for with Amie. They each had their plusses and minuses in my book. But, the overall purpose and the major
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Amber
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this book! A definite must read! For someone who wants to read something completely different in the fantasy realm! :)
This story kept you on your toes guessing and had a bittersweet ending, of course leaving you wanting more!
I'm looking forward to reading more of this author's books!

Michelle
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Silver Hollow is the first book in the Borderlands saga by Jennifer Silverwood. The borderlands saga is a young adult fantasy romance that blended arthurian legend with fae legend. I have never seen this type blending before but I have to say I was loving it! I cannot wait for the next book in the saga because this was unlike anything I have read before. I am a huge fan of fae stories, and I have always been a fan of ...more
Patricia Reding
I was provided a copy of this book through Goodreads’ READ IT AND REAP program in exchange for my fair and honest review. I thank the author for providing me with this opportunity.

Silver Hollow is the story of Amie (aka Jessamiene, aka Jessie) as she discovers her real land of birth and magic heritage. While I found high positives, I also found fairly significant negatives with Silver Hollow. So as to end on a high note in this review, I will begin with the issues I had that really made this a 3
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Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on http://bookaddict.live,
Wow what a saga I feel like have been caught in in a waking adventure. It starts with an ordinary young girl who looses her parents in a car crash at 16, but fortunately her best friend’s parents take her in. Northing happens until we meet the adult Jessamiene Nimue age 26 and an author of fantasy and magical kingdoms.
Then the adventure begins and what a wonderful one it was. We have a mixture myths and legends woven together to create a magical kingdom. This i
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Jennifer
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I gave my new edition of Silver Hollow 5 Stars...but of course I'm biased and proud of my book baby. ;) Seriously though, rewriting Silver Hollow has been such a challenge and truly become a turning point in terms of my craft and writing career. I hope you'll join me as we explore the Borderlands in this ongoing saga. Happy Reading!
Amy
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silver Hollow is a little different from my normal go to genre. However, it is a perfect reminder why I should do that more often. I thought it was pretty good. I liked Amie from the start and was fascinated with her story. She experiences horror and tragedy and then a twist I did not expect it all.

I give Silver Hollow four stars and recommend it to readers who enjoy paranormal romances. Such a beautiful and magical tale.

I received this book from the author. This review was 100% my own honest o
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Neilliza Swaffar
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
**Copy provided by Tour Host, in exchange for an honest review**

Silver Hollow was a bit of like being in a world like Alice in Wonderland. Amie has this real world, then her alternate universe that will keep readers on their toes. I Love the story and the worlds, but I did get confused at times. Once I felt like I had the world all figured out, something else happens and I’m confused. Amie/Jessie had been living in different worlds and different lifetimes that will keep readers searching and rea
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Goblin
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Do not judge this book solely by the summary given above, it barely begins to scratch the surface of Silver Hallow. I really ended up liking it, and I have already begun recommending it to friends.

There are just some stories you settle in to read and stars align, or just something clicks in one's head and it seems like everything is going to flow harmoniously. And that was the case for me with this book. As I continued reading Silver Hallow it was as if my brain took a seat in a large plush com
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Layna
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Where do I even begin? Silver Hollow was such a magical book and was truly like anything I have read before. The cover immediately grabbed my attention and I fell in love with it. It really is one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen.

Silver Hollow is a book that you will make you wonder what you are reading, in a good way. You get lost in this magical world and you are drawn in by the different types of creatures and the different language they speak. You start off by meeting Amie, who
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Ctrl, Alt Books!
Where do I even begin? Silver Hollow was such a magical book and was truly like anything I have read before. The cover immediately grabbed my attention and I fell in love with it. It really is one of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen.

Silver Hollow is a book that you will make you wonder what you are reading, in a good way. You get lost in this magical world and you are drawn in by the different types of creatures and the different language they speak. You start off by meeting Amie, who
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Lily at Bookluvrs Haven
DNF at 52%

Hate DNF'ng, but I made a promise to myself that this year I would not feel guilty about dropping a book. Especially if I have given it a fair chance, and it is still not engaging me.

I am however, choosing not to rate this one, because it's not that I disliked the concept of the story, I just didn't connect with it. Unfortunately, without a character connection, I struggle to get into a book.

It was not badly written, but I felt like there were some plot holes that led to some confusio
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Berenice
Mar 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Writing has always been her passion, but when she is pushed by her editor to write paranormal romance Ami loses her focus.
Now she is getting a letter from her only living relative asking her to join him in England, and after a bizarre series of events that put Ami’s life on the line she decides to flee to her uncle.
What she finds in the Silver Hollow is a lot of colorful characters, a strange house and a hell lot of questions that need answering.

Jennifer Silverwood takes us in a magical adventur
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Moni
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Starting this book I had a completely different vision of it, than that which showed up during the reading. I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed.

The rate of development of the plot is quite slow, which made it difficult to pull into this book. For my taste it doesn't has enough energy and verve.

As for the main character - Amie can be compare to Alice in Wonderland, who suddenly falls down the rabbit hole. She finds herself in quite an amazing environment, surrounded by exceptional perso
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Gabby (What's Beyond Forks?)
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Full Review at: What's Beyond Forks?


This is certainly an interesting & magical little world.There was some slow bits that dragged a little, but other than that it was just as much of an adventure for me as it was for Amie as she figured out her heritage and who she really is. As the reader, you'll figure it out long before she does, but it's still fun. There are many secrets. You'll meet several characters through this story, but be careful who you trust! *wink* I'm excited about this serie
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Tracey
3.5 Stars. Even though this story was littered with descriptive characters and amazing places I found the first half of this story and indeed the language to be exceedingly confusing and tiring. I loved the way the story eventually came together but all the mystery and fae dialect wore on my nerves leaving me wishing they would just get on with it at times. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed many parts of this book and by the time I got to the end of the story I was avidly turning the pages hanging o ...more
Meredith
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won't give a synopsis of the story as so much of the joy (and frustration) of the book is the mystery that unfolds bit by bit. It was very well done, and if I hadn't known, I never would've guessed this was the author's first novel. The characters were very enjoyable, the slowly unfolding mystery made it very hard for me to concentrate on work while on the clock as I wanted to figure out the next piece, and I will be reading more of the author's books. I will say that I would love to question ...more
Heather
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A rare find

I almost didn't read this, but I am so glad I decided to. This offered a new take on so many things. Normally I breeze through books. I had to lay this down at almost each chapter to allow myself time to process. Not because I was bored.

It took me almost two days to read this. lol, so unless you a very fast reader this is a book that will easily take a week. I will probably read it again just to make sure I covered everything. The dictionary at the end also greatly helps!
Brandi Dringus
I really enjoyed it. Took a little while to get into it and familiarize myself with the creatures/characters/language, but overall it was a compelling read and I definitely recommend it
Stéphanie Louis
*This review can also be found on my blog: https://phanniethegingerbookworm.word...
A review copy of this book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review!*

# What I liked

I found it fascinating to read a mixture of the English language. You had the common English tongue that we use nowadays and the old one. I really liked these parts and I found myself emerged faster in the fantasy world of this book. You need to know that in the beginning it is set in a modern setting with a girl thinking she
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Katherine Paschal
**3.5 Stars**
Amie has been living her life as well as she can these last ten years after her parents deaths, but really she has not been living at all. When an uncle she has never met before reaches out to her and requests she come to her family home in England, she is curious enough to go. What she finds is not what she expected, but instead she is at a house that resembles a castle with random strangers that seem just a little off and an overly enthusiastic uncle who wants to teach her about t
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