Sunday 1 November 2015

Book Review: Crimson Peak by Nancy Holder

Title: Crimson Peak 
Author: Nancy Holder 
Publisher: Endeavour Press  
Publication Date: 2015 (1919)   
Pages: 352 
Format: Paperback
Genre: Gothic/Paranormal
Source: Bought Copy

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When her heart is stolen by a seductive stranger, a young woman is swept away to a house atop a mountain of blood-red clay: a place filled with secrets that will haunt her forever.

Between desire and darkness, between mystery and madness, lies the truth behind Crimson Peak. From acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

I saw Crimson Peak at the cinema a little over a week ago and LOVED it. As I knew I would. After all, when you mix TWH, del Toro, and Gothic, how could it not be a sensation?

In anticipation of enjoying the film, I had already pre-ordered this novelisation. I had middling expectations, and luckily the book bettered them. I always find novels written for films a little lightweight; however, this was still a pleasant read, and one that saw me looking over my shoulder at the slightest creak as I was reading. I liked some of the additions to the story and disliked others. The main thing that stopped me giving this five stars was the voice given the ghosts/house. It just didn't work for me. Overall, though, this was a good read and should please fans of the films as well as those who haven't yet seen it.

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