House of Furies
Half the pages were bent over at the back and glued into the spine.
I am not exaggerating when I say they were glued into the very fabric of the spine. When we tried to tear them out, they wouldn't come. We got scissors and tried to hack away at the spine of the book, causing a flu ...more
“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 ...more
I picked up this book at a library on a whim - only because the page design and illustrations inside of it caught my eye. I am saddened to tell you that the illustrations remained to be the best thing about this book. Because the book itself was very meh.
It is not a bad book per say, it's just - useless? 400 pages of no apparent plot and no satisfactory ending. Apparently it will be a series (which I didn't know) so the book never actually ended, but rather created an op ...more
I love horror books and I really enjoy young adult literature, therefore, when these two come together I'm always eager to see the result. In this one, we follow a girl named Louisa who is living by herself on the streets. However, one day, a strange woman approaches her and asks her if she's interested in taking a job at a guest house known as Coldthistle House.
This house has a great secret though: whoever becomes a guest of this place, will b ...more
All in all a solid book and I’m eager to jump straight into the sequel.
Do you ever look at the empty review box and just realize you have nothing to say? Like the book ...more
Full review to come soon.
House of Furies opens with an introduction Louisa Ditton, a seventeen-year-old girl who accepts a maid position at a boarding house in order to escape a harsh life on the streets. Shortly after her arrival at her new job though, Louisa begins to realize with growing dread that there’s something seriously wrong with Coldthistle House. As it turns out, guests who come to stay within its walls are judged for their past crimes ...more
Sin embargo hubo algunos elementos que no funcionaron tan bien, por algunos momentos las descripciones me recordaron ciertos aspectos de otros libros muy famosos, supongo que se inspiró en ellos pero en algunos personajes si se nota esa semejanza.
Otro punto que estuvo algo flojo fueron los personajes y n ...more
I can imagine reading this on Halloween or during a stormy night, unfortunately it‘s summer now but anyway haha.
Though it is categorized as horror, I didn‘t find it very scary. There were a few bloody scenes, but they really weren’t that gross and didn‘t bother me.
The characters were great, especially Mr. Morningside. He‘s such an intriguing, charming an ...more
I don’t know what to tell ya ...
it was dark, it was gruesome, it was gloomy. the pictures are kind of freaky if you stare too long. and it’s perfect to read around summer because that way you forget that it’s actually summer.
because summer sucks!
also, am I the only one that found Mr. Morningside ... kind of ... attractive???? I mean he’s all mysterious and shit. that makes a girl curious. just saying.
Made me quake into my boots, so horrific was this book.
I wholeheartedly admit that I was a little bit hypnotized, I wanted to go on and get to the bottom of the mystery and the fact that it's beautifully narrated didn't hurt either.
a) the book gave a lot without really telling anything important or not as much as I would have liked.
b) it was neither Horror nor Thriller and that was disappointing.
c) It's underwhelming for the most part.
a) liked the tone of the book
The book started out great; it was alluring, and mysterious, and I thoroughly enjoyed the diverse characters that were gradually introduced. And I especially loved that Medeleine Roux incorporated parts of Mr. Morningside's journal into the chapters. It was creative and made the story feel more alive. But for me, that's all that was good about it.
The story progressed in inconsistent bouts of sluggishness and lightning fast. One moment, nothing of any particular interest is happ ...more
-Plot/Development: The story tells about Louisa Ditton, who suddenly get into the “House of Furies”, a place where a lot of people with secret backgrounds, share relations and house services a ...more
I was surprised by how much I liked this one. Honestly, I've had bad luck with books lately so I was ready to hate this one. Imagine my surprise when the cover, dark and lonely feeling, matched the insides of the story. It IS dark. It's dark and ugly and definitely shows the evil side of people.
It starts off with a bag - she is living with the devil and she can't leave. And the story goes off from there.
The addition of the lore and creepy d ...more
I finished this book very quickly in four hours about 100 pages an hour 😂
I'll get to the good stuff but leave the spoiler at the end .
What is with the female characters in books !! ??
It might be just me but I dont think it is . Mostly all the MCs are boring and flat.
Louisa was no exception . She was very predictable . She was just...trying to hard to be "that girl"
Trying to be so cool and callous and worldly and kick butt it just irritated me . She just wasnt likable 😑😞
" Misfortun ...more
I was fortunate enough that I got approved on being provided an ARC of one of my most anticipated reads this year. Thank you so much HarperCollins International!
Madeleine Roux has always been my favorite author when it comes to Horror novels, so I was beyond ecstatic when I heard about House of Furies. Good thing my expectations were met! As always, Roux is full of surprises.
I started reading this book in the midst of the night, and it was seriously spooky. Even reading this in broad daylight st ...more
This was suppose to be a horror book, but it didn't scare me, it just made me uncomfortable. Which, that is what horror books are suppose to do, but there was no scare, and the discomfort wasn't a good, thrilling discomfo ...more
Meh. I don't know. When I saw this at my local bookstore, it sounded so perfect and I had to buy it immediately. The first half of the book surpassed my expectations and I had a great time reading it alone in the dark as in the good old days when everything remotely creepy felt like a terrifying horror novel. However, the rest of it was just boring and I had to try too hard to stay awake. Even though I usually love the paranormal genre and it's one of my favorites, this book would have ...more
I absolutely adored her Asylum series so when I heard she had a new book coming out I was so excited to read it and it was so fantastic!
I love the old setting of the book, it made it all the more spooky and mysterious! Louisa was such a great character... I loved how skeptical she was of everything because it made the story all that more believable. She needed to see things with her own eyes and she was curious and strong... s ...more
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MADELEINE ROUX received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly af ...more
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