Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Harmony House by Nic Sheff



BLURB:

Carrie meets American Horror Story meets The Shining in this terrifying YA horror novel from the author of Tweak and Schizo.

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.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 13 years, 3 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was extremely weird. However, I just couldn't put it down! It is very addicting!!

This novel is about a house that is called Harmony House. This house kills unwed mothers. 

Jen and her father come and live at Harmony House. Soon the house starts doing strange things. Jen's dad starts going crazy saying that the devil is in Jen. Jen's new friend almost kills herself inside the house and a guy named Alex wants Jen and will do anything to get to her. Jen has to get away because she has been having visions and she knows that she needs to get out of the house before Jen dies!

My favorite character is Aunt Rose because she is kind and she reminds me of a grandmother figure. 

I recommend this book to anyone who loves twisted, disturbing, horror stories. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up. 

**This book's publishing date is March 22, 2016.