Summary: “Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home—to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home, it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.
Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rules over all. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.
Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?” Via Goodreads
Review: V.E Schwab is definitely up there as one of my favorite authors. She always has such unique ideas and stories. This book was no exception. I liked the concept of the ghouls and a family being haunted. One thing I didn’t like was the main character, Olivia. She felt very bland and at no point did I find myself growing to like her. I never disliked her, just never grew to care about her, or any of the other characters for that matter.
The plot and concept of the book was enough to keep be hooked, and I think that’s okay.
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