Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Hollow

Finally got my hands on the second installment of the Sign of Seven Trilogy, The Hollow by Nora Roberts.

Here's the blurb:
For Fox, Caleb, Gage, and the other residents of Hawkins Hollow, the number seven portends doom -- ever since, as boys, they freed a demon trapped for centuries when their blood spilled upon the Pagan Stone...

Their innocent bonding ritual led to seven days of madness, every seven years. And now, as the dreaded seventh month moos before them, the men can feel the storm brewing. Already they are plagued by visions of death and destruction. But this year they are better prepared, joined in their battle by three women who have come to the Hollow. Layla, Quinn, and Cybil are somehow connected to the demon, just as the men are connected to the force that trapped it.

Since that fateful day at the Pagan Stone, town lawyer Fox has been able to see into others' minds, a talent he shares with Layla. He must earn her trust, because their link will help fight the darkness that threatens to engulf the town. But Layla is having trouble coming to terms with her newfound ability -- and with this intimate connection to Fox. She knows that once she opens her mind, she'll have no defense against the desire that threatens to consume them both...

I've been reading reviews for this book and generally there's mixed feelings about the book. Usually, (IMO) people tend to enjoy the first book of a series because it sets the tone of the story, it introduces the characters, etc. Although I tend to agree with that, I enjoyed Blood Brothers, I liked this one better. Maybe it's because I like Fox and Layla, I love his sensitivity and kindness towards others, his crazy addiction to any junk food related, and persistence to conquer her fears... I just cannot pinpoint it. Over all I enjoyed this book more than the first.

Now that being said... How am I going to wait until December for the last book in the trilogy? I'm not all that patient...I guess I'll find a way.

The Hollow by Nora Roberts (4/5) Romantic Suspense; Paranormal; Published: Jove Books (5/2008); Series: # 2, Sign of Seven Trilogy; 100 + Reading Challenge (13); Keeper;

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