House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

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.

My thoughts:

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!

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Goodreads Challenge: 67/105

Pop Sugar Challenge: A book set in a hotel (a boardinghouse is close enough)

6 thoughts on “House of Furies by Madeleine Roux

  1. I’ve been eyeing this book a couple of times while browsing bookstores but, for some reason, never took it with me. Seeing good reviews only motivates me to actually buy it next time, haha!
    [And, of course, adding an extra creepy read to October can’t hurt, can it?]

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