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...
  • 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...
  • Jen
    Oct 23, 2018
    This is an awesome YA or a bit younger book. It touches on feminism, gentrification, relationship (but absolutely no sexual content of any kind) and natural disasters. Oh, and did I mention it is a good old fashion page-turning ghost story. I really enjoy Priest's adult fiction and thi...
  • 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. ...
  • Rebecca
    Oct 05, 2018
    Part text, part comic. Great combination! Denise & her family return to NO after Katrina to an old, run down and haunted house. The adventures with the ghosts were interesting & the comics helped blend the story. Thanks, @cmpriest @TaraOComics @AALBooks for sharing w/#BookPosse...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Leslie Bryan
    Oct 05, 2018
    3.5 stars. The ending was worth the first half of the book. The mystery and spookiness ramped up big time. The rest of the time I felt this was more about social justice issues than the mystery storyline. Maybe better writing would have woven all of the aspects together a little more s...
  • Susan
    Oct 27, 2018
    This super fun haunted house story has a mystery at its core and a comic within its pages. I loved how the comic tied into the real life story and gave clues to the mystery, even before I realized there was a real mystery. The characters were diverse and the women and girls truly kick-...
  • 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...
  • James
    Nov 02, 2018
    A light, horror, feminist and very YA novel. Nothing's so horrifying that young sub-teens can't read it, with some good characters so adults will be fine with it too. Covers some of the sexist bits of the '50s American comic code and includes bits of a graphic novel as required by the ...
  • Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
    Nov 03, 2018
    This was interesting. Art style was interesting too. ...
  • Maxine Livingstone
    Oct 30, 2018
    Very enjoyable. I also enjoyed the comic book with in this book. There was actually 2 stories taking place that was fun. I loved the art work for the comic book. The aesthetics for this book is gorgeous. As of now this was my most enjoyable read so far. I had lots of fun. The chapters ...
  • Maddie
    Oct 15, 2018
    This was really tough for me to get into. The first 15% of the book details the house renovations needed and, as I have already helped build a house from the ground up, I was not feeling it. But once it got into the ghostie bits and the mystery of Joe Vaughn, I was sold on it. The blue...
  • Engel Dreizehn
    Sep 18, 2018
    Whoa! I blown away again just like "Princess X" which I considering this book to be a "spiritual successor" of. It had very fast paced action and intrigue abound all tightly woven...I did not see that ending coming! The supernatural elements was so light and subtle that it makes the re...
  • Jennifer Hill
    Sep 22, 2018
    A hybrid of text and graphic novel. Denise has just moved back to New Orleans with her mom and step-dad. They are planning on fixing up an old, dilapidated house into a bed and breakfast, but the neighborhood is not exactly welcoming. Weird things start to happen in the house, unexplai...
  • ABC
    Oct 23, 2018
    This wasn't a typical book for me (I'm not a fan of my books scaring me) nor the graphic novel I'm use to with pictures on every page, but boy was it so awesome! I enjoyed trying to figure out this mystery as much as the characters did within. I absolutely loved the last sentence of th...
  • 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?...
  • Missy Ghoul
    Oct 25, 2018
    I really enjoyed this book! The combination of the creepy haunted house story of Denise and her parents moving in to the old house in NOLA mixed with the Lucinda Might comic she finds in the attic is so well put together. I love how the comic is so important to the plot, the characters...
  • Jonathan
    Oct 22, 2018
    It was ok ...
  • Jozelyn sutton
    Nov 01, 2018
    i like the story line of this book ...