(The Hollows #2)
by Amanda Hocking
Published November 10th 2011
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Why I Picked This Up: Amanda Hocking! Loved the first one!
Why You Should Read It: Great action and romance! Very addicting!
OMG I was dying for this and then HIGHLY disappointed by parts that really made no sense! I'm going to try to keep the spoilers down but a few will probably be seen, just a warning!
So we ended in the first book with Remy locked up in the hospital of the quarantine. Six months later Remy is still stuck in that hospital undergoing gruesome and extreme medical tests and surgeries with no anesthetic. Zombies have become smarter and they break in and all the doctors and everyone runs out leaving Remy cut wide open on the table. She sews herself up(Yeah!) and runs out. She runs into Tatum in the hall and he explains that everyone has evacuated in small groups and that they are the last group of around 8 people. This is where one of my this made no sense RANT #1 comes in! WHY DID LAZLO LEAVE WITHOUT HER! He swore he would not leave the quarantine without her but he just took off and now she has no idea where he and Harlow went!
The zombies disease is able to communicate with other zombies without being in close proximity. When one zombie finds a person it sends out for all the zombies to come! So the new plan is for all the people to break up into small groups and just run away north to where it is cold. Zombies don't like the cold(Who does?) so they have plans to head to Canada. Remy's group includes her mad scientist doctor, Daniels, an army guy Boden and some other new characters really not worth mentioning. Before they head north Remy insists on going to the compound where she sent Max and Blue six months ago.
Boden, the quarantine army worker and basically head of the group, agrees hoping they can find more weapons because they are almost all out of bullets. So they venture out with the usual zombie attacks and fighting amongst themselves. Remy eventually finds Max and even Ripley. Then randomly they also find a radio where Lazlo's voice is coming through. NOW ENTER RANT #2! Lazlo is radioing out but he won't wait for Remy and won't decide a place to meet. They don't say they love and miss each other. It is just an awkward pointless talk. Why the hell was he even radioing out to people if he didn't want to wait to meet up with anyone?! THAT IS ALL HE HAS TO SAY TO HER AFTER SIX MONTHS! WTF!
The rest of the story consists of Remy and her new gang heading north and slowly being killed off by zombies. Lot's of action but lacking a lot of the emotion of the first book. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed Boden but I just felt like it was handled poorly and that there was no real closure to Lazlo. RANT #3! REMY SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR HIM! Just ridiculous. So highly disappointed by the tiny one page of Lazlo we get! I am sure hoping for another book because I was not at all pleased with the way this concluded. Still an enjoyable read and I finished it all in one day. It was really short and I so hope for more. Just felt like many details were not explained or fully developed.
"I know what happened in there,” I said finally. “And I know why it happened. But it all amounted to nothing. So I’m sorry if I’m still a little pissed off about it.”
"You have a date you have to go to in Canada, remember?”
"I won't forget it."
“Vivisection isn’t exactly the kind of thing you can just apologize for.”
RATING: 4/5 Zombies!