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The Women in the Walls de Amy Lukavics
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The Women in the Walls (edició 2016)

de Amy Lukavics (Autor)

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"Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable--a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations."… (més)
Membre:BeckyWalton
Títol:The Women in the Walls
Autors:Amy Lukavics (Autor)
Informació:Harlequin Teen (2016), 288 pages
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Etiquetes:teen fiction, YA fiction, horror, teenagers, cousins, aunts, self-harm, cutting, self-mutilation

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I'm not a fan of creepy book. But I will read them, because so many of my students love them. This one had me intrigued, but confused. I had a hard time getting the setting figured out. I thought it was historical because they dress for dinner in this old Victorian mansion, and have fire places in their bedrooms that they use for heat. But Lucy and Margaret are schooled at home, online. Oh, that means computers. So, current day, I guess. Dad is distant and secretive. Margaret goes mad after her mother disappears. There are noises in the wall. Lucy cuts herself to release her pain. But Lucy is the strong one? I know this us jumbled, but so were my thoughts as I read this.

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The ending felt weak, very weak. I was frustrated, and left wondering about Vanessa, who was there in the climactic scene and then just not mentioned anymore. And Lucy just gives up and caves to this weird bug creature, who has gained power from the deaths of dinner guests, Lucy's father, and others. Lucy will remain to lure new worshipers for the "Mother." What? Why? ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
A dark tale which broaches certain subjects that especially teens will relate to—family, self-mutilation, loneliness, and grief. I quite enjoyed The Women in the Walls with its eerie atmosphere and gory scenes (I always seem to like those things in a book), but I will admit that the ending didn't satisfy me as much as Daughters onto Devils' ending did. It felt just a tad too rushed. That being said, The Women in the Walls is a great YA Horror (upper-YA in particular) that certainly provides enough creepiness for a horror-lover. ( )
  MoniqueSnyman | Dec 3, 2019 |
Lucy Acosta loses a chef, the woman she thinks of as a mother, and then her best friend, and all seem to illicit the same emotional response. I've read a lot of books about repressed WASPs in fancy houses surrounded by elegant people who also have no emotions, but this book wins a prize for flat-lining. It's almost as if these characters not only don't have feelings, they also don't know how to pretend to have them.

'The Women in the Walls' hurtles into its territory too fast. There is no time at all to develop any feelings of suspense or cultivate an atmosphere. I couldn't do it. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 19, 2019 |
This was definitely not like "Daughters Unto Devils." It had a ton of potential to be utterly scary, but fizzled. I gave this 3 stars only because the story up until the end was so great...then ending, not so much. ( )
  KWadyko | Mar 5, 2018 |
"Walter the cook killed himself in his little bedroom downstairs, just a few hours after saying good-night." That is the first sentence in the book and it lets you know right off the bat that you are in for one creepy ride. I had previously read this author's other book Daughters Unto Devils, and while it was not perfect I liked that the story was a kind of Little House on the Prairie horror novel. This book started out creepily enough but the pacing was not good. A family composed of a father, aunt, and two cousins lives in a remote Victorian mansion. First the cook kills himself and then the aunt goes on a walk and disappears. The walls begin to talk to the cousins and then a lot of really bad things happen.

I don't know where to begin to fix this. The underlying story was good but the book dragged in the middle and too much happened at once in the end. I think this author might do better out of the YA genre. She has really good ideas but can't seem to fully develop them in the confines of a short YA novel. Also she really likes to curse which seems odd in a book aimed at young readers. The horror things are really horrifying. The author definitely knows how to write a dark story but it feels choppy and not fully cooked. I would still be interested in checking out her next book because I like how her mind works. A bonus point awarded for working in a Harry Potter reference. ( )
  arielfl | Sep 23, 2017 |
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"Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable--a family. When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations."

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