Thursday, October 31, 2013

"The House of Dead Maids" (a historically haunted Lexi review)



I just thought I'd let you know, lol. It's me and Ash's fave holiday!!! We dress up and go trick-or-treating which, this year, I'll be using to grab candy and hopefully find my dog as well.

Okay, onto a spooky book!

The House of Dead Maids by Clare B. Dunkle. Even this cover gives me chills!!!

Summary: "Young Tabby Aykroyd has been brought to the dusty mansion of Seldom House to be nursemaid to a foundling boy. He is a savage little creature, but the Yorkshire moors harbor far worse, as Tabby soon discovers. The ghost of the last maid will not leave Tabby in peace, yet this spirit is only one of many. Why do scores of dead maids and masters haunt Seldom House with a jealous devotion that extends beyond the grave? 

As Tabby struggles to escape the evil forces rising out of the land, she watches her young charge choose a different path. He is determined to keep Seldom House as his own. Though Tabby tries to befriend the uncouth urchin, her kindness cannot alter his fate. Long before he reaches the old farmhouse of Wuthering Heights, the boy who will become Heathcliff has doomed himself and any who try to befriend him." (Thanks, Goodreads!)

If you've read Wuthering Heights, or Jane Eyre, or have seen the movies, read this for sure! If not, read it anyways! It's a great scary novel for Halloween, and for whoever enjoys Southern Gothic novels as well. So much history and questions plague you throughout this novel, and you'll be wondering exactly what is going on while you read this. One thing is for sure: you'll be entertained the entire read!

In Conclusion: If you like creepy ghost stories, this one is for you!

5/5 skulls


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