First off, I know this post is a day late and I want to say thank you to Olga and Melanie for being so great about this being late. They are both such lovely people to know.
Next, let’s address the lack of posts recently. It’s not been a good few weeks for me and everything that’s blog related has unfortunately had to take a back seat. Also the reason that this post hasn’t gone up earlier today, hopefully once the dust has settled i’ll be able to get back into the swing of things, because currently I am running on fumes and really need to recharge my batteries.
Today I have for you a review of Olga Gibbs new book – Hallow.
Being one of the most formidable archangels with the power to end the world doesn’t serve you well if you don’t know how to use it.
Thrown into a battle of courts and factions, tangled in a web of intrigues and palatial games, naïve Ariel is surrounded by powerful angels, chasing their own agendas.
There’s no one she can trust. Everyone stands to gain something from her death.
To avoid the bloody battle that Baza brought to her door at Uras, Ariel retreats back to Apkallu (Earth) to find her sister, but the Heavenly battles and intrigues she flees follow her, as Baza’s immense hold on Apkallu forces Ariel and Rafe to make uncomfortable choices.
Ariel’s fight for survival is far from over and it looks like it’s going to be a deadly one.
How gorgeous is this cover. I love the shadow like effect. This kind of cover would definitely make me pick up the book in store. I know they say not t judge a book by its cover but that’s the first thing that you see that makes you want to pick that book up and read the blurb. This cover is certainly a good one.
I love fantasy books, mostly because you can create a whole new world inside your head and get completely lost in that world, and Olga does not disappoint. This is the second book in the Celestial Creatures series. The first book in this series is Heavenwood.
Hollow follows Ariel and how she starts to come to terms with all the new things happening to her, she has to find her new purpose and who she is now that she has the essence of an angel.
Once Ariel has returned to earth all she wants to do is protect her sister but things are never that straight forward are they. This comes will plenty of trials and tribulations as Ariel is forced to overcomes her past to become this all powerful being she is meant to be.
I like it when a character has some relatable characteristics because it helps you to connect with the book. Olga has done well writing Ariel, we all have things in our lives that we have to delve into to overcome and come out the other side, I like this about Ariel.
I am looking forward to the next instalment. You should all head over to the links before and grab yourself a copy of these books.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olga Gibbs lives in a leafy-green town, nestled amongst the green fields of West Sussex, England. She was writing from the age of fifteen, mainly short stories and novellas and was a guest columnist for a local newspaper. When she is not dreaming up new adventures for her imaginary friends, she does outreach work with teenagers.
She is currently writing a second book in the “Celestial creatures” series and another stand-alone psychological crime thriller book
I hope you’ve enjoyed this review. I’d love to know your thoughts if you’ve read this book.
*I was kindly gifted this e-book in exchange for an honest review