by Bethany Griffin Madeline Usher has been buried alive. The doomed heroine comes to the fore in this eerie reimagining of Edgar Allan Poe's classic short story "The Fall of the House of Usher." Gothic, moody, and suspenseful from beginning to end, The Fall is literary horror for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and Asylum. Madeline awakes in a coffin. She was put there by her own twin brother. How did it come to this? In short non-chronological chapters, Bethany Griffin masterfully spins a haunting and powerful tale of a tragic heroine and the curse on the Usher family. The house itself is alive around Madeline, and it will never let her escape, driving her to the madness just as it has all of her ancestors. But she won't let it have her brother Roderick. She'll do everything in her power to save him—and try to save herself—even if it means bringing the house down around them. With a sinister gothic atmosphere and relentless tension to rival Poe himself, Bethany Griffin creates a house of horrors and introduces a whole new point-of-view on the timeless classic. ISBN-13: 9780062107855 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication date: 10/7/2014 Pages: 432 Age range: 14 years About The Author Bethany Griffin is the author of Masque of the Red Death and Dance of the Red Death, a two-book saga that reimagines another of Edgar Allan Poe's classic stories. She lives in Kentucky, in a house that is just a house . . . as far as she knows.
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