The Agony House

The Agony House

Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and have finally returned, wagering the last of their family's money on fixing up an old, rundown house and converting it to a bed and breakfast.Nothing seems to work around the place, which doesn't seem too weird to Denise. The unexplained noises are a li Denise Farber has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina an...

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Title:The Agony House
Author:Cherie Priest
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:B078TMQ6PN
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

The Agony House Reviews

  • Jessica
    Nov 24, 2018
    I knew I would like this, but ended up really loving it! It reminded me of Cherie's FANTASTIC and TERRIFYING The Family Plot, but for teens. I loved the comic pages woven into the story, and really love the look at the rebuilding of the NOLA community after Katrina. ...
  • Beth
    Jun 11, 2019
    A YA story that is as deep into horror as I like to get (ankle-deep) with a gothic haunted house, helpful neighbors, a story linked to a lost comic book, and home repairs complicated by that haunted bit I mentioned above. The setting is firmly New Orleans a decade after the flood, with...
  • orangerful
    Dec 13, 2018
    I was "finished" with this book about halfway through. Such a disappointment. I forced myself to read to the end to find out what was going on and yeah, that was also a disappointment. After I Am Princess X this just felt like a book mandated by a publisher who said "Write that again!"...
  • Beth
    Oct 06, 2018
    I picked this for the Halloween display at the book store I work for. It's new, and will be a great addition for those who like YA titles. It's interesting, and the graphic portions of the story definitely enhance the written portions. There were a couple of bits that felt a tad bit......
  • Kelly
    Sep 08, 2018
    This hybrid novel/graphic novel explores the story behind a haunted house in a gentrifying area of New Orleans. Since the book's told in third person, we don't get particularly close to Denise, but in the context of the story, this not only makes sense, it works well. When Denise, her ...
  • Shauna Yusko
    Oct 20, 2018
    3 1/2. I didn?t enjoy it as much as Princess X, but as a ghost story/mystery/haunted house story for middle school and high school it works. ...
  • Charlotte
    Nov 22, 2018
    a fun, feminist ghost story set in post Katrina New Orleans; an old house nightmare, with a mystery solved by an engaging, plucky young heroine who's not afraid to get help from the dead (with gentrification issues touched on) ...
  • Jason
    Dec 25, 2018
    5 Stars Cherie Priest is a favorite author of mine. All things haunted house also a favorite of mine. Throw in some nice illustrations to this great story and you have a great book. ...
  • Tiffany Robinson
    Nov 17, 2018
    I really thought I was going to like this book but nah. All the secondary characters seemed flat and one dimensional and I thought there was a lot of filler that didn?t need to be in the book. For a ghost story it was rather boring. ...
  • Cassi
    Sep 16, 2018
    This book was amazing! Everything I wanted it to be and more. I loved I Am Princess X and I was really excited to hear that she had a new book coming out in a similar format. I saw copies available at ALA and I picked it up without even reading the synopsis. Then I read the synopsis an...
  • Billie
    Jun 26, 2018
    A New Orleans haunted house story with graphic novel elements? Yes, Please! For someone who devoured a steady diet of Lois Duncan as a tween, this was right up my alley. Bonus points to Ms. Priest for including social, racial, and economic issues in a way that is educational but not...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Nov 24, 2018
    Similarly to her work in the terrific I Am Princess X , in The Agony House author Cherie Priest tells a gripping story with comic book illustrations mixed in to tell a piece of the tale. When Denise discovers the hidden comic book in the creepy attic of her new house (which she bluntl...
  • Kelsey
    Sep 18, 2018
    ***Big thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review*** This book is definitely different from what I normally read. I have never been into graphic novels, not that I'm against them, they just haven't been my thing. But this cover is gorgeous and ...
  • Akoss
    Sep 24, 2018
