Friday, 2 August 2013

Review: The Poisoned House

The Poisoned House
Publication Date: 2010        
Source : Received print copy via Bloomsbury Publishing & Readgig (In exchange for an honest review. Thank you!)
Life can be cruel for a servant girl in 1850s London. Fifteen-year-old Abi is a scullery maid in Greave Hall, an elegant but troubled household. The widowed master of the house is slowly slipping into madness, and the tyrannical housekeeper, Mrs. Cotton, punishes Abi without mercy. But there's something else going on in Greave Hall, too. An otherworldly presence is making itself known, and a deadly secret will reveal itself--a secret that will shatter everything Abi knows.

The year is 1856 and Abigail Tamper has had enough. Mrs Cotton, the housekeeper, though the house doesn't belong to her, but her sister- who died years before, and her husband, Lord Greaves Mrs Cotton likes to think it's her right to push the staff how she likes, and takes a particular shine to Abi, unfortunate for her. She picks on Abigail like no other, she doesn't give the poor girl a break, and God forbid anything goes wrong because Abi get's the end of it.

Feature & Follow (#1)

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly bloghop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. I participated last week and discovered a lot of great blogs, so I'm really looking forward to doing the same this week!

This weeks Question:
 How do you handle a book you don’t like? Do you DNF or do you power  

For me, it depends on the type of book it is, if it's one I've been looking forward to and start reading and not sure of, I'll read until at least 50% and then DNF. If it's one I'm not too sure about and don't like, I give up within 20 pages.

Happy Friday!