Date Published: August 25, 2015
Published By: Point
Edition Read: ebook
Dates Read: 10/11/17-10/13/17
Goodreads Synopsis: In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…
Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.
But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.
And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.
Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.
But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.
From master of suspense Katie Alender comes a riveting tale of twisted memories and betrayals, and the meaning of madness.
My Thoughts: I have read some thing else by Katie Alender in the past so I knew I liked her writing. Going into this I wasn’t expecting to really enjoy the story as much as I did. I thought that this was such an interesting take on a “ghost story”, I haven’t read any other ghost books like this one. The characters were great, I loved Delia. As the story goes on you get to learn about what really happened there in the past and how the ghosts got to be ghosts. This was exactly the kind of creepy book I was looking for and it was a super fast read.