"I work and live at Coldthistle House, a house for boarders and wanderers. A house owned by the Devil."
Starting something new
I read my first Madeleine Roux book!
This was actually pretty cool. I enjoyed most of it. I listened to the audiobook to start while I was driving and it's northern Canada and October so naturally it was pitch black and foggy outside which only added to the ambiance.
I'll definitely pick up the next book. It's weird and odd but in a good way and I liked all the characters and the mystery. The ending deal with the Devil has me really curious.
This was pretty good. Squidapus didn't think it was really a horror book so much as a dark fantasy book. While occasionally hitting the same plot point repeatedly ("I have to get out!") it still moved swiftly along. The characters were quirky and fun and the little asides from Morningside's book added to the atmosphere. Can't say that about the two page spreads of photographs tho, Squidapus doesn't think they added much. Great ending as well.
Liked this SO much more than her “Asylum” series ♥️ Gothic atmosphere, period piece, creepy old manor, Irish folklore, and the Devil!!! Also beautifully written with wonderful characters. Will be reading the next of the series for sure.
Michelllllllle... oh my goodness! Thank you SO much for these goodies (I already opened Caramel 😉)!!! I have been wanting to read House of Furies. I'm a huge Madeline Roux fan. The Asylum series was an interesting read. In a good way lol... It was so kind of you to pass this one on. I'm also excited about this month's pick for #CoffeeBeanBookClub. It's one I read several years ago and enjoyed. @MaleficentBookDragon
About halfway through this now. I don't usually read YA (though I do occasionally enjoy middle-grade fiction). In fact, I haven't in years! I just looked up the age of Louisa, the protagonist, and I guess she's 17? Big surprise, she feels much younger to me. Maybe because this book doesn't give her a love interest (at least not yet, halfway through). That's actually what drove me away from YA. Teenagers always seem to want the romantic subplot...
Back from the movies. I don't care what anyone says, Bohemian Rhapsody is fan-f***ing-tastic! Now on to some reading; and judge-y looks from Persephone (She also just smacked Hades off the bed. She's being a little bully tonight)
Cat snuggles, Tomb Raider (on my dying tv😞), and this book tonight. I'm about halfway through and it's really keeping my interest.
Persephone does not seem particularly thrilled though.
No judging. I'm already in bed.
I had a long weekend of socializing, working, and walking (I did a 5k breast cancer walk this morning and the fiber festival yesterday). Plus I just saw Menopause the Musical with some friends.
All I want now is a warm bed, some warm kitties, and a book.
I loved this book, but it felt very much like a setup for a series, not a complete story. It has its own unique mythology, and the nineteenth century setting is rich in detail. Near the end I wanted more answers, but was left with so many questions. I need the next book! #houseoffuries #review #bookreview
I wish Goodreads would let me include half stars when it comes to rating. (I would give 3.5)
This book was to explore horror genre so I started with something light.It was not what I expected not scary, with one gory unnecessary scene.A teen orphan came to work at Coldthistle House where strange things happen.House owner said that every guest & employee has a purpose to be in the house & everyone has good/dark background.Plot development was slow but I will read the sequel.Maybe I has a purpose to read about Coldthistle House☺️2.5/3⭐️
Finished just in time for Halloween! Really enjoyed this story. I hope the second book expands on the creatures that resides inside Coldthistle House because I have so many questions. This is a great pick for fans of The Haunted Mansion, ghosts, and creatures of folklore.
#spooky #ghosts #recommendation #October #haunted
The week of Halloween seemed to be as good of a time as any to finally pick this book up. I am seriously lacking when it comes to actually reading the books I receive in a subscription box.
Hey Littens, Happy 1st October! I don't know about you but I now have the feeling that autumn has really begun. We made the most of the sunshine today and collected conkers. 😊 Now that the kid is tucked in I'll make myself comfy on the couch with tea and a book. What are your plans for this Sunday?
The cover intrigues me.
I definitely fell victim to this book for the beauty of its cover! The story was very intriguing and unique, as well as a little sad and violent. Overall, I would say it is worth a read but I'm not twiddling my thumbs eagerly waiting for the sequel to release. #bookcover #pretty
Madeleine Roux is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. The perfect combination of creepy, mysterious, and adventure.
Louisa was a fantastic main character, skeptical but curious. The rest of the characters worked so well together to make the book creepy and to keep you guessing.
The story itself was incredibly unique and I can't wait to read the next book!
#houseoffuries #madeleineroux #bookreview
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't scary at all for me but definitely might be for younger audiences. I loved the aesthethic of The book and the story itself was really well told; immersive and interesting. Themaon character was so full of spunk and quite precocious; I loved Louisa and really hope there 's a sequel.
I'm a little disappointed. This book was visually stunning, and the synopsis sounded really interesting. However, the story fell a little flat. A lot of the 'twists' were predictable and the storyline felt incredibly rushed. I enjoyed the escape from reality, and the dark mythology thrown in. However, I don't think I will get the next book.
The cover is amazing and all but for some reason, I wasn't feeling this book at all. The pacing was extremely slow, nothing was happening that grabbed my attention to keep reading. I would just read it like Eh. I didn't feel connected to the characters. I just wasn't feeling it as a whole but I read the entire book. I guess the blurb at the front lead to me having high expectations. Damnit.
I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from this book but whatever it was...it wasn't what the book was! It was even better than I was expecting! I've had my eye on this since 2017!
This book is so freaking atmospheric and vivid it's insane. It fully sucks you in and I was gripped. I read this in one go, and I was just hooked. I loved the historical aspects, the characters where memorable and the storytelling was fantastic!