[REVIEW] The Hallowed Ones – Laura Bickle

Laura Bickle
The Hallowed Ones
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Graphia (US: 25th September 2013)
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Since I read Karen Ann Hopkins’ Temptation and Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth, I’ve been looking for more “Amish with a twist” novels. And The Hallowed Ones is a good one.

I was already a fan of Laura Bickle’s work, but this one takes the cake. The Hallowed Ones is a creepy-cool read, with plenty of suspense and gore to please everyone. I’m not normally one for horror, but this stands along Jennifer Armintrout’s American Vampire as exceptions. Katie is one tough young lady, because it takes massive balls to prepare bodies for burial. Seriously, that scene is bloody scary! Frau Gerlach is awesome – nothing fazes her; she just gets the job done. And I’m fascinated with the Hexenmeister…Katie would be a fabulous Hexenmeisterin.

Basically, I had a great time, and I’m gagging for September’s release of The Outside. You should be, too.


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