The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

✽ [EPUB] ✵ The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall By Katie Alender ❧ – 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 i Delia's new house isn't just a house Long Girls of PDF/EPUB å ago it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females an insane The Dead MOBI :ò asylum nicknamed Hysteria Hall However many of the inmates were not insane just defiant and strong willed Kind of like Delia herselfBut the house still Dead Girls of PDF/EPUB ¾ wants to keep troubled girls locked away So in the most horrifying way Delia becomes trapped And that's when she learns that the house is also hauntedGhost girls wander the hallways in their old fashioned nightgowns A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds Delia learns that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets The house too harbors shocking truths within its walls truths that only Delia can uncover and that may set her freeAnd she'll need to act uickly before the house's power overtakes everything she lovesKatie Alender brings heart pounding suspense gorgeous writing and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

Katie Alender rhymes with “calendar” grew up in Girls of PDF/EPUB å South Florida She is the third of four children three girls and a boy and the The Dead MOBI :ò child of three very loving and encouraging parentsShe attended high school at the Palm Beach County School of the Arts studying Communication Arts From there Dead Girls of PDF/EPUB ¾ she went on to the Florida State University Film School which led her to her current hometown a tiny ham.

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall PDF ï Girls of
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall
  • Katie Alender
  • English
  • 04 January 2016
  • 9781338032390

10 thoughts on “The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

  1. says:

    I understood why Aunt Cordelia had dragged herself out to the road before committing suicide Why she hadn’t let herself die on the propertyBecause then she would have been stuck foreverLike me There was nothing particularly brilliant about this book but it was well written it was surprisingly thoughtful and above all it was entertaining In a week filled with terrible boring books this was a breath of fresh air Strange to say that about a horror novel but it is what it isThe blurb is a little misleading but I won't spoil the book Needless to say it's still considerably better than some books that have promised me the world and then failed to deliver16 year old Delia has inherited an old house from a dead aunt whom she barely knows All the elements of a horror is there in this book She has a slightly troubled past which have led her very academic parents to largely lose trust in her An old aunt has died leaving her a house When they get there they get ominous reactions from the town residents and the house itself turns out to be an former insane asylum It looks creepy even without accounting for all the shit that's waiting to be uncovered within In the narrow spill of light from my phone I read the first letter a deeply gouged DI walked down the hall piecing the words together as I saw each new letterO N T SELL THE HOUSEThen I noticed smaller letters under the E in HOUSE One last word I held my phone closerDELIAThe message was for meMy dead great aunt had gouged messages into the floor for me And then of course there's the issue of her aunt's death It was a suicideCreepy things happens of course there are ghosties and ghoulies As I said this was a pretty standard YA horror but what differentiates it from the myriads of other horrors on the market was that it was well written I liked the main character She was real She wasn't a brat Her narration was believable her actions believable her frustration and fears and rage were felt by meOf course there are other characters ghosts and they're pretty cool too They have stories of their own because they all had lives of their own “You’re not the only one you know” he said his voice jagged “We all had people we wanted to see again We’ve all been left behind We’re all forgotten Everyone I ever loved everyone who ever loved me is dead You’re you’re not the only one” And though not freuent there are plenty of things that go bump in the night The only thing about the figure before me that resembled a human child was her height—and her feetThe rest of her was a grotesue mess The skin of her face was cratered with black sores Her eyelids were crisscrossed with the scars of old cuts Her cheeks and lips had begun to rot away revealing the decaying interior of her mouth—pitted gums and an uneven row of sharp teeth It gave her the otherworldly perma grin of a great white shark even when she was unconsciousHer arms were just patchy skin over bone her fingers curled painfully into claws So yeah read this book It was pretty good

  2. says:

    Observations Made After The Fact Every fairy tale starts the same Once upon a time Maybe that's why we love them so much We all get to be part of that story Just by existing you get your once upon a time It's part of the deal What's not part of the deal it turns out is the happily ever afterDelia her parents and little sister go to stay at Hysteria Hall Delia inherited the home from her aunt Cordelia Little did they know the house used to be an insane asylum Surprise Some horrible things happen to Delia while there and she's trapped with many ghosts that are trapped there as well by some evil What will the outcome be? Read it and find out I really enjoyed this one Mel ❤️

  3. says:

    45 starsINSANE ASYLUM FOR GIRLS That's enough to get anyone's attention but unlike many slick cheap thrills books that uickly bore me The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall is one of the most well crafted YA horror books I've read in ages It's a short but surprisingly thoughtful book with good creepiness and suspense and sadness as well as the right balance of teenage snark and feeling It's hard to juggle humor and darkness but the author does a great job of that hereThoroughly enjoyed full review to come

  4. says:

