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From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

Following her father's death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All
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Hardcover, 327 pages
Published September 15th 2020 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Kat
Oct 28, 2020 rated it liked it
i would eat this book
Melanie

OwlCrate's September 2020 Box : My Rep Code: MEL10 ❤️

ARC provided by The Novl

"Three little girls all eating things they weren’t supposed to eat. Three little girls all eating things in order to fill their bodies with something other than the anger, the rage, that would otherwise consume them."


I have loved Katrina’s books for so long and each of them are equal parts whimsically beautiful and intensely raw. From Summer of Salt and You Must Not Miss are still my fav
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daph pink ♡
DARK, CLEVER, ENGAGING and SPINE TINGLING.

It’s been a while since I have read a good y/a horror mystery and the I would be lying if I didn’t say that the main two reasons that I was drawn to this book was because ,

1. That deliciously creepy cover, this cover has definitely made it into my best covers list for 2020.

2. For my everlasting love for Agatha Christie references, and ohh boy this book was full of them!
And I got added bonus of Small town mysteries, mother-daughter relationship, sibling
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Miranda Reads
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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*Buddy Read With Ladies Horror Fiction

There was a little girl
Who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead.

And when she was good,
She was very, very good,
But when she was bad, she was horrid.

-A nursery rhyme adapted from
the poem, "There Was a Little Girl"
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




That was. I mean. I don’t even know what
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Riley
Aug 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, horror
this was so creepy and very fucked up, exactly what i want when i read a horror book
if you are a fan of rory power i think you will really like this
Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chelsea by: Melanie
4-4.5 stars

Here's the thing, folks: if you're looking for a super scary tale for fall, this probably ain't it. Personally, I like to read atmospheric, spooky novels at night during the fall, but if it's too scary I can't read it before bed. I am who I am. However, if you like a mild to moderate creep level in your fall reads, with a heavy focus on grief, trauma, and mental health, you've come to the right place.

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At first glance, Horrid has the typical traits of your average horror novel-a creepy
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Oscar
Sep 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, 2020-releases
"There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good, she was very very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid."


The story follows Jane North Robinson and her mother Ruth as they settle to their new house in Bells Hollow, Maine. Called as the North Manor but dubbed by the townspeople as 'creep house.' Ruth's old family home and this is the first time Jane knew such house existed. For 17 years, Jane didn't know that her mother ha
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emma
i added this book 7 months ago. i have not stopped thinking about this cover since then
megs_bookrack
One look at this cover and it's clear, we could be in for Leno's darkest story YET!



Dark, darker, darkest.

I love that for her. And for us.

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C.G. Drews
This was compelling and a lot creepier than I anticipated! It's fairly different from the other Leno books I've read (which it's nice to see authors explore other genres!) with definitely a focus on the creep factor, not really on mental health. The ending sort of took me by the throat and threw me off the cliff. I am still asking why. A subtle and slowly crawling, chilling horror that takes place in October and Halloween! (And always refreshing to read a YA with no romance.) ...more
Angela Staudt
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
I am quite disappointed in Horrid. I mean with a stunning cover like this, I was so excited to read a horror book. Honestly, this book felt 85% contemporary and 15% horror. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters and I felt that every character was very underdeveloped.

Jane, the main character, has a lot going on in her life. Her father just died, she found out her and her mom are broke, and they have to move back to where her mother used to live in Maine. The house her mother grew up in
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rachel ☾
if you love Wilder Girls or Kate Alice Marshall, preorder this now



Trigger warnings for (view spoiler)
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Lea (drumsofautumn)


“She imagined the words dissolving off the paper and sinking into her bloodstream. She imagined her body filled with words. Made up of them. Words instead of blood, words instead of organs.”

I read this entire book in a day and stayed up until 4am to finish it which I haven't done in so, so long. This was so compelling and truly one of the most exciting and enjoyable reading experiences I've had in a while. But something about the actual plot and especially the ending did give me a fe
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Holly (Holly Hearts Books)
Though very baseline with not a lot of texture to it, it was enjoyable and a quick read. Also boyfriend and I guessed the main plot twist before I even started the book so there’s the predictability for you. (Maybe don’t read the synopsis)
Amy Imogene Reads
This had a lot of atmosphere going for it but ultimately left me bored, confused, and feeling shortchanged.

