Thursday, October 4, 2018

Book Review: House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

Inside the Book:

Title: House of Furies
Author: Madeleine Roux
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: YA
Format: Ebook/Paperback/Hardcover


An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum.

Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring the story to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.

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 who to trust?


I'm sorry to say that I struggled with this book a little bit. To me, the story/plot just seemed slow. I kept reading hoping for it to pick up but it never really did. I really liked each of the characters, Mr. Morningside being my favorite. When I got the reveal it wasn't shocking but interesting. I did like Louisa as well, but felt that the romance aspect of the book was better left out as it didn't really seem to fit.

Each of the supporting characters was well written and developed and each had their interesting personality traits that added to the tale. They may be enough to make me read another book in the series, but I'll have to see what comes next. 

Meet the Author:

MADELEINE ROUX is the New York Times Bestselling author of the ASYLUM series. She received her BA in Creative Writing and Acting from Beloit College in 2008. In the spring of 2009, Madeleine completed an Honors Term at Beloit College, proposing, writing and presenting a full-length historical fiction novel. Shortly after, she began the experimental fiction blog Allison Hewitt Is Trapped. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped quickly spread throughout the blogosphere, bringing a unique serial fiction experience to readers. Her new YA series, House of Furies, debuts summer 2017.

Born in Minnesota, she lives and works in Seattle, Washington. 

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