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Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house. Read The House PDF - by Christina Lauren St. Martin's Press | Delilah and Gavin's new love is threatened by a force uncomfortably close to. Christina Lauren,Read PDF Dating You / Hating You By Christina Lauren, Reading Book series, Sublime, The House, and Autoboyography.
Although the book is much different than what they typically write, the two do an excellent job when it comes to writing young adult horror. Interested in seeing my full review? You can find it here: View 2 comments. This book was great- the perfect blend of mystery, suspense, and romance; I read it in practically a day!
This novel follows the story of Delilah Blue, a high school senior who recently returned to her small hometown after a 6-year stint in private school up north; and Gavin, the boy she has had a crush on since they were kids, and who also harbors a dark secret about the strange house he lives in, commonly referred to around town as "The Patchwork House". This story is told in alternating points of view between Delilah and Gavin, which I really enjoyed.
I also liked the concept of this book, and how the authors took the idea of "Monster House" and then added a twist. It was new and different, and it had me guessing about all the "what-ifs" up until the end. The one thing that has me unwilling to give the final half star is the lack of closure that I felt. There was a nice end scene that left me hopeful for the future of the two main characters, but I felt like I still had questions left regarding the state of the House.
Why had Gavin never known that his mother was in the house, and yet she was able to call Dhaval like nothing was wrong? Is the bad juju in the house really gone?? Idk, maybe this stuff was answered and it flew right over my head, but I just have too many questions. So, a very interesting story that I think will appeal to anyone. It was like an American horror movie with all the creaky stairs and gusty winds.
People are trying to stop me from reading it at night but it wasn't that scary. I found it a little comical when Gavin talks to the Lamp, The room, The piano The house has this attitude that in the end the mystery wasn't solved. I don't know what to make of Delilah's attitude. She was pretentious for a girl who walks barefooted on an old school. Her character mismatched with her reaction on The house. She was inconsistent and I'm not talking about mood swings. Overall, the story was a huge leap.
It was original because this is my first time reading animated objects brought back to life. I don't have any qualms with their arch nemesis even at the last chapter.
Oct 07, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Good and spooky. I wanted to keep reading until the end. It keep me guessing and wanting to know what was going to happen next. Feb 14, Jaime rated it it was amazing. I loved this.
Anyone that knows me, knows I am a Christina Lauren addict. I put this on the back burner because it was a Young Adult but this was so good.
It had sexy aspects, relationship, played out like a movie. The heroine was so amazing and strong. Like all CL characters, these characters will be with me for a long time. I can not recommend this enough.
You want to read something that is truly unique? Oct 15, Cameron Chaney rated it it was ok Shelves: I was looking forward to this book and really wanted to like it, but sadly Not what I was expecting at all. This isn't a horror story, more like a magical realism novel that feels like a paranormal romance.
It just doesn't work. The dialogue is horribly cringey, the romance is too mushy, and there is a serious lack of suspense. There is also a lot more sex than I anticipated for a young adult book, which is fine and all, but the way it was written was borderline e I was looking forward to this book and really wanted to like it, but sadly There is also a lot more sex than I anticipated for a young adult book, which is fine and all, but the way it was written was borderline erotica.
As an adult, it made weirded me out reading about teens in that way. Too kinky. The idea is interesting but in the end I just didn't care about what was happening. It also reminded me of Room by Emma Donaghue in the way that the characters refer to the house as "House" and a lamp as "Lamp" and a bed as "Bed.
Overall, this was a boring and disappointing book. This book was NOT what I expected. Absolutely not. Did I love it any less though? Definitely not. Quite the opposite, actually. It was a really unique and interesting read with a fascinating story, pretty cool and likeable characters and was very well written.
It's the first book I read by these authors - yes, plural because Christina Lauren is a combined pen name for the authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings - but I'm also not sure if I'll read any other books.
