Candice reporting in with a review of Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood which released Tuesday, October 19 2021
I had immediate grabby hands for this YA fantasy debut when I learned it combined Jane Eyre gothic chills with Ethiopian Evil Eye folklore.
Andi is a debtera, like an exorcist, faced with an impossible and dangerous Manifestation. She’s lived a rough life, but she still retains her faith and optimism and I was captivated by it. Magnus Rochester is hilarious in his puppy-dog thoughtless charm and their banter totally works as a balance between the terror when the house Awakens. Because omgoodness, the more Andi discovers about why the furniture is cattywampus, where the servants are going, and the truth about her friend Saba, the less sleep you’re going to get.
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