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Forget the ghosts, 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 the town is real. So are its prejudices and hatred, targeting Mica’s family as outsiders. But ghostly voices carry on the wind, whispering that her mother’s death was based on hate…not an accident at all. With the help of two very different guys—who pull at her heart in very different ways—Micaela must awaken the hidden secret of Sleepy Hollow…before she meets her mother’s fate.
Find the answers.
Unless, of course, the answers find you first.
"A chilling, smart mystery. I could almost hear the hoofbeats!" -Alex Flinn, author of Beastly
"In this page-turning, eerie novel, the author skillfully builds an air of quiet menace, where 'pumpkins sit on front porches like families gathered in the dark, telling ghost stories.' The book's action scenes echo the rhythms of hoofbeats, and the reader's pulse should pound along with Michaela's. It's indeed ambitious to write a horror story involving Irving and Shelley, titans of the genre; luckily, Triana turns out to be up to the challenge, with a smart, unusual take on the true legend of Sleepy Hollow." -Kirkus Reviews
"It had everything I could want in a good book: great, unique characters, thick suspense that kept me on my toes, a gripping mystery, a sweet, unexpected romance and a town with an interesting history and past." -Night Owl Reviews, NOR Top Pick
"The tone of the story is a bit ominous, which makes it difficult to put down. [...] The mystery of Washington Irving's descendants grows and so does the danger to Michaela. The suspense lasts throughout the book and the supernatural touch brings the right amount of thrill to the story. Wonderful spookiness!" -LynnDell Watson, Hugs n Kisses for Books & Delta High School Media Specialist
"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." -Moriah Chavis, A Leisure Moment
"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." -YA Book Divas
"The author does a great job of making the reader question everyone and everything. You don't know who to trust any more than Mica does." -Kristi
"Gaby Triana expertly weaves a story that kept me going. I was binge reading this book and had a book hangover afterwards." -Casia Courtier, 60 Seconds and More
"I loved this book. It sucked me in so fast that I couldn't even stop reading long enough to take notes for this review. Oh my poor heart was a racing while reading this. I felt every emotion poor Mica felt, her fear, the tears, and the confusion on who to trust. The writing was amazing. There are two young men that are trying to help her out, Bram and Dane, both of these men are from very different back grounds and she has no clue which one is truly there for her and not for their own selfish motives....and neither did I. I constantly went back and forth on which one I prefered, who I wanted her to fall for. The constant push and pull for who I wanted to truly be the bad guy out of all the possible bad guys had me staying up all night so I could read just one more page." -M.A. Hickman, Daydreaming Between the Lines
"Great mix of suspense, mystery, and a little bit of romance. I am a big fan of the Sleepy Hollow legend, so it was very cool to see a modern story based on it." -Amy
"Quite the mystery. Kept me on my toes the entire time!" -Christina, Lulo Fangirl YouTube Channel
"OMG! This book kept me on my toes! It left me guessing right until the end...LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!" -Shawna Cramer
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 need... ...more
(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... ...more
*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... ...more
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/myster... ...more
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 O... ...more
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... ...more
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 h... ...more
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... ...more
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 a... ...more
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 bu... ...more
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 th... ...more
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... ...more
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 co... ...more
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, an... ...more
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.
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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. Th... ...more
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 t... ...more
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 Sle... ...more
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... ...more
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... ...more
☆☆☆☆ 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."
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 anoth... ...more
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 fat... ...more
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... ...more