House of furies /

by Roux, Madeleine [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: House of furies: 1.Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 407 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0062498614; 9780062498618.Subject(s): Runaway teenagers -- Juvenile fiction | Boardinghouses -- Juvenile fiction | Supernatural -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction | Horror tales | Paranormal fiction | Horror fiction | Paranormal fiction | Young adult fiction | Horror fictionSummary: Escaping from her harsh school before finding work as a maid in an English boarding house, Louisa realizes that her mysterious employer and his staff execute cruel judgments on the guests.
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<p>An all-new creepy fantasy series from the New York Times bestselling author of Asylum.</p> <p>Featuring stunning interior illustrations from artist Iris Compiet, plus photo-collages that bring the story to chilling life, House of Furies invites readers to a world where the line between monsters and men is ghostly thin.</p> <p>After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house.</p> <p>But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house's mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.</p> <p>Louisa begins to fear for a young man named Lee who is not like the other guests. He is charismatic and kind, and Louisa knows that it may be up to her to save him from an untimely judgment. But in this house of distortions and lies, how can Louisa be sure who to trust?</p>

Escaping from her harsh school before finding work as a maid in an English boarding house, Louisa realizes that her mysterious employer and his staff execute cruel judgments on the guests.

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Louisa Rose Ditton's existence in early-nineteenth-century England is harsh and uncertain. Employment as a maid at Coldthistle House is welcome but troubling: the boardinghouse is described as "a place for the wayward and lost," and the master doesn't seem human. What starts as an engrossing Gothic mystery goes off the rails with a plot line reliant on gross-out violence. Eerie photo illustrations are included. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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