Monday, August 19, 2019

Book Review | House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

House of Furies is a YA horror/fantasy by Madeleine Roux.

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?

I enjoyed reading House of Furies. It was a bit more fantasy than I was expecting. I think the new paperback cover suits the story more than the original hardback cover.

It's hard for me to talk about House of Furies without spoiling the best parts so I can really only tell you I had a fun time reading it. House of Furies was a great first book in a series. There was plenty to make me happy I have the rest of the series, but I also felt satisfied that I got a complete story.

If you like YA horror and folklore elements, House of Furies is a nice blend of both.


Review copy provided by publisher


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  1. This sounds sort of creepy from the blurb, definitely something I would enjoy😁

  2. I love when authors combine horror and folklore and do it well. This sounds great. :)


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