Book & Author Details:
Hollow (Out of the Box #12) by Robert J Crane
Publication date: January 17th 2017
Genres: Sci Fi, Superhero
Sienna Nealon is the most powerful person in the world. She’s beaten every enemy that has ever come at her, faced threats of every conceivable kind and bested all of them. But when a new threat raises its head, one dwelling deep in the belly of the internet, she finds herself far, far out of her depth, and in need of help from an old friend in order to stop a new enemy bent on causing damage of a kind she’s never before seen.
I’ve read a lot of books by Robert. A lot. I know that, if you look at other reviews I’ve done of his books, I will comment about his ability to keep the story fresh, despite the fact that we are now on book 12 of the second series involving Sienna and her compatriots.
Yes, his writing is fresh and of a consistently high standard. But this book? I honestly think that this is the best in the series (so far).
I don’t want to give anything away, but this book works on many different levels. For me, however, the story, told from 3 points of view, sets Sienna’s isolation against the support which her friends and family enjoy. That juxtaposition and the path to forgiveness and redemption is handled beautifully.
The reveal though? Didn’t see that one coming. What a hook.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader copy of this book.
Robert J. Crane was born and raised on Florida’s Space Coast before moving to the upper midwest in search of cooler climates and more palatable beer. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in English Creative Writing. He worked for a year as a substitute teacher and worked in the financial services field for seven years while writing in his spare time.