House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

House of Furies

An all-new gothic horror series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum.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. Mornings...

Title:House of Furies
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Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:416 pages

House of Furies Reviews

  • Kira Simion

    I am guilty of reading the title as "House of Furries." Whoops

  • Mariana

    My first book by Madeleine Roux was such a delight!

    I love horror books and I really enjoy young adult literature, therefore, when these two come together I'm always eager to see the result. In this one, we follow a girl named Louisa who is living by herself on the streets. However, one day, a strange woman approaches her and asks her if she's interested in taking a job at a guest house known as Coldthistle House.

    This house has a great secret though: whoever becomes a guest of this place, will b

    My first book by Madeleine Roux was such a delight!

    I love horror books and I really enjoy young adult literature, therefore, when these two come together I'm always eager to see the result. In this one, we follow a girl named Louisa who is living by herself on the streets. However, one day, a strange woman approaches her and asks her if she's interested in taking a job at a guest house known as Coldthistle House.

    This house has a great secret though: whoever becomes a guest of this place, will be punished for the crimes they might have commited. Louisa is horrified by this and also super weirded out about Mr. Morningside, the owner of Coldthistle, who seems to have very close ties with paranormal beings.

    Even when the other dwellers of the house have been super nice to Louisa, they also seem to be keeping a lot of secrets related to the supernatural and folklore. By reading Mr. Morningside's diary, Louisa starts to pick up the pieces of this very creepy puzzle and decides that she must get out of this place, along with her new friend Lee Brimble, who might fall victim of the dark justice served in this house.

    This was such a fun read. I loved the pacing of the story, the way the author took some well known legends and mythological beings and gave them interesting twists was super enjoyable. I also really liked that there were many dark secrets unfolding at the same time, so the book always kept me wondering whether some things might be connected or if they were completely unrelated but parallel plotlines.

    Another thing that really surprised me was that there was a very gory scene: with entrails and blood dripping from the walls! I love it when young adult horror, actually manages to send a shiver down my spine. Extra points for not having a love triangle or even a strong romantic plotline.

    The only reason I didn't give 5 stars to this book, was the main character.

    Louisa is annoying, whiny and hard to like (a common factor in most of the young adult books I've read), also her decisions didn't always seem to be the most logical ones.

    Other than that, this is a book I highly recommend! The illustrations added an extra spookyness to the whole thing. Can't wait to read the next one! (If there's another one).

    Thanks to Harper Collins International for sending me an ARC to review!

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA horror story about a house where evil people were drawn to die.

    Louisa was quite a strong character and she stuck things out at Coldthistle House to try and help Lee, and even though she was afraid.

    The storyline in this was about Louisa being tricked into going to Coldthistle House to become a maid, and finding out

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

    This was a YA horror story about a house where evil people were drawn to die.

    Louisa was quite a strong character and she stuck things out at Coldthistle House to try and help Lee, and even though she was afraid.

    The storyline in this was about Louisa being tricked into going to Coldthistle House to become a maid, and finding out that the place wasn’t as innocent as it looked. Instead she found out that evil people were drawn to Coldthistle House, and that the owner Mr. Morningside then found ways to off them. There was one person who Louisa met on her way to Coldthistle House, Lee, who Louisa didn’t believe to be evil though, and she stuck around to try and save him from his possible fate. This was an enjoyable story, although I didn’t find it to be all that creepy, and would probably say that it was quite light on the horror.

    The ending to this was okay and had a bit of action.

    6.25 out of 10

  • Melanie (Novel Descent)

    This was a slower-paced book but I really enjoyed it all the same. It's not very scary but does have some gore in it. This is basically a paranormal/gothic horror YA novel. I thought it had a really interesting premise and a strong start. I didn't realize this was going to be a series but I'm glad it is, lots of potential here.

    Full review to come soon.

  • Muggleboooks

    I was fortunate enough that I got approved on being provided an ARC of one of my most anticipated reads this year. Thank you so much HarperCollins International!

    Madeleine Roux has always been my favorite author when it comes to Horror novels, so I was beyond ecstatic when I heard about House of Furies. Good thing my expectations were met! As always, Roux is full of surprises.

