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House of Hollow

Written by: Krystal Sutherland
Narrated by: Eleanor Bennett
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Publisher's Summary

A New York Times Best Seller!

An Instant Indie Best Seller!

A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.

Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. Ever since they disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a month a later with no memory of what happened to them, odd, eerie occurrences seem to follow in their wake. And they're changing. First, their dark hair turned white. Then, their blue eyes slowly turned black. They have insatiable appetites yet never gain weight. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexplicably dangerous.

But now, 10 years later, 17-year-old Iris Hollow is doing all she can to fit in and graduate high school on time - something her two famously glamourous globe-trotting older sisters, Grey and Vivi, never managed to do. But when Grey goes missing without a trace, leaving behind bizarre clues as to what might have happened, Iris and Vivi are left to trace her last few days. They aren't the only ones looking for her though. As they brush against the supernatural they realize that the story they've been told about their past is unraveling and the world that returned them seemingly unharmed 10 years ago, might just be calling them home. 

©2021 Krystal M. Sutherland (P)2021 Listening Library

What the critics say

A 2023 Magnolia Book Award Nominee (MS)
A 2023 Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee
A 2022-2023 Green Mountain Book Award Nominee (VT)
A 2022-2023 Florida Teens Read Nominee
A 2022 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
A 2022 International Thriller Writer Award Finalist
A 2022 Texas Tayshas Reading List Pick
A 2021 New York Public Library Best Book Pick

“Sutherland keeps this haunting, contemporary fairy tale poised on the edge of gorgeous and gruesome, with visceral descriptions of sensual yet menacing magic hidden in the everyday. . . Hand this to your Nova Ren Suma and Melissa Albert fans.” —Booklist, starred review

“This is slow-burn horror with imagery steeped in the senses . . . and Sutherland maximizes tension by playing into familiar tropes and then tearing away from them . . . The ending manages to be both horrific and heartbreaking . . . [with a] lingering chill.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review

Smart and assured narration easily carries a fast-paced story entwining themes of grief and loss with elements of folklore and some very inventive body horror. The pervasive feeling of dread builds to a shocking twist. A lush and darkly twisted modern fairy tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

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good but cliche character description

good book but i do wish these types of books didn’t have to be about such unrealistic beauty standards, especially when it doesn’t serve the story much.

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I loved it!

It’s such cool concept and it keeps you guessing. It draws you in and you get lost in the story. I hope there’s a second book!

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loved this book

I loved every minute of this book! very well written and amazing story line. good mix of magic and mystery

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Eerie and magical

This was a very enjoyably YA story and I absolutely loved listening to this on audio format.

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Clearly.. different

I rarely comment a book, good or bad I just keep my opinion for myself. But this one.. The book is well written. The author knows how to describe her characters while keeping some « mystery ». She’s also good to describe every scene. Which is.. kind of the problem. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes close to gore. It felt like she took really strange nightmares and use them in her book. I can’t explain further without spoilers so I’ll just say that this fairy story as nothing enchanting.

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calming read

well written/spoken and without the "must have" romance undertones others have. great one book read that doesn't have to be a the next ten book series

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Awesome

I loved the narration of this book and the story was great. it was very unique and interesting and flowed nicely. I'm not even a young adult but I still liked it

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