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It's the perfect time of year for spooky reads, but since my heart lies with romance, I was looking for a book that was about a love story but also with a bit of that spooky edge to it, and this was it! This is YA, so we all knew it wasn't gonna get a 5-star-OMG-I'm-in-love-review from me anyway, but it could have been better. I've read better. Delilah was his sun, and he'd smiled more because of her in the last few months than he had in his entire life." This is a domestic/psychological thriller, heavier on the domestic side which kind of threw me for a loop.

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I loved seeing the female in the alpha role! Delilah was such a treat. Always the one protecting Gavin and making sure he was okay. And guess what, Gavin is fine with it! I think he secretly loves it. Delilah and Gavin are the main characters in this wonderfully amazing book and the story is told from alternating perspectives. Delilah has had a thing for Gavin since before she left for boarding school and Gavin has secretly wondered if she really liked him, liked him. But then she comes home and stakes claim almost immediately and they begin an awkward friendship that slowly becomes more. They're both super weird kids in their own ways. Delilah is obsessed with horror movies and hauntings and Gavin, well, he lives in a really weird house.Stephen King, in his book Danse Macabre (1981), a non-fiction review of the horror genre, lists The Haunting of Hill House as one of the finest horror novels of the late 20th century and provides a lengthy review. [11] In his review column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Damon Knight selected the novel as one of the 10 best genre books of 1959, declaring it "in a class by itself." [12] I really enjoyed this one. Although different from anything I've read so far from my favorite writing duo, I was entertained all throughout the book, with a theme reminiscent of all my teenagers favorite reads. Highly recommended and up there with one of the best from the genre I’ve ever read. I'll certainly be looking into more of Lelic’s work. She stops me gazing at my feet so much; I stop her floating off into the sky. Great way to introduce the characters. Basically everything you need to know about both of them in one sentence. In the end it was one that had plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep one guessing as to how the story would turn out. Those that are fans of psychological thrillers will probably enjoy this book and should give it a try.

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Plus, the story is absolutely peppered with little landmines that urge the reader onwards. Fair warning, the places this story goes end up being quite dark, but the journey is well worth it. I was on the edge of my seat the entire way through. Lelic does a fantastic job of drawing you into the characters and above all, they seem like pretty normal people, with realistic flaws. Overall, the story was sinister and creepy, especially as tension intensifies with scenes that made me shiver. This is a great read to devour in October! Neither occurrence in and of itself is particularly sinister, but when neither tells the other about what they’ve learned, the die has been cast. Because, suddenly, a dead body has been found in the alley behind their house and the police strongly suspect the couple for the crime. Could they have prevented all of it from happening just by sharing their secrets with one another? They’ll likely never know. And although, this would have been enough to make me give up with it, this time it was the exeption, since once the house unfolds its mystery I just can't stop reading, it's pretty addictive and creepy, I think it's a perfect read for this time of the year.They buy the house and strange things begin to happen. I was thinking this was going to venture into horror or perhaps paranormal…..smells penetrating the walls, gruesome discovery in the attic, and strange happenings.

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I had heard some good things about this book so before I started it, I already had a reasonably high expectation of it. I went into it enjoying it, but that gradually went down and down and down. What I’m saying is, I didn’t love, or even really like this. Purchasing their dream home soon awakened their worst nightmares.The previous owner left every object from his past life for the new owners to uncover. Hidden treasures and forgotten favourites are discovered in amongst the rubbish, but so too are haunting links to the past and things better left unearthed. There is a lot that takes place in this novel. What begins as a seemingly simple chronicle of one couple's inner-demons, soon twists into a running commentary of London's prominent 'don't look don't ask' mentality and the implications this has for those who seek help. When none are willing it leaves the individual to take matters into their own hands, with often drastic consequences. The idea is interesting but in the end I just didn't care about what was happening. It also reminded me of Room by Emma Donaghue in the way that the characters refer to the house as "House" and a lamp as "Lamp" and a bed as "Bed." I get that it's because those things are alive and all, so they are basically characters, but it felt too much like The House was trying to be a weird version of Room. On 14th September the jury finally announce the last six novels nominated for this years Booker Prize 2021. The final six are the following:The Book That Terrified Neil Gaiman. And Carmen Maria Machado. And Dan Simmons". The New York Times. July 16, 2018 . Retrieved August 30, 2018.

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The device used to tell the story makes the writing style very unique. I really enjoyed it. I think Lelic done a marvellous job painting a very real couple, going through extraordinary events, Here are some of my favourite lines from the book. I don't care if we're living in a box under the bridge somewhere. As long as I'm with you, I don't care about the rest." Escape to the country and enjoy the luxurious benefits of The House at the Hilton Craigendarroch in the heart of Royal Deeside. The story begins with an intriguing scene that caught my interest right away, one of the characters declares “The thing I’ve planned so carefully has gone drastically, horribly wrong.”My one issue with this book is the ending. It did feel a little rushed and unsettled to me. I found myself wanting to know more! But I can look over that. Pascal, Richard (2014). "Walking Alone Together: Family Monsters in The Haunting of Hill House". Studies in the Novel. 46 (4): 464–485. doi: 10.1353/sdn.2014.0072. S2CID 162335123. Don't follow me home," he said as gently as he could. "Please, Delilah, don't ever follow me home again."

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