They seem a lot different and even though they have quite good ratings on GR, it's a completely different genre. As long as I'm with you, I don't care about the rest. What I expected was a really creepy, ghost-like book Or an evil spirit "living" in the house. In my mind it had something to do with ghosts and was freaking scary.
The typical ghost-story where you hear terrible voices at night and cupboards or doors closing itself. Just very creepy. It's definitely unsettling and suspenseful and if you really think about it, yes also kind of scary, but then again not so much. At first I felt like Delilah and thought it's pretty cool and magical but as things progressed More like terrifying. I can't really go into details about House but that's probably for the best - go into this without too high expectations.
Keep away from spoilery reviews and get surprised. I certainly haven't read anything like this before and am happy that the authors managed to explain and write everything so it makes sense. Gavin and Delilah? They're so, so sweet and even though some might say it's insta-lovish, I actually don't think so. They're teenagers being in love and experiencing everything for the first time.
And the fact that they already "knew" each other when they were younger just makes it work for me.
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I don't care if it's cheesy and maybe a little rushed, it's freaking adorable and I love both of them a lot! Delilah is such a great character.
I loved that she was always so protective of Gavin and looked out for him - in most other books it's always the guy protecting the girl, so this was super refreshing! They're both a little weird but when they're together it just fits. They're intersting, likeable and seemed very realistic to me.
And Gavin is The way he cares for Delilah and acts around her is incredibly cute. I definitely wanted to know more after everything was revealed and well, I think it would've been really good. Either way, I liked how everything turned out. It was a good ending and therefore I can easily recommend this!
Well done! So different and unique with great characters and a cool storyline Mar 31, Tracy Cornerfolds rated it it was amazing Shelves: There it is! My first 5 star book of This book was completely and utterly amazing and totally not what I was expecting at all.
Going into The House, I expected a straightforward haunted house story, but that's not what this is at all. The House is a story about love and commitment just as much as it is a horror novel and it's beautiful. Delilah and Gavin are the main characters in this wonderfully amazing book and the story is told from alternating perspectives. Delilah has had a t Whoomp! Delilah has had a thing for Gavin since before she left for boarding school and Gavin has secretly wondered if she really liked him, liked him.
But then she comes home and stakes claim almost immediately and they begin an awkward friendship that slowly becomes more. They're both super weird kids in their own ways. Delilah is obsessed with horror movies and hauntings and Gavin, well, he lives in a really weird house.
The romance between these two was a huge focus of the book and I was totally okay with that. Their relationship was not insta-lovey at all, despite Delilah going after Gavin so quickly, and the romance between them was believable, natural, and totally swoon-worthy. I completely adored both of these characters, separately and together. But, hey, this is a horror novel, so where's the horror??
Well, let me tell you. It's there. The horrific elements of The House are slow and subtle and sneakily creep up your spine until you find yourself looking over your shoulder and around corners before realizing how totally ridiculous you're being. Despite the fact that this book does focus heavily on romance, it is one of the best YA horror novels I've read. There was mystery and shock factor and twists that I never saw coming. If I could find one teensy thing to complain about it would be the over emphasis on descriptors for Gavin and Delilah.
Seriously, by the end of this book I was wondering if Gavin was actually Hagrid. He was described as large and long and huge and big and massive and giant and I get it! The guy is really tall! Delilah should really get checked out by a doctor because she has a few kinds of birds, horses, and butterflies in her chest and that probably isn't healthy.
All things considered, these are seriously minute issues though. I truly wish that I could rave and fangirl over this book for awhile longer, but it's a book that I think would be very easily spoiled and so I'm not going to say too much more about it. Suffice it to say that this is a terrifically creepy book with amazing romance and you should totally read it if you like either of those things!
Jan 08, Praiz Sophyronja rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading this in bed at night wondering if everything I am touching is alive is one of the creepiest feelings I've ever had to endure. This book is so alive that you have to convince yourself it is just a book, it is just a book, it is just a book if you want to ever feel comfortable inside your house again.
