Monday, October 10, 2016

{Review} The Children's Horrible House by N. Jane Quackenbush


Page Count: --
Published on: November 10, 2015 & October 15, 2016
Published by: Smashwords Editions
Genre(s): Middle Grade, Fantasy, Mystery
Source: e-book: Provided by publisher
Age Rating: PG

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon

Twitter: @hiddenwolfbooks

My Rating: 3 stars

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Goodreads synopsis:

      Holly Spinatsch, a curious and rebellious tomboy, was forewarned by her siblings that if she didn't make her bed, she would be taken away to The Children’s Horrible House...and indeed she was. 

      On her search for kinship in this seemingly haunted jail like mansion, she discovers a mystery lurking and breathing, crying out for discovery.
However, when she and her friends attempt to solve the mystery, they are only left with more questions.

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Hey, guys!

      I was contacted by N. Jane Quackenbush to read The Return to the Children's Horrible House. She sent me e-copies of The Children's Horrible House and The Return to the Children's Horrible House for honest reviews. I was pretty excited to get into these books because they looked super cute and like something that my little sister would really enjoy. This book follows Holly Spinatsch who refuses to make her bed and clean her room. She's sent to The Children's Horrible House, a reform school for kids who disobey their parents. Holly discovers mysterious happenings during her stay at TCHH and she starts a little investigation with the friends that she' made at TCHH. Here is my review of book one!

      The only things that I really enjoyed during this book were the names of the characters, the concept of the plot, the flashbacks, and the ending. The names were really cute. The Spinatsch family all had first names that are plant names and I thought they were really cute. The flashbacks for the background story of the house were really interesting and I loved reading those bits. The ending was really intriguing and I think that's the main reason that I'm giving the book a lower rating...

      I didn't enjoy the characters themselves because they were either really annoying, they jumped around, their personality traits kept jumping around, or I basically just hated them. For example, Holly was supposed to be a young girl who didn't really enjoy or pay attention in school. She would keep using these words that were way past her comprehension. She's about the same age as my little sister and whenever she used huge words that young kids don't usually use, I would get really irritated. 

My review for book two will be up within the next couple weeks, so stay tuned!

Happy reading!
Olivia
~LivTheBookNerd~
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