Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Harmony House by Nic Sheff

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Harmony House
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Jen Noonan’s father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror.

After Jen’s alcoholic mother’s death, her father cracked. He dragged Jen to this dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to “start their new lives”—but Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It’s got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the house awakens. Strange visions follow Jen wherever she goes, and her father’s already-fragile sanity disintegrates before her eyes. As the forces in the house join together to terrorize Jen, she must find a way to escape the past she didn’t know was haunting her—and the mysterious and terrible power she didn’t realize she had.

A classic horror story finds a terrifying home in Harmony House, drawing on favorite tropes and edgy, modern characters to create a chilling tale of blame, guilt, and ghostly revenge.

Harmony House by Nic Sheff

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Harmony House “The demon has taken hold of me.”

This was an okay story about a girl living in a haunted house.

Basically this story was about Jen who was living in the haunted ‘Harmony House’ where her dad was basically working for the winter (bit reminiscent of ‘The Shining’) along with a little bit of mystery over Jen’s mother’s death, and some weird dreams that Jen was having.

I found Jen to be quite a scatter brained character, and it was a little hard to really know what she was really thinking at times, especially considering these weird dreams she was experiencing, and the weird stuff going on with her father! I did like her though, and I felt quite sorry for her with the things she was going through.

The storyline was basically about Jen finding out the hard way that Harmony house was haunted, and experiencing some nausea, weird dreams, and minor creepy events. The pace was a bit slow, but the story flowed alright, even if it wasn’t particularly scary.

The ending to this was okay, although we didn’t seem to get many answers as to what was going on or whether it would be over now!

6 out of 10

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