The Complete 1st Freak House Trilogy
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Get all 3 books in C.J. Archer's THE 1ST FREAK HOUSE TRILOGY in a single volume.
Praise for the books in THE 1ST FREAK HOUSE TRILOGY
"This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars. Isn't there a 6 star option?" ~ reviewer Corazie
"Excellent read that sucks you in till the end" ~ reviewer Moon Cat
"The storyline captured me from the start and did not let go. I found it very intriguing. The way the story unfolded was thrilling. The characters were great." ~reviewer Denise Gardner
It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.
Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?
Buy the Emily Chambers series instead.
I purchased, read, and LOVED the Emily Chambers trilogy. (Go buy that series; it had some laggy bits, but overall it was lovely!) I completed all three books within a day. After finishing, I immediately went ahead and bought this set.
The first book is actually pretty good. I enjoyed the gothic romance feel of the novel, and was interested in finding out what happened next.
Unfortunately, by the second book the main character becomes absolutely insufferable. I can't even explain the depths of loathing I've reached with regards to Hannah Smith. She is the epitome of an entitled, whiney, unempathetic, self-absorbed, Damsel-in-Distress. I can't stop rolling my eyes whenever she talks/thinks. The last time I wanted to punch a protagonist this hard was while suffering through Divergent.
I'm giving a three star rating; the premise and tone of the series are both interesting, and the first book successfully pulled off a great misdirect with one of its plot elements. That being said, this series is never going to be re-read... if it ever gets finished in the first place.