|Plot Summary of House of Echoes|
|"When Joss Grant learns that she is adopted, she tracks down her biological family and learns that she is the heir to an old family mansion in Essex, Belhadden Hall. Though villigers warn the Grant's of hauntings, Joss moves into the house whith her husband, Luke, and her son Tom. Pretty soon stranges phenomena occurs. Ghostly laughter is heard and roses are left on pillows.
The events become sinister when bruises appear on Tom's body. Luke suspects Joss, but Joss decides to further investigate the house's history. In the 15th century a powerful witch lived in the house and cause king Edward IV to fall in love with her daughter, Katherine. A distraught Katherine still menaces the house, and King Edward still lusts after all of the female descendants of the witch (including Joss). Joss becomes increasingly terrified when she learns that no male heir has ever survived to inherit Belhadden. This makes her fear for Tom's life. As events push Joss to the edges of sanity, she must find a way to break the spell. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of House of Echoes|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 10%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- fantasy story on current Earth
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- the haunted house chased me!
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- descript of kissing
- descript of touching personal anatomy
- actual description of sex
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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