Thursday, June 1, 2017
Review of House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
I won a copy of the ARC from a Goodread Giveway.
Louisa is running from some local townspeople one day when a strange woman offers to help, in fact, she offers her a position at Coldthistle House. While en route there Louisa and the old woman meet Lee and his uncle, who just happens to be heading to the stay at the same place as boarders.
Once at Coldthistle House, Louisa jumps into work and meets her co-workers, but it is only once she meets Mr. Morningside that she realizes that there is something strange about this place and it's owner. Her real shock comes when she meets Mary, and she looks just like her imaginary friend Maggie when she was a child. But then one night she is drawn from her room and finds a strange book that attacks her.
Once Mr.Morningside hears about this he explains that she is meant to be apart of this house because normally the book would kill anyone it touches. It also apparently lures all the boarders to the house as well, but not for the same purpose. It sits in judgment of the those who stay at the house, in fact, the boarders are evil people who just keep getting away with the things they are doing. Louisa knows that Lee isn't like that other and she works hard to try and figure out what is really going on with him and his uncle so that she can save his life.
I have read most of Roux's work, starting with the Asylum which is also a sort of gothic horror story. I really love her work. She draws you in and spins a tale that you can't help but enjoy. I thought maybe at first there would be like a Jane Eyre vibe, but I wasn't expecting this at all. Loved every minute of it, I couldn't stop reading this.
I am also very thankful that it is the start to a new series, I can't wait to see where Roux's goes with the next book!