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House of Hollow

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  1,185 ratings  ·  521 reviews
Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.

Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eld
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 6th 2021 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
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Jul 20, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: to-buy
All I want in life is to write a book weird and haunting enough to receive such a first class cover treatment
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
↠ 5 stars

Something lurks in the shadows unseen in this Grimm inspired urban fairytale you won't be able to put down. Trouble has always accompanied the ethereally beautiful Hollow sisters. It’s a strangeness that can be traced all the way back to their childhood and the start of one of the most famous unsolved mysteries of the past decade. One fateful New Years evening, the girls disappeared right from under the watchful eyes of their parents and were not found until over a month later, huddled
Nilufer Ozmekik
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
At least hundred times I asked myself after finishing the last line of this brain cells destroyer, mind hacker, nail biter, extremely shocker, jaw dropper novel; What the freaking heck I just read?

This is more than creepy, dark, disturbing, eerie! Those words are not enough to describe the senses you feel when you have one of the craziest reading experience! It’s bleak, soul crushingly dark and sharply twisty, extremely complex earns your 100 decibel screams!
Let’s talk about the blood freezin
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
"I am the thing in the dark.”

Wow. This book definitely brings the creepy, unsettling vibes, and after a long night with some very weird dreams, I'd say I'm still recovering.

House of Hollow is a dark, atmospheric mystery/horror novel about three sisters who disappear when they are young, return a month later without any explanation, and are never the same. This story is plot driven, so I never felt fully connected to the characters, but I think that's intentional. These sisters are as much a myst
Chelsea Humphrey
Very unsure how I feel about this one, so much so that I can't even give it a star rating until I think on it for awhile, but I do know that I couldn't put it down. Review to come. ...more
Maria ☾ ⋆
How can a cover be so beautiful?
Jessica | JustReadingJess
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
House of Hollow is a dark and twisted fairy tale that is impossible to put down. The Hollow sisters went missing for a month and then showed up with no recollection of what happened. Their hair and eyes changed causing their father to be suspicious, but everyone else is glad to have them returned safely. Ten years later, Grey is missing and left clues to help Iris and Vivi find her. Sutherland grabbed my attention from the very beginning and packed the book with suspense leaving me trying to fig ...more
Reading_ Tam_ Ishly
Apr 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Gothic and mysterious.

"Like I could open any drawer or door or cupboard and there find my sister's bare-naked soul, neatly folded."

This one is so young adult dramatic and easy to read. A story about three most "perfect beautiful" teenage sisters who everyone else believed to be witches (you know what's it like with gossips). Something bad happened to them when they were kids and their dad. A mysterious man like being seems to follow them and it is well related to what happened to them. And we ha
Melanie (mells_view)
Mar 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
”Everybody keeps secrets, Little Hollow. Perhaps your big sister has been keeping more secrets from you than you realize.”

First and foremost I want to say that this book would make a BEAUTIFUL movie. It’s a little gory and sad, but it also has such beautiful imagery and sense of family that would translate well into a creepy magical realism type film. So essentially this is a story of three young sisters who went missing as children for a month, and by some miracle returned right to the very spo
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it, I loved it, I blurbed it: Stepping nimbly among the liminal spaces and eerie real-world haunts of our heroine’s missing sister, this haunting modern fairy tale will wrap you up like a glittering fog, before it goes for your throat.

Seriously though this book is my exact poison. <3

Celia McMahon
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A big old wet kiss of a thank you to Ashley at Penguin who graciously read my arc request and promptly sent over the NetGalley widget.

Gorgeously written and creepy. This book has a cover to match the story and is seriously one of the best books I have read in 2020. I expected a semi-creeptastic story about sisterhood, but I was given a fairy tale horror masterpiece that read like a cult film.

Three sisters, Grey, Vivi, and Iris disappeared as children only to turn up a month later with no recol
lobelyys (tired af)
this cover is so freaking stunning!!!
Apr 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I read this in 2 sittings. Thank you to Penguin Teen for the eARC!

First of all, for those of you who don’t read my full reviews in their entirety (I know you exist and I’m looking at you) know this: I don’t usually read thrillers. And by not usually, I mean not ever. But I requested this ARC after seeing tons of bookstagrammers talking about it and wow am I glad I did. I am not a thriller person but I loved this one. I just wanted to say, don’t rule this one out because of the genre if you
Sowmya (bookishelflife)
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
"She was fourteen then, and already the most beautiful creature I could imagine. I wanted to peel the skin from her body and wear it draped over mine"- House of Hollow

Thanks to Penguin Teen for my uncorrected digital ARC in exchanged of an honest review

House Of Hollow is a modern take on Urban Fairytale but if you think it is all about "and they lived happily ever after" you are gravely mistaken, I mean the cover looks sketchy for this notion but still how stunning is the cover? House of Hollow
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I had the amazing opportunity to participate in another instagram readalong – this time reading House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland with some amazing bookstagrammers. Huge thank you to the team at Tandem as well as the publisher Hot Key Books or sending me a copy of the book to read and review!


Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, some
Apr 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing

5/5 stars, so amazing.

