Series: The Hallow Ones #2
Publication date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
The world has ended, yet we survived.
Now we are forced to leave the holy land that helped us stay alive when most of the English men couldn’t, now I am banned from my community for helping a man in need, now I have no choice but to move forward.
No choice but to try and stay alive.
Where do you start with a book that ended up being nothing like you expected? I guess I should start by not freaking you out and saying that this book may not have been what I expected but that is not a bad thing.
The Hallow Ones seems to be a two part series that marches at its out beat. From the first book we see that this is a different take on the end of the world. One that plays with notions deeper than the “will I live to see tomorrow?”
For those of you that like their books clerical-free, this may not be the book for you. Big emphasis in the may, you see it doesn’t feel like this book is trying to sell you a particular religion. No, this book is exploring the end of the world from the eyes of an Amish girl, or we could just call her a girl that as the end of the world comes she starts to question what she has been told about goodness and the right thing to do, while the leaders of her community tell her to do otherwise.
Laura Bickle plays yo-yo with your emotions making you doubt grow weary of the happy moments and bringing up equal amounts of hope and fear that it all will come crashing down.
I am happy and grateful for having had the opportunity to read this duology, because it I thought it was the book I was looking for yet it turned out to be something different yet intriguing enough that I just couldn’t stay away. I can’t wait for this story to ran a little cold in my memory so that we it can surprise me again.