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The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen, Vol. 1

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"I know all too well...the beginning of that diary I never wrote-"Ellen, who has been plagued by sickness her whole life, heavily relies on her mother's care and love. When the bond between them decays in a horrific turn of events, Ellen despairs that she'll never get the love she so desperately craves and thinks she's done for-that is, until she crosses paths with a ...more
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Published January 22nd 2019 by Yen Press
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Mehsi
I wasn't sure what to expect of this one, but wow, it was just amazing.

Another one of my: It is Halloween I need horror-manga. I came across this one thanks to a blog I am following. It looked interesting and so I, naturally, had to try it out.

Holy crap, this was creepy as hell. Meet Ellen, a girl who has a disease that causes her skin to shrivel up and it looks like she is burned. It hurts her a lot and she cannot walk too much or too far. She is pretty much reliant on help, however we see
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amanda
Dec 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Witch’s House is a game.

I’m serious it is a literally a game.

I discovered it when I was in the throes of the breakup with my baby daddy and needed something to take my mind off of it. That is when I discovered Let’s Plays ladies and gentlemen and happened upon Markiplier. I will freely admit I used to have a crush on him and watched his videos NONSTOP. They were fun, scary, and I love watching horror games I will never play. Plus he’s cute. It’s a winning combo okay.

The Witch’s House is a
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Anniken Haga
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars

So this manga was on sale at my LCS the last time I was there, and seeing as I have a thing for witches, I thought I might enjoy it. I will be honest and say I got a jolt when I started reading it. The sickness and the state of Ellen really resonated with the things I've been through myself, how my body still is - something I have to warn the hubby about, as he also wanted to read this manga, but react almost worse to mentions of sickness and being a prisoner to your own body than I
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Elizabeth
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
So strange and creepy!
Doc
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hey. Why're you smiling black cat?

Based on a videogame I will admit I did not play yet I was able to see things from Ellen the Witch's perspective as we see what life was like before being granted her house or how she fell from an innocent girl into a monster for a simple wish. After all who doesn't want to be loved in the end.

This book shares a certain style of horror I have seen in Higurashi and Umineko by Ryukishi07 where there are elements of cuteness that are cut by a darker edgy style
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Olga Nicole Courtney
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ghost, comics, manga-anime
This was a weird book. It tells the story of a sick girl that wanted to be loved. By the plot of the book, she ends up helping a cat. As a result of this, she ends up living in a house that does not allow her illness to show ( as long as she feeds it souls), and she is friends with the cat and can pretty much do anything that she wants in this house. The book itself was ok for a light read. I believe this is part of game series and I think that I had seen the game as a play through someone on ...more
L. Luck
Mar 24, 2019 rated it liked it
One of the few RPG horror games (or actually any game) that I finished everything and all endings. This manga follows the story from Ellen's perspective, filling in the blanks left in her diary in the game.

A creepy start, but nothing unbelievably amazing, especially if you know the game.

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Warnings for murder, neglect, body horror, animal cruelty/death, kidnapping, mutilation, implied rape(? still not sure), and probably more that I am forgetting

I need to read a happy story after back to back
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Sierra Gordon
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm so very excited and happy with this. Taking older, loved games and making them into manga or novels is genius. I love, absolutely love to read the whole series! It makes me hope that they'll do the same for Misao, Mad Father, Ib, and others!
This story is the dark, but if you know the games, than this is a perfect addition, and a perfect revival of the beloved game.
Michelle Porter
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
grew up around the game same as Mad Father, IB, and Yumi Niki. So when i found out that this was turnd in to a manga I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and was lucky enough to get it as a gift from a great friend.
Kim Compton-Carter
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Kiri
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
Yeeeeeeeeessss...this is giving me everything I wanted. Tee hee hee...
Jules
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh this was AMAZING. One of my favourite mangas I’ve ever read wow
Kathleen
Jul 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm not sure how to feel about this murderous little girl - is her brain forever stuck in the reasoning of a seven-year-old? A bit too creepy for me.
Arianna Thomas
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Weirdly dark and twisted and I want to keep reading so I can find out what the cat's deal is. He just gives off a vibe similar to cheshire cat, but morr sinister...
KowaiMangl
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
*3.5
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