Hardcover ✓ Horrid MOBI Ú

Hardcover ✓ Horrid MOBI Ú

Horrid [Ebook] ➭ Horrid ➬ Katrina Leno – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spinechilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spinechilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha ChristieFollowing her father's death, Jane NorthRobinson and her mom move from sunny California to the dreary, dilapidated old house in Maine where her mother grew up All they want is a fresh start, but behind North Manor's doors lurks a history that leaves them feeling aloned tormentedAs the cold New England autumn arrives, and Jane settles in to her new home, she finds solace in old books and memories of her dad She steadily begins making new friends, but also faces bullying from the resident bad seed, struggling to tamp down her own worst nature in response Jane's mom also seems to be spiraling with the return of her childhood home, but she won't reveal why Then Jane discovers that the storage room her mom has kept locked isn't for storage at allit's a little girl's bedroom, left untouched for years and not quite as empty of inhabitants as it appearsIs it grief? Mental illness? Or something Horrid?.

About the Author: Katrina Leno

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10 thoughts on “Horrid

  1. Melanie Melanie says:

    katrina leno's writing is just... out of this world. truly. i can't wait to interrupt this and my thoughts and write a review... soon! <3

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  2. Riley Riley says:

    this was so creepy and very fucked up, exactly what i want when i read a horror book
    if you are a fan of rory power i think you will really like this

  3. megs_bookrack megs_bookrack says:

    One look at this cover and it's clear, we could be in for Leno's darkest story YET!

    Darker and darker!

    I love this for me.

  4. rachel ☾ rachel ☾ says:

    A girl who loves Agatha Christie. A girl who loves spooky stuff and mysteries... until that spooky stuff starts happening to her.

    holy shit, i'm a girl who loves agatha christie and spooky stuff. this is going to be Good

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  5. Lea (drumsofautumn) Lea (drumsofautumn) says:

    I read this entire book in a day and stayed up until 4am to finish it which I haven't done in so, so long. This was so compelling and truly one of the most exciting and enjoyable reading experiences I've had in a while... I'm just not yet sure how I feel about the actual content of the book. And I think this is going to be a divisive one for sure. Review to come!

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  6. Melanie (TBR and Beyond) Melanie (TBR and Beyond) says:

    WOW, That was extra f*ucked up and I totally dug it. RTC

  7. Maëlys Maëlys says:

    ☆ 4 / 5 ☆

    She couldn't remember the first book she had eaten.

    Horrid is a story following Jane whose life gets turned upside down when her father passes away and has to move across the country, from the only life she has ever known in LA, to her grandmother’s mysterious manor in Maine. Jane feels like something is lurking in this town, in this house, a heavy secret, and maybe something more, that weighs her down a little more the longer she spends there.

    This is the first Katrina Leno book I’ve read and I can definitely say that I fell a little bit in love with her writing. With the words themselves but also the pacing of (most) of the book, the setting and the atmosphere. This was such an atmospheric read and it was so easy to get lost in the creaking sounds of the house and the dreary weather of Maine. I truly felt immersed in the setting and the story and I always felt intrigued and so excited to pick this book back up.

    “I kept wondering - does my mom get to be sadder? Does his mom? Does his brother? I think the important thing to realize, to try and remember, is that grief doesn’t have a rulebook. You’re allowed to feel every emotion under the sun. You’re even allowed to invent new ones.”

    This book centers a lot around grief, its many layers and how people cope differently. It shows that grief isn’t only sadness; it’s also anger, resentment and guilt. There were many powerful moments and discussions on grief that I really appreciated. It showed characters coping and being impacted in very different ways, from little unexpected things bringing on waves of sadness to running away from the grief, physically and metaphorically, or even resorting to violence.

    This book also constantly toys the line between the paranormal, Jane’s grief riddled mind and her anger induced blackouts, putting into question any occurring event. Jane’s anger is definitely a huge part of this book, whether it is directed at herself, her circumstances, her family or other people around her. We see her deal with the feelings that come after as well as the consequences of her bursts of anger.

    Something else I really enjoyed from this book was the friendship Jane develops with a few people in this town. I think it’s a testament of how life goes on even while you’re grieving and Jane really holds on to these little threads of happiness. The dynamics were also pretty realistic and just really anchored the story into “normal life” for me.

    I hope this is not going to be a recurrent problem with me and spooky books but I felt like the story peaked at 70% of the way through. We got a pretty big piece of information at that point and the build up to it was really well executed, I felt so invested!! And then the story hit a lull for me. I wouldn’t say it was bad but it was not up to par with the rest of the book. The very end of the book was ambiguous enough to be open to interpretation while giving enough to be satisfying. I’m still asking myself some questions about the book but far from it being in a bad way, I think it can open up a lot of interesting discussions.

    I was also a little bit disappointed because the main character mentions Agatha Christie books many times, making it a huge part of her personality and thus the story, so I thought there would be stronger links and parallels between those but at the end of the day the Agatha Christie plot point was very minimal.

    Overall this was a very atmospheric, intriguing and enjoyable book with amazing writing! I just wish I’d loved the ending a bit more.


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  8. Caidyn (he/him/his) Caidyn (he/him/his) says:

    I received an ARC from an ARC fairy and this is my honest review!

    CW: death of loved ones, grief/grieving, anger and loss of control from anger, and deception

    I rarely stay up late to read. Even if a book is compelling and I'm liking it, I put my rest first. I like being well-rested. Then this book came around. I picked it up and read about 30% of it. Very compelling, put it down for a little bit to get ready for bed. Decided that, hey, I'd read another part or two -- depending on the length -- before going to bed for the night.

    Yet. It did not work out that way. I read the rest of the book, staying up way past my usual bedtime and then proceeded to think about it for about an hour or so because I was so in awe.

    After Jane's father suddenly passes away, it comes out that she and her mother, Ruth, have no money and can't afford to live in California anymore. Ruth's mother passed away, leaving her the North Manor, her childhood home. They decide to move cross-country to Maine and go there. And, with old houses and small towns, there are often secrets, secrets that no one mentions but everyone remembers.

    Weird things start happening in the house. Jane is trying to cope with all the things life has thrown at her, from the death of her father to this move to losing old friends and making new ones to getting bullied by a classmate who seems to know more about Jane's family history than Jane does. I will say, I really enjoyed Jane's character. I really resonated with her because she definitely has anger control issues and it's very much on the page.

    The book is also terrifying. I was reading it in the dark on my phone and I had to sit up, put on some kind of small light because the book is atmospheric. It captured me and pulled me in. I wanted to know the secrets that were being kept. The meaning behind a poem/nursery rhyme that's used throughout the book. What was going on in the house. I just had to know and the book completely drew me in. It was just an incredible book and is one of my favorites for the year. Pick this up if you want to be scared by a book that's like nothing I've ever read!

  9. Taylor Taylor says:

    is it weird that I'm craving a book that'll scare me shitless? Like....that cover is HORRIFYING AND I LOVE IT.

  10. Mara YA Mood Reader Mara YA Mood Reader says:

    New England autumn and YA Horror is all I need to know! This’ll be my first read for #Spooktober yaaas

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