Wednesday, 31 May 2017

House of Furies (House of Furies #1) by Madeleine Roux

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
House of Furies (House of Furies, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
An all-new gothic horror series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum.

After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.

Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure whom to trust?

Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring Coldthistle House to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.


House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars


House of Furies (House of Furies, #1) “They come here because they are evil. Irredeemable. They come here to die.”


This was a YA horror story about a house where evil people were drawn to die.

Louisa was quite a strong character and she stuck things out at Coldthistle House to try and help Lee, and even though she was afraid.

The storyline in this was about Louisa being tricked into going to Coldthistle House to become a maid, and finding out that the place wasn’t as innocent as it looked. Instead she found out that evil people were drawn to Coldthistle House, and that the owner Mr. Morningside then found ways to off them. There was one person who Louisa met on her way to Coldthistle House, Lee, who Louisa didn’t believe to be evil though, and she stuck around to try and save him from his possible fate. This was an enjoyable story, although I didn’t find it to be all that creepy, and would probably say that it was quite light on the horror.

The ending to this was okay and had a bit of action.



6.25 out of 10

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