Review: Severed a Tale of Sleepy Hollow by Dax Varley
Title: Severed A Tale of Sleepy Hollow
Author: Dax Varley
Published: Aug. 12, 2013
Review: ebook provided by Story Cartel in 2013 and a copy has been provided by the author via Tomoson
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Katrina’s still haunted by her encounter with the Headless Horseman - the night he beckoned to her. Now he has risen again, slashing heads and terrorizing the quiet countryside.
Her only joy during this dismal darkness comes when Ichabod Crane, a gorgeous young man from Connecticut, moves to Sleepy Hollow and their attraction turns to romance.
When the Horseman marks Ichabod as his next victim, Katrina, despite dangerous efforts to save him, sees no other choice than for them to flee.
But the Horseman awaits. Now it’s up to her to sever the horror and alter the Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
I received this book from Story Cartel and the author via Tomoson to give an honest review.
After watching Sleepy Hollow on TV and of course hearing about the story in books I saw this on Story Cartel and I had to give it a try. Let me say this I LOVED the story I was so engaged into the mystery of the whole story that it was hard to put down. This is a book that is perfect to read around Halloween.
You follow the story of the headless horseman and how he is terrorizing Sleepy Hollow. Along with the story of Katrina and Ichabod.
Katrina who is just a normal girl ends up on a mission to end his reign of terror, on the way she falls in love with Ichabod Crane which in the book he sounds so handsome. I can see why she fell in love with him. With her trying to find out why the headless horseman is killing certain guys the town starts thinking that she is the one calling him from his grave.
But is the headless horseman who you think it is? That is the question and why is he killing certain people? These answers are answered. Though there was one question that Katrina asked but there was no answer.
I enjoyed the feel of witchcraft within the book though it doesn't play a big part. As well how Icabod doesn't truly take his orders like most people would back in the 1700's.
The only thing that I didn't like with the book is how the original horseman lost his head, I liked the TV version so much better but that is my opinion.
Dax Varley writes the kind of young adult novels she wishes were around when she was a teen. She's a lover of humor, horror and all things paranormal.
When Dax isn't writing, she's collecting odd photos online, reading recaps of her favorite shows or kicked back with a good book. She lives in Richmond, Texas with her husband, a shelf full of action figures and about a dozen imaginary friends.