Jaime Reviews... House of Furies (House of Furies #1) by Madeleine Roux

By Madeleine Roux
Published on May 30, 2017
Published by: HarperTeen
Source: Around the World ARC Tours
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.

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House of Furies...

This was a fun, dark, fast-paced little story and I enjoyed it thoroughly. It might not have been the YA horror that I have been looking for (for a long time), but it satisfied my craving of dark and creepy just fine.

Louisa Ditton is found in a little town, selling "futures" for pennies. After trying to buy some food with a bit of gold, Louisa is chased out of town and runs into the same old woman who gave her the gold. She is offered a job as a maid at a Manor, nothing fancy or glorious, but it will get her off of the streets. And she may be able to make enough money, or poach enough expensive stuff, to gain passage to America. When she arrives at Coldthistle, she immediately senses that something is off. The more of the houses employees that she meets, the more her sense of doom grows. And when she finally meets the master of the house, Louisa knows she needs to run as fast as she can. The only problem? Leaving would mean leaving Lee, a young man staying at the Manor with his uncle, to a fate he doesn't deserve. Or does he?

This was a fun book. It was well-written and intriguing enough to keep and hold my attention. I enjoyed the search for answers that Louisa finds herself on, and the answers even more. There is a quirkiness to Roux's writing that I really like. I haven't read any of her other stories but I plan to change that soon.

Great characters, incredibly interesting premise, and an awesome old house that I would love to explore... and a great cover to boot. I am definitely looking forward to whats to come for the Manor and all of its inhabitants in the story to come. 

Jaime Lynn...


3 comments:

  1. I'm on the hunt for a great YA Horror as well. Glad to hear this one was on the right track even though it wasn't THE ONE. I'm curious about it since I liked The Women in the Walls and this sounds like it's similar.

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    1. Hi Michelle! I actually enjoyed this one a lot more than The Women in the Walls. The story was really interesting. I hope you enjoy it! And if you find THE ONE, please let me know!

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