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The House that Fell from the Sky

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A real page turner, a blend of sci fi and horror and kept the pages turning. Really enjoyed and will look for more by this author.
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The House That Fell From The Sky is a dark, fantastical and strange addition to the horror genre.

A combination of sci-fi elements and haunting scenes makes The House That Fell From The Sky a fresh take on the haunted house trope.

A golden ticket lottery allows people to enter the house for just one night – the winners will be the lucky recipients of one million dollars.

Scarlett and her friends are in their late 20’s, but they’re all stuck in their teens by what we see from their actions and behaviour, especially Scarlett. Scarlett has returned to town and is trying to rebuild her friendship with Hannah and Jackson.

It took a bit too long for to get into the house for me. While I enjoyed the build-up, it was a little repetitive at times.

Once illusionist, Vincent Velledux comes on the scene, the action and horror is ramped up. Scarlett, brother Tommy, best friends Jackson and Hannah enter the house along with Vincent. Each of the participants finds themselves challenged in different ways, much like exploring a haunted spaceship. I enjoyed the sci-fi elements, mixed with horror. The different facets of the house brings the reader on a nightmarish journey through the warped house. These scenes have a twisted dream-like quality to them

My favourite part of the book was the relationship between Scarlett and her brother. The sibling dynamic was realistic and poignant.

To conclude The House That Fell From The Sky is a creeping, sci-fi haunted house horror.
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This book didn't really grab me from the get-go. The characters were flat to me and I didn't really relate to them. In fact, the whole plot of this book was so "out there" that it was hard to suspend disbelief beyond any reasonable sensibilities and unfortunately I gave up halfway through! However, the writing was flawless and the style very much to my liking so I can applaud the author for being top-notch in that department. It's not their fault that the story just wasn't my personal cup of tea.
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I really wanted to like this book but unfortunately I could not get into it. I do not think this was the one for me. The premise was super interesting, but towards the end to me it just fell apart.
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Realizing her life doesn’t look like she thought it would, nor does it resemble anything she wants for herself, twenty-nine-year-old Scarlett Vantassel drops out of school and moves back home. Not long after her homecoming, a mysterious house drops from the sky in the center of town and sparks a national media frenzy. Scarlett’s childhood friend, Hannah becomes obsessed with the house, convinced it holds the answers to life after death and will provide her the opportunity to reconnect with her dead mother. When a privately-owned company takes control of the house and hosts a lottery for the chance to stay in the house overnight (and a huge cash prize for doing so), Hannah secures a spot for her and her friends. Can Scarlett and her friends save Hannah, or is she too far gone?

This book started strong for me. A mysterious house falls from the sky, and the very few people who go in die or go insane. Sign me up. The premise is unique, and I love a good haunted house. I wasn’t in love with the dialog, however, and the writing wasn’t quite there for me, but the story is solid. The characters and their relationships are good. I was rooting for them and I liked their group dynamic, I just got lost in the descriptions occasionally and got the feeling of telling rather than showing more than once.

This book covers a lot of ground and was no easy undertaking, and I appreciate that. If you’re into cool, spooky stuff and can overlook some details, I still recommend it, and I’m glad I got the opportunity to read it, just wished I had loved it as much as I wanted to.
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This book started out great. A house falls from the sky! I mean, what?! How can you not want to read more?! Is it full of monsters, is it haunted, are there aliens?! I NEED TO KNOW!

We meet the four main characters and a possible fifth (a disgraced magician). The four main people could've been interesting if their ages had been cut by a decade, their backstories cut dramatically and their dialogue improved. As written though I found myself cringing at times and the only one who interested me was the magician and he's set on the backburner which saddened me.

I'm super nosy. I love backstories and emotional ties but I didn't feel the friendship here so reading over 250 pages of these 4 and their awkward and strained ties and endless bickering was too much for me. Communication and empathy would've gone a long way here but these 4 seemed emotionally stunted and I lost patience with all of them and that was a huge problem for me.
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The House that Fell from the Sky started out promising but then devolved into a subpar story.  In any case, cover is captivating.
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I had a bit of a hard time with this book. It was a little long, and saturated with small details and awkward dialogue. I did love the concept, it was creative and interesting, but not enough to make up for the characters and forced interactions.
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With this cover, this title and this description, I had high expectations!
In the end, I can say I enjoyed some parts of the story, but it didn't deliver what I expected. Read it to make up your own mind!
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I really tried with this book but I felt like I was having to force myself through it to the point that I was starting to refuse to read.

