In the Shadow of Spindrift House

In the Shadow of Spindrift House

Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming spirals. Nature remembers deviation; nature does not forgive. For Harlowe Upton-Jones, life has never been a straight line. Shipped off to live with her paternal grandparents after a mysterious cult killed her mother and father, she has grown up chasing Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcoming ...

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Title:In the Shadow of Spindrift House
Author:Mira Grant
ISBN:Maine (United States)

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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

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  • karen
    Feb 04, 2019
    WARNING: this is more of a reader-response than incisive lit crit, in case the lady who huffed at my review of the last mira grant novella for not being informative enough hasn't gotten around to unfollowing me yet, despite announcing she was going to. to rip off the band-aid - i di...
  • Elizabeth
    Oct 03, 2019
    I received a copy of this from Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. If you would like to read more of my reviews or various other bookish things please come by my blog at Mira Grant has written some of my favorite stori...
  • Elizabeth
    Sep 17, 2019
    I received a copy of this from Netgalley and the Publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. If you would like to read more of my reviews or various other bookish things please come by my blog at Mira Grant has written some of my favorite stor...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jun 14, 2019
    IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE by Mira Grant (the pseudonym of Seanan McGuire) is a story that may not be that frightening, but it sure is interesting. The cover itself made me think this must be a Lovecraftian story and I was right - there is something wrong with Spindrift House. So...
  • Karsyn
    Jul 20, 2019
    Received from NetGalley Completed July 20, 2019 125 page ebook Mira is always good for a creepy and engaging read. Though short, this book was quite enjoyable. The characters were engaging and memorable and though I guessed some aspects of the story, it didn't dull the enjoyment o...
  • Melanie
    Oct 17, 2019
    Review originally posted at In the Shadow of Spindrift House is a coming of age story with a haunted house. It follows four friends (brother and sister twins, and a brother and his foster sister) who?ve been solving mysteries. Harlowe is sorta the main characte...
  • Penny
    Jun 29, 2019
    When I first started reading this book, I almost quit. The language was a little too flowery for me, and I wasn?t sure I was going to like it. I stuck with it because I do like this author whatever name she writers under. After a little bit, the plot picked up, and I found out more w...
  • Bethany
    Jun 14, 2019
    Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars In the Shadow of Spindrift House is a dark, atmospheric story about the ruthlessness of nature and a haunted house near the sea, as well as Scooby-Doo like group of mystery solvers who have aged out of cuteness and must decide what comes next. I don't want t...
  • Lisa Wolf
    Jul 19, 2019
    I love Mira Grant's writing, and this book is no exception. She uses words to create a strange and creepy world, and I truly admired the artwork of her language in this story. That said, I think the plot itself went over my head to a large extent. Haunted house by the sea, strange crea...
  • Devann
    Mar 01, 2019
    I received an ARC copy of this book from NetGalley And as always with anything by Seanan/Mira, I have to read it IMMEDIATELY because I have absolutely no chill. I would describe this novella as kind of a mix between her other novella Rolling in the Deep and Edgar Cantero's Meddling ...
  • Bandit
    Mar 09, 2019
    Mira Grant is someone I?ve always associated with oversized books for undersized (YA) audience. And so accordingly I?ve stayed away. But then this one showed up on Netgalley, advertised as scary, non YA and very reasonably sized at 200 pages, so I figured I?d give it a try. And n...
  • Sara
    Jun 25, 2019
    I LOVE RECEIVING MG/SM DIGITAL ARCS FROM NETGALLEY. As usual, novella was something completely different for MG. As another reviewed described it, this was The Scooby Gang meets Lovecraft. Funny, spooky, violent, oh my! I hope it turns into a series, I enjoyed it so much. ...
  •  Reading Divergence
    Mar 31, 2019
    IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE is such a perfect novel that I am rendered speechless. It's so deserving of praise, but I am too awestruck to deliver it! the horror, the characterizations, the familial friendship, the setting, and for this reader, the intense "Lovecraftianness" (yes, ...
  • Roz
    Feb 03, 2019
    I don?t even have to know anything about it. I want it now! ...
  •  LEAH⇢
    Apr 08, 2019
