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A forbidden, timeless, and haunting love story. Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Fallon who was taken far away from home shortly after she was born.  A home that held more than strange traditions and bizarre superstitions. Twenty-four years later, she returned to Weeping Hollow, a town she’d only heard about in stories during restless nights under a marble moon, in A forbidden, timeless, and haunting love story. Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Fallon who was taken far away from home shortly after she was born.  A home that held more than strange traditions and bizarre superstitions. Twenty-four years later, she returned to Weeping Hollow, a town she’d only heard about in stories during restless nights under a marble moon, in the middle of the night to take care of her last living relative.  They called the nosy mortician a freakshow–a ghastly thing. They said I couldn’t go near her. Still, there was this aching pull to Fallon Grimaldi that I couldn’t escape. A nostalgic pull as if we’d been here before. Once upon a time, there lived a mysterious boy named Julian with a curse as old as centuries wrapped around his soul.  He was one of the four Hollow Heathens, the very dark creatures who caused the town’s people to live in fear.  And the Blackwell name was stained with darkness and death. They called him a monster. Cold and hollow. They said I shouldn’t go near him. Still, there was this aching pull to Julian Blackwell that I couldn’t escape. A nostalgic pull as if we’d been here before. 


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A forbidden, timeless, and haunting love story. Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Fallon who was taken far away from home shortly after she was born.  A home that held more than strange traditions and bizarre superstitions. Twenty-four years later, she returned to Weeping Hollow, a town she’d only heard about in stories during restless nights under a marble moon, in A forbidden, timeless, and haunting love story. Once upon a time, there lived a girl named Fallon who was taken far away from home shortly after she was born.  A home that held more than strange traditions and bizarre superstitions. Twenty-four years later, she returned to Weeping Hollow, a town she’d only heard about in stories during restless nights under a marble moon, in the middle of the night to take care of her last living relative.  They called the nosy mortician a freakshow–a ghastly thing. They said I couldn’t go near her. Still, there was this aching pull to Fallon Grimaldi that I couldn’t escape. A nostalgic pull as if we’d been here before. Once upon a time, there lived a mysterious boy named Julian with a curse as old as centuries wrapped around his soul.  He was one of the four Hollow Heathens, the very dark creatures who caused the town’s people to live in fear.  And the Blackwell name was stained with darkness and death. They called him a monster. Cold and hollow. They said I shouldn’t go near him. Still, there was this aching pull to Julian Blackwell that I couldn’t escape. A nostalgic pull as if we’d been here before. 

30 review for Hollow Heathens: Book of Blackwell

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ilikebooksbest.com ❤️

    Eerie, creepy, and witchy! The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔📙 World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎 Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤 The setting: Weeping Hollow The Hero(s): Julian Blackwell – the leader of the Hollow Heathens. The Hollow Heathens are the firstborn sons of the five founding families, though there are only four of them because one of the families died out. They are part of the Norse Woods Coven and are cursed. The heroine: Fallon Grimaldi Morgan – Her mo Eerie, creepy, and witchy! The following ratings are out of 5: Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚 Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔📙 World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎 Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤 The setting: Weeping Hollow The Hero(s): Julian Blackwell – the leader of the Hollow Heathens. The Hollow Heathens are the firstborn sons of the five founding families, though there are only four of them because one of the families died out. They are part of the Norse Woods Coven and are cursed. The heroine: Fallon Grimaldi Morgan – Her mother died in childbirth and Fallon was taken away by her father, who couldn’t get over the death of her mother. Fallon came to Weeping Hollow to help out her Gramps who she had been corresponding with for a year. He is ill and she wanted to get to know him. The Love Story: Fallon sees Julian on her first afternoon in Weeping Hollow and is intrigued by him. She is drawn to him and he to her. However, Julian is part of the Norse Woods Coven and Fallon is supposed to be with the Sacred Sea coven. The two covens ended up in Weeping Hollow after fleeing the witch trials long ago. They each took separate land, but worked together to create a spell that hides and protects the town from outsiders. Though now the two covens hate each other. Fallon’s mother’s family was from the Norse Woods coven and her father was from the Sacred Sea coven. There is a lot of animosity between the two and most of the townspeople assume Fallon belongs to the Sacred Sea coven. This was a wicked interesting story. There was a lot of mystery, craziness and conflict. There was so much that Fallon didn’t know and her Gramps would only tell her that it is dangerous to know the truth so she is better off not knowing. I liked Fallon, she is a modern day Ghost Whisperer and I always liked that show. She is also a mortician, so that was pretty cool. Julian is a complex character who has been completely defined by the curse. It is quite a terrible curse though I don’t want to spoil the book, so I won’t say what the curse is. However, it isn’t only the curse that is between them it is the coven feud as well. This book was confusing at times. I couldn’t seem to keep straight who was who, since there were a lot of different characters. Also amidst the story was a sort of flashback story to the long ago when the town was fairly new. It was a bit confusing when those parts would pop up out of nowhere, but I got it after a while. Julian and the other Heathens are trying to find a way to end the curse and they keep trying different things to that end. The only reasons I am not giving this a five star review is the fact that I had trouble keeping the characters straight, especially the other heathens, I feel there should have been a bit more background on them so I could relate to each of them. Also it seemed a bit long. Sometimes long books go by so fast because they are so good and other times even good books can seem to go on and on. That was the case here! I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Blog|Goodreads|Facebook|Instagram|Twitter|BookBub

  2. 5 out of 5

    moretomary

    FALLON AND JULIAN 🥀🖤 Nicole ruined me with her writing. This was brilliant and woke my love for Wicca. From the aesthetic to the characters I’ve never loved a town the way I love Weeping Hollow. I am dying to read the next instalment and revisit this world.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    Review to come. Review to come.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Amy [Book Addict Reviews]

    Hauntingly beautiful. There are no other words that can even begin to describe Hollow Heathens. The descriptions of Weeping Hollow paint such a vivid picture in your mind that is like watching a movie. This is a story you’ll have to read. It is hard to form the right words to describe how beautiful, magical and mysterious this story truly is. It isn’t your typical romance; it is SO MUCH more than that. There is a mystery surrounding the town of Weeping Hollow. Two covens rule this town. They kee Hauntingly beautiful. There are no other words that can even begin to describe Hollow Heathens. The descriptions of Weeping Hollow paint such a vivid picture in your mind that is like watching a movie. This is a story you’ll have to read. It is hard to form the right words to describe how beautiful, magical and mysterious this story truly is. It isn’t your typical romance; it is SO MUCH more than that. There is a mystery surrounding the town of Weeping Hollow. Two covens rule this town. They keep their town hidden from the outside world. Fallon returns to the place she was born and now she is stuck in the middle of the battle between these two covens. Julian is a Hollow Heathen, a member of the Norse Woods Coven. He is cursed, it haunts him and the fellow heathens and they are determined to end this horrid curse that they were born into. Julian and Fallon are drawn to each other. From the very start there is a connection between them and that connection only continues to grow stronger as the story continues. Their story is forbidden, beautiful, haunting and all consuming. Hollow Heathens is mysterious, captivating and addicting from the very start. A MUST READ and I can’t wait to return to Weeping Hollow!

  5. 4 out of 5

    ABookLover73

    FIVE FANTASY STARS for Fallon and Julian 💙🖤💙🖤!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Nicole Fiorina has once again shown that no matter what genre it is, it can easily attract readers. "Stay With Me" series completely won me over and I didn't expect that the new series would surprise me just as much with its interest and amazing storyline. "Hollow Heathens" is a fantasy romance book that will steal your heart from page one. Fallon and Julian's connection is unique and beautiful. If you're looking for a fantasy romance book and you FIVE FANTASY STARS for Fallon and Julian 💙🖤💙🖤!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Nicole Fiorina has once again shown that no matter what genre it is, it can easily attract readers. "Stay With Me" series completely won me over and I didn't expect that the new series would surprise me just as much with its interest and amazing storyline. "Hollow Heathens" is a fantasy romance book that will steal your heart from page one. Fallon and Julian's connection is unique and beautiful. If you're looking for a fantasy romance book and you also love Nicole's writing style, then this is the book you need to read next!!! Highly recommended!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    ☘ Lily ☘

