Monday, 1 December 2014
YOUNG ADULT GOTHIC REVIEW: The Fall - Bethany Griffin
Release Date: 02/10/14
Madeline and her twin brother Roderick have the Usher name, the Usher house - and the Usher disease. Something is wrong with the family's blood - and it seems to have spread to the house itself. Sometimes Madeline even thinks that the house is alive...When Roderick is sent away to school, the house seems to want revenge on the one member of the Usher family left behind: Madeline herself. A gorgeous, eerie, darkly Gothic tale, THE FALL is guaranteed to intrigue and enthrall its readers, winning legions of new fans for the talented Bethany Griffin. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Becca Fitzpatrick and Cassandra Clare.
I love the original Poe tale, The Fall of the House of Usher so as a reader, when I found out that it was being reimagined for a new generation I was more than happy to order a copy to sit back and devour.
What occurs within is a tale that is dark, harrowing and all round gives the reader a delicious outing with a principle character that you can’t wait to spend time with. Add to this solid storytelling, great prose and of course dialogue that just kept me turning the pages and all round I was a more than happy reader.