This is nothing negative against the author - it’s just not for me but I’d try once more with the author as maybe it was the story. I always try 2 books by an author before writing them off.
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I really, really wanted to love this but every time I picked up The House that Feel from the Sky I put it down again a few minutes later. I kept coming back to it because the premise is so catchy and I felt drawn to it every time I would see the cover. The characters and storytelling just didn't work for me. I think this is probably a great book for other readers, but I just couldn't connect with it. 

3/5 Stars

Thank you to Oblivion Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with an e-arc of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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What a freaking page turner. Book had me guessing from page to page and I never wanted to put it down. Literally did not see the end coming. At all.  I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Highly twisted nightmare of a story delving into life after death. Totally resets the bar of what a haunted house story should be.
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https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3537022301

Too much background and very, very slow build-up. Very annoying characters that don't act their age. I'm sure it gets more interesting but its been dull for too long and I just can't find myself to reading any more.

***Copy obtained from Oblivion Publishing via Netgalley***
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What a ride! 
From the moment I saw the cover, I knew I had to read it! I’m so grateful to Oblivion Publishing and NetGalley for sending me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review! 

Delaney is very detail-oriented and that allowed me to visualize every moment as if I were there in the scene. He also invests time in his characters, which allowed me to get to know them and gave me more of an interest in their journey as the story progressed. 

I know not every reader appreciates a slow burn, but I enjoyed every moment Delaney put into building up the tension and dread. There was even a moment that spooked me so much strictly because of the build up and from that moment on I couldn’t read it at night. 
When the characters finally interact with the house, the pacing gets thrown off a bit, but that actually helped me to get into the mind of the characters.

What didn’t work for me was the age of the characters. They were supposed to be late twenties but acted more like early twenties at the oldest. I also wish we got more of an explanation regarding Vanessa and the creation of the house. I don’t like the big gaps of information even in a cosmic horror story like this one when some mystery is expected. 

Overall, I really enjoyed my time reading this book and I want to read many more stories from this author!
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I received a copy of this title on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I am giving The House that Fell from the Sky 2 stars!

The cover art really sold me on this one! A story about a haunted house that drops from the sky?! Heck yes! Unfortunately, the story didn't live up to my expectations. I wanted to love this book, but I feel that the author left a lot of questions unanswered. Where did the house come from? Was the house haunted? Aliens? Alternate universe? My head is still reeling. Additionally, the plot was difficult to follow at times. I found myself growing more and more confused as the story progressed. By the second half of the story, the plot fell apart and I lost interest. That being said, I may not have been the right audience for this book. The characters are fun and likeable, but I found them difficult to relate to. The main characters are written as young adults, but their dialogue and mannerisms scream teen angst. This book had a lot of potential but I wasn't a fan of the story's execution.
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This book checked all the boxes for types of stories I like to read, so I was very excited to start it.  However, it felt like it took me so long to read this because I just could not get into it.  It starts of very interestingly, but then the middle of the story drags on and on.  It takes forever until they finally get to explore the house, and even that part was a bit disappointing.   I wanted to love this book, but it fell flat for me.
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I have to thank NetGalley for potentially introducing me to my new favorite author and potential favorite book of 2020. I have heard of Delaney before, but never read any of his work. This book checked ALL of the boxes and more. From the instant I started reading, I felt an instant connection to not only the stories, but the characters, as well. All of the main characters are so relatable and likeable. The story has all of the classic horror elements, with modernity added throughout with many awesome pop culture references that had me smiling from ear to ear. I can't remember the last time a book not only terrified me but actually made me emotional, as well. The ending is perfect and I could not have asked for a better ending. This is the first book I have read in exchange for a free review that I think I will have to buy a copy of for my collection, as well as any other books from Delaney now.
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This book was right up my street so I was very excited to be given a chance to read an advance copy. I’m sorry to say I was really disappointed. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters, who were all jn their late twenties, but you could easily have mistaken them for teenagers the way they carried on. I found the book far too long, everything was described to within an inch of its life and because of this it was almost half way through the book before anything actually happened. I’m sure there will be plenty of readers who will enjoy it, but unfortunately it just wasn’t for me. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I think this one tried to do too much and fell short on so many levels. I thought the premise was intriguing, but it lacked good flow.
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