    "In Weeping Hollow, there are no answers. Reality bends here. Same with time. Some days it’s hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t. This town can make you go mad the harder you try to figure it out. So, don’t. You have to stay away from the woods. You have to stay away from me." *sigh* I'm tired. This book sucks the soul out of me. If this book didn't have some graphic sex scenes, I would've thought it would another typical angsty YA paranormal romance. These character "In Weeping Hollow, there are no answers. Reality bends here. Same with time. Some days it’s hard to tell the difference between what’s real and what isn’t. This town can make you go mad the harder you try to figure it out. So, don’t. You have to stay away from the woods. You have to stay away from me." *sigh* I'm tired. This book sucks the soul out of me. If this book didn't have some graphic sex scenes, I would've thought it would another typical angsty YA paranormal romance. These characters didn't remind me of another 24-ish people around me. First, they barely went to work. Instead, they spent it by going to bars, the beach, coffee shops and venturing the woods. Second, the freaking angsty stay-away-from-me talk. At this point, I'm just numb with this trope. Third, that finale just confirmed it. I laughed my ass off with the dramatic grand gestures this main character had to do to overcome the curse. I just can't. In hindsight though, I love the creepy vibe this town was presented to us at first. Hence why I was so excited going into this book. The creepy feeling of someone watching you from the dark, the ghost kid, the empty house during the thunderstorm... I was living for each of these moments! I also love the snippets we got about Sirius and Bellamy and their tragic ending. I might've even gasped loudly at a certain part. However, reading this book really cemented the reason why I always prefer 1st person POV over dual POV sometimes. There were moments in this book where I went like, 'I wished I didn't know this thing about Kane or about Julian and the reasonings why some of the characters behaving a certain way.' I like to guess these reasons, these moments without knowing what they really are. And having Julian's POV pretty much ruins a certain part of the book, where it told me what the plot was rather than shown. Oh and one last thing, if let's say, heaven's forbid, someone who colluded with a person who killed my mom came to my home, wanting to clear things out, the day I buried her, you wouldn't be catching me sitting in the same room, much less sharing drink and playing ouija board together. I'll dump her monkey ass off my property and will kill her face the next time I ever see her lying ass betrayer face on my sight. Enough said. In conclusion, I love the atmosphere and the vibe of the town itself. It was hauntingly disturbing and gloomy. However, I dislike everything else about the book. 😊

  7. 5 out of 5

    ApoorvaReads

    5+++++ stars ⭐️ “They’re all liars,” I whispered. “But we’re not. This isn’t a lie. This is real. We—” I pushed my hand through whatever magical force he had against me, grabbed the back of his neck, pulled his forehead to mine. Looked into his eyes. “We are real.” If I was told to read only one author for the rest of my life there’s no doubt it would be Nicole ( I wouldn’t even care that she only has 4 books till now). There’s something about her writing which leaves you speechless, which leaves 5+++++ stars ⭐️ “They’re all liars,” I whispered. “But we’re not. This isn’t a lie. This is real. We—” I pushed my hand through whatever magical force he had against me, grabbed the back of his neck, pulled his forehead to mine. Looked into his eyes. “We are real.” If I was told to read only one author for the rest of my life there’s no doubt it would be Nicole ( I wouldn’t even care that she only has 4 books till now). There’s something about her writing which leaves you speechless, which leaves you with no choice but to love her. After reading her Stay with me trilogy, I knew there was something special about her. I usually dont like reading fantasy book but this? FUCKING LOVED IT. Never in my life have I read a book which transports me into an another world and makes me feel like I’m inside the book but Nicole DID it. I’m in awe. I’m in love and I’m in tears cause this was perfection. The year isn’t end yet and i can proudly say this is going to be in one of my top reads of the year. I could feel the book happening in front of me. I could close my eyes for one second and I could feel the power which was around me, i could feel the world Nicole had created. “I love you, Julian Blackwell,” she whispered, her gaze locked on the house before us. “Nothing’s changed. It’s always been you. Every time” I don’t know what to say, I’m being honest. I can’t express my feelings and my thoughts in mere words cause i am awestruck. I just want to worship the ground Nicole walks on. I’ve never been so tonguetied about writing a review cause I do have a lot to say but I’m speechless here and im sorry. I can’t do much than to tell you to please please read this book cause its something unique and you’re going to love it!! “Do not fall in love with the moon, they said.  I fell in love anyway, and they would all laugh. They could not see her beauty. No one would believe me if I said the moon breathed life into me, that it was here, inside her, where I found myself again. They wouldn’t be able to understand. And no one could ever love her as deeply as I did. No one else was made for it, and those who were like me weren’t brave enough. No ordinary being was created to fall in love with the moon, only that of the aberrant. The strange. They said you couldn’t know the moon, touch it, kiss it, make love to it. You could only watch from the dark trenches of the earth, admire it from afar. Yet, still, I fell in love with the moon. And she, too, fell in love with me.”

  8. 4 out of 5

    ✨Lucy❣️

    5+ illuminating stars Julian Blackwell and Fallon Morgan Grimaldi’s forbidden love spoke to my heart in the most magical way. This dark fairly tale revived a spark I desperately longed in reading. How the love of two star-crossed lovers who were drawn together by grief can find comfort in the one place that has fought to keep them apart. “Come with me, and I’ll show you everything no one else will. Come with me, and I will tell you things no one else will tell you, I’ll give you everything, fe 5+ illuminating stars Julian Blackwell and Fallon Morgan Grimaldi’s forbidden love spoke to my heart in the most magical way. This dark fairly tale revived a spark I desperately longed in reading. How the love of two star-crossed lovers who were drawn together by grief can find comfort in the one place that has fought to keep them apart. “Come with me, and I’ll show you everything no one else will. Come with me, and I will tell you things no one else will tell you, I’ll give you everything, feed all your forbidden thoughts, things you never knew you wanted.” As a child, Fallon was told of tales of a town filled with magic. A place with witches and the supernatural lurking among humans. A place that had been haunting and tempting her fate. A place that she offend visited her dreams. A place her ancestors called home…the Town of Weeping Hollow. ‘She’d one day fall from the night sky and bring me down with her. I knew she was coming. We both had been expecting the moon girl’ Julian Blackwell’s heart had only known sorrow. He lived like a prisoner, living in the shadows among the people of Weeping Hollow. Until, he met the girl with the white hair and the deep blue eyes. The one who would illuminate his dark soul with the light of the crescent moon. I official kicked off spooky season with a paranormal romance that had me all in my feels. Only Nicole Fiorina’s writing can hook me to step out of my comfort zone and give ‘Hollow Heathens the Tales of Weeping Hollow’ Book 1, a try. I can not stress enough how much this book completely rekindled my love for reading. The book is based in a fantasy world that replayed perfectly in my mind as I read it. From the very beginning I was spellbound to the pages with all haunting stories and suspense connected to the small town. Based on a series with each book read as a standalone. I am beyond ready for book 2 to this enchanting series that has me completely bewitched. ARC provided by Nicole Fiorina for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Fiorina

    The countdown is on! Hollow Heathens will be released into the world in two weeks! If you haven't yet, make sure to reserve your eBook copy during the special pricing period of $2.99 before it goes up on release day. Pre-order today: https://linktr.ee/nicolefiorina Sign-up for the newsletter to stay in-the-know: www.nicolefiorina.com I hope you all enjoy the first stand-alone in the Tales of Weeping Hollow Collection ♥ I've been living in the town of Weeping Hollow for almost a year now, & I am beyo The countdown is on! Hollow Heathens will be released into the world in two weeks! If you haven't yet, make sure to reserve your eBook copy during the special pricing period of $2.99 before it goes up on release day. Pre-order today: https://linktr.ee/nicolefiorina Sign-up for the newsletter to stay in-the-know: www.nicolefiorina.com I hope you all enjoy the first stand-alone in the Tales of Weeping Hollow Collection ♥ I've been living in the town of Weeping Hollow for almost a year now, & I am beyond thrilled for you to finally read what I've been working so hard on. I've said it many times before; this book was my Mount Everest. It was my biggest challenge to date, and I am so in love with how it turned out! This book is for the readers who love small town vibes, ancient curses, and is not afraid of the dark. For the one who believes in magic, a little fantasy, and a whole lot of formidable romance! Thank you for your continued support, xx, nicole