“That’s a pretty heavy burden to bear, being everything for someone.”

Okay, I was not expecting much out of this book. It is a newer release and haven’t seen many reviews on it. I went into this book with no knowledge about it, and I am glad I did. This book is so beautiful, the cover is not misleading. Judging a book by its cover does work, sue me. I am obsessed with the cover, fight me.

I love spoilers, but I can’t even find anything for this book, an
Dawn Kurtagich
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Utterly gorgeous and exceptional. This book has my blurb!
rachel ☾
Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. Ever since they disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a month a later with no memory of what happened to them, odd, eerie occurrences seem to follow in their wake. And they’re changing. First, their dark hair turned white. Then, their blue eyes slowly turned black. They have insatiable appetites yet never gain weight. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexpli
Mar 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you for the ARC courtesy of penguin teen, all opinions are my own.

3.8 ⭐️ overall i enjoyed this book it was definitely something out of the comfort zone and not something i necessarily go for. long story short this book follows Iris Hollow, youngest of 2 older sisters. they are very close with one another but they are also very strange due to their shared trauma. When one of the sisters, Grey, goes missing. Iris and Vivi try to figure out that mystery which leads to a sequence
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
This was everything I wanted it to be. Everything! Dark, twisted and a dash of glorious spine chill that I really did not expect. The Hollow sisters disappeared as little girls. When they mysteriously showed back up a month later they changed and not only physically. Their dark hair and blue eyes are now haunting white and eerie black and identical scars lay at their chests.

The bond of the sisters was absolutely everything to me. I loved the unique differences of each girl and how they molded to
✨Brithanie Faith✨
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Review to come! 💖
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Sep 25, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: edelweiss
literally only here because of that cover yes I am that shallow
Max Lau • Maxxesbooktopia
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This novel murdered me with its genre-twisting schemes and resuscitated me with its pacing, atmosphere, sisterhood, writing and a plethora of other wondrous essences that go along with this book. It is just an extremely well-rounded book and an absolute delight to read. I can foresee a lot of people enjoying it when this book hits the store with a wave. It is just ✨that good✨.

This book kicks off with a bang. The first paragraph of the novel instantly sucked me in and would not let me go until I
Clare Snow
The other week I got this. The mesmerizing cover stares at me begging to be read. Yes, yes, I'll get onto it, first I have to rant about goodread's marketing campaign for House of Hollow. And the sad story of how I fell for all their tricks...

This year goodreads changed their advertising from ads provided by google - those weird ads for "you must know this hack" or whatever you just searched for. Now its ads are for a book. My aim on life is to ignore these books on principle, also they're not w
Fatima Anwar
//~She was fourteen then, and already the most beautiful creature I could imagine. I wanted to peel the skin from her body and wear it draped over mine.///

Name: House of Hollow
Author: Krystal Sutherland
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Family
Rating: 3.7/5
(Trigger: Self-harm, sexual assault, death, murder)

House of Hollow is a bizarre, surprising, and dark modern fairytale which surrounds the three Hollow sisters, their mysterious disappearance years ago, and a terrible secret th
★★★★★ 4.5/5

thank you to penguinteen for the arc!

this book was weird and spooky and kind of disgusting and i absolutely loved it. the writing appeals to every one of your senses and makes you feel like you’re right there alongside the characters and it is just so much fun

i think it should be noted this book has some pretty intense triggers (sexual assault, self harm, and suicide) and i feel like readers should be warned of this before starting the book
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good horror thriller standalone! It left some threads dangling but wrapped up the story for the three sisters nicely. I keep telling everyone that the first 50 pages are “no plot, just vibes” but by page 100 it was still lots of vibes mixed with plot. It’s a very aesthetic novel with some graphic body horror elements like bugs crawling out of skin, flowers growing in wounds, lots of imagery of decay. There’s no romance whatsoever so if you want a book with romance...this is not ...more
Mar 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
House of Hollow is genuinely the most haunting, darkly beguiling, compulsively unsettling book I’ve ever read. It’s a story of sisterhood and empowering women, while also being a story of monsters and terrible things that happen in the night. We follow the first-person perspective of Iris Hollow as she tries to pretend that her life is normal, that there is no mystery surrounding her or her sisters. However, when her oldest sister goes missing, it’s up to Iris and her middle sister Vivi to find ...more
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She glances in the mirror, her haunted reflection staring back at her. Her once beautiful dark hair has faded to white, and her once soulful eyes are now black as night. The stench of decay envelopes her, her insides feel as if they’re rotting. She is not the girl she remembers anymore. Something’s wrong.

House of Hollow is wickedly wild. I was engrossed in this book from page one and could not stop reading. It has elements of similarity to the Wayward Children series, but the horror version. And
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Krystal Sutherland is an internationally published author. Her latest novel for young adults, House of Hollow, was released by Penguin in April 2021. Sutherland's first novel, Chemical Hearts, was published in over 20 countries and was named by the American Booksellers Association as one of the best debuts of 2016. The film adaptation, produced by Amazon Studios, stars Lili Reinhart (Riverdale) an ...more

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