This is the perfect Halloween book! We have fall weather, a costume party, secrets, odd habits, and lies. Horrid Will keep you guessing at everything! Katrina Leno did an amazing job! I actually read this book in a day because I needed to know what the heck was happening, Jane. Horrid gets four stars solely based on the book’s title, and I will talk about that later on. This book’s plot was so fun and creepy, but I am in love with the cover! I have the Owlcrate edition, which makes the roses red instead of black, but they both are stunning!
Following her father’s death, Jane North-Robinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up. All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor’s doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling more alone…and more tormented.
As the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad. She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident “bad seed,” struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response. Jane’s mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won’t reveal why. Then Jane discovers that the “storage room” her mom has kept locked isn’t for storage at all–it’s a little girl’s bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appears….
Is it grief? Mental illness? Or something more…horrid?
Horrid book was to die for! I devoured this book! This book was freakish and creepy and suspenseful! Horrid had me wondering if I was crazy at times! It takes place in a house with a lot of creaking, and my room is in the basement, and I hear footprints and creaking all the time and hold heck it made me nervous. I was able to figure out the ending for the most part, which is always a little bit of a bummer for me, but I was still in shock. I love the little twist in the book and how every scene kept you engaged in the story. Nothing really felt like a filler, which was amazing! I ever wanted to put his book down, and will for sure, go on my reread list!
I don’t have too much I’d change about his book, except for the title. I don’t want to give out any spoilers, but I don’t feel like the name fits. With a title like Horrid, I was excepting something a little scarier and maybe even bloody. This book got it’s little from a characteristic of one of the characters. I completely understood and love the title. I just would have named it something differently personally.
This is another must read book for Halloween season! I love this book so much, go out and red it you won’t be sorry!