  10. 5 out of 5

    My Introvert Romance Blog

    Hollow Heathens by Nicole Fiorina ALL THE STARS ISN’T ENOUGH TO RATE THIS BOOK!! “𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑡𝑜𝑜, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝑤𝑎𝑠, 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑖𝑡, 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑖𝑡, 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑡, 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑖𝑡.“ Oh mother of all the words! I really want to do this review justice but, simply put, this is a book you just need to read and experience yourself. I was utterly captivated by this bewitching story. I’ve finished reading but I’m not Hollow Heathens by Nicole Fiorina ALL THE STARS ISN’T ENOUGH TO RATE THIS BOOK!! “𝑀𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑡𝑜𝑜, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑡ℎ 𝑤𝑎𝑠, 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑎 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐵𝑢𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑𝑛’𝑡 𝑙𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑔𝑒𝑡 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑖𝑡, 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑖𝑡, 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑖𝑡, 𝑠ℎ𝑎𝑝𝑒 𝑖𝑡.“ Oh mother of all the words! I really want to do this review justice but, simply put, this is a book you just need to read and experience yourself. I was utterly captivated by this bewitching story. I’ve finished reading but I’m not done with this book! It isn’t done with me! I fell in love with Nicole Fiorina’s poetic writing when I first read 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑦 𝑊𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑀𝑒. I remain in awe of her way with words. 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑜𝑤 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑠 held me spell bound by the magic she weaved in creating something akin to a literary masterpiece. I loved the slow and measured build up in Fallon and Julian’s story. Their connection was felt from the very start until the very end. The plot is centred around the cursed Hollow Heathens and the two main covens in the sea side town of Weeping Hollow. Fallon comes to her ailing grandfather- her last living family- to a place and people she has only heard dark tales of. Hollow Heathens is a complex and multilayered story, it was easy to visualise and feel a part of the story and the characters. The off grid town nowhere to be found in Maine is everything I envision a Stephen King novel to be set in, and in my own opinion, the story itself lends a nostalgic tone to his gripping and compelling writing- the caliber of Nicole’s writing is THAT MASTERFUL!! This is exactly the kind of book you’d want to read all at once and savour at the same time. So I did both! I binged chapter after chapter then I paused as if to rewind time... My heart might’ve died and resurrected a few times!! I’m fairly new to the Fantasy genre but this book is at the very top with some of the international best sellers I’ve read. This is a perfect cozy up on Halloween and read book, for lovers of romance and fantasy, and those curious to see what lies beyond. This book starts off as a slow burn as the world of the Hollow Heathens unfolds. Throughout the pages, there's so much heart-pounding suspense with an edge of your seat intensity. Even after all the pages I still wanted more-MORE of this world, MORE of the other hollow Heathens boys and Fallon’s friends. I will be thinking about this book for a long time to come. Nicole Fiorina has every promise to be a highly acclaimed author in her own right with her masterful writing and compelling storytelling. 10/10 MOONCHILD STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌔🌔🌔🌔🌔

  11. 4 out of 5

    sam☀️

    it was julian for me 🥀 this witchy goodness had so many elements that kept me on my toes. it was mysterious, unpredictable, witty, angsty and so so so much more. chefs kiss 🤌🏽

  12. 4 out of 5

    K.

    "Acceptance is a ten-letter prison we’re all eager to be locked in." The town of Weeping Hollow consumed me. It still has as I can't stop thinking of this world and every character Nicole Fiorina created. A masterpiece, timeless story of two souls who are forced apart, yet their bond is far too strong than rules and superstitions. The Hollow Heathens were a force to be reckoned. They understood one another as they all shared struggles and pain. I will be impatiently waiting for the next Heath "Acceptance is a ten-letter prison we’re all eager to be locked in." The town of Weeping Hollow consumed me. It still has as I can't stop thinking of this world and every character Nicole Fiorina created. A masterpiece, timeless story of two souls who are forced apart, yet their bond is far too strong than rules and superstitions. The Hollow Heathens were a force to be reckoned. They understood one another as they all shared struggles and pain. I will be impatiently waiting for the next Heathen just so I can read and travel back to Weeping Hollow where time bends and become a prisoner to the written pages. Dear Julian, I hold you dearly in my heart. Really, I do. The thoughts that trap his mind, his guilt, the hurdles he carries, and the way he stands up for his people, his beliefs, and love for Fallon are admirable showing the true strength of his character who I fell in love with. The way Fallon questioned everything even if she never got straight answers didn't stop her from knowing what her soul craved. She's suffered so much loss and pain that I loved the way she healed through the book, and the way she began to see her own beauty and strength. So strong, that she is selfless, always caring for others even when she's pulled from every direction. Gramps Grimaldi made me laugh so much! I adored his grumpy mumbles, and oh my heart, did I want to reach inside the pages and just hold him. Aside from the main characters, Gramps IS one of my favorite characters. Monday, you know how I feel about you. But I needed to write it in here. "Fallon was able to calm me in ways I had never expected, straightening a broken chord in my heart, and plucked it, bringing it to life in a soothing song, like a nightingale of the Norse Woods." Be ready to be consumed by Julian's thoughts, Fallon's curiosity, and gripped by the Norse Woods of the Haunting town of Weeping Hollow. ✭✭✭✭✭ Five shadow blood stars to this new book world of Hollow Heathens! “E pur si muove. It still moves.”

