(Borderlands Saga #1)
Publication date: May 31st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
“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.
**Previously published in 2012. This NEW EDITION has been FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED. The original novel is now no longer available.**
As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.
This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2019 and it definitely lived up to my own personal brand of hype. While I'd not heard of, or read, the original print of this book prior to this blog tour, I was still excited by the synopsis and kind of fancied myself a fan before even diving into this one.
Silver Hollow is one of many fairy based novels that I've read in the last few years and definitely is a standout. I really, really enjoyed this novel and found myself taking my time in finishing it, because I wanted nothing more but to bask in its beauty. I thought that Silverwood's cast of characters were a real treat--they were mysterious, intriguing, full of depth and essential to the plotlines. The way she wrote each of them, in particular our main character, Amie.
The central plots of this book were pretty complex, in a stunning way. Amie is, or so she believes, a normal young woman--an author who lost her parents at the age of eighteen, who seeks comfort in the friendships she has formed in her twenty-eight years. Amie eventually comes to learn that her life isn't entirely her own and nothing, not her friends, her family, or herself, is what it seems.
There's something about Silver Hollow that is decadent in detail and full of heart thumping suspense. I couldn't look away. Silver Hollow locked me in place each time I picked it up. I found myself more enamored with this than I had expected and really, really, really can't sing its praises enough. This is one of the most captivating books of the year, hands down.
What I loved most about Silver Hollow is simple: everything. Especially all of the intricate the plot twists. And the characters! The character growth, the use of past lives, the romance, the sheer power of coming into who you were always meant to be, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g about this was a blast. (Also it was heartbreaking but that's not going to be discussed because feelings and spoilers, okay?)
You know when you pick up a book and can feel exactly how much care went into crafting it? Silver Hollow is one of those books. It's indulgent and adventurous. So buckle up. You're in for a delicious ride with Amie, and discovering her destiny, right beside her, is a genuine treat.
Silver Hollow is more than your typical fantasy novel. It has the quintessential fantastical feeling to it, armed with action and intrigue, but it also bends itself into various other genres. Which is why you cannot miss this one.
Come rain or goblin attack, this NEEDS to be on your radar.
Jennifer Silverwood was raised deep in the heart of Texas and has been spinning yarns a mile high since childhood. In her spare time, she reads and writes and tries to sustain her wanderlust, whether it's the Carpathian Mountains in Transylvania, the highlands of Ecuador, or a road trip to the next town. Always on the lookout for her next adventure, in print or reality, she dreams of one day proving to the masses that everything really is better in Texas. She is the author of three series--Heaven's Edge, Wylder Tales and the Borderlands Saga--and the stand-alone titles Stay and She Walks in Moonlight. She released her first serialized Urban Fantasy, Angel Blue in August 2018.
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