Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: The Fall by Bethany Griffin

{Releases 10.07.2014}

Madeline Usher has been buried alive. The doomed heroine comes to the fore in this eerie reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Gothic, moody, and suspenseful from beginning to end, The Fall is literary horror for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Asylum.

Madeline awakes in a coffin. She was put there by her own twin brother. How did it come to this? In short non-chronological chapters, Bethany Griffin masterfully spins a haunting and powerful tale of a tragic heroine and the curse on the Usher family. The house itself is alive around Madeline, and it will never let her escape, driving her to the madness just as it has all of her ancestors. But she won't let it have her brother Roderick. She'll do everything in her power to save him—and try to save herself—even if it means bringing the house down around them.

With a sinister gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Poe himself, Bethany Griffin creates a house of horrors and introduces a whole new point-of-view on the timeless classic.

Why I’m waiting:
I don’t know if it’s the feeling and smell of fall in the air, or the Halloween decorations everywhere, but I’m in the mood to read something gothic and creepy…and when I saw this, it seemed perfect!

What are you waiting on?
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  1. This one is totalky already on my wish list too! I love gothic mysteries! Let's hope the wait is worth it and it's as good as it looks! :D
    April @ My Shelf Confessions

  2. OOh nice! Been seeing a lot of this one around lately! Hope you enjoy it!

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  3. The Fall looks so good. I am definitely looking forward to it as well. Great pick. Only six more days to go til release, yay!
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  4. This is the perfect Halloween read, I couldn't wait until Halloween though and read it last week, seriously eerie and creepy. :)

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    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  5. Oh I've been seeing this around, great pick!

  6. This sounds really creepy. I hope you love this one.

    Grace @Books of LOve

  7. This sounds so interesting! I can't wait to read it as well.

    Have a great week & happy reading :-) Sharon – Obsession with Books

  8. This surprisingly decent take on Poe's "Fall of the House of Usher" starts off as a creepy ghost story, as we learn about the influence of the House on the Usher family. However, it eventually devolves into a sappy young adult love story, as the main character is torn between her young doctor, her brother, and her brother's gay lover. Stop reading about seventy pages from the end so you won't have to suffer through this Twilight rehash of an ending.


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