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A haunted house story with an eldritch twist, the Curse of House Corbant follows a seventeen-year-old Midwestern girl named Ally Corbant as she attempts to uncover the dark history of her ancestral mansion…as well as confronting the ghosts and nameless horrors that stand in her way. Ally’s quest for answers will bring her face to face with her darkest nightmares as she explores both the mansion and the family-owned asylum that has been abandoned since a bloody riot in the 40s. What secrets hide in the dark, and what will their terrible truths mean for Ally and her friends?
Author and friend Patrick Luther who wrote “The Curse Of House Corbant,” one day posted about his book and I immediately direct messaged him and asked him what the blurb is as I didn’t see one at the time of the post. We’ve got to talking, and low and behold, I’ve literally jumped at wanting a unique book such as this one after reading the blurb of said book that is. I don’t remember if I had purchased it or received it for free in exchange for a review on here and elsewhere. My memory sort of jogs me at the moment. Anyways, “The Curse Of House Corbant,” has some whodunnit features mixed into horror elements, and also some romance thrown in from time to time. The characters are your average teenagers going through life’s trials and tribulations, but the main characters goes to hell and back after learning something that will change her destiny and future. This book definitely has twists and turns and never a dull moment.
The Writing Style!!
When I started reading“The Curse Of House Corbant,” and the further I had gotten into the book, I was picking up on a writing style that was really similar to that of my favorite childhood horror author named R.L. STINE, and also a hint of the horror movie “Thirteen Ghosts.” Knowing me, I had to ask if what I’ve picked up writing style wise is correct I took it upon myself to ask the author Patrick Luther if that’s what influenced him to write this book. He’s told me that he was heavily influenced by his all time favorite childhood horror author R.L.STINE as well as that old horror movie classic “The House On Haunted Hill.” I honestly never picked up that writing style, but the more I’ve read, the more I honestly liked of this book.
The pacing of “The Curse Of House Corbant,” is pretty consistent through out the story line and the book itself. I honestly can’t say if and when there have ever been any dull or slow burn moments as everything seemed to fall into place once the story picked up its speed. To me, the pacing is what keeps the reader to come back for more and to find out what happens next to the characters of that book. That’s what makes a great book right there. Patrick Luther really knew how to draw his readers into the story and manages to keep my interest in it the entire time from beginning to end. I hate to repeat myself, but I feel that’s what makes a great book is when you have a fast paced story that holds the reader’s attention and interest and the need to finish it to find out what happens next and what happens to the characters themselves.
The Creepy Atmosphere!!
“The Curse Of House Corbant,” had a lot of seriously creepy situations from a haunted house, to an mental institution or insane asylum to your ordinary home front. Whether it was Ally facing the creepiness from her ancestors at her home or from the mental institution or what Maddy was going through at home was spot on accurate with plenty of hallucinations which is why I had picked up the vibe from Thirteen Ghosts which actually turned out to be the vibe from House On Haunted Hill. There were even mischievous ghosts and gruesome ones as well, murder, and a lot of learning to boot. All of this was perfectly situated in a creepy Victorian style mansion that the Corbants (Ally’s mother and father) had inherited from their relatives that’s basically located on the outskirts of town a bit.
The Characters And Their Friendships!!
While the story centers its main attention to a high school female named Ally that seems to be a bit different but highly unique concerning the fact that she lives at a house one of her family members had used for a mental facility. The main character seems to be rather out casted because of where she lives, and has made rather some unique and interesting friendships with the new boy in town, and a long life friend that always seems to have her back who would eventually tag along with her on her journey to find out reasons as to why certain things are affecting just herself and not any of the other family members. While some of the friendships are both old and new, they work great with each other and are very supportive of the main character and her dilemma she’s facing at her current residence. These friendships are definitely one of a kind and I’m a bit envious as to how close, supportive, and in tune with each other as they’re that comfortable with each other that most friendships seems to lack nowadays in real life.
I honestly would have no problem recommending this book “The Curse Of House Corbant,” by Patrick Luther to anyone who isn’t squeamish and wants to read a lighter creepish book that is in the style of R.L.Stine and a few horror movies. I loved every moment when reading this book and am happy that it was able to hold my attention as I have ADD big time. If you’re one to look into your ancestors business to help save someone and also curious as to who your ancestors are as to why you’re getting the short of end of the stick just for being related to them, than I have to say that The Curse Of House Corbant would definitely be a book you should purchase a copy and read to find out more. So, would I recommend this book to anyone curious enough to see if Patrick Luther can write like our favorite childhood horror author R.L.Stine? Then, make that purchase today, because you’re definitely going to love his book. In laments terms, most definitely and a 100% yes I would recommend this book to anyone.
“The Curse Of House Corbant,” by Patrick Luther is a creepy, horror, and mysterious tale of what happens when a young girl who finds out more than what she originally wanted to know as to why she’s been getting the short end of the stick due to what her ancestors have done that wasn’t necessarily at all good. This story definitely hits on a lot of issues that most of us can definitely say we have went through (some more than others of course), as it touches on bullying, incest, sexual violence, swearing, family drama, and more. The story itself and also the characters really come together well in this despite the ending being a bit different than what you’re used to reading. “The Curse Of House Corbant,” kept me wanting more and it was all I could think about until I had read the very last page.
I originally gave this rating way back when a 5 star rating which awhile back used to be called The Coffee Cup Ratings and a few other names as I wanted to be unique. Why was it a 5 star rating changed to now a 4 star rating? I’ve been doing some heavy duty over analyzing as to how I had rated my books and that was to give every author and its book that I’ve read and reviewed a 5 stars. I’ve simply put a stop to that and have changed it up since the original 5 star rating of this book review was given.
I didn’t want to be redundant and constantly give out 5 stars as those should be saved for those few books that you couldn’t stop thinking about so much so that it haunted your dreams and you couldn’t wait to turn one more page, which is this book indeed, but I gave this book a 4 star ratings as of today simply because that I want to reserve my 5 star ratings for those really amazing books. I’m not saying this book isn’t amazing, but it did originally have a 5 star rating, just bumped down to 4 as I believe the story could’ve had a sequel to it after how the characters ended off with at the end of this book. 5 stars is amazing to have, and 4 stars is also pretty good too. Am I right? Anyways, would I recommend this fun, yet most definitely considered to be a page turner to you guys? You bet your sweet uncle, I would.