    @Kidlitexchange #partner - I received a copy of this book from the Kidlitexchange network in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Releases 9/25/18 Denise and her family move back to New Orleans in hopes of changing their fortune by renovating an old house and t...
  • Alyssa (Books Take You Places)
    Jan 23, 2019
    The Agony House was so great. I loved how there was a story within a story, it added to the entire depth of the novel. I liked Denise, and loved how her parents were not "absent parents," their relationship, especially with her stepdad, was very endearing. It is no surprise that my fav...
  • Mandie
    Apr 21, 2019
    Denise Farber lost her grandmother and her father in Hurricane Katrina when she was a toddler. After The Storm, she and her mother Sally moved to Houston to start over. Now a senior in high school, Denise is returning to New Orleans where Sally and her new husband, Mike, have just boug...
  • Mandy
    Jan 28, 2019
    I really enjoyed this one! I'm glad I listened to it on audio because it was so atmospheric and spooky that way! The sound effects during the comic book portions were awesome and really added to the story! I do feel like it went a bit slow at times, but it eventually picked back up and...
  • Eilonwy
    Feb 21, 2019
    Denise, her mom, and her stepdad have just moved to New Orleans from Texas, where Denise and her mom got relocated and made a life after Denise?s dad died in Hurricane Katrina. Now they want to open a bed and breakfast in an old ?nail house? -- one that sticks up like a nail bec...
  • Melissa Chung
    Jan 08, 2019
    Finally finished. I've been working on this one for almost a month. This is my first Cherie Priest book and just judging this book, I don't think I'll pick up more of her works. I'm giving this book 3 stars. When I first heard about this book I thought it was a graphic novel (only)....
  • Mandy
    Nov 03, 2018
    This book was a mess, and I'm so sad my love of spooky got me here. I was ready for all the spooks and the ghosties, but instead I got a super boring book that had parts that made me uncomfortable. The premise of the novel is Denise, a girl from Texas, moves back to New Orleans aft...
  • Fifi
    Jan 02, 2019
    I thought this was gonna be a creepy horror story about a haunted house but it was actually really boring and lame. Now I?m sad. ...
  • Diabolica
    Mar 27, 2019
    It was cute. The illustrations were on point and everything was completely confusing until the end. As in, I did not expect the twist. There was one twist and only one twist. It was a good twist, especially since I had to rethink the entire plot to see how it fit in. Unfortunat...
  • Lady Delacour
    Jul 10, 2019
    Mystery was fairly good. Storyline some what interesting. Nothing very dark. Bad Slang and Foul Language overuse became very annoying. ( even with TTS changes ) 2 Barely ok Stars. Listened with TTS. Clean, with over use of Bad Slang and Foul Language. ...
  • Henry Bello
    Jul 26, 2019
    A nice book if you want your middle grade kids to get into the horror genre. Well written and very misteriously. Love the characters and how they all met up ...
  • Ashley  Marie
    Feb 08, 2019
    I really enjoyed this ...
  • Kacie H
    Oct 21, 2018
    Denise Farber is about to start her senior year of high school and has just moved with her mom, Sally, and stepdad, Mike, from Houston back to New Orleans, where she was born. Denise and her mom left New Orleans when Denise was just a baby, after the destruction caused by ?The Storm?...
  • Rianna
    Dec 20, 2018
    I received an ARC of this book from a giveaway. So I was so excited for this book, it looked like something right up my alley and it was! While it took me so long to finish I truly don't know, but I always came back to it and it was enough important that I could pick it up and not ...
  • Chrissy Harrold
    Mar 29, 2019
    Thoroughly enjoyed it! Loved the comic weaved in. Cool story! ...
  • Pablo G.
    Dec 03, 2018
    The instant I heard the words "Agony House" I knew I was going to like the book. And as I read it more I realized that I absolutely loved it. It had both thriller and comedy all in one book. Anyone that reads the book would definitely agree that this is an amazing book. ...
  • isla
    Apr 06, 2019
    After what felt like numerous painstaking hours, I finished this book. Unfortunately, this only picked up in the last thirty pages, which is the only reason it earned a third star. I'm such a fan of Priest's previous YA work, I Am Princess X ? it was much more captivating and rich th...