I’ve been reading this on my Kindle Fire and I was able to finish it last night. I didn’t realize it was going to be such a quick read but it was still a pretty good read despite that. This isn’t the first thing I’ve read by Darcy Coates (I’ve also read “The Haunting of Ashburn House” and “The House Next Door”, which are both on my Kindle) so that’s what kind of got me reading this book in the first place. I like reading things from this particular author but I am also a fan of horror. If you want to read something scary but you also want a quick read, this would be a good book to pick up.
Synopsis: Elle can’t believe her luck; she’s spending a month house-sitting the beautiful Gillespie property. Hidden near the edge of the woods and an hour’s drive from the nearest town, its dark rooms and rich furniture entice her to explore its secrets. There’s even a graveyard hidden behind the house, filled with tombstones that bear an identical year of death.
If only the scratching in the walls would be quiet…
The house’s dark and deadly history quickly becomes tangled with Elle’s life. At the center of it is Jonathan Gillespie, the tyrannical cult leader and original owner of the house. As Elle soon learns — just because he’s dead, doesn’t mean he’s gone.
I wanted to share with you what I just finished reading on my Kindle Fire. This book was told through the perspective of 2 different character in 2 completely different periods in time. It wasn’t hard to follow though despite going back and forth between the two. I was glad the book ended the way it did. I hate it when you spend all that time reading a book and end up with a disappointing ending. If you like a good, clean mystery then you’d probably enjoy this book.
Synopsis: Kaine Prescott is no stranger to death. When her husband died two years ago, her pleas for further investigation into his suspicious death fell on deaf ears. In desperate need of a fresh start, Kaine purchases an old house sight unseen in her grandfather’s Wisconsin hometown. But one look at the eerie, abandoned house immediately leaves her questioning her rash decision. And when the house’s dark history comes back with a vengeance, Kaine is forced to face the terrifying realization she has nowhere left to hide.
A century earlier, the house on Foster Hill holds nothing but painful memories for Ivy Thorpe. When an unidentified woman is found dead on the property, Ivy is compelled to discover her identity. Ivy’s search leads her into dangerous waters and, even as she works together with a man from her past, can she unravel the mystery before any other lives–including her own–are lost?
I got a bonus at work for having perfect attendance. I used a part of my bonus to purchase a gift card from Amazon which I used to purchase some new e-books to add to the collection on my Kindle Fire. I’m going to have to have to get reading pretty soon, my Kindle is quickly filling up. Below is the list of e-books I added….
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko Al Capone Does My Homework by Gennifer Choldenko Al Capone Throws Me a Curve by Gennifer Choldenko Mary by Amy Cross The Ghosts of Lake Forth Hotel by Amy Cross Haunted by Amy Cross The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett The Lunar Wars by Janey Hunt Ghost Song by Mark L’Estrange The Haunting of Beacon Hill by Ambrose Ibsen The Haunting of Rainier Aslyum by Ambrose Ibsen Ghostland by Duncan Ralston The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff Tainted Waters by Lucretia Stanhope Feral by Lucretia Stanhope Blood Relic by Lucretia Stanhope Paracosm by Lucretia Stanhope All Our Twisted Secrets by Diana Urban The Room Upstairs by Iain Rob Wright
I’m willing to give the people following my blog and any one reading it the ability to pick the next book I read on my Kindle. Below, you’ll find a list of all the e-books I currently have my Kindle Fire. They’re listed in alphabetical order by author. I only ask for two things when choosing a book from the list….
One, please choose a book that I haven’t read already. I’ve put an asterisk next to the books I’ve already read to make it easier for you to pick a book from the list. Two, if you are going to choose a book that is part of a series then please don’t pick a book out of order. Please choose the first book in the series that I haven’t read yet.
If you have any questions, hit the “contact” button and I’ll be happy to help. Otherwise, leave your pick in the comments below. Thank you in advance!
A Haunting by L. I. Albemont * Gum Town Detective Agency by David Banks The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs * Gwendy’s Button Box by Richard Chizmar & Stephen King Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates The Folcroft Ghosts by Darcy Coates Craven Manor by Darcy Coates Quarter to Midnight by Darcy Coates The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates * The House Next Door by Darcy Coates * Small Horrors by Darcy Coates The Carrow Hunt by Darcy Coates The Haunting of Rookward House by Darcy Coates Ghost Camera by Darcy Coates Night Music (Nocturnes Volume II) by John Connolly The Haunting of Lannister by Amy Cross The Ghost of David Brook by Amy Cross Aberrations (The Beast Awakens) by Joseph Delaney Aberrations (The Witch’s Warning) by Joseph Delaney Murder has a Motive by Francis Duncan * Murder for Christmas by Francis Duncan * So Pretty a Problem by Francis Duncan In at the Death by Francis Duncan Behold a Fair Woman by Francis Duncan Winterhouse by Ben Guterson The Secrets of Winterhouse by Ben Guterson The Winterhouse Mysteries by Ben Guterson The Magician’s by Lev Grossman The Magician’s King by Lev Grossman The Magician’s Lang by Lev Grossman The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton * The Mystery of Drear House by Virginia Hamilton * The Small Hand by Susan Hill Full Throttle by Joe Hill Pet Sematary by Stephen King * 1922 by Stephen King The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz The Vanishing by Bentley Little The House by Bentley Little Darker Daze: The Storms Within Volume I by A. L. Mabry Hell House by Richard Matheson * Dark Halls by Jeff Menapace Viper’s Daughter by Michellle Paver (won’t be downloaded till 04.02.2020) A Journey Through Charms & DADA by Pottermore Publishing A Journey Through Potions & Herbology by Pottermore Publishing A Journey Through Divination & Asterology by Pottermore Publishing A Journey Through Care of Magical Creatures by Pottermore Publishing Awake by Natasha Preston The Lost by Natasha Preston Mirror Image by Michael Scott & Melanie Ruth Rose Nightmares by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller Nightmares: The Sleepwalker Tonic by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller Nightmares: The Lost Lullaby by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud The Creeping Shadow by Jonathan Stroud The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop * The Battle for the Castle by Elizabeth Winthrop * The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright
Well, I’ve finished reading this novel on my Kindle Fire. I enjoyed this book as well, however, I think I enjoyed the first book more if I had to choose. I’m not saying this book was bad, far from it. I just think I enjoyed the adventure in the first book a little more than I did in this one. Still a good book to read with your kids, especially if you like medieval fiction
Synopsis: In this sequel to The Castle in the Attic, twelve-year-old William uses a magic token to return, through the toy castle in his attic, to the medieval land of Sir Simon, which is now menaced by a skeleton ship bearing a plague of evil.
One of the things my hubby got me for Christmas was an Amazon gift card. Today I used that to get some e-books put on my Kindle Fire. One of the e-books is a pre-order and I won’t be able to download it onto my Kindle until it is released on April 2 of 2020 (it’s the last one on the list). Now I’ll have to get reading…
The Folcroft Ghosts by Darcy Coates The Haunting of Gillespie House by Darcy Coates So Pretty a Problem by Francis Duncan In at the Death by Francis Duncan The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz The Vanishing by Bentley Little Viper’s Daughter by Michelle Paver