*I received this book as an eARC from The Studio, A Paper Lantern Lit imprint on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
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Title: Dollhouse (Dollhouse #1)
Author: Anya Allyn
Publication Date: May 20, 2014
Synopsis: Dress-up turns deadly. . .
When Cassie’s best friend, Aisha, disappears during a school hike, Cassie sets off with Aisha’s boyfriend Ethan and their best friend Lacey, determined to find her. But the mist-enshrouded mountains hold many secrets, and what the three teens discover is far more disturbing than any of them imagined: beneath a rundown mansion in the woods lies an underground cavern full of life-size toys and kidnapped girls forced to dress as dolls.
Even as Cassie desperately tries to escape the Dollhouse, she finds herself torn between her forbidden feelings for Ethan, and her intense, instinctive attraction to The Provider, a man Cassie swears she has known before…
Because Cassie’s capture wasn’t accidental, and the Dollhouse is more than just a prison where her deepest fears come true—it’s a portal for the powers of darkness. And Cassie may be the only one who can stop it.
Why?: I haven't read a horror book in a while, so I was pretty excited to stumble across this one. Dolls can be pretty creepy anyway, and I think this book sounds like they'll be really terrible. Add some mystery and a little romance tot hat, and this books just sounds like something that should be right up my alley!
Expectations: I've never read anything by Anya Allyn and I haven't really heard much about this book, so I'm not entirely sure what to expect. Definitely a horror story and mystery, but I'm really not sure past that. I'm also hoping for some magic (with the portal and all)! I'm looking forward to being surprised.
Judging a book by its cover: I really like how different this cover is from most others that I've seen. The dolls look creepy and all of the other embellishments just add to it. It definitely looks like a horror book, so I'm excited about that. I also like the way that the blue stands out against the black and the way the font looks. I would probably pick this book up off a shelf if I saw it somewhere!