  13. 5 out of 5

    Heather 'Confessions Of A Bibliophile' Creighton

    ☾★𝕮𝖔𝖓𝖋𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖘 𝕺𝖋 𝕬 𝕭𝖎𝖇𝖑𝖎𝖔𝖕𝖍𝖎𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖛𝖎𝖊𝖜★☾ ❝…ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ, ɴᴏ ᴏɴᴇ ɪs sᴀғᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ 3 ᴀ.ᴍ.❞ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟓/𝟓 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑 𝕽𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌: Hollow Heathens , the first book in Nicole Fiorina ’s new Tales of Weeping Hollow series. Follow along in Hollow Heathens as the author weaves a tale of magic, curses, fate, mysteries, secrets, feuding covens, and a forbidden but never-ending love between two star crossed lovers, all in the magical mysterious small town of Weeping Hollow. This story is magi ☾★𝕮𝖔𝖓𝖋𝖊𝖘𝖘𝖎𝖔𝖓𝖘 𝕺𝖋 𝕬 𝕭𝖎𝖇𝖑𝖎𝖔𝖕𝖍𝖎𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖛𝖎𝖊𝖜★☾ ❝…ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴍᴇᴍʙᴇʀ, ɴᴏ ᴏɴᴇ ɪs sᴀғᴇ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ 3 ᴀ.ᴍ.❞ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝟓/𝟓 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑 𝕽𝖆𝖙𝖎𝖓𝖌: Hollow Heathens , the first book in Nicole Fiorina ’s new Tales of Weeping Hollow series. Follow along in Hollow Heathens as the author weaves a tale of magic, curses, fate, mysteries, secrets, feuding covens, and a forbidden but never-ending love between two star crossed lovers, all in the magical mysterious small town of Weeping Hollow. This story is magical, riveting, and unlike anything, I have ever read before. I won’t go into the plot too much in this review because for starters the blurb is perfect, but secondly, because this is the type of story that you need to just go in blind, with as little information as possible. But trust me, it is so, so extremely worth it. ❝Lᴏᴠᴇ ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ ʟɪᴠᴇ ʜᴇʀᴇ, ᴏɴʟʏ ғᴇᴀʀ ɢʀᴏᴡs ɪɴ Wᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ Hᴏʟʟᴏᴡ. Lᴏᴠᴇ ɪs ᴀ ғᴏᴏʟ’s ғᴀɴᴛᴀsʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ᴍᴏɴsᴛᴇʀ’s ɴɪɢʜᴛᴍᴀʀᴇ.❞ Nicole Fiorina is a phenomenal, one of a kind author. Her world-building and the poetic-ness of her words are unlike any other. I am floored each and every time I pick up one of her books, which is why I continue to one-click every one of them. Her masterful talent continues to shine in Hollow Heathens . ❝E ᴘᴜʀ sɪ ᴍᴜᴏᴠᴇ.❞ If you like a little magic and fantasy with your romance then I can’t recommend Hollow Heathens enough! ❝Hᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ, ᴍᴏᴏɴ ɢɪʀʟ. Hᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇsᴛ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇᴍ. Hᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ ᴀs I ʜᴀᴛᴇ ᴍᴇ. Bᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ɪғ ʏᴏᴜ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ, ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴜs ᴡɪʟʟ ᴋɪʟʟ ʏᴏᴜ, ᴀɴᴅ ɪᴛ ᴡɪʟʟ ᴘʀᴏʙᴀʙʟʏ ʙᴇ ᴍᴇ.❞ Hollow Heathens flips back and forth between the present and another period, back when the two covens first convened in Weeping Hollow. Years ago, Fallon’s mother died after childbirth, soon after her father rushed a newborn Fallon away from Weeping Hollow. Twenty four years later, after correspondences with her ailing grandfather, Fallon has returned to the town that she’s only heard stories of. Fallon only returned to take care of her grandfather but what she didn’t know was that she would be entering into a century-long feud between two covens, the Norse Woods Coven and the Sacred Sea Coven. The Heathens are apart of the Norse Woods Coven, while Fallon is under the protection of Sacred Sea, she is warned away from the Heathens but finds herself inexplicable drawn to the leader of the Heathens, Julian Blackwell. ❝Wᴇ’ᴅ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ, ᴀ ᴋɪɴᴅ ᴏғ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴛʜᴀᴛ sᴇᴇᴍᴇᴅ ᴀs ᴜɴᴡᴏʀʟᴅʟʏ ᴀs ᴛʜɪs ᴠᴇʀʏ ᴛᴏᴡɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇsɪᴅᴇɴᴄᴇ ɪᴛ ʙᴇʜᴇʟᴅ.❞ Julian and the other Heathens are trying to figure out a way to end the century-old curse that was placed upon them, just like the Heathens before them have tried. But with Fallon in town, Julian finds himself drawn more and more to the moon girl that he’s been warned to stay away from. ❝Tʜᴇʀᴇ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏ ᴅᴇɴʏɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪs ᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴅ. Tʜɪs ᴛʜɪɴɢ I ʜᴀᴅ ɴᴏ ɴᴀᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ, ɪᴛ ғᴇʟᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴍᴀɢɪᴄ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛᴀʙᴏᴏ.❞ There is so much mystery surrounding the town of Weeping Hollow, the townsfolk, the covens, the Heathens, and even Fallon herself. Hollow Heathens will keep you drawn into the mystery with each and every page with an ending you’ll never see coming. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 𝟓/𝟓 (𝖍) 𝕳𝖊𝖗𝖔𝖎𝖓𝖊: Fallon ‘Moonshine’ Morgan-Grimaldi , has always been a bit of a loner no matter how hard she’s tried to fit in. She’s been teased and severely bullied because her looks are quite unique, leaving her with many insecurities. Fallon has a tough time when she first arrives in Weeping Hollows, she knows nothing of her mother and father’s lives within their covens, she never even knew they were witches. Believing that all the old stories her nanny used to tell her were just that, stories. ❝Hᴇʀᴇ, ɪɴ Wᴇᴇᴘɪɴɢ Hᴏʟʟᴏᴡ, I ʟᴇᴀʀɴᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴍʏsᴇʟғ ᴀɴᴅ ғᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴀ ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴏᴡɴ ʙᴏɴᴇs, ɴᴏ ᴍᴀᴛᴛᴇʀ ᴡʜᴀᴛ ʙᴇᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴏғ ᴍᴇ.❞ Fallon has never been able to find a place where she belongs, but in this strange new town of Weeping Hollows, Fallon finds a home and a place that she belongs. I like that Fallon was such a unique character and watching her not only grow throughout the story but to heal as well, was amazing. ❝Mᴏɴsᴛᴇʀs ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛs ᴛᴏᴏ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡᴀs, ᴡᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴀ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ ᴊᴜsᴛ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʟɪᴠɪɴɢ ᴛʜɪɴɢ. Bᴜᴛ ᴡᴇ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʟᴇᴛ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ ᴇɴᴏᴜɢʜ ᴛᴏ ғᴇᴇʟ ɪᴛ, sᴇᴇ ɪᴛ, ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ɪᴛ, sʜᴀᴘᴇ ɪᴛ. Wᴇ ʜᴀᴅ ᴛᴏ ᴘᴜsʜ ᴛʜᴇᴍ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ᴛᴏ ᴘʀᴏᴛᴇᴄᴛ ᴛʜᴇᴍ. Bᴇᴄᴀᴜsᴇ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴘᴇᴏᴘʟᴇ ɢᴇᴛ ᴄʟᴏsᴇ, ᴛʜᴇʏ ᴅɪᴇ.❞ 💙💙💙💙💙 𝟓/𝟓 (𝕳) 𝕳𝖊𝖗𝖔: Julian Blackwell , the leader of the Hollow Heathens. The Hollow Heathens are the firstborn sons of the five founding families of Weeping Willow. Julian, Beck, Zephyr, and Phoenix are the last four of the five original descendants from the Norse Woods Coven. All of the firstborn sons are cursed, never being able to show their full faces. Heathens before them have tried and failed but Julian and the Heathens are willing to do just about anything to break the curse so that they can live a “normal” life. ❝Fᴀʟʟᴏɴ ᴡᴀs ᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴄᴀʟᴍ ᴍᴇ ɪɴ ᴡᴀʏs I ʜᴀᴅ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴇxᴘᴇᴄᴛᴇᴅ, sᴛʀᴀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴɪɴɢ ᴀ ʙʀᴏᴋᴇɴ ᴄʜᴏʀᴅ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴘʟᴜᴄᴋᴇᴅ ɪᴛ, ʙʀɪɴɢɪɴɢ ɪᴛ ᴛᴏ ʟɪғᴇ ɪɴ ᴀ sᴏᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ sᴏɴɢ, ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴀ ɴɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢᴀʟᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ Nᴏʀsᴇ ᴡᴏᴏᴅs.❞ Julian has been defined for so long by the curse and his shadow-blood that he believes himself a monster, the way the people of Weeping Hollow make him out to be. But he’s far from a monster and Fallon sees that right away. The way he stands up for his coven, his beliefs, his fellow Heathens, and his love for Fallon… he’s truly an amazing character and I hope in the coming series we see him and Fallon again. ❝Fᴀʟʟᴏɴ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ᴘᴀsᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴜʀsᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇғᴏʀᴇ, I ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋ ᴘᴀsᴛ ʜᴇʀ.❞ 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝟓/𝟓 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖆𝖓𝖈𝖊 & 𝕾𝖙𝖊𝖆𝖒: The connection between Fallon and Julian is magical. Right from the very start, the two are inexplicably drawn to one another. There is so much push and pull with them because of the feud between the covens as well as Julian’s curse but under the cover of darkness, they find a way to be together. The odds may be against them, but soulmates will always find a way to one another. I don’t even want to call what they have together “steam” because it’s so much more than that. ❝…ʜᴏᴡ ʙᴇᴀᴜᴛɪғᴜʟʟʏ ʙɪᴢᴀʀʀᴇ ᴛʜᴇ sᴛᴏʀʏ ᴡᴏᴜʟᴅ ʙᴇ, ғᴀʟʟɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ Jᴜʟɪᴀɴ Bʟᴀᴄᴋᴡᴇʟʟ—ᴏɴᴇ ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏɴsᴛʀᴏᴜs ᴛʜɪɴɢs ᴡʜᴏ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴡᴏᴏᴅs ᴛʜᴇɪʀ ʜɪᴅɪɴɢ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ, ʏᴇᴛ ʟᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴀs ɪғ I ᴡᴇʀᴇ ᴀ ᴍᴏsᴀɪᴄ ᴍᴀsᴛᴇʀᴘɪᴇᴄᴇ.❞ ❥❥ 𝟚 ❥❥ 𝕾𝖊𝖈𝖔𝖓𝖉𝖆𝖗𝖞 𝕮𝖍𝖆𝖗𝖆𝖈𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘: There are several other amazing characters introduced in Hollow Heathens , including the remaining four members of the Heathens. I am so excited for ALL of their stories but the two that I am most interested in right now is Phoenix and Fable’s story, after reading Hollow Heathens there isn’t a doubt in my mind that there is SOMETHING there and after the magical ending of Hollow Heathens … I can’t wait to see what happens next. ❝Tʜᴇʏ’ʀᴇ ᴀʟʟ ʟɪᴀʀs, ʙᴜᴛ ᴡᴇ’ʀᴇ ɴᴏᴛ.❞ 🌎🌎🌎🌎🌎 𝟓/𝟓 𝖂𝖔𝖗𝖑𝖉-𝕭𝖚𝖎𝖑𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Although world building isn’t a usual category for me I can’t write this review without talking about how absolutely AMAZING and well developed the world-building in Hollow Heathens was. The back story, the mystery surrounding the town, the different townsfolk, each and every character added that extra “SOMETHING” to this world and to this story to make it that much more magical. ❝Hɪs ᴛᴀsᴛᴇ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴄᴛᴜʀɴᴀʟ. Hɪs ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜ, ᴀɴ ᴇᴄʟɪᴘsᴇ.❞ 🌪🌪🌪 𝟑/𝟓 𝕮𝖑𝖎𝖋𝖋𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖌𝖊𝖗 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖓𝖎𝖓𝖌: What a magical ending to a magical read. No, there is NO cliffhanger… BUT there are so many more couples, and stories to tell from the lively inhabitants of Weeping Hollow and because of what’s to come in the Tales of Weeping Hollow series, I gave this one three cliffhanger tornadoes because I have no doubt that what’s to come is going to be a whirlwind of magic and romance. Up next is Bone Island, Book of Danvers, and I am so excited to see what happens next. ⚠️ 𝕿𝖗𝖎𝖌𝖌𝖊𝖗 𝖂𝖆𝖗𝖓𝖎𝖓𝖌: There are difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. E.g. violence, murder. If you would like to know more, feel free to DM me! ❝Tʜᴇʏ sᴀɪᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ, ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜ ɪᴛ, ᴋɪss ɪᴛ, ᴍᴀᴋᴇ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ɪᴛ. Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅ ᴏɴʟʏ ᴡᴀᴛᴄʜ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴛʀᴇɴᴄʜᴇs ᴏғ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇᴀʀᴛʜ, ᴀᴅᴍɪʀᴇ ɪᴛ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴀғᴀʀ. Yᴇᴛ, sᴛɪʟʟ, I ғᴇʟʟ ɪɴ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴏᴏɴ. Aɴᴅ sʜᴇ, ᴛᴏᴏ, ғᴇʟʟ ɪɴ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴍᴇ.❞

