Silver Hollow by Jennifer Silverwood is an Adult Contemporary / Fantasy story of a girl’s tragic loss and her discovery of what she is capable of.
““I shouldn’t have to tell you this isn’t a fairy story…”
After her parents’ car crash ten years before, Amie Wentworth trusts books more than people. She may be a writer, but she believes in reality over fiction. She ignores the unexplained mysteries surrounding her, never mind the dreams of a past life, or the fact she can fry technology with a touch. Not even a timely invitation from her long-lost uncle in England gives Amie incentive for anything other than ire.
Until she is stabbed in an alley and brought back to life by a handsome stranger. Soon Amie is dragged into the very sort of tale she is used to selling. To make matters worse, the man who saved her life keeps turning up and her would-be-murderer is still at large.
After crossing the Atlantic to her father’s homeland, she discovers a world beyond imagining. Silver Hollow is a place of ancient traditions and supernatural dangers, where everything is the opposite of what it seems and few escape sane. Faced with an impossible choice, Amie is forced to confront a deadly family legacy while remembering a life she soon wishes to forget.”
We first meet Amie following the tragic loss of both her parents. But this is just the beginning of her crazy, secluded life. After receiving a random letter from an uncle she didn’t know existed, she decides to ignore the crazy and continue her life as an introverted author.
Ten years later, another very traumatic event almost leaves her dead, at least until a mysterious man rescues her and she wakes up hoping it was all a dream. With her life on the line, she embarks on the quest her uncle left her all those years ago, and escapes her life.
This book begins in a contemporary setting and slowly morphs into a fantasy world when more and more paranormal surprises can’t be left ignored.
Full of magic, romance, and castles, this story takes you on a fantasy journey with unexpected twists and turns. It took me a little bit to really get invested in the story, but when I did, I flew through it.
I gave this story 3 out of 5 stars. So much happens to Amie that you can’t help but think what could possibly happen next!
Silver Hollow has recently been revised as of 2018, so if you have read the book before and was iffy on it, I would suggest giving it another go to see what changes took place. I personally had not read this prior to the changes, so I can’t comment on that, but from other reviewers, the changes were in a positive direction.
Published: 16 May 2018 (revised)
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Fantasy
How I Read It: eBook from Xpresso Book Tours
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All my reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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