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Way back in March, the lovely (and overly generous) Carole Avila sent me an email, commending my “straightforward approach” and noting that I have a “refreshingly edgy voice” – which may or may not have spurred on happy tears. Aside from validating my entire blogging existence and making my day with her kind words, Carole also shared her novel, a YA horror/paranormal romance, with me. After reading the first three chapters of Death House, I was definitely more than willing to give it a go!
Truth be told, I’ve steered clear of any horror reads all my life. I mean, I read a Stephen King novel once which bored the wits out of me. I know his books are popular and he’s very respected in the horror genre, but Cell just was not for me. I apologize Stephen King fans. But I digress. The first three chapters of Death House completely reeled me in! I have a different feeling about this horror novel – a good feeling! Additionally, the premise is pretty fascinating as well. I’ve decided to include the book’s synopsis and some links so everyone gets a chance to know more about it!
Young Adult, Horror, Paranormal Romance
Fifteen year-old Adley is on a terrifying journey! She has yet to learn that something sinister haunts her grandmother’s old mansion, or that it hides in a dark portal beneath her bed. The demonic being born of a generational curse does more than negatively affect Adley’s mood—it kills the first born child in each succeeding family by their 16th birthday—and Adley’s birthday is just around the corner! She meets seventeen year-old Victor Trumillo, a descendant of the original victim, and only he can destroy the hideous creature. Victor and Adley want to end the curse and save future lives, but will they succumb to fear just as they may have discovered real love?
I received my physical copy of the novel last June 4, 2016. According to the little note Carole attached to the ARC, she sent the package on May 20th. Good job, Philippine mail and package delivery system. I’m half-kidding. Regardless, my many, many thanks go out to Carole for the novel! I’m definitely excited to give this one a read.
Speaking of mail and packages, I also received the following book from a Goodreads giveaway! I was totally confused at first because I genuinely could not remember entering the giveaway, but even so, I’m very happy about it. It’s my first time to win a book from Goodreads so that’s kind of cool.