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At first she is excited of the idea of a house being alive and full of unusual activity. But when the house realizes how attached Gavin is getting to her, it turns against Dahlilah in a jealous rage. She is determined to get Gavin away from the possessed house, even if it means risking her own life to do so. There also were some things that I wasn't comfortable with like drug use and mental abuse, but I continued to read because I had to find out what the story was with the house. The device used to tell the story makes the writing style very unique. I really enjoyed it. I think Lelic done a marvellous job painting a very real couple, going through extraordinary events, Here are some of my favourite lines from the book. I really enjoyed this one. Although different from anything I've read so far from my favorite writing duo, I was entertained all throughout the book, with a theme reminiscent of all my teenagers favorite reads. There are various strands to the story and at first I couldn’t understand how they connected to the house. There are some disturbing themes here too, no spoilers but what kept my interest was how these threads would come together and what the impact would be on our two main characters.

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I would say that if you enjoyed “Our Little Secret” by Roz Nay, then you might enjoy this as well. It has that same “confessional” feel but with a completely different story. Admittedly the romance part felt relatively brushed off and it wasn't the main interested for me while reading The House. I loved the heroine's voice, she really made me laugh and cheer because she was seriously badass. The characters felt very real, and I think it was because they were just so down-to-earth that it lent this sense of believability to the story even though it was supernatural. I loved the way Delilah would ask Gavin all kinds of questions about the 'things' in his life and he'd answer them as best he could. He wasn't trying to hide from her and I was captivated by that trust between them. It made me really fall in love with THEM because yes, this definitely a romance. A very sweet, swoony, falling-in-love-for-the-first-time romance... mixed in with the scary, spooky, thrilling (and sometimes even creepy) element that House brought to the story. The blend and contrast between these two sides of the story was very well done! Plus, the story is absolutely peppered with little landmines that urge the reader onwards. Fair warning, the places this story goes end up being quite dark, but the journey is well worth it. I was on the edge of my seat the entire way through. Every time someone asked me if I was enjoying the book I either said "Not much" or "Not really". Mostly they were avid reader friends like myself who already were part way through the book.I love keeping folk guessing, sometime it makes them relook at the book or if they haven't read it, they go find out more about it. OK I'm a tease!! What started out as a dark thriller took a turn and became more of a domestic abuse type story/thriller. I wanted to find out how this twisted plot played out, but in the end this one left me underwhelmed. Sinister and suspenseful with scenes that will surely make you shiver. A perfectly creeptastic, haunted house read for October! My one issue with this book is the ending. It did feel a little rushed and unsettled to me. I found myself wanting to know more! But I can look over that. Don't follow me home," he said as gently as he could. "Please, Delilah, don't ever follow me home again."

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a b Fassler, Joe (October 12, 2017). "How Surrealism Enriches Storytelling About Women". The Atlantic . Retrieved August 15, 2019. I'm not going to go into details on the plot, it's better to be left surprised :) The House is VERY different from other Christina Lauren books so just get that out of your head right away, but not in a bad way! This duo has done an amazing job here! Their writing is always top notch and they have managed to paint some very vivid imagery. It truly reminded me of Richard Matheson's Hell House but with a young adult streak and in a less frightening form. Oh and mixed with The Beauty and the Beast tale and all the animated objects! The "habitants" of the house were moody, funny, feisty and I loved them! And I just have to really point out that I thought the writing was brilliant!!! Such vivid imagery that balanced the sweetness and the more scary sides of the story. I have so many quotes in my book highlighted. I read this book in one afternoon and didn't want to put it down. In the end it was one that had plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep one guessing as to how the story would turn out. Those that are fans of psychological thrillers will probably enjoy this book and should give it a try.This park, House, the school –it doesn’t matter where we try to be alone together. House will ALWAYS be there. IT WILL ALWAYS SEE ME.” The House was haunting, romantic, and suspenseful. Honestly, it would make a really fantastic movie! It's one of those stories that I found very easy to visualize complete as I read. The story just came to life in my mind. If they happened to be showing this story as a movie in theaters, I'd be lining up today! I don't know what to make of Delilah's attitude. She was pretentious for a girl who walks barefooted on an old school. Her character mismatched with her reaction on The house. She was inconsistent and I'm not talking about mood swings.

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Tallerico, Brian (October 11, 2018). "Netflix's Terrifying, Moving The Haunting of Hill House is Essential Viewing". RogerEbert.com . Retrieved August 17, 2019. In 2018, The New York Times polled 13 writers to choose the scariest book of fiction they have ever read, and Carmen Maria Machado and Neil Gaiman both chose The Haunting of Hill House. [14]All four of the inhabitants begin to experience strange events while in the house, including unseen noises and ghosts roaming the halls at night, strange writing on the walls, and other unexplained events. Eleanor tends to experience phenomena to which the others are oblivious. At the same time, Eleanor may be losing touch with reality, and the narrative implies that at least some of what Eleanor witnesses may be products of her imagination. Another implied possibility is that Eleanor possesses a subconscious telekinetic ability that is itself the cause of many of the disturbances experienced by her and other members of the investigative team (which might indicate there is no ghost in the house at all). This possibility is suggested especially by references early in the novel to Eleanor's childhood memories about episodes of a poltergeist-like entity that seemed to involve mainly her. Overall, the story was sinister and creepy, especially as tension intensifies with scenes that made me shiver. This is a great read to devour in October!

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