Concept: ★★★★
Plot: ★★
Pacing: ★★ 1/2
Atmosphere: ★★★ 1/2

Jane is not happy. There's a lot of reasons to be unhappy, honestly. Her father died unexpectedly from a heart attack, leaving her mother to find out that he'd wasted all their money on a bad startup. Then Jane's mother says they're leaving their lifelong home of California and moving to rural Maine. Then they arrive, and Jane discovers
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Irena BookDustMagic
Nov 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review to come.
Kelsea
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Do not begin reading this book unless you have time to read it in one sitting, unless you want to spend all of the intervening time thinking about the story and feeling desperate to get back into it. You've been forewarned! I've read every single book Katrina Leno has written, so I'm not at all surprised (but still very pleased) to say that I LOVED HORRID so so much! It was creepy (suuuuuch a well written haunted house) and riveting and incredibly suspenseful. It has Katrina Leno's usual brand o ...more
Katrina Leno
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I should have given this book 5 stars MONTHS ago; I am really behind on my self praise.
Nana
Oct 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
Nope...

What's this?

I'm more scared of an episode for Scooby-Doo! (my favorite animated series that I still watch to this day, haha 🤣) than this book.
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Melanie (TBR and Beyond)
WOW, That was extra f*ucked up and I totally dug it.

Katrina Leno writing a YA horror novel? Is it my birthday or something?!? This might have been my most anticipated this year, it was certainly in the my top five.  Katrina is an author that I've come to completely adore and this is no exception to the rule.  The book was creepy, atmospheric and f*cked up as hell.  My brand completely.

Can we start off by just loving on the cover that is this book? It's perfection, it's so creepy and weird and br
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Bark  |  Ladies Of Horror Fiction
I read Horrid for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Group Readalong. You can always join the chat and add your thoughts here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Jane and her mom are relocating from CA to rural Maine when things begin because they have no other options. Jane’s dad passed away unexpectedly and left them broke. Now they’ve moved into an old abandoned estate left to them by Jane’s grandma. So they’re grieving and Jane has left everything familiar and she copes and she tries to resume
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Dana
Oct 27, 2020 rated it liked it
Based on the nursery rhyme adapted from Longfellow’s poem, this story takes a dark Grimm-like turn when Jane and her mother move back into their old family home. Something happened in this home but what is it and why is it haunting Jane?

There is a lot of slow burn lead up to the action in the story. Jane is slowly tormented by the scent of roses and odd happenings around her. Her obsession with Agatha Christie plays a role in setting the suspense and giving you a bread crumb about the reveal. So
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Kate
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
4/5stars

I really enjoyed this!! Much more horror than "weird" but for sure very spooky and perfect for autumn. The ending was *chefs kiss* for me so I'm sure everyone else is gonna hate it lol
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Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
Feb 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, young-adult
3.5 Stars
This was an atmospheric piece of young adult fiction with some pretty spooky imagery. While it followed many of the tropes of horror (specifically YA horror), I did not mind them. In fact, this book did an excellent job of helping me to appreciate a subgenre of horror that I usually don't enjoy. Considering all the buildup and suspense, I thought the ending was a bit of a letdown. It just felt muddled, trying to tie together too many threads of the story. Regardless, I did enjoy the ove
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Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
LOVED this book! It was creepy, it was weird, and that ending 😳😳😳

Cannot wait to see what this author writes next!
Ari
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
For all of the praise that I've coincidentally seen about this author lately, I hoped for and expected more of a punch from this novel. But the reality was lackluster and the execution weak. The idea is intriguing, the setting held promise, but the cast of characters--and, often, the dialogue--failed to deliver for me. ...more
Madalyn (Novel Ink)
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-releases
I enjoyed this so much, and it was the perfect atmospheric book to read during *~spooky season~*. Katrina Leno’s writing is gorgeous, as always, and when you think about it, it makes a lot of sense if you’re familiar with her other books that her prose would lend itself perfectly to the horror genre. This was more quietly unsettling than outright scary, but the way the author built tension was very effective; I read the entire book in a few hours because I just couldn’t put it down. Even though ...more
Ingerlisa
Nov 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: releases-2020
Huh.. that was a rather abrupt ending.

This was so eerie and I loved the atmosphere. The small town vibes were *Chefs Kiss*.

The characters were also really intriguing for me, they were not phenomenal or anything but were differentiable enough for me to appreciate each one and I also liked the mother and daughter relationship a lot.

That being said, just as everything started rolling and getting interesting it ended... what? I was just getting into it after the slowish start and then BAM over.

😭
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MyTimeOutShelf
Oct 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can’t even put my thoughts into words right now because Im still sitting here like 😱😳😱😳! I binged this book today! Perfect read for October 👻🎃😈
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