Published by Harlequin Teen on September 27th 2016
Genres: Gothic, Horror, Thriller, YA, Young Adult
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: BEA - Book Expo
Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family.
When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
I grabbed this book at BEA not realizing what kind of read this was until I got back to the hotel. The cover is super creepy and the synopsis was exactly what I wanted in a creepy story. This book was WEIRD! Like really WEIRD. Honestly I almost DNFd it in the middle not because of the story but because one of the characters and a little of the main character was getting on my nerves so much it was frustrating.
Lucy Acosta has experienced lose. Losing her mom when she was young and growing up in a creepy mansion with a father who doesn’t really seem to care about her, it’s a good thing her Aunt and Cousin come to live with her…they are family. When people start dying and her aunt goes missing something strange is going on at the Acosta house. When the whispering in the walls starts and it’s up to Lucy to find out what is going on because something has marking her and she needs to confront it before it’s to late.
I don’t even know where to start with this book. Weird was not even the word some stuff in the book kind of annoyed me and I was not a fan at all of Lucy’s cousin Margaret. She is almost the reason I DNFd this book. However things start happening and a few moments of “WOW, I wasn’t expecting that” and this book turned into something I am glad I stuck around for. I didn ‘t find this book to be scary but it was very weird. It wasn’t until about 35% into the book that I started to really get engrossed in the story. I also wasn’t sure how I felt about Lucy but I thought the character grow up a lot compared to the start of the book. It has some weird twists and a lot of moments that I had to ask myself…wait, what? The end of this book was…WTF. (That’s all I will give you about that)
This book really wasn’t bad at all, it actually turned out to be something I really enjoyed and I am very glad I didn’t DNF the book. It is very weird, with interesting characters and a few morbid moments. Lots of twists and turns and a lot of stuff I didn’t see coming. I would totally recommend just because I want to see what you think. 😉
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