At a Glance
Title: Catherine House
Author: Elisabeth Thomas
Excepted Published: May 11, 2020 by Custom House
Genre: Gothic Mystery
Goodreads Rating: 3.88 out of 5
My Rating: ★★★
Catherine House was one of my most anticipated new releases coming out in May! You can see my other most anticipated new releases for the month HERE! I’m a sucker for a good seclued school with a hint of mystery and potentially magic, and so I was thrilled when this book showed up on my doorstep.
However, this book fell flat for me. The writing is absolutely wonderful. Thomas has the ability to put you into a trance while you flutter through the pages of the book. I have no complaints about her writing which is why I gave the book the stars I did.
Personally though, I’m a very plot driven reader. I need action, events, and climaxes in my readings. This book didn’t really give me that. I kept waiting for something big to happen, for a villain to be unmasked, or just to fully understand what Plasm was, but I did not get any of that.
While the writing is clearly very atmospheric, the plot really did nothing for me and I was left highly underwhelmed by the ending. If you’re less of a plot driven reader though, you will love this story.
This book is comes out tomorrow May 11th, and you can get it HERE!
I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on Catherine House. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books. Huge thank you to Custom Books for my ARC.
About the Author
Elisabeth Thomas grew up in Brooklyn, New York, where she still lives and now writes. She graduated from Yale University and currently works as an archivist for a modern art museum. CATHERINE HOUSE is her first novel.
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