House of Furies

House of Furies

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 150 x 215 x 30mm | 580g
  • HarperTeen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062498614
  • 9780062498618
  • 841,594

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Louisa Ditton has nowhere to go.

Alone and afraid, she has just fled a brutal English boarding school where punishment was the lesson of the day. When she meets an old woman who offers her employment as a maid at a boardinghouse, Louisa thinks she has been saved.

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 staff are meant to execute their own brand of dark 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 whom to trust?

In this first book in Madeleine Roux's new gothic horror series, photographs and illustrations help bring to life a terrifying house you'll want to visit--and escape from--again and again.
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Review quote

"House of Furies takes the reader on a twisting path down a dark hall we're compelled to travel, no matter what is behind the door at the end. Darkly captivating." -- Mindy McGinnis, Edgar Award-winning author of A Madness So Discreet Reviews for the Asylum series -- ; "A strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of trauma and terror on a place." -- Publishers Weekly "A good choice for readers who enjoy books with scary situations that lead to a solid climax." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) "Horror readers and fans of the TV show American Horror Story will delight in its fast-paced plot." -- Booklist "Page-turning and visually creepy." -- Kirkus "Days after reading Asylum, I'm still haunted by the images that Madeleine Roux's words conjured. Brilliant!" -- New York Times bestselling author Zac Brewer "Madeleine Roux's Asylum takes the fondest dream of our collective nerdy childhood and handily turns it into the scariest collective nightmare." -- Tor.com "I started reading this one at my desk in broad daylight and still got goose bumps." -- Glamour "Seriously spooky." -- School Library Journal "With plentiful old photographs of carnival acts, Roux works the creepy verisimilitude that made Asylum such a page-turner. The haunted-house explorations are especially cinematic and spooky...Roux knows how to keep the action rolling and the reader hooked." -- Booklist
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About Madeleine Roux

Madeleine Roux is the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum, which has sold into nine countries around the world; its sequels, Sanctum and Catacomb; and the Asylum novellas: The Scarlets, The Bone Artists, and The Warden. Madeleine is also the author of Allison Hewitt Is Trapped and Sadie Walker Is Stranded. A graduate of the Beloit College MFA program, Madeleine now lives in Southern California.
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6,080 ratings
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5 25% (1,509)
4 39% (2,362)
3 27% (1,668)
2 7% (433)
1 2% (108)
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