The Hollow Places


Inspired by H. P. Lovecraft’s writing, T. KingFisher creates a very intriguing world, that not only scares you a bit but also messes with your mind.

After Kara’s divorce, she moves into her uncles museum, The Wonder Museum. It’s not your average museum though. The Wonder Museum has a huge collection of weird things. While working and staying at the museum, Kara stumbles upon a hole in a wall. No big deal except that the hole leads to a hallway and a bunker that cannot possible be apart of the buildings architecture. Intrigued, Kara and her friend Simon, decide to investigate where they stumble upon a different universe, world, place, or somewhere they cannot quite figure out.

I know some reviewers DNF’ed this book and I will say it’s not for everyone. It also has a bit of a slow start but I really enjoyed the imaginative world T. Kingfisher thought up. I loved the sarcasm and the banter between Kara and Simon. They repeatedly mention that they’ve seen horror movies and know what they shouldn’t do, but of course do it anyways. Their banter, even in the mist of a horror story, really made the book entertaining for me. I myself also enjoy sarcasm when nervous or scared.

The characters are wonderfully developed and have a dark sense of humor that endeared them to me. The quirky personalities of our main characters honestly make the book for me.

This is an imaginative story, with a phycological horror aspect to it, perfect for Spooky Season! I’m going to have to check out a few of T. Kingfisher’s other novels now. My only complaint is that it’s ruin Narnia for me. Womp.

This book comes out October 6th, get your copy HERE!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Sylvia P Gonzales says:

    That sounds like a very good book and one I would not read when I am at home alone. Thanks for the review.

    1. Allison Speakmon says:

      I still owe you a book to borrow! I can’t remember which one though!

  2. CLS says:

    I agree the Sounder book did not appeal to me.

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