#PBwkendread Review: Horseman (The Hollow #1) by Christopher Golden

48578Title: Horseman (The Hollow #1)
Author: Christopher Golden and Ford Lytle Gilmore
Published: Nay 19, 2005
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 246
Genre: Ya. Paranormal
Review: Paperback from Library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk

New to Sleepy Hollow, teens Aimee and Shane Lancaster find that upon their arrival an ancient curse has been unleashed upon the town, tracing back to the town's famous legend, which just might be more truth than myth. Now an array of evil demons is after them, with the infamous Headless Horseman leading the pack.

Yet here again is a cover that called out to me when I was glancing at books at my local library. When I started reading the synopsis I saw the word "Sleepy Hollow" and "Headless Horseman," at that point I just grabbed the book flipped pages to see how long would it take me to read it. Just in case I finished in a day and needed to grab book two.
I have to say the book almost reminded me of a R.L. Stine book with paranormal and teenagers and I mean that in a good way. 
Aimee and her brother Shane have to move from Boston to Sleepy Hollow when they first arrive lights explode and howling is heard, but what is the cause of it? They both find it to be weird but don't put much thought into it that is until they meet Stasia who loves anything to do with ghosts and the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Then comes the black dog that is huge that people see and hear. Aimee and Shane's father works at the newspaper and is getting calls about all sorts of things. He finds them not to be true but Aimee and Shane are not too sure about that. 
The horseman is back and there is a reason, it is up to Aimee and Shane along with the help of Stasia to end the terror of him before it becomes to late. 
This book would be perfect to read at Halloween and I really want to read the other's in this series but I may not until it gets closer. 
There is mystery, paranormal, action all rolled up into one and it was very enjoyable. I really liked the history that we got on how the Horseman become who he is and why. I have to say the one scene that got to me was the cats and the lady in her home, the authors did a great job with detail and had me very glad I don't own cats. Man I am getting chills just thinking about that scene.

Christopher Golden
Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola, which they are currently scripting as a feature film for New Regency.
He has also written books for teens and young adults, including the thriller series Body of Evidence, honored by the New York Public Library and chosen as one of YALSA's Best Books for Young Readers. Upcoming teen novels include Poison Ink for Delacorte, Soulless for MTV Books, and The Secret Journeys of Jack London, a collaboration with Tim Lebbon.
With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of the dark fantasy series The Menagerie as well as the young readers fantasy series OutCast and the comic book miniseries Talent, both of which were recently acquired by Universal Pictures. Golden and Sniegoski also wrote the upcoming comic book miniseries The Sisterhood, currently in development as a feature film.
Working with actress/writer/director Amber Benson, he co-created and co-wrote Ghosts of Albion, an original animated supernatural drama for BBC online, from which they created the book series of the same name. (www.ghostsofalbion.net)
As an editor, Golden’s work has included the Hellboy novel series, a trio of Hellboy short story anthologies, and co-editing duties on British Invasion, from Cemetery Dance. His non-fiction work includes collaborative efforts such as The Stephen King Universe, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Watcher's Guide, and the upcoming Neil Gaiman Companion. His other writing has included video games, numerous comic books, and short stories.
Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world

Ford Lytle Gilmore
Ford Lytle Gilmore is a film producer and comic book writer.


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