  14. 5 out of 5

    christyheartsbooks

    Welcome to Weeping Hollow . . . reality bends here. Twenty-four years after being whisked away as an infant, Fallon is returning home to Weeping Hollow to care for her ailing maternal grandpa. Not only will this be the first time coming home in 24 years but it will be the first time meeting her grandpa. But when she arrives she quickly realizes that Weeping Hollow isn’t any ordinary town. It is a town run by two different covens, Norse Woods and the Sacred Sea, and those in the Sacred Sea have ma Welcome to Weeping Hollow . . . reality bends here. Twenty-four years after being whisked away as an infant, Fallon is returning home to Weeping Hollow to care for her ailing maternal grandpa. Not only will this be the first time coming home in 24 years but it will be the first time meeting her grandpa. But when she arrives she quickly realizes that Weeping Hollow isn’t any ordinary town. It is a town run by two different covens, Norse Woods and the Sacred Sea, and those in the Sacred Sea have made it clear to Fallon that she will be one of them. But Fallon finds herself inexplicably drawn to Julian, one of the cursed Norse Woods, one of the Hollow Heathens. Despite everyone warning them away from each other, Fallon and Julian cannot stay away from each other. And the longer she stays in Weeping Hollow, the more she learns about the town and the covens, and the more time she spends with Julian, she learns that Weeping Hollow is her true home and maybe, just maybe, the powers that be have it all wrong. I really don’t even know where to begin, Fallon and Julian consumed me; their story has me at a loss for words. This is a haunting and forbidden story of two souls finding one another when all odds and forces are stacked against them; when everyone and everything are conspiring against them. A story of two hearts recognizing their other half when they didn’t even know the other half was missing. A story that legends are born from and a story born from legends. Julian and Fallon will transcend time in their world but if it wasn’t for the stars and the moon they would not have their story to tell. Theirs is a magical story that is beyond captivating, it is truly timeless. But I am remiss if I only focus on Fallon and Julian’s journey. While they consume me to this day, it isn’t just about them. This is a gothic tale of two covens trying to coexist peacefully for years and years, trying to maintain a balance but there is always that power hungry coven that doesn’t want to maintain the status quo. Each coven has their own plans and power plays in their back pocket. Throughout this novel we get glimpses into each coven and no matter how hard they try to play nice each one shows their devious side. I can foresee a slew of drama to come between these two covens before all is said and done. And you know what, I cannot wait for it all to play out. It shall be magical. This author has such an amazing way with words; with telling a story so poetically despite the subject matter. She is able to paint a vivid picture of characters whose faces are covered in masks for the entirety of a story with her words, she is able to transport me to a town that gives me Pleasantville vibes with a forest that reminds me of Sleepy Hollow in the back corner, and vast ocean that will hold all the secrets but is made for skipping rocks. She weaves a tale of curses and fate and love all while getting me all hot and bothered. This book is long but I promise you every single word is worth the journey. I have yet to read one like it and cannot recommend this one enough.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Annie Emerson

    ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ☾ 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖔𝖜 𝕳𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖓𝖘 ☾⠀ 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗢𝗳 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄⠀ ⠀ By @nicolefiorinabooks⠀ ⠀ ☾ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ☾⠀ ⠀ 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈’𝐝 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐈 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞⠀ ⠀ Nobody writes quite like @nicolefiorinabooks I’m such a fan of her writing and I couldn’t sell her enough to you guys.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens is outstanding. In HH we go back to classic gothic horror with a love so eternal it rivals the classics such as Dracula.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens centers around two covens and the ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ☾ 𝕳𝖔𝖑𝖑𝖔𝖜 𝕳𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖓𝖘 ☾⠀ 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗢𝗳 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗽𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄⠀ ⠀ By @nicolefiorinabooks⠀ ⠀ ☾ 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ☾⠀ ⠀ 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈’𝐝 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐈 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬, 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞⠀ ⠀ Nobody writes quite like @nicolefiorinabooks I’m such a fan of her writing and I couldn’t sell her enough to you guys.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens is outstanding. In HH we go back to classic gothic horror with a love so eternal it rivals the classics such as Dracula.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens centers around two covens and the mysterious Hollow Heathens. They are feared and ostracized, they are cold and dedicated to their coven. But what truly lies beneath the masks, their decisions?⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Weeping Hollow is a place you can enter, but it gets to choose whether or not you leave. It runs by its own sacred laws and all rules must be adhered to...⠀ ⠀⠀ But what happens when Fallon Grimaldi shows up to Weeping Hollow? She was born within its magic and returns 24yrs later. She’s heard the stories and taken them as that, stories with no truth. What she finds though, is a world that will challenge every belief she holds.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ When Fallon, the white haired moonchild, sees Julian Blackwell, dark, brooding, one of the four hollow heathens, down by the rocks of a wild ocean, so begins our tail of woe. What ensues upon eye contact is push, pull, denial, discoveries, lies and the ultimate truth.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ... a big all consuming love story ...⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens is a big, big story, so rich in history and a well developed back story with unforgettable characters.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you love, love, with a little bit of small town spook, this is for you. Even if you don’t like the darkness I promise you’ll love the light of this love.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hollow Heathens is a five star read for me. Hands down! It’s so superbly delivered and structured. The love that has gone into the development of this story make it flawless.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Congratulations @nicolefiorinabooks you’ve proven that you truly have the talent to write anything, what a gift! You’re a One-Click wonder and an author to be rivalled. Stunning!!⠀ ⠀

  16. 4 out of 5

    Al *the semi serial series skipper*

    Another win. 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this one too, I liked the love story of Fallon and Justin. I wanted more though, there was some angst but it still felt very dull, I wanted the pacing to move faster than what it was. Still, can't wait for the next book. Another win. 3.5 stars. I enjoyed this one too, I liked the love story of Fallon and Justin. I wanted more though, there was some angst but it still felt very dull, I wanted the pacing to move faster than what it was. Still, can't wait for the next book.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tamara Boone

    I received an ARC of Hollow Heathens: Book of Blackwell by Nicole Fiorina in exchange for my honest review. With complete transparency, I have to admit that this book was not something that I would have typically chosen to read and far outside of my normal genres however, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to experience this book. I also deeply regret not having more faith in Nicole Fiorina’s vision and this masterpiece that she has created. The only negative that I can see is that I will h I received an ARC of Hollow Heathens: Book of Blackwell by Nicole Fiorina in exchange for my honest review. With complete transparency, I have to admit that this book was not something that I would have typically chosen to read and far outside of my normal genres however, I am so glad that I had the opportunity to experience this book. I also deeply regret not having more faith in Nicole Fiorina’s vision and this masterpiece that she has created. The only negative that I can see is that I will have to wait so long for the next book. If you are familiar with Nicole Fiorina then you know that her writing is captivating and poetic. Stay with me is one of my favorite series, Ollie & Mia are everything a couple should be and I was unsure how Julian & Fallon would compare. After reading Book of Blackwell I now understand that it is impossible and completely wrong to compare them. Julian & Fallon are just as captivating and poetic but their story is also enchanting and hypnotic. This book has so much depth that I am sure I will have to reread it multiple times to ensure that I fully appreciate the sorcery that lives with Weeping Hollow. I felt so conflicted while reading this book. I eagerly read page after page transfixed with Julian, Fallow, as well as all of the secondary characters. I wanted to skip to the end and have all of the answers to this love story while simultaneously wanting to slow down time and savory every detail that is woven into the Book of Blackwell. I cannot recommend this book enough and even if it is outside of your comfort zone or a genre that you shy away from PLEASE do yourself a favor and take the leap, you will not be disappointed.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Bozena

