Sunday, February 7, 2016

Erica's Review: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Hardcover, 329 pages

Published August 25th 2015 by Point

In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…

Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.

But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.

And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.

Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.

But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.

From master of suspense Katie Alender comes a riveting tale of twisted memories and betrayals, and the meaning of madness.

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This book was one of my favorite books that I have ever read! It has different forms of scarceness and excitement. Although many may think that it's going to be super scary, it's not. Yes, it may give you some spine chills here and there, it is always so exciting to read! All the different elements of this book are so well put together, and it makes you not want to put it down.It takes you into a whole different world. You can get all different types of characters from this book. There's the smart girl, the girl that thinks she's better than everyone else, the lonely girl, and so many more that you get to meet. Although there is only one book in the series, it explains so much in such a small compound book. I would recommend this book to anyone that's ready for an adventure inside a book. You get to see how families have the hardships, but how they're always going to be there when you need help.