Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
Release date: - , 2012
Release date: - , 2012
Source: Received for review from Netgalley – CreateSpace
Four teenagers chance across a mysterious, crumbling mansion in the depths of the mountains....
- One of them is about to vanish.
- One of them is lying about what he or she knows.
- None of them will escape the fate awaiting them in the terrifying Dollhouse beneath the old mansion--a place of nightmarish horrors and insanity.
A slow-burn nightmare, a world of supernatural darkness and strange secrets.
Six months ago, fifteen-year-old Cassie Claiborne reluctantly moved from her home in Florida with her social worker mom. In her new home--a remote, mountainous Australian town, Cassie meets new friends--Aisha Dumaj, Ethan McAllister and Lacey Dougherty.
For the first time, Cassie falls in love. The only problem is that the boy she falls for is her friend, Ethan--and he and Aisha are already an item. When Cassie goes on a school hike to Devils Hole with her new friends, she tries desperately to keep her feelings for Ethan secret.
Aisha disappears on the hike without a trace--with the police believing she was murdered.
When Cassie, Ethan and Lacey return to the mountains to search for Aisha--Cassie begins to realize she never really knew any of her friends. Everyone has their own secrets. She discovers the stranger lurking inside everyone she thought she knew.
Two things that scare me in horror movies are children and dolls. So, I knew that this book with dolls in the title was going to be terrifying.
Cassie was a so/so character. At times I liked her and then at other times I wanted to hit her and yell at her for acting like a damn fool in love. I mean, who would have thoughts of liking and wanting to kiss someone in the freaky situation they were in. There isn’t much character growth or depth, but I didn’t mind that at all mainly because of the creepy, intense plot.
And the plot is for sure creepy. Dolls, trapped in an old mansion in the middle of the woods, a life sized clown, weird scary people (are they people? Confusing), scared yet? There’s just so much creepiness in this book I couldn’t put the book down. I was reading Dollhouse almost through the entire night. It ended with a evil cliff-hanger and now I must get the sequel to Dollhouse. There are just way too many questions unanswered.
If you like spooky, creepy reads you’ll love Dollhouse.