Wednesday, 10 September 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday: The Fall - Bethany Griffin

Meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 

Publication date: 7th October 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Synopsis from Goodreads:
She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.
Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.
In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down?The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

Admittedly, it was the cover that originally attracted me to this book, it looks like the story sounds from what I've read: intense, chilling, yet beautiful.

I know quite a few people have been reviewing this already, and that the reviews make it sound like it's going to be right up my street! I automatically thought that it's got the same intense look as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, in a strange kind of way! 

The whole concept looks amazing, and although I haven't read the work this book is based on (Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher) I cannot wait to get my hands on this book!


  1. I just finished this earlier this week. I haven't read Poe's original book either and I think maybe I enjoyed it more because of that. Great choice! New follower by the way!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Ah, you're so lucky! I find that sometimes about books that are based on something else, because then it's all new. Thank you for commenting and following! :)

  2. First time on your blog, new follower! :). This does have a Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children vibe to it!! I own it but haven't read The Fall of the House of Usher but now I want to! Great pick!

    Patty @ Bookish Wanderlove

    1. Hi! Thank you very much. :) I'm glad you agree, it was my first impression when I saw the cover. I think it's because they both look very eerie. If you do, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for commenting.