Title: How to Sell a Haunted House

Author: Grady Hendrix

Pages: 419 Pages

Publisher: Titan Books

The Blurb

When Louise finds out her parents have died, she dreads going home. She doesn’t want to leave her daughter with her ex and fly to Charleston. She doesn’t want to deal with her family home, stuffed to the rafters with the remnants of her father’s academic career and her mother’s lifelong obsession with puppets and dolls. She doesn’t want to learn how to live without the two people who knew and loved her best in the world.

Mostly, she doesn’t want to deal with her brother, Mark, who never left their hometown, gets fired from one job after another, and resents her success. But she’ll need his help to get the house ready for sale because it’ll take more than some new paint on the walls and clearing out a lifetime of memories to get this place on the market.

Some houses don’t want to be sold, and their home has other plans for both of them…

The Review

Me and Grady Hendrix books do not have the best relationship. I would love to read one of his books and be scared but I’m just not.

Okay, lets be frank about it. I was enjoying the family dynamics of How to Sell a Haunted House. The premise of two siblings fighting over a property left in a will was intriguing to me. But then he ruined it by trying to add puppets and it was just….meh.

I will give Grady Hendrix one more try but if that is another stinker then I am done.

How to Sell a Haunted House by Grady Hendrix is available now.

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Title: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Author: Grady Hendrix

Pages: 336 Pages

Publisher: Quirk Books

The Blurb

An unholy hybrid of Beaches and The Exorcist that blends teen angst, adolescent drama, unspeakable horrors, and a mix of ’80s pop songs into a pulse-pounding supernatural thriller

The year is 1988. High school sophomores Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fourth grade. But after an evening of skinny-dipping goes disastrously wrong, Gretchen begins to act…different. She’s moody. She’s irritable. And bizarre incidents keep happening whenever she’s nearby. Abby’s investigation leads her to some startling discoveries—and by the time their story reaches its terrifying conclusion, the fate of Abby and Gretchen will be determined by a single question: Is their friendship powerful enough to beat the devil?

The Review

For me, My Best Friend’s Exorcism is a story that can best be described as Heathers meets Mean Girls meets The Exorcist – this may be a lazy way to describe it as The Exorcist has been bandied around an awful lot in the description but I genuinely think it is the only way I can verbalise it.

At its core, it is a story of friendship and how friendship transcends – even the perils of hellish demons.

If I am totally honest, I did find it a bit bizarre. I think I wanted more from it and was a little disappointed when I was left feeling underwhelmed. I had the “is that it?” and “what was the point?” feeling after I turned the last page.

I think My Best Friend’s Exorcism had the potential to be a great 80s fantasy horror romp but it didn’t quite hit the mark.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is available now.

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