House of Furies
Louisa Ditton has nowhere to go. Alone and afraid, she has just fled a brutal English boarding school where punishment was the lesson of the day. When she meets an old woman who offers her employment as a maid at a boardinghouse, Louisa thinks she has been saved.
But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s ...more
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 fin ...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 o ...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. ...more
I liked this very much. Down on her luck Louisa finds herself at Coldthistle House after an old crone approaches her one night to offer her a job as a servant. Once there she finds things aren't all they seem especially where her creepy and mysterious employer, Mr. Morningside is concerned because Coldthistle's guests don't usually get to leave if Mr. Morningside has his way. This was creepy, gothic and eerie at times, well written for a YA read that would easily appeal to adults as ...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. ...more
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
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
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 ...more
LOVED IT! Loved everything about it. Dark, gothic, fantasy perfection. Fantastic and unique story and I cant wait to read the rest of the series.
I wouldn't really consider this horror. Maybe for some of the younger kids this might freak them out a bit. There was a few gory parts that some might consider horror. For me it was flawless.
Depending on how the rest of the series goes for me, I would love to have all these books for my she ...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 bang - 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 ...more
I had zero expectations when diving into House of Furies but when I saw it in hoopla, I just had to have it. This book was creepy, weird, and highly entertaining. I loved it. However, I will admit that I did kind of zone in and out during some parts of this book. I totally blame work because I was kind of in the zone while working on stuff and then I realized I was listening to a book.
Now after I finished this audio book I watched a creepy movie, I think it was called down a dar ...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 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
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
It's the kind of love that is very hard to explain because I still don't understand it myself, only know that it exists. I love these kind of stories where they are a good bit weird, the writing is pretty and instantly pulls you into the atmosphere, and all the characters are quirky and seem just as caught up in the story as I am.
Plus, there's well-written fae in here so that's a huge reason for my love, too. Morningside has my heart and I really hope ...more
what else do you need to love this?
I really like the main girl's character...ups, I didn't cause I can't even remember her freaking NAME
the ending was processing a little bit and I was starting to think about it as a good book but the few last paged blew my thought up ...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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