Madeline Usher is doomed. She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin. Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own.... show more
Madeline Usher is doomed.
She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.
Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.
In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.
Look for it- Fall 2014!
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
*YA Gothic*This YA novel is based off of the short story "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe... which just happens to be one of my favorite (if not THE favorite) of Poe's works. However, you don't have to have read the short story in order to follow along. Actually, 97% of this story...
This is a very strange novel. This book is very bleak, there is nothing redeeming or uplifting about it. It is not a pleasant story, it is very uncomfortable and gloomy. Dark and dreary and very long winded. That being said - I found it compelling and page turning. Its a re imagining of the Fall of ...
A haunted house and a family curse set up a wonderful, creeptacular journey that ends with a WHA????????? Truly, I adore a creepy, haunting and unsettling and The Fall has it all!
Full review with Gifs on my blog @ Dee's ReadsPartial Review:When I saw Bethany Griffin had a new release, I was intrigued. Then I saw it was another Poe retelling, based on the famous Fall of the House of Usher and I was shrieking and jumping up and down in my seat. I was overexcited to read this ...