    Holly sh*t! I'm speechless 😳 What a wild and nerve-wracking ride. I knew Nicole was going to do something unexpected. That's what she always does. She never fails to astonish me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Her writing style, her way with words, double meanings and the gripping topic is nothing I've read before and makes this book unique and unbelievable gripping. This book is exactly what everyone needs to read for the Halloween season 🎃 Mysterious, haunting, creepy and bewitched with a gothic vibe. A fantasy that is so d Holly sh*t! I'm speechless 😳 What a wild and nerve-wracking ride. I knew Nicole was going to do something unexpected. That's what she always does. She never fails to astonish me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Her writing style, her way with words, double meanings and the gripping topic is nothing I've read before and makes this book unique and unbelievable gripping. This book is exactly what everyone needs to read for the Halloween season 🎃 Mysterious, haunting, creepy and bewitched with a gothic vibe. A fantasy that is so dark and fascinating it takes your breath away and won't let you go. This is a story that will make you question everything from the beginning to the end. Full of tension and uneasy of what will happen next, you read throughout the whole story in breathless suspense and full of anxious energy . This dark fantasy book is a forbidden, timeless, and haunting love story, that is so terrifying and horrible cursed, that it's creepy and unbelievable fascinating at the same time 🖤🖤🖤 This love story is forbidden in such a  complete different meaning of this word...😭 We are in the world of witches, wizards and fable beings not from this world, but still living between us and appear on the surface like completely normal nice people. This entire place called Weeping Hollow, is an anomaly that exists only once in the world. You can only enter or leave this place if the place lets you leave 😳 I can't describe this story in a way you could understand how beautiful haunting, unbelievable captivating and mesmerizing it really is. I don't want to give to much away either, because this book is an unbelievable experience that you have to read for yourself and have the WOW-effect like I had. Trust me, you'll definitely have the same reaction 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 This is a must read for all dark fantasy and dark romances lovers. This book is a standalone and is the first book in the Tales of Weeping Hollow series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    cait

    edit(01/18/21) yea im changing this to five stars it’s literally the only thing i can even think about. 4.5 stars i’m so insanely in love with julian and fallon and i need another book or i’ll go insane🚶‍♀️

  20. 4 out of 5

    Krysten Idoni

    Rating: ★★★★★ - can I give this book all the stars in the universe? Spiceometer: 🌶️🌶️🌶️ - spicetastic “𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡, 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.” Cue: Heathens by Mona I don’t need to wax poetic about this book because once you read it, it speaks for itself; but I’m going to anyway because this book deserves it. Nicole deserves it. Just like Julian shouted his public announcement, “I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT FALLON!” Well Juli Rating: ★★★★★ - can I give this book all the stars in the universe? Spiceometer: 🌶️🌶️🌶️ - spicetastic “𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡, 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬.” Cue: Heathens by Mona I don’t need to wax poetic about this book because once you read it, it speaks for itself; but I’m going to anyway because this book deserves it. Nicole deserves it. Just like Julian shouted his public announcement, “I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT I CAN’T STOP THINKING ABOUT FALLON!” Well Julian...I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT HOLLOW HEATHENS. Since April 25th 2021 I have read this book 6 times and made 122 highlights. Nicole Fiorina is a poet with an epic playlist and a map to my heart. If that doesn’t convince you to read this book, maybe this will. “𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐞, 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐠𝐢𝐫𝐥. 𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦. 𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐦𝐞. 𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭, 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐮𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐦𝐞.” Fallon, our moonchild, returns to the town of Weeping Hollow after 24 years, to care for her Gramps. The town that I can only compare to Halloweentown mixed with a creepier version of Stars Hollow is built on centuries-old coven feuds and secrets. From the cliffs to the Norse Woods, Weeping Hollow is a setting that is truly otherworldly and nostalgic. As Fallon finds strength in her strange new life she crosses paths with Julian, one of our 4 cursed Hollow Heathens seen as more of a monster than a man. Julian, Julian, Julian… Welcome to the World. My #mancrusheveryday, the dark villain, the cursed beast, the gentle creature with so much love in his heart… take my soul you beautiful monster. Cue: Cursed by Jacob Lee “𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐨 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐦𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐬. 𝐀𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐤𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐭. 𝐎𝐡, 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐮𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭. 𝐒𝐨, 𝐈 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭, 𝐠𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐤𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐭𝐨𝐨, 𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐈 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐦.” Together, Julian X Fallon are pure fire that burns so hot its blue. A hauntingly beautiful story of forbidden love where the past collides with the present and powers of will are tested. Some love stories make you feel like you are meant to be the viewer in romantic scenes, like you are supposed to be there experiencing it with the characters. Julian and Fallon’s love is deeply intimate where I felt as if I was intruding, wanting to turn away and leave them to have their moment alone. A love story as epic and transcending as the moon itself. That’s what this story felt like to me… falling in love. But not just the fall; the turmoil, angst, emotional waves, butterflies, excitement, anger, passion, intrigue, enchantment… all feelings that barrel together. It made me feel all the feelings and for that Nicole, I am forever grateful and a forever fan. “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐬, 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥. 𝐖𝐞-𝐖𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥.” This book easily slid into one of my favorite books of all time. The perfect gothic romance in a universe all on its own. It’s the kind of book that sticks with you, the story you can’t quite ever get over. I’m just - in deep. You know the feeling? This book has a permanent place on my nightstand when I am home and will be taken with me everywhere I go. I bought a paperback to have with me always, a signed paperback that will never be opened to sit on my shelf for eternity next to it’s matching signed hardback that I fawn over worse than Gollum and the One Ring. This may be the most copies of one book I own and I don't think I’m stopping. The next book in the Tales of Weeping Hollow Series - Bone Island: Book of Danvers, is out this fall and I bet all my marbles that I will be just as obsessed. Until then, I’m playing the book’s EPIC playlist on repeat and making Majik Moon Milk to help me get through. Cue: Hi-low (Hollow) by Bishop Briggs “𝐃𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝. 𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐰𝐚𝐲, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐲. 𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐈 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞, 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐈 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧, 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐭, 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐭, 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐢𝐭. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐡, 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐟𝐚𝐫. 𝐘𝐞𝐭, 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥, 𝐈 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞, 𝐭𝐨𝐨, 𝐟𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐞.” Spotify Playlist Link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5BE... Majik Moon Milk Link: https://nicolefiorina.com/hollow-heat...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christina Lane

    Hollow Heathens is an absolutely captivating story that drew me in from the very start and kept me hanging on! "Love doesn't live here, only fear grows in Weeping Hollow. Love is a fool's fantasy and a monster's nightmare." Hollow Heathens is the mystical story of Fallon Morgan and her return to Weeping Hollows to care for her ailing grandfather. It's a mysterious small town where Fallon has a lot to learn and yet it feels like a place she could belong. She has been on her own most of her lif Hollow Heathens is an absolutely captivating story that drew me in from the very start and kept me hanging on! "Love doesn't live here, only fear grows in Weeping Hollow. Love is a fool's fantasy and a monster's nightmare." Hollow Heathens is the mystical story of Fallon Morgan and her return to Weeping Hollows to care for her ailing grandfather. It's a mysterious small town where Fallon has a lot to learn and yet it feels like a place she could belong. She has been on her own most of her life, never making friends and being seen as a freak but in Weeping Hollow, although she is still a bit of an outcast, as she learns more about the town she came from and herself, she begins to see just how much she belongs. Julian is a Hollow Heathen. One of the four cursed men of Weeping Hollow, all of whom are feared and seen as monsters. But there is so much more to Julian and the other Heathens. The curse that has haunted them since birth is heartbreaking and still Julian puts everyone before himself. Nicole's writing is incredible. There is an etheral feel to this story that keeps you haning on. The Weeping Hollow town and it's inhabitants are ones you won't easily forget. This story packs so much from suspense to a haunting and heartbreaking story of love and never giving up. I loved the history of the town and the way the story was woven together to paint a hauntingly beautiful picture.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    "𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒇 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏'𝒕 𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓. 𝑨𝒔 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒖𝒈𝒖𝒔𝒕" - 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If your looking for a book that gives you those autumnal witchy vibes then Hollow Heathens by Nicole Fiorine is the book for you this Halloween. I was so excited when I received the email from Nicole saying I had been chosen to review an ARC of this book (and my first ☺️). Hollow Heathens follows the story of "𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒎 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒍 𝒐𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒊𝒇 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏'𝒕 𝒔𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓. 𝑨𝒔 𝒊𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒍𝒍, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒇 𝑨𝒖𝒈𝒖𝒔𝒕" - 𝑯𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝑯𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏𝒔 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If your looking for a book that gives you those autumnal witchy vibes then Hollow Heathens by Nicole Fiorine is the book for you this Halloween. I was so excited when I received the email from Nicole saying I had been chosen to review an ARC of this book (and my first ☺️). Hollow Heathens follows the story of Fallon who, after leaving Weeping Hollow as a baby, returns 'home' 24 years later to help and get to know her ailing grandfather. But little did she know that the moment she crossed into Weeping Hollow and looks into the silvery eyes of Julian Blackwell, she'll never want to or be allowed to leave...again. I loved the spooky atmosphere of this book and how the town and it's people became more alive at night. The town always had an autumnal aesthetic to the place, which made this the perfect read for the autumn season and I loved curling up with a hot drink while falling in love with Fallon and Julian's story. The angst between these two and the slow build of their forbidden relationship had me lying to myself at night with "just one more chapter before bed, one more chapter". 😂 I may have finished this book but I'm not done with it.......I want more, I need more. Hollow Heathens is out now.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Karla Lopez

