The House by Christina Lauren

October 10, 2015     Elle     ,

The House by Christina LaurenThe House by Christina Lauren
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Published by Simon Schuster Genres: Young Adult, Horror
Pages: 384
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My Rating : four-stars

Gavin tells Delilah he’s hers—completely—but whatever lives inside that house with him disagrees.

After seven years tucked away at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her small Kansas hometown to find that not much has changed. Her parents are still uptight and disinterested, her bedroom is exactly the way she left it, and the outcast Gavin Timothy still looks like he’s crawled out of one of her dark, twisted drawings.

Delilah is instantly smitten.

Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house is an irresistible lure for Delilah, but the tall fence surrounding it exists for good reason, and Gavin urges Delilah to be careful. Whatever lives with him there isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurting her to keep her away.

I enjoyed this book. Although it’s not exactly what I was expecting from the authors, it is quite a unique tale when it comes to Haunted Houses. In this book, the House is an actual character. One that may terrify readers if reading this book alone at night.

The story is about a boy named Gavin and a girl named Delilah who have known each other almost all of their lives. When Delilah comes back from boarding school it’s as if the two are suddenly drawn back to one another. However, when the two decide to embark on a relationship together something begins to stand in their way. It’s not nagging parents this time. It’s the House.

This story has good creep factor and I definitely recommend it to fans of Christina Lauren. Although the book is much different than what they typically write, the two do an excellent job when it comes to writing young adult horror. 2 thumbs up!

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