Rooms: A Novel by Lauren OliverRooms: A Novel by Lauren Oliver

Rooms: A Novel

byLauren Oliver

Paperback | September 23, 2014

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After her New York Times bestselling novels for young adults, Lauren Oliver returns with her first book for adults, a spellbind­ing novel that confirms her place as one of our finest storytellers. Rooms is a mesmerizing and suspenseful story of guilt, love, and family secrets.

Estranged patriarch Richard Walker has died, leaving behind a country house. His alienated family arrives for their inheritance—but they are not alone. Two restless ghosts linger within the house's walls. Both the living and dead are haunted by painful truths that surface with explosive force. When a new ghost appears, the spirit and human worlds collide—with cataclysmic results.

Elegantly constructed and brilliantly paced, Rooms is an enticing and imaginative ghost story and a searing family drama, as haunting as it is resonant.

Lauren Oliver is the author of the YA bestselling novelsBefore I Fall, Panic,andVanishing Girlsand the Delirium trilogy:Delirium, Pandemonium,andRequiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and areNew York Timesand international bestselling novels. She is also the author of three novels for middle grade readers:T...
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Title:Rooms: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:September 23, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062344471

ISBN - 13:9780062344472

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ghost story I liked this book, kind of... It was soaked in sadness and at times that made it hard to read. Every single character was sad or fighting some kind of demons. I liked the spirits? ghosts? Their stories made the book interesting and kept me turning pages. I liked that the writer alternates all of the characters' points of view without it becoming confusing. All in all, not a bad read.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book! I recently read this book and it definitely made its way to my list of favourites. The concept of the story is quite creative and Lauren was able to make it realistic. I felt like I was a part of the characters lives, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Date published: 2015-03-19

Editorial Reviews

“Oliver’s first adult novel is packed with complex, flawed characters, and she manages to turn the ghosts’ observations into a story about how people are haunted by memories. It’s like a Wes Anderson movie in book form, with ghosts.”