This was a pleasant middle grade read! Though the premise, strange old ghost-like creature controlling scarecrows, seems ordinary, the writing made the book.
This book was everything I wanted and more. With the beautifully rendered prose, the gorgeous scenery, the captivating plot, it is one of the better books I've read this year. The tale starts slow then grows into a tempest, bewitching in all aspects.
A riveting read, the story feels like a fairy tale, but reads like a gothic novel. A perfect blend of tale and caution, The Glass Woman is likely to be a new gothic classic.
Unfortunately, the only depth in the story was the deep, deep, snow that blanketed the lodge.
It did not disappoint.
Surprising page-turner about mother-daughter grifters, family drama, thriller, murder, and revenge.
3 stars Cinematic as usual, Ahlborn's writing in this book was just as good as her other ones. I can't say Within These Walls is my favorite of hers or her creepiest, but it's definitely good, though not up to standards as her other books.
3 stars “A wall, after all, isn’t just about keeping others out. It can also be for trapping people inside.”
3 stars 18 year-old angry, rebellious, stubborn Stella is in jailed for the murder of 33-year-old Chris, businessman and millionaire. The question is: did she really murder him?
Is this a haunted house book, or are its inhabitants the ones who haunt themselves? It's hard to tell.