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 th Nature abhors a straight line. The natural world is a place of curves and softened edges, of gentle mists and welcomi...

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Title:In the Shadow of Spindrift House
Author:Mira Grant
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Genres:Horror
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:200 pages pages

In the Shadow of Spindrift House Reviews

  • 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...
  • Jenn Rieken
    Mar 07, 2019
    Bear with me here, because this is going to sound weird: but this novella is very Scooby-Doo meets Lovecraft, and I mean that in the best way possible. Four teens are hired to solve a mystery regarding a haunted house on the coast of Maine, but the house has an agenda of its own, and s...
  • 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 Review to come ...
  • Marzie
    Jul 06, 2019
    I opened my copy, saw this novella was dedicated to "beloved Catherynne Valente," and knew I'd be at home in spite of the obvious Lovecraftian theme evidenced by the cover illustration. Mira Grant (Seanan McGuire) has given us a Lovecraftian tale in the vein of Ruthanna Emrys' recent r...
  • Penny Noble
    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. ...
  • Roz
    Feb 03, 2019
    I don?t even have to know anything about it. I want it now! ...
  • Stacie
    Apr 17, 2019
    This has become my second-favorite Mira Grant book. (Into the Drowning Deep will always hold that number one spot.) I was initially intrigued by the cover, which is gorgeous. The introductory section about the house is flawless. I thought the "Answer Kids" storyline would surely pa...
  • Marcy
    Jun 29, 2019
    What a fantastic story. I went into it with low expectations because of the low ratings. but I should have known better. I love Mira Grant and all her work, and this novella is no exception. I love how atmospheric it is, how weird it is and how heart wrenching it is. Overall a quic...
  •  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 it...
  • 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...
  • Alysa H.
    Mar 25, 2019
    Mira Grant does Lovecraftian horror! I enjoyed this, though nothing felt quite properly creepy to me until close to the end. Basically, the whole thing feels very Scooby-Doo up until a certain plot point, though the POV character, Harlowe, has had a more traumatic childhood than an...
  • 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...
  • Elena Linville
    Jun 17, 2019
    Stars: 2.5 out of 5. You can read this review and more on my blog. I have bad luck with Mira Grant books. Feed is about to join the permanent DNF pile because I have been stuck at 85% for over six months. Now this book... I picked up In the Shadow of Spindrift House because of...
  • 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, i...
  • Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
    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...
  • 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
    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...
  • 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
    3.75 stars, rounded up 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 want...
  • August Is Azathoth HPL 129 August 20!
    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, ...