Holy shit. Incredible work. Freud would get a kick out of this. Apr 29, Kelly Gunderman rated it it was amazing Shelves: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I have so many feelings on this book. This book reminded me of something out of a Tim Burton film, or something from Alice in Wonderland.
First, we have Delilah, who is home from her private school due to her father losing his job and her grandmother's health problems.
She has come back to the town she grew to finish off high school, and she lays eyes on the boy she previously had a crush on, Gavin. Needless to sa I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Needless to say, the old feelings immediately resurface and she falls head over heels in love with him.
Now Gavin has always been a bit strange. No one ever sees his parents, or the inside of his house, which has been rumored to be haunted. He doesn't really have any friends, and he's quiet and keeps mostly to himself. One day, Delilah follows Gavin home from school. She notes that the outside of his house looks like something out of a dream - one side of the lawn is yellowed and dead, while the other side is lush and green. The house itself is something she refers to as "the patchwork house" because it appears to be created out of a bunch of different materials and is unlike anything she has ever seen before.
And that's just the outside. House is alive. Yes, for real. House, and all the furniture inside House, and all the rooms inside House, are alive. The authors of this book did such an amazing job creating House.
It's rare that I am so enchanted by a book as I was with this one. The writing, the storyline, and the House itself were all things that just drew me in and made me keep reading. Sure, there's a bit of instalove in this book, and while the romance is somewhat cheesy, I actually enjoyed it, I won't lie.
I felt a connection to Delilah and Gavin, and their story really is a fantastic one. This book will definitely go on my "To Read Again Soon" shelf. Sep 06, Victoria Cavill rated it liked it. I don't usually pick this genre at all.
The only ghost books I have read are of Kristen Ashley's and lets face it they are hilarious..!! But this one was a novelized version of a horror movie. I definitely wouldn't have picked if not for Christina Lauren. I like Gavin. He was a sweetheart. He trusted easy, loved easy and was pretty easy throughout. Delilah was damn unique.
I mean she liked gore!! It was like the tale of two weird perfections.. They fit together well. And 3. And then there was the house. I loved how CL gave life to it. It was personalized and made a person without losing its ethnicity.
It does not just remain as the faceless monster of a horror movie whose aim is to kill. It has a personality.
There were some loose ends. It was boring in the middle. Oh well, I never said I was a fan of Horror. So I experimented with this one and found out this genre is NOT for me.
But since its a CL I did like this one to an extend. It would make a damn good movie for sure..!!! Feb 27, Sherna bookwormswiftie rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed reading it. Review to come!!! Jun 15, Jenny Jo Weir rated it liked it Shelves: Talk about different! If you are looking for something unique and diverse, look no further.
Very creative and lively. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut when it comes to reading certain genres of books.
This one is categorized as a young adult read, but trust me when I say, age did not really come into play for me to enjoy this book immensely. The authors have had their hearts set on other genres in writing aside from their normal romance and contemporary fiction book and this new release certainly showed that they are excellent at their craft.
The story is based on two high school students and while that is not my Sometimes we get stuck in a rut when it comes to reading certain genres of books. The story is based on two high school students and while that is not my typical age group to read about, the story was not immature on any level. Plus it was a thrilling, haunting story. It left me with some creepy feelings in my dreams!
Normally, I would give you a little insight to what the story is about, but with this one, you are going to have to read it to find out. A little bit of mystery never hurt you! LOL But know that this read is tantalizing, exciting, a bit heart pounding, but nothing that will scare the bejeezes out of you, hopefully anyway. It is also slightly sweet with a little bit of love floating around and a bit weird too. The imagination needed to create this story is awesome. The creativity and depth to this book is what we look for in a beautifully crafted read and this book offers all of that and more which made this a must-read for anyone that loves this type of genre.
Read more at http: The House is a truly spooky story. The begining felt a little weird, most of all the voices of the characters, and I wasn't really convinced I was gonna like it, but in the end I've enjoyed it quite a lot. This book has 3 main characters: Delilah, Gavin and Gavin's House, which is a a really scary character itself.