    ⭐️ 4.5 Nicole has done it again with her writing. It was brilliant. It amazes me on how I’m not into fantasy and she still hooked me into reading this book. It was mysterious, dark, magical at times. The best way I can put into words how I experienced this book was a mixture of American Horror story and Harry Potter. I felt like I was reading a CW show. I binge read this story in a day and half I needed to keep reading. The setting was to die for, it gave you fall, creepy, cold vibes. Julian hold ⭐️ 4.5 Nicole has done it again with her writing. It was brilliant. It amazes me on how I’m not into fantasy and she still hooked me into reading this book. It was mysterious, dark, magical at times. The best way I can put into words how I experienced this book was a mixture of American Horror story and Harry Potter. I felt like I was reading a CW show. I binge read this story in a day and half I needed to keep reading. The setting was to die for, it gave you fall, creepy, cold vibes. Julian holds a special place in my heart. I feel like I will fall in love with all her heroes up to this point. He was so interesting and amazing to uncover his character. Fallon was just a thoughtful character. There was so much to her that I loved. I love that she has to question everything it’s like a part of her to do so. I feel like this story is truly for anyone who loves romance, fantasy, dark mysteries.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aundreya

    "Come with me, and I'll show you everything no one else will. Come with me, and I will tell you things no one else will tell you, I'll give you everything, feed all your forbidden thoughts, thing you never knew you wanted." No. One. Prepared. Me. Welcome to Weeping Hollow... where the covens are corrupt, the heathens are cursed to wear masks, the love is all consuming, and no one is safe after 3 am. Nicole Fiorina does an incredible job writing a modern tale that feels Like Edgar Allen Poe and Sh "Come with me, and I'll show you everything no one else will. Come with me, and I will tell you things no one else will tell you, I'll give you everything, feed all your forbidden thoughts, thing you never knew you wanted." No. One. Prepared. Me. Welcome to Weeping Hollow... where the covens are corrupt, the heathens are cursed to wear masks, the love is all consuming, and no one is safe after 3 am. Nicole Fiorina does an incredible job writing a modern tale that feels Like Edgar Allen Poe and Shakespeare had a baby. (sounds weird, but stay with me) You will spend so many moments rereading, highlighting and swooning over this book. With the dark eery setting and star crossed lovers that are written like poetry, I felt as if I myself was running through the forest at night after Julian. Hollow Heathens is available in both YA and NA format but listen to me... if you are not faint of heart get that NA BOO! Fallon returns to her hometown after receiving a letter from her estranged dying grandfather and is pulled different directions by the Sacred Sea coven she is told she is a part of, and the masked man with silver eyes. Julian has never felt the sun on his face thanks to the curse that requires him and his coven to wear masks... or everyone who looks upon him will die. Jules hands are dirty and he is seen only as a monster. But the freakshow with white hair that just entered town may see through the mask and make him feel worthy of more, even a life without the Heathen curse. "We didn't make sense, but as I stood before her, she saw all the things in me that felt too messed up. She pulled me back into the person I'd abandoned a long time ago. Fallon looked past the curse, and therefore, I couldn't look past her." Be warned. You will start this book and neglect everything in life you were in need of doing... who knows maybe you'll take a second stroll as soon as you are done. But this tragic dark love story is worth every minute of neglected house cleaning time, I promise. Why I loved it: -Fallon & gramps -It felt dark and magical like The Wicked Deep -Old literature vibes referencing to EAP, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera -a little mystery and one I did not see coming -new book bae... that's right # GyrateforJulian because he is SMEEEEXXXYYYYYYY -epic star cross love story -timeline jumps that are SEAMLESS -does it get any cooler than magic that is amplified by pain or the big "O" -I said Julian... right? -I needed a good deep cry - it's on Kindle Unlimited (score) but now I need it on my shelf PRONTO What was missing: I just needed more gramps.... Rating: Story-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Romance- Forbidden Love Characters-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Steam- "Hollow Heathens may live on your bedside table and become your new foreplay." Scene One Sleeping with Sirens

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jenn Amy

    5+ stars! INCREDIBLE. PHENOMENAL. MIND BLOWING! This book! Wow just wow. I was NOT prepared for THIS! Hollow Heathens is nothing like I have ever read before! I cannot get over the brilliance that is writer, Nicole Fiorina’s mind in creating this MASTERPIECE! Julian Blackwell is the leader of the Hollow Heathens who are the first born sons of the founding families. Fallon Morgan lost her mother when she was born and her father could not look after her as he was devastated and grieving the loss of 5+ stars! INCREDIBLE. PHENOMENAL. MIND BLOWING! This book! Wow just wow. I was NOT prepared for THIS! Hollow Heathens is nothing like I have ever read before! I cannot get over the brilliance that is writer, Nicole Fiorina’s mind in creating this MASTERPIECE! Julian Blackwell is the leader of the Hollow Heathens who are the first born sons of the founding families. Fallon Morgan lost her mother when she was born and her father could not look after her as he was devastated and grieving the loss of his wife. She was then taken away immediately from Weeping Hollow. Now, 24 years later Fallon is returning to the town to care for her ailing grandfather. The moment she enters the town she is captivating and mesmerized by Julian Blackwell. She also quickly realizes that the town is very divided. There are two covens. Julian is part of Norse Woods coven and she is part of Sacred Sea coven and she is told by all around her that Julian is strictly forbidden and is warned to stay far away from him. This story CONSUMED me. The characters, the secrets, the mystery there is so much to uncover and it kept me enthralled and invested from beginning to end. The love story between Fallon and Julian is timeless. It is beauty and magical, intense and passionate. These two incredible souls have come together and found something so unique with one another it is hard to put into words. For some reason I have always shied away from paranormal and fantasy romance so I really didn’t know what to expect going into this but I can confirm with 100 percent certainty that I am a huge fan now. Nicole’s writing is poetic and throughly thought out and plotted and I have no doubt that this series is going to be a top seller in this genre. Her scenes are so descriptive she makes you feel like you are in the story with the characters, living and breathing with them. This is a reading experience like no other. The passion and emotion in the author’s words just pours off the pages. I was utterly captivated. It is dark, gritty, intense, emotional and ALL THE FEELS. Cannot recommend it enough! Advanced reader copy received in exchange on an honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    A Book Obsessed Brit

    Hollow Heathens was a book I was a little tentative going into, why you ask? I read romance yes, I do class myself as a wide reader within that genre but Fantasy and PNR is something I tend to stay away from now. I read a lot of that genre in my 20's and it wasn't something I felt I wanted to go back to. However, I love Nicole's writing and the blurb and teasers I had seen for Hollow Heathens had me so intrigued by this story, I had to step out of my comfort zone and read this book. I am so glad Hollow Heathens was a book I was a little tentative going into, why you ask? I read romance yes, I do class myself as a wide reader within that genre but Fantasy and PNR is something I tend to stay away from now. I read a lot of that genre in my 20's and it wasn't something I felt I wanted to go back to. However, I love Nicole's writing and the blurb and teasers I had seen for Hollow Heathens had me so intrigued by this story, I had to step out of my comfort zone and read this book. I am so glad I did! Hollow Heathens is set in the town of Weeping Hollow and this world just comes alive with Nicole's poetic, ethereal writing. A world that is based around history and legend passed on through generations, you feel grounded by the deep roots this book holds. I was thrown into a world of wiccans, elemental magic and mysterious curses, a world of longstanding family/coven hierarchy and superstitions. Add the chapters written from characters in the past and these add even more history and depth to this world. The novel centres around Fallon, a young woman born in Weeping Hollow but was whisked away from the secret town only to return 24 years later to reconnect with her only living family member, her Grandfather. When she returns she is immersed into the world just as the reader is, you explore right along with her and it doesn't take long for her to meet Julian. Julian is the leader of his generation of Hollow Heathens a cursed man from the Norse Woods coven. The Heathens cannot show their face and always wear a mask. Yet despite this Nicole manages to build such a visual image and connection to the Hero and the 3 other Heathen's despite never seeing their faces. I would be here all day if I went into detail of the plot, but I think this is a world you need to experience for yourself, to be swept away in as I was. Hollow Heathens was full to the brim of mystery, old world magic and mythology. What I admired was how this world was crafted with such a strong premise yet it didn't overpower the romance of the book. That romance was still front and centre all the way through. Julian and Fallen's romance spans lifetimes, it's forbidden yet fated, they have such a push and pull relationship throughout that you become so invested in their tale. They both fight what they have been told, ordered to stay apart, scared to realise their own feelings for one another; but in the end fate's hand always shows itself and plays out how it always intended to be. The Weeping Hollow world is a dangerous world to venture in, with so many unknows, generation upon generations trying to break the patterns or bend the rules of the community - are the Heathens the ones to reunite the covens once again? "Hate me, moon girl. Hate me like the rest of them. Hate me as I hate me. Because if you don't. one of us will kill you, and it will probably be me" I had a couple of things I would have maybe changed about the book to improve clarity and flow. Because this book is the first in this world the first 15% of the book was slow moving and confusing trying to wrap my head around all the names, families, covens etc I would have liked a prologue novella separate from this book to act as an introduction to the history of Weeping Hollow that set up the founding families that said there is a glossary that I kept referring back to that helped massively! Secondly something was missing at the end of the book that I cannot say because spoiler alert; but I would have liked a chapter from Fallon's POV just to round out the events that occur, I think it was a missed opportunity for a very poignant moment between Fallon and Julian. I am so glad I took a bit of a leap for me and read this book, I am officially hooked in the Weeping Hollow World and can't wait for whatever Nicole has in store for the future of this series!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Evelyn Jane Thorne

