The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

TDGoHHPages: 329

Goodreads Rating: 3.93 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Mystery

Publishing Date: August 25, 2015

Publisher: Point

Summary (Goodreads):

In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…

Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.

But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.

And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.

Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.

But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.

From master of suspense Katie Alender comes a riveting tale of twisted memories and betrayals, and the meaning of madness.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall is one of those horror novels that isn’t as scary as it seems. Though it’s set on an asylum (which is creepy) but the story just didn’t lived up with it. The writing style is decent and I’m somehow entertained with a bunch of ghost characters. Each of them had their own stories that will make you curious.

The story is about a young girl, Delia who inherited a house from her great aunt, Cordelia. It turns out it’s an old asylum and it’s believe to be haunted. There are spirits trapped for years and as well as bad spirits who meant harmed to the living. The ghosts in this story are interesting and I’m eager to know more of their story. I also felt sad for them because they are longing for their loved ones. It’s really touching, especially this one ghost named Maria.

Overall, it’s a good story but don’t expect to be scared or else you’ll not enjoy it.

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