The Women in the Walls

The Women in the Walls

Book - 2017
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While living in her family's Victorian mansion, Lucy and her cousin, Margaret, begin to hear voices coming from the walls of the old house.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ontario, Canada :, Harlequin Teen,, [2017]
ISBN: 9780373212460
Characteristics: 266 pages ; 21 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 18, 2018

The horror genre has been around for generations of books, ranging from Stephen King's iconic novels to today's contemporary reads with Amy Lukavics, who has received critically acclaimed reviews for her style of storytelling. The Women in the Walls is a book for teenagers and up, with plenty of chilling points of high tension among a frightening environment. In a modern-day setting, the author is able to create a story with sympathetic characters, allowing emotional investment in the book, thus providing a more immersive experience. Unique horror tropes are presented to readers in graphic detail. As for the plot, a seveteen-year-old Lucy Acosta resides in a large mansion with her cousin Margaret and aunt Penelope. During the story, her aunt disappears and her cousin begins acting out of the ordinary, claiming to hear voices coming from the walls. Lucy's father does not offer help, leaving her no consolation, considering the harm she inflicts on herself. Of course, as a horror novel, it is recommended for mature readers. @Mercurial_Series of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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burchlam
Mar 14, 2017

For what it is, it is entertaining enough. It is targeted to teens and reads as such. The story is reminiscent of a Wes Craven film--gory and not terribly realistic, but with a real jump feature Craven fans love in horror. I found the title a little misleading, and the plot could have used some "fleshing" out for the back story. Still, I read it through in two days, and my oldest is now reading it. OK read if you don't expect too much.

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