At first it's kinda cool, the way it works, behaves and cares for Gavin, but as the story moves forward Delilah realizes that there's definitely something creepy and wrong with the ho The House is a truly spooky story. At first it's kinda cool, the way it works, behaves and cares for Gavin, but as the story moves forward Delilah realizes that there's definitely something creepy and wrong with the house.
The book is part horror and part love story and it works well, but I couldn't quite connect with the characters and their relationship, which was a litlle too much too fast for me and I can say that I prefer Christina Lauren's adult romance books any day of the week.
However, I really liked the explanation for what was happening and although the resolution was a little rushed I liked how it all played out.
So,all in all, The House has been the perfect last Halloween read. View all 3 comments. Aug 25, Terri rated it liked it Shelves: Review also found at http: The expected publication date is October 6th This is the second book I have read by Christina Lauren. The first was a while back when I read Sublime see review here.
Like the last story, this one also had a supernatural element and the story focused on the strange house Gavin lived in that was aliv Review also found at http: Like the last story, this one also had a supernatural element and the story focused on the strange house Gavin lived in that was alive in every way. I love a good ghost story. I prefer it when the ghosts are the good guys but in this case I can't win them all. This was a fairy-tale gone wrong meets Poltergeist. I must admit I didn't know how this would play out.
Although I felt the story was wrapped up a little too cleanly at the end, I was engaged for the entire ride. Oct 27, Gaby rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The dark romance and creepy setting blended in quite nicely. It does have its scary moments. It is fast paced and the atmosphere of mystery move you right along, making for an entertaining and quick read.
The ending did fall a little flat for me, but overall I really liked it. I especially liked Delilah and Gavin's relationship; it was very tender and sweet. Readers Also Enjoyed. Young Adult. About Christina Lauren.
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Books by Christina Lauren. Trivia About The House. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The House. A picture, some words, anything. Welcome back. The only empty seat in the room—Room , Mr. Harrington, highlighted in yellow, thank you, Mother—was of course in the middle, up front. Delilah Blue was back from the fancy East Coast boarding school.
Delilah Blue had come home to go slumming. Although she spent some of each summer back in Morton, being at school here was different. Delilah had forgotten how many teenagers could come out of the woodwork, and all around her they were yelling, throwing notes, whispering across aisles.
Was this how they always behaved while waiting for the teacher? When your time is yours, use it to create something, Father John had always told them.
A picture, some words, anything. She struggled to place the faces she remembered from six years ago with the reality of the faces now. Rebecca Lewis, her best friend from kindergarten. Kelsey Stiles, her archnemesis in third grade. Rebecca probably glared at her because Delilah had left Morton so successfully.
Kelsey probably glared at Delilah for having the gall to come back. Not everyone had been hostile when they recognized Delilah; some girls had greeted her in front of the school with hugs and high-pitched welcomes, and Delilah knew that she had a completely blank slate there. She could be anyone she wanted to be. Delilah took her seat next to Tanner Jones, the only person to ever have beaten her at tetherball in sixth grade, her last year of public school. She smiled to hide her surprise.
Clearly the town knew better. Your business is only yours until you share it, Father John had always told them. Just as Mr. Harrington was closing the classroom door, a boy slipped in, mumbling an apology and staring with determination at the floor.
He was the same, but not. His shirt was black, jeans were black, and shaggy black hair fell into his eyes. He was so tall he must have been pulled like taffy.Not what I was expecting at all. Thank you to our amazing editor, Zareen Jaffery. Alright, alright. We are endlessly lucky to be surrounded by people who encourage us to write the stories in our heads, whatever they may be.
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All around, students pressed past her and lockers slammed near her head, and she struggled to appear unaffected by the public-school chaos. I enjoyed reading it. This isn't a horror story, more like a magical realism novel that feels like a paranormal romance. It has a personality.
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