Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle****

The Hallowed Ones is about an Amish community. They have almost no communication with the rest of the world, so when a disease that makes people turn into vampires erupts, they have no idea. This book definitely had a cliff-hanger ending. It just left off when the main character and her friends were leaving, Some books are able to get away with this kind of transition (those kinds of transitions make me not want to read further), but most books can't. I feel that this book had a good feeling for this series book. It kept true to old legends, like how garlic keeps vampires away, or how they can't enter holy land. That is a strong point for me because the book didn't make vampires totally super-villain-that-does-whatever-he/she-wants, but it also didn't limit the vampires power. It's not like the characters were able to shoot them, guns don't work. It's cut of the vampire's head, or burn it alive. I definitely thought that this book is generally a good book. I didn't like the ending, but the way the author used the older stories of vampires is good. It adds realism, and a story that we already know, so we can infer (predict) a few things about the vampires. I think that teens will like this book.