The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender

The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

byKatie Alender

Kobo ebook | August 25, 2015

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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 becomes trapped. And that's when she learns that the house is also haunted. Ghost 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 free. And she'll need to act quickly -- before the house's power overtakes everything she loves. Katie Alender brings heart-pounding suspense, gorgeous writing, and a feminist twist to this tale of memories and madness.

Katie Alender is the acclaimed author of several novels for young adults, including the Bad Girls Don’t Die series; Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer; and Famous Last Words. A graduate of the Florida State University Film School, Katie now lives in Los Angeles with her husband, her daughter, and her very spoiled dog, Winston. She enjoys ...
Title:The Dead Girls of Hysteria HallFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Scholastic Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0545640008

ISBN - 13:9780545640008


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent little book This book really packed a punch. It was so small and reminiscent of the R.L. Stine books that I used to read and love. However it really does a good job of developing characters, plot and a little bit of creepiness to boot. There is a lot of great meaningful dialogue and twists and turns that I didn't see coming.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All in one Just finished reading this book! It was really mysterious - which I really liked. The only problem was I found the fist few chapters a bit boring; it was totally my fault for not being fully focused on the story. Other than that, I couldn't put the book down because it was very interesting. I recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a good mystery/paranormal story. Also, please check out Katie's other books because they are as good as this one!
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I was a little hesitant about reading this book, but once I started I could not put it down. I enjoyed it very much.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good Book I enjoyed this book very much. I couldn't put it down, and am so happy I read it
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! I’ve read and enjoyed one of Katie Alender’s previous books (Famous Last Words), so I was definitely looking forward to reading this. I really liked the premise, and the story didn’t waste any time getting started. I really liked that the story addressed the way women were institutionalized as a means of controlling them, for things like ‘hysteria’, and the way ghosts, spirits and the supernatural worked in this book. As someone who likes to read a lot of supernatural and paranormal YA books, I always appreciate when an author writes something or handles an aspect of the supernatural that feels fresh to me. I also loved the importance of family and friendship in Delia’s story. Those relationships are crucial to the story, and I thought they were so well-written. I’m two for two with liking Katie Alender’s books so far! I’m looking forward to reading more from her! (Received from the publisher, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it To be honest this book is very interesting and never gets boring. There's constantly new twists and turns at every chapter. I recommend this book 100%. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop and wouldn't put the book down for 2 days until I finished it. Its very heartwarming , scary , fascinating ,and better then I expected.
Date published: 2016-04-27

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall“On the outside, The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall looks like any quick-read horror novel, but in the capable hands of Alender, the frights come fast and furious, and the least-expected scares are the best and bloodiest.” — BooklistPraise for Famous Last Words"Katie Alender spins a killer ghost story that will haunt your heart." — Margaret Stohl, #1 NYT bestselling co-author of Beautiful Creatures "A compelling supernatural thriller." —Kirkus Reviews Praise for Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer"All the flavor of a macaron, bound by a ganache of sweet, supernatural grit." —Kirkus Reviews " A story that mixes slice-of-life teen drama with supernatural menace, infused with the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Paris that comes to life in the process." —Publishers Weekly