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

  • bjneary
    Nov 14, 2018
    Just as I loved Cherie Priest's book, I Am Princess X, The Agony House was such a great read-part horror, part mystery, containing graphic novel portions and blue font for texting each other and hearing what the ghosts have to say. Denise, her mom and stepdad, have returned to New Orle...
  • Kate
    Nov 13, 2018
    Denise and her parents just moved back to New Orleans after spending years displaced after Hurricane Katrina. The plan is to renovate an old house, called Argonne House by some and "the nail house" by others, but Denise calls it "Agony House." She feels a presence in the house almost i...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Brian
    Oct 08, 2018
    I sometimes long to read a good scary story, one that isn't overly supernatural with just the right amount of creeps. And this book comes extremely close to delivering that feeling. Denise has moved to New Orleans with her mother and her stepfather, Mike. The family hasn't been living ...
  • Erin Moulton
    Oct 17, 2018
    Agony house was an interesting haunted house story that combined a creepy setting with a long lost comic book. I found Agony House entertaining and I really liked the twist at the end, but I had a few things that just weren't for me on a more personal taste level. What I liked: I r...
  • Lynn
    Oct 11, 2018
    Denise, her mom and stepdad have moved back to New Orleans, bought a dilapidated house and are beginning work on restoring it with an dream of making it a B&B. Senior Denise misses her Houston friends and is more than a bit overwhelmed by the move and the condition of the house. ...
  • Tommy
    Nov 07, 2018
    It's funny the little things you latch onto in a book...at one point, one character notes that another doesn't have a lick of sense. It's a minor turn of phrase, but one that's been bandied about in my family for years, and for good reason. I can't say for certain that I've never se...
  • Kristy
    Dec 17, 2018
    Disappointing. The protagonist is a senior in high school but reads like she is 11 or 12. The whole thing would be much better suited to middle grade readers and not high school. And I cannot get over how much she claims to worry about finances and acknowledges how tight the budget is ...
  • 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...
  • zapkode
    Dec 05, 2018
    {My thoughts} ? The cover of this book truly intrigued me. There?s a nice little surprise under the dust jacket, that you don?t usually find on hard covered books as well. When I first looked at the cover I was thinking that I was gonna be reading a horror book. I mean, at first ...
  • 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. ...
  • Marc the Darc
    Nov 17, 2018
    This is Cherie Priest's best book of her last several, in my opinion, in both adult and young adult catergories. It skews older than her last YA novel, I am Princess X, and meets the technical definition of a YA novel, but I think it works quite well as an adult novel as well, taking i...
  • Shanon
    Dec 08, 2018
    While I did not regret reading this book, overall, I don't think it will be memorable for me. This book had a bunch of great ideas behind it--but I am not sure if it successfully achieves any of them. I loved the concept of switching back and forth between written novel and graphic nov...
  • Paige Green
    Dec 21, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received this book through KidLitExchange and the publishing company. Thanks! All opinions are my own. Rating: 3/5 Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Genre: MG Mystery Recommended Age: 12+ (mystery, some spooky moments) Publisher: Scholastic Pages: 272...
  • Taylor
    Sep 23, 2018
    See full review on my link text my blog of reviews on books that haven't come out yet! I picked this one up because not only was it a ghost story, but it's also part graphic novel, which I thought was the coolest thing! I liked it and the ending was cute. I really liked how the chara...
  • Lyndsea Kidd
    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 Marie
    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 ...
  • 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. ...