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All The Dead Lie Down

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Captivating setting, interesting characters and relationship between them, intense mystery that revealed itself. I knew I wanted to include so many of the incredible elements and tropes that made me love this genre: creepy children, a sprawling mansion by the sea, decrepit cemeteries, a whirlwind romance, and of course, a messed-up deer. Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

Alice invited Marin on as Wren and Thea’s nanny since she and Marin’s mother, Cordelia, were childhood best friends. Growing up, Autumn and Finny were like peas in a pod despite their differences: Autumn is “quirky and odd,” while Finny is “sweet and shy and everyone like[s] him. Lovelace House and its creepy, charming inhabitants felt utterly real to me, and I held my breath through every step Marin took into their darkness. It was a creepy concept and there was some gore, but I didn't feel it deeply if you know what I mean. Much more fantasy oriented than I expected instead of horror but since it’s YA, I should’ve known that.They drift apart and find new friends, but their friendship keeps asserting itself at parties, shared holiday gatherings and random encounters. If I suspected that weird, dark things were happening in that house I would have been out of there like a shot. Even before you get it confirmed why Alice was monitoring them, the sudden understanding of how deep it all went and how much Alice had been effecting her life was so creepy and impactful.

An aspect that took me out multiple times was that the teen characters often had dialogue that made them sound much older, while the children characters were more inconsistent, at times seeming very much their young age and other times sounding more like teenagers. Did I meet McCauley at age 17 and then promptly forget about that encounter while she went off and wrote an entire novel about me? Their love story is beautifully depicted as they find solace in the horrors and grief they experience through one another. Marin has a "panic attack" at one point and the solution was apparently Evie kissing her in the middle of her hyperventilation. Being able to spot the similarities and differences between in today’s 22nd and 20th culture kept me actively engaged in this wonderful book.Molly Cates has never beilieved that her father committed suicide and while sitting the capitol in Austin, a ghost from her past crops back up. Once I had that flash of an image in my mind, wondering what it could be and why it would be there, I began writing All the Dead Lie Down. I mean, come on: a young girl riddled with constant dread and anxiety, always anticipating the worst-case scenarios, finding an odd comfort in horror stories, and slowly discovering that she's sapphic as hell? In UNDER THE BEETLE’S CELLAR, Mary Willis Walker gives us a kidnap story of rare intensisty and mounting tension. The Haunting of Bly Manor meets House of Salt and Sorrows in award-winning author Kyrie McCauley's contemporary YA gothic romance about a dark family lineage, the ghosts of grief, and the lines we'll cross for love.

Also, you might be thinking that there are not many twists, but I can assure you the second half is filled with them. I also wanted to show that anxiety isn’t the same as fear—sometimes our anticipation of something, or what we imagine in our heads, is the worst part of it all, and in a moment of crisis, we can really rise to the occasion. While the book feels quite slow overall, I appreciated its easy prose and enjoyed reading from the main character’s point of view. The main character had little chemistry with the love interest, other than immediately being obsessed with her lips and acting like a lovesick puppy the minute she showed up. The suspense builds slowly but steadily until it culminates in an explosive climax that is very well written.i don’t know what exactly makes creepy kids such a good horror theme, but i think this part of the book was so good. There are titles for teens that address the realities of dating violence, but it's more difficult to find stories of family violence; in her debut, McCauley traverses the tender ground with grace. The youngest, Thea, (an affectionate little girl) has the odd habit of burying her dolls in the nearby woods; the oldest, Wren, plots horrible pranks aimed to get rid of their new nanny; Alice is an absent and distracted parent; only the cook/housekeeper Neera has a kind word for Marin.

Thanks to NetGalley and Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with a digital copy in exchange for review. Lyrical, authentic, intimate first-person narration … strong writing that features some dreamily lovely turns of phrase… a powerful, thoughtful, and ultimately hopeful debut. She found letters upon letters upon letters addressed to her mother and immediately threw a tantrum about it to Evie The Love Of Her Life She Met Two Weeks Ago And Promised Eternal Understanding To Five Minutes Prior, instead of, oh I don't know, reading even a single one of them, or, say, asking Neera even once about Alice's history. McCauley offers just a touch of magical realism here, layering a painfully honest exploration of domestic violence with a subtle eeriness.There are a lot of similarities and parallels between the two, from the setting to the characters to the family dynamics to the super sweet and loving sapphic relationship at the core of the story. Which is why Cow Lady, homeless for too long, is keeping quiet under the shady decking of a restaurant, when she overhears voices raised in violence. Halfway through the book, we're treated to a flashback of her mother freaking out about even the mention of Alice and I made the effort to tell myself "well maybe she was a child and didn't understand her reaction, and that's why she trusts Alice anyway" but NO. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

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