Friday, January 1, 2016

Sleepy Hollow review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Happy New Year! 

It seems odd to be reading a story which is typically associated with Halloween at this time of the year. Of course I'm familiar with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow from watching the cartoon movie a few dozen times as a kid and I saw the Johnny Depp and Christopher Walken movie a couple of times. I can't remember if I ever read the original story or not but it kind of seems like I must have in high school. Even back in Ohio growing up I remember hearing stories about how the legend began in an Ohio town which of course isn't true but it's interesting how stories change and spread over time. Today I will be reviewing a different variation of the classic story as I present to you Sleepy Hollow by Dax Varley. 


Katrina is 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 vicim, 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 really enjoyed this version of the Sleepy Hollow legend. So much so that it reminded me of being a kid and how much I loved the legend. The story is short so it only took me about five hours total to read. It is well written and easy reading. The author captured the feel of the times and many of the struggles the people would have been through. I definitely recommend this book for anyone new or old to the Headless Horseman legend. This is the first book in a series which I find intriguing and I'm looking forward to reading the next book to see where the story continues. 

This book is available on Amazon for $2.99 

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