Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishlist Wednesday #89

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper Blog where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wish-list for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wish-list and onto our wonderful shelves.

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Release Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
: 400
Genre: Young Adult – Mystery, Horror
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Three students: dead.

Carly Johnson: vanished without a trace.

Two decades have passed since an inferno swept through Elmbridge High, claiming the lives of three teenagers and causing one student, Carly Johnson, to disappear. The main suspect: Kaitlyn, "the girl of nowhere."

Kaitlyn's diary, discovered in the ruins of Elmbridge High, reveals the thoughts of a disturbed mind. Its charred pages tell a sinister version of events that took place that tragic night, and the girl of nowhere is caught in the center of it all. But many claim Kaitlyn doesn't exist, and in a way, she doesn't - because she is the alter ego of Carly Johnson.

Carly gets the day. Kaitlyn has the night. It's during the night that a mystery surrounding the Dead House unravels and a dark, twisted magic ruins the lives of each student that dares touch it.

Debut author Dawn Kurtagich masterfully weaves together a thrilling and terrifying story using psychiatric reports, witness testimonials, video footage, and the discovered diary - and as the mystery grows, the horrifying truth about what happened that night unfolds.

When I first started watching Booktube videos again this book was making the rounds. Since I am a major fan of Young Adult horror/mystery this caught my interest right away. I love the creepy look of the cover and the synopsis sounds great. Not to mention I love finding a new debut author.

I have heard some mixed reviews on this book which is the one downfall. Many of the people say that it isn’t as scary as it seems it would be and that is a letdown for people. I have also heard some people say they got bored while reading it. I of course can’t wait to get my hands on it so I can find out for myself!

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it?

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