"I was sixteen the first time my grandmother died . . ."Sarah Parsons has never seen Amber House, the grand Maryland estate that's been in her family for three centuries. She's never walked its hedge maze nor found its secret chambers; she's never glimpsed the shades that haunt it, nor hunted for... show more
"I was sixteen the first time my grandmother died . . ."Sarah Parsons has never seen Amber House, the grand Maryland estate that's been in her family for three centuries. She's never walked its hedge maze nor found its secret chambers; she's never glimpsed the shades that haunt it, nor hunted for lost diamonds in its walls.But all of that is about to change. After her grandmother passes away, Sarah and her friend Jackson decide to search for the diamonds--and the house comes alive. She discovers that she can see visions of the house's past, like the eighteenth-century sea captain who hid the jewels, or the glamorous great-grandmother driven mad by grief. She grows closer to both Jackson and a young man named Richard Hathaway, whose family histories are each deeply entwined with her own. But when the visions start to threaten the person she holds most dear, Sarah must do everything she can to get to the bottom of the house's secrets, and stop the course of history before it is cemented forever.
Publish date: August 27th 2013
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: The Amber House Trilogy (#1)
Due to unfortunate reasons that transpired. Tsk, tsk.... It's sad. :'c
Nice writing, nice plot ideas, absolutely fascinating House. Sarah is just a tad too perfect, but I love Sammy. I didn't enjoy the lovey-dovey stuff, but then I never do. I'm looking forward to the next books.
I have realised, thanks to gentle nudging from a friend, that I rated this book due to a deeply personal reason, different to the reason other reviewers have done so.I have discussed this reason with Tucker, and she was very understanding and supportive.It was my first ever rating without reading th...
I feel like every book with a goddamn love triangle in it should come with a warning like this so that I know to stay the hell away from them. The triangle in this book almost ruined the whole thing for me. Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back this bus up and start from the beginning. War...
2 stars. When I started Amber House, I thought two things: a) that it was historical and b) that it would dark and creepy and fun all at the same time. Turns out, it was neither of these things. All in all, I though the storyline was quite boring and the romance didn't hold my attention. A disappoin...