THE HALLOWED ONES reading information

This is a great YA series from Laura Bickle.  It's a dystopia that has elements of classic horror, and it's a refreshing read that's quite different from most of the other dystopias out there.

The backdrop is modern times... sort of. The main character Kate, you see, lives in an Amish community.  She and her friends are just getting ready to sample a bit of the modern world, the Rumspringa, when disaster strikes and a strange 'disease' breaks out that threatens to depopulate the world.

One of the things I love about this book is that it gives us lots of interesting information about daily Amish life.  Besides being interesting, this information serves to make Bickle's world very realistic. Which in turn makes the rest of the story all the more horrific when the evil that is ravaging the rest of the world comes knocking at this community's front door.

**all ratings from GoodReads
***mild swearing; some violence

bookcover of THE HALLOWED ONES (The Hallowed Ones #1)  by Laura Bickle
**Starred Review** Kirkus
4.02 avg rating — 1,176 ratings

When it's clear that world has gone mad and that evil is afoot, the Elders of Katie's community decide that a ban is needed. And so they declare that No one may go out; and no one may come in.

Fiesty and compassionate Kate though, sees it as her duty to search for her best friend's brothers, who never came back from their jobs in town. And when a young man that arrives, half dead from his escape from a university, she can't turn her back on him.

Reading Information:
Word Count: 79,375
Page Count: 320
Accelerated Reader: 4.8 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 156924
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bookcover of THE HALLOWED ONES (The Hallowed Ones #2)  by Laura Bickle
**Starred Review** Kirkus
3.80 avg rating — 175 ratings

Furious with Kate, the Elders exile her, along with the two English!  Can she, Ginger and Alex survive?  And what will happen to her loving parents and little sister?

Word Count: 78,335
Page Count:  320
Accelerated Reader: 4.8 / points: 12.0
AR quiz: 161169

compiled by Pam
updated June 2014