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review 2017-10-22 22:58
House of Furies
House of Furies - Madeleine Roux
This was an interesting novel. This was a novel that I went blind into, as it looked interesting and spooky so I went for it. I didn’t realize that it was the beginning of a series as it ended without a huge cliffhanger but it concluded with a powerful punch. I will continue with the next novel as I need to see what happens with the characters and what will happen at Coldthistle House. I am hoping there will be more birds, that Louisa will take hold of her heritage and that Lee will make an appearance.
 
When Louisa is offered a job at Coldthistle House she figures that she is gaining shelter and employment. Secrecy, death, excitement and horror was not on her list Louisa lived day-by-day until she met up with Granny. Granny is known to the guests of Coldthistle House as Mrs. Haylam and Louisa feels that Granny undergoes a transformation when she bears the official title on the premises. Louisa may know the way of the streets but when she gets to Coldthistle House the rules have changed. She becomes relatively bright as the days pass but she has not grasp who she really is. Following the orders given to her my Granny, Louisa does her job but there are other things that Louisa is interested in while living in the house.
 
Who exactly are the individuals who stay and reside there? The longer Louisa stays, the more she realizes this is not the place she believed it to be. Is this really a place that Louisa wants to stay at to save up her money or should she leave now while she can? It’s a hard choice and it gets to be more difficult the longer she stays. Helping out Lee, she finds that this simple task is far from simple. The ending was nonstop action and I was torn for who I wanted to succeed. I can’t wait to see what transpires in the next novel.
 
I am using this novel for Halloween Bingo for my Terrifying Women square.  Novel written by Madeleine Roux. 

 

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review 2017-10-09 20:32
Wow! What an Ending!
Asylum - Madeleine Roux

The kids in the Teen Book Club asked for a scary book that wouldn't scare them. No dolls, no clowns, etc. This fit the request. It was creepy and had a mystery to it. 

 

A group of teens has come to the college in NH for college prep. They are to live in the dorms (what used to by the asylum) for the 5 weeks while attending different classes every day. On the first day, Dan Crawford, meets his roommate, Felix, and Abby and Jordan. Abby, Jordan, and Dan become friends, to the point of being called the Hydra by a professor, but at the end of a week, their friendship has hit some bumps. They separate the next week and rarely come together. They are dealing with their own issues (Jordan is gay and has to stay in the closet, Abby's parents are going through problems and she just wants to find her aunt and Dan has moments where he doesn't remember things, blanks in his memory). They all explore the rooms that are supposed to be off-limits. After their first trip into those rooms, they start to have dreams and the dreams cause them to change. They explore the basement areas a few times, together and alone. Things start to happen and they are all beginning to have issues. 

 

Really good suspenseful book and I do recommend it. It was a very fast read, for my youngest and I. The older girls are dragging on it as the suspense builds and creeps them a little more. 

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quote 2017-08-05 05:27
“Zane’s good hand flashed out and smacked Ty upside the back of the head.

“Ow! What the hell?” Ty cried as he rubbed his head and huffed.

“You’re lucky I repress the Instakill for you,” he muttered.”
Cut & Run - Abigail Roux,Madeleine Urban

― Abigail Roux & Madeleine Urban, Cut & Run

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review 2017-07-30 16:23
Divide & Conquer - Abigail Roux,Madeleine Urban,Sean Crisden

Ty and Zane, sigh. Amazing as always. But damn - the ending of this book...

 


 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-07-18 20:44
[Book Review] Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Rating: ★★★

 

This review contains spoilers. 

 

You can read this review on my blog.

I went into this think this would be what I was originally expecting from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a spooky ghost story with some creepy pictures. I didn't get that. 

I really wanted to like this. Creepy and haunted mental hospitals? I love that kinda thing. But for the most of book, the writing was off. I don't really know how to phrase this, but it the writing looked like a middle-grade student wrote it. And because of that, it took me forever to finish the book. I guess another aspect of the bad writing was the romance. In my opinion it didn't really need it, but the romance that it did have had no depth to it at all. 

Like I said above, I was expecting some creepy photos, but these photos just didn't seem that real or creepy. They all looked like stock photos but with a black and white filter. And it turns out that they actually are stock photos. 

This book was written in 2013. I assume the story takes place right around then too, since everyone has cell phones and stuff. If so there should be cameras in the dorm right? I mean except for the bathrooms and the rooms themselves. Then why didn't the police check the cameras? They could've probably solved the whole mystery by just looking at the cameras! Unless there was some weird ghostly interference? But neither of those were mentioned anywhere in the book. I just that was a kinda big plot hole there. 

I'll probably continue reading the series just because I wanna see how the rest of the mystery unfolds. Also I really wanna see how this was stretched over 3 books and 3 novellas.

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