    I started reading this book in the midst of the night, and it was seriously spooky. Even reading this in broad daylight st

    I was fortunate enough that I got approved on being provided an ARC of one of my most anticipated reads this year. Thank you so much HarperCollins International!

    Madeleine Roux has always been my favorite author when it comes to Horror novels, so I was beyond ecstatic when I heard about House of Furies. Good thing my expectations were met! As always, Roux is full of surprises.

    I started reading this book in the midst of the night, and it was seriously spooky. Even reading this in broad daylight still got me goosebumps! I demand more concept and storyline like this.

    The book has a somewhat slow pace, but enough to keep you on the edge of your sit. The mystery behind the Coldthistle House, the servants, the boarders, and Mr. Morningside slowly unravels. Lots of great stuff are happening inside the house. Everything was so devious. The dark magics, dark secrets and even the book!

    Roux even managed to put some mythological beings I am not well aware of. I even had to search more about the creatures, and oh god it was really eerily amazing! The imagery created was pure awesomeness. I can't wait to see all of the illustrations!

    What made me love this book more is that there aren't any Romance, or I think none yet. What's between Louisa and Lee is a blooming relationship. But to be honest, I am shipping Louisa and Mr. Morningside!

    And so it happened, that again, I am left with lots of questions. I need more. What will happen to Lee? What has become of him? Will he change? I need to know more about Louisa especially after the decisions she had made.

    I highly recommend House of Furies to fans of horror and mystery novels.

  • Elise (thebookishactress on wordpress)

    I have a story about this book. I wasn't really interested in reading this. One of my friends, however, loves the author's debut,

    . So when I was offered an out-of-date arc of this, I happily passed it on to her.

    I am not exaggerating when I say they were glued into the very fabric of the spine. When we tried to tear them out, they wouldn't come. We got scissors and tried to hack away at the spine of the book, causing a flu

    I have a story about this book. I wasn't really interested in reading this. One of my friends, however, loves the author's debut,

    . So when I was offered an out-of-date arc of this, I happily passed it on to her.

    I am not exaggerating when I say they were glued into the very fabric of the spine. When we tried to tear them out, they wouldn't come. We got scissors and tried to hack away at the spine of the book, causing a flurry of pages to fly out.

    My friend ended up sewing this book together. We know talk constantly about that one book we did surgery on. If not for the video of this occurrence, I would firmly believe I had hallucinated.

    She ended up liking it, btw, so I guess I recommend it??

    also, I'm sorry and I hate myself far more than you could ever hate me, but:

    House of Furries

  • Kassandra Patti

    This book was great. It had me hook from start to finish. I have read the Asylum novels and I saw this book and just had to buy it. No looking at reviews, no reading of the description and it went really well. Very little times I've done that and it works out but Roux is an amazing author with a vision for the crazy (in a good way of course). The book was amazing I loved the whole theme of it and I can't wait for more of her novels.

  • Mel

    Do you ever look at the empty review box and just realize you have nothing to say? Like the book was nice, and it entertained you, but there's just no where to go from that? that's me with this book.

    As I said, it was good, I enjoyed it, and it did what it was supposed to do, which was entertain me. I was captivated, I always wanted to continue reading, I was curious what was going to happen, and I found the setting eerie and mysterious. I love anything gothic and I just really enjoyed it. My one

    Do you ever look at the empty review box and just realize you have nothing to say? Like the book was nice, and it entertained you, but there's just no where to go from that? that's me with this book.

    As I said, it was good, I enjoyed it, and it did what it was supposed to do, which was entertain me. I was captivated, I always wanted to continue reading, I was curious what was going to happen, and I found the setting eerie and mysterious. I love anything gothic and I just really enjoyed it. My one complaint is a very hard complaint to get across. I liked the main character, but she's very unlikable. She's whiny and irritating and while that honestly would annoy me any other time, it didn't bother me here. She also changed her mind constantly and never stuck to anything she said, but again, I didn't mind.

    I guess that's it? Like I recommend it but Madeleine Roux is an auto buy for me. They are fun, if you don't expect anything too grandiose from her books, you will be entertained. Looking forward to book 2 (I assume there's a book 2???) and hoping that it's a blood red colour.


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