Saturday, February 20, 2016

Week 8 Review: Harmony House

From Goodreads:
Jen Noonan's father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror.

After Jen's alcoholic mother's death, her father cracked. He dragged Jen to this dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to "start their new lives"—but Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It's got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the house awakens. Strange visions follow Jen wherever she goes, and her father's already-fragile sanity disintegrates before her eyes. As the forces in the house join together to terrorize Jen, she must find a way to escape the past she didn't know was haunting her—and the mysterious and terrible power she didn't realize she had.

A classic horror story finds a terrifying home in Harmony House, drawing on favorite tropes and edgy, modern characters to create a chilling tale of blame, guilt, and ghostly revenge.

My Review:
I enjoyed this book a lot! It was a really great story, but there were a few flaws. Like, it was just a bit too short, and there were a ton of unanswered questions! Unless it's going to be part of a series...Plus for me, it didn't quite reach that really scary place, you know?

Jen was a really interesting narrator. She was a bit unreliable, because of the pain killer drugs she was taking random pills without a prescription. She had a complicated relationship with her dad who dragged her out to this hotel house. And was a very strict religious type.

As this story was going on, we got the story of a nun and a child from Harmony House's past. And it was pretty sad and terrible, all the pain and suffering that these so-call people of God were inflicting on kids and women. Just horrible!

So I have a lot of questions after this book. What was the cause of all of this, from all the cases of horrible happenings, the house? The ring? And then there were the family powers passed on from mother to daughter, how did that all work? And then the boy who turns out to have passed on, what was going on there?

Yeah, this was a pretty good book, but it either should've been longer to explain things further, or it should have a sequel, especially with that twist at the end!

Author: Nic Sheff
Read: February 18th, 2016
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: Sounded really great, and it's a SAC 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Expected Publication: March 22nd 2016
5/5 Hearts
3.5/5 Books
3.5/5 Stars

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