Review: The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

24612533The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

Published August 25th 2015

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.

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.

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