    Hollow Heathens Book of Blackwell is the first book in Tales of Weeping Hollow Collection which consists of interconnected stand-alones. The book is set in Weeping Hollow and tells the story of the Hollow Heathens who are the cursed first-born sons of the five founding families of Norse Woods coven. The heathens are cursed so they wear masks in order to stop others from seeing their faces. There are only four heathens in this book because the Danvers family seem to be all dead. Although this boo Hollow Heathens Book of Blackwell is the first book in Tales of Weeping Hollow Collection which consists of interconnected stand-alones. The book is set in Weeping Hollow and tells the story of the Hollow Heathens who are the cursed first-born sons of the five founding families of Norse Woods coven. The heathens are cursed so they wear masks in order to stop others from seeing their faces. There are only four heathens in this book because the Danvers family seem to be all dead. Although this book is about the Hollow Heathens, it mainly focuses on the tragically beautiful journey of Fallon Morgan/Grimaldi and Julian Blackwell. It is narrated from the first person perspectives of Fallon and Julian. The narrative also has flashbacks to the past where the reader is introduced to the story of Bellamy Blackwell and Sirius Van Doren as well as the origin of the curse. I really enjoyed the quality and complexity of all of the characters. I like how the supporting characters not only added to the story but also had a purpose instead of being placeholders. To me Fallon starts out as being the white haired girl who is unconfident, lonely and socially awkward. She views herself as being a freak show because that is how everyone else sees her. I like Fallon because she never gives up even at times when I thought she would. The time she spends in Weeping Hollow turns her into a strong, kick ass female who learns to love the person that she is. Julian is seen as being a cold hearted, monster who will be forever hollow. He is filled with guilt because of the things he has done and he carries the burden of the curse on his shoulders. Julian is one of my favourite characters because of his continuous journey for redemption and his personal growth. I love the chemistry that exists between Julian and Fallon. I also like how Fallon describes him as living a triple existence. I think that the other heathens add more mystery and danger to the story. All four of the heathens are connected by the same curse but they are totally separate characters from each other. I think their different personalities and motivations add layers to the story. My favourite heathen is definitely Zephyr because for some reason I am just drawn to him. I am interested in learning more about his story. I liked the family trees at the start of the book because it provided background information on some of the characters. I also liked the glossaries especially the one belonging to Gramps. I didn’t predict how the story was going to end but it blew my mind. I love this book from the complex characters, to the poetic writing that introduces memorable quotes such as ‘now you will spend the rest of your days knowing what it’s like to be hollow’ and ‘love has the power to turn us all into the darkest of monsters’. This is my favourite book of 2020 and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the collection unfolds. I recieved an advanced copy for free, and this is my honest opinion.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee

    “I think it’s bad luck to believe in superstition,” Hollow Heathens is a book that you THINK you know what you are getting into but truly you have no idea. Much like superstitions there’s an air of unknown when you crack that first page and slowly, moonlight by moonlight you realize you’ve stumbled upon one of those once in a lifetime books. Stay hollow, stay detached, do right by the coven. Do you remember that feeling you had after reading a certain book filled with a starlight city and Fae? “I think it’s bad luck to believe in superstition,” Hollow Heathens is a book that you THINK you know what you are getting into but truly you have no idea. Much like superstitions there’s an air of unknown when you crack that first page and slowly, moonlight by moonlight you realize you’ve stumbled upon one of those once in a lifetime books. Stay hollow, stay detached, do right by the coven. Do you remember that feeling you had after reading a certain book filled with a starlight city and Fae? Reading Hollow Heathens gives you that same inner feeling. That restlessness that you can’t seem to pinpoint because you really just want to know what happens. And then , when the final page is flipped, you wish you had just another page left. It’s the feeling of ‘ not enough’ and longing to tumble headfirst into the pages. Weeping Hollow is a small town off 665, maybe 666. It’s set somewhere about close to Maine and visiting this eccentric town is like an adult gothic version of Halloweentown. Some find themselves coming yearly to visit this humble spot on their way to the next vacation spot. Some find they... never leave. And all the while, underneath the smiling faces and mystical aura there’s a darkness in the shadows. A darkness upon one half of the town. One of the two covens. And within the darkness lies a monster. And the cruelest is love. Long after death, love has the power to turn us all into the darkest of monsters. Fallon has heard stories of Weeping Hollow from her childhood nanny, but never dreamed she would end up standing on her grandfathers porch in the midst of it all. A handful of letters and a worry of ailing health she’s now back where it all began. But what she could never know is the secrets surrounding the reason why she left to begin with. The hidden fear that her grandfather carries and the potential she has to right so many wrongs. She was dancing, and I was watching her dance. Fallon was falling, and I couldn’t stop myself from reacting. Julian Blackwell is cursed. But not only him, all four of the Hollow Heathens. The last thing he needs or THEY need is a white haired flatlander stumbling into their plans. Into their town or into their...hearts. “It’s in the Blackwell blood, and you can’t fix something that’s in your blood.” In a whirlwind of passion and secrets, Nicole brings and entire new world inside one small autumn town. Two characters bound to one another in a way neither could realize and one curse that is certain to break them. When everything you thought you knew splinters and cracks there’s only one thing that can set them all free. But.. How far would you go? What would you sacrifice? Would you sacrifice... yourself? Breathtaking and magical Hollow Heathens is a gothic romance that sinks its claws in and refuses to let go. A five star read perfect for the season and one that will leave you Weeping long after you’ve said goodbye. they’re all liars, but we’re not.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Book Addicted Shanna

    Nicole Fiorina just delivered one of the most captivating, intricately detailed, and spellbindingly brillant books I have every read! Honestly, this book was more than I could have ever hoped for. It spoke to every dark part of my Wiccan loving soul! I don’t want to give too much away, but I will tell you that this books pulls you in from the very beginning. It is full of mystery and intrigue. It is absolutely unique and sinfully delicious. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the world of the unkn Nicole Fiorina just delivered one of the most captivating, intricately detailed, and spellbindingly brillant books I have every read! Honestly, this book was more than I could have ever hoped for. It spoke to every dark part of my Wiccan loving soul! I don’t want to give too much away, but I will tell you that this books pulls you in from the very beginning. It is full of mystery and intrigue. It is absolutely unique and sinfully delicious. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the world of the unknown....where the supernatural, magic, secrets, and lies distort reality. Fallon Grimaldi and Julian Blackwell’ story is exactly what a dark and bewitching love should be. It is a love that is separated by the forbidden, spells, curses, prophecies, and societal cliques. Together and apart these two fight for and against what they want, need, feel, and is expected of them. Together their story feels like it was fated in the stars. I fell in love with the town of Weeping Hollow and I cannot wait to find out more about its inhabitants and its history. Congratulations Nicole for creating something so breathtakingly beautiful and unlike anything else out there. *Note: I feel like this review does not truly depict the love I have for this book. Everything I put together feels completely inadequate. So, just know.....I LOVE THIS BOOK. READ IT.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dana Isaly

    Fallon returns to the town in which she was born to take care of her sick grandfather. It’s a town frozen in time, hidden from humans, and once you enter, you can’t leave until it lets you. A Halloweentown for adults, is the best way I can describe it. When Fallon arrives she meets Julian. He wears a mask, barely speaks, and runs away quickly after their first interaction. He’s a Hollow Heathen, the cities cursed clan. If anyone looks at his full face, they die of their worst fear. But something Fallon returns to the town in which she was born to take care of her sick grandfather. It’s a town frozen in time, hidden from humans, and once you enter, you can’t leave until it lets you. A Halloweentown for adults, is the best way I can describe it. When Fallon arrives she meets Julian. He wears a mask, barely speaks, and runs away quickly after their first interaction. He’s a Hollow Heathen, the cities cursed clan. If anyone looks at his full face, they die of their worst fear. But something pulls them together and their story is one that will never leave me. The writing is beautiful. It’s poetic. The imagery is out of this world. I’ve never highlighted so many quotes in my life. The plot is unique and grips you from the very beginning. The love story is one for the ages. I will never forget this story and I will probably re-read it many times. I can’t wait for the next spin off in the series.

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