House of Furies by Madeleine Roux; 404 pages
Louisa ran away from boarding school and is scraping by as a fortune teller. Until one day she meets an old crone who tells her she can get employment at Coldthistle House as a maid. Jumping on the opportunity, Louisa is thrown into this dark, mysterious world within the house. This is a house where people come to die and now Louisa is stuck there whether she wants to be or not.
Madeleine Roux is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! I adored her Asylum series so I was really excited when I heard she had a new book coming out. It definitely did not disappoint.
The story takes place in the early 1800s which just adds to the overall tone of the book. This was a time when people still believed in faeries and changelings, so seeing them in the story as main characters was fun.
I liked Louisa as a main character. I liked that she was skeptical and it took her actually seeing all the strange things to believe in them. No blind faith.
I loved how unique the story was too. A boardinghouse fun by mythical creatures where evil people go to die. Don’t worry, not a major spoiler. It’s nothing you don’t learn in the first 25% of the book.
I really cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out so we can see what happens next!
Goodreads Challenge: 67/105
Pop Sugar Challenge: A book set in a hotel (a boardinghouse is close enough)