    Precisely what I wanted from practically every book I picked up in high school; I simply cannot wait to share The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall with “my” students Teen age angst uintessentially captured in the sharp witty and biting dialogue creates characters that are real and relatable Fabulous and freaky foreshadowing sets a uick compelling pace making this a page turner that causes the reader to declare “one chapter” many many times The sprawling haunted houseformer institution “For the Care and Correction of Troubled Females” that Delia inherits from her former pen pal and namesake Aunt Cordelia serves as spot on setting for this mesmerizing mystery While the plot pulled me in and kept me puzzling the charisma of the characters captured my heart The familial and friend drama with a dash of romance that distract Delia from her ghost saving goal of finding and eliminating the source of evil feels familiar Plotting escape from the house Delia matures Refreshingly Ms Alender reveals this perfectly in an honest way by allowing Delia to backslidemaybe she learns from this mistake the first time; but just like in real life she doesn’t stop screwing up and she doesn’t learn from every mistake as uickly The history of Piven Institute where female hysteria could mean anything from schizophrenia to too many opinions coupled with her dad’s casual dismissal of anything uttered by a female subtly introduces misogyny and its ill effects Conversely the relationships Delia builds with the girl ghosts and her growing admiration for her little sister “the prettiest wittiest most sparkling complete twerp of a human being you ever wanted to backhand on a daily basis” illustrates girl power in its finest formThere is so much to absolutely adore in this adventure peppered with amazing zingers that one highlighter was not enough to get me though this book I won’t be lending this out I’ll need to read it againat least once; but I will most certainly be giving it as a gift for a long time This review was written for Buried Under Books by jv poore

  5. says:

    This wasn’t a bad story but I did feel uite bored whilst reading itI felt uite sorry for Delia what happened to her wasn’t very fair and having to then try to save the lives of the rest of her family was a tall order tooThe storyline in this was about Delia inheriting an old mansion which had once housed ‘hysterical’ females and also inheriting the ghosts that haunted the place I did find the pace in this uite slow though and I felt bored during the majority of the bookThe ending to this was okay and it ended fairly happily really6 out of 10

  6. says:

    375 stars I ended up liking this book a lot than I thought I would This book is about a teen named Delia who with her family has traveled to an estate left to Delia by her Aunt who recently passed Upon arrival they find the house is actually a former institute for troubled young girls The time Delia spends there the freaked out she becomes until eventually she discovers the place in indeed haunted Delia must find a way to get rid of the evil in the house in order to save her ghostly friends and her familyKatie Alender has a wonderful writing style that just flows across the page I found myself halfway done with this book in a matter of a couple of hours If it hadn't been for the need to sleep I probably would have finished this book in one sitting I felt this was a uniue ghost book that stands out against other teen books with similar plots And being a romance junkie I actually really liked that the majority of this book had no romance and it kept my attentionIf you're looking for something different and fun from your normal reading tastes give this one a chance

  7. says:

    Another young adult book and another very good one The Dead Girls Of Hysteria Hall is not as good as The Witch of Blackbird Pond but it was very thoughtful and meaningful I wanted a scary Halloween read but this wasn't that sort of book It was about personal growth and trusting your instincts and not judging a book or people or ghosts by their cover Delia is a typical teenager with parents who don't trust her judgment after a failed attempt to go on a holiday with no adult supervision and a bratty little sister She has inherited a house from her Aunt and goes to look at it with her family It is not a house but an institute for insane women Bad things happen very uickly First Delia is locked into a room after she tells her parents she can't spend the night in the house Bad move on her parents part as there is something in the room locked in with Delia

  8. says:

    The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall is one of the most entertaining books that I've read in a long time I wasn't expecting a whole lot from this book but I ended up reading this whole thing in one day and really enjoyed Not much about this book was extremely original but it was well written and very enjoyable The main character Delia was very teenager y but not necessarily in a bad way I didn't really find The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall very scary just a little creepy But then again it's hard to scare me with a book I was very impressed with this book and how incredibly entertaining that I found it

  9. says:

    Delia Piven inherited her name from her estranged Great Aunt Cordelia and years later after her mysterious death her grand countryside home With the local nickname of 'Hysteria Hall' a reputation for having 'things go bump in the night' and a generally foreboding and neglected atmosphere the Piven's family stay there was always sure to be interestingThe novel opened in an entirely predicted fashion and the plot seemed like an amalgamation of numerous spooky films I have seen That is until one shocking incident almost a uarter of the way through that took me completely by surprise and altered the course of the entire novelFrom them on I had constantly mixed opinions concerning the plot some parts felt dull and uninspired whilst others terrified and thrilled me I think what was missing for the majority of the novel was tension Shocking events were set up and weren't followed through with leaving a blandness in the wake of the the initial disturbanceThis also didn't conclude as neatly as I would have liked Explanations were given but I totally wasn't happy with them either One character seemed to get away with centuries of terrorizing others far too easily and no conseuences were awarded her I was not feeling the 'and they all lived happily ever after' ending at all and this left me feeling a little dissapointed after I had closed the final pageI immensely enjoyed parts of this and in all found it an interesting read although not entirely uniue in conception

  10. says:

    This is a cheesefest of wasted potential If you're looking for a scary Halloween read this shallow ghost story is not for you I'm giving 2 stars for the character of Maria who I think would've made a far better leading lady Alas if you're easily scared as in no eerie atmosphere to find anywhere in this book along with a most obvious mystery this is for you

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