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Hallow by Olga Gibbs – Book Review



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.



This is a YA fantasy tale, about young Ariel….learning how to be an angel and all that entails. She’s getting used to her beautiful purple wings…..but still has to ask Rafe(Raphael) how she can get undressed for a shower……(clothes just pass through them luckily)…..

She also finds out she no longer needs to eat but that doesn’t stop her eating the odd sweet now and then…..strawberry laces or refreshers!

She’s gone home to find her sister, but the family have moved away…..Rafe had promised Jess would be looked after and she is so mad at him…she flies off and intends hurting herself but Rafe stops her but he’s injured again.

At a B&B they are contacted by Baza, he shows her where Jess is and while she trusts nothing he says, she has to get Jess…Is this a trap?

This is a quite remarkable piece of fantasy writing by Olga Gibbs, the battles, the scouser and lizards are so well described you can almost smell the scouser’s fetid breath….great world building and likeable and distinctly unlikeable characters make this a thoroughly gripping, enthralling read….I love it…(and it’s been many years since I was YA)…

Thank you to Melanie at Frasers Fun House for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.

Author Bio


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


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