    4 Out Of 5 STARS ? Highlights ? Novella Teen Investigating Nautical-Themed Paranormal Creepy House Poetic Writing ? My Thoughts ? This cover, wow, this one is fantabulous. With its poetic, atmospheric writing and the creep-factor of the Spindrift House itself...
  • Carrie (brightbeautifulthings)
    Apr 18, 2019
    I received a free e-ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Subterranean Press. Trigger warnings: death, violence, blood, body horror, drowning, anxiety, anxiety attacks. Harlowe and her friends are the group of teenagers known for solving mysteries in their small town, but peo...
  • Steven
    May 14, 2019
    Thanks to Subterranean Press and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review. Everyone who knows me or follows my reviews knows that I adore Seanan McGuire/Mira Grant. Her prose is magnificent, her worlds are deep and inviting (even when they're...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Aug 11, 2019
    Humanity is an aberration, an affront upon all that is right and true and holy. What a ride. It never ceases to amaze me, the way Mira Grant can fit such a thoroughly well-developed, deep story into so few pages. There are countless writers who require hundreds of pages to do what s...
  • Nichole
    May 27, 2019
    The Spindrift House has secrets. Secrets it is willing to kill for. This is another short one from Mira Grant. I liked it, but didn't love it. I received a copy from Net Galley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. ...
  • Samantha
    Jul 10, 2019
    If it?s possible to call a book in which several people are brutally murdered light and airy, this is the one. This is pretty standard horror fare relying on a slight variation of the ?There?s something wrong with the house! The house will kill us all!? trope. The book is...
  • Kimberly
    Nov 08, 2019
    IN THE SHADOW OF SPINDRIFT HOUSE, by Mira Grant, is a book that mixes mystery, Lovecraftian horror, and a group of four teenaged friends who solved local mysteries together. Think the "Scooby-Doo" gang, without Scooby-Doo, and you'll get the picture. The "Answer Squad", as they were co...
  • Lisa
    Mar 09, 2019
    My thanks to Subterranean Press and Netgalley. I will read anything and everything from Mira Grant. I love this woman! She has managed to scare the crap out of me often! Zombies? Mermaids? Viruses? You get the idea. So, I went into this book expecting big things. Unfortunately, it star...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary | "Empathy" - Look it up.
    May 20, 2019
    It pains me whenever I read a book by one of the few authors whose work I follow and it doesn?t work out for me. (Tone officially set for this review, right?) In the Shadow of Spindrift House has the worst first chapter I?ve ever read by Mira Grant. Twenty plus pages telling us tha...
  • Nefeli
    Dec 28, 2019
    Scooby-Doo meets Lovecraft. No, seriously, this is exactly what this book was. Which, to be honest, sounds kind of awesome but somehow it didn't work for me. Also, it never seizes to amaze me how Mira Grant's prose can be really lovely, but when it comes to dialogue it's like she h...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Mar 01, 2019
    This was an easy, breezy read, so much so that I finished it in a single sitting today. I'm always scrambling to snag a NetGalley copy of these Subterranean Press stories that Mira/Seanan writes; they are only available as special edition hardcovers that are gorgeous but cost a pretty ...
  • Schizanthus Nerd
    Jul 19, 2019
    I fell in love with Julie Dillon?s cover illustration at first sight. It?s so delightfully ominous and between the house that should be mine and the promise of tentacled creepiness I was sold. I may have already been sold by the fact that my all time favourite author wrote it but e...
  • The Captain
    May 28, 2019
    I really love Mira Grant and Subterranean Press but I ended up abandoning ship with this one. I could not get into this story no matter how many times I started the first chapter. I ended up being both bored and confused. Ye can't win them all I guess. Though it was very nice of Subter...
  • Catherine
    Oct 19, 2019
    A beautiful little book and I'm in love with limited editions! Obviously, I had to own one of those since I love the author. Each one is signed and you have your copy number (I have copy 1301)! There are only 1500, so hurry if you want your own. Back to the story, this was a really ...
  • Laura (crofteereader)
    Jun 17, 2019
    3.5 bumped up to 4 for hypnotic, descriptive prose. I'm a big Mira Grant fan. That's an official, undeniable truth at this point. She has a way of illustrating the messy, knotted, and complicated relationships between characters with a history. It's evident in the dialogue and the w...
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    Mar 05, 2019
    This felt tailor-made for me?a gang of late teens in a Scooby Doo-style mystery squad decide to unravel the mysteries of a haunted house, and there turns out to be an aquatic horror angle. It was great and I knew I was going to love it, but ultimately I wanted more. Concept: Pa...