The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall

Book Review

Goodreads Synopsis:

In this asylum, your mind plays tricks on you all the time…

Delia’s new house isn’t just a house. Long ago, it was the Piven Institute for the Care and Correction of Troubled Females—an insane asylum nicknamed “Hysteria Hall.” However, many of the inmates were not insane, just defiant and strong willed. Kind of like Delia herself.

But the house still wants to keep “troubled” girls locked away. So, in the most horrifying way, Delia gets trapped.

And that’s when she learns that the house is also haunted.

Ghost girls wander the halls in their old-fashioned nightgowns. A handsome ghost boy named Theo roams the grounds. Delia finds that all the spirits are unsettled and full of dark secrets. The house, as well, harbors shocking truths within its walls—truths that only Delia can uncover, and that may set her free.

But she’ll need to act quickly, before the house’s power overtakes everything she loves.

My Opinion:

Well, when I saw the tittle of this book, inmediatly I thought I had to read it. When I started reading it I was so thrilled and excited, but at some point, to me the book started being very slow and meaningless. The main Character, Delia, was almost unbereable for me till the end. She was so, let’s say, inmature, impulsive, childish.

Despite all the negative thoughts I had about the book, I decided not to quit. The plot is captivating, I don’t doubt it, but it was Delia that left me with this feeling of disappointment.

Is not scary as some of you may think when you first look at the cover, but it occurs to be a little bit disturbing and of course is charged with paranormal content, like ghostly girls and an evil black smoke that pushes girls through windows making them die in an instant.

In general I have to say it wasn’t at all so bad, but it could’ve been better.

Here are some quotes I found very profound about life:

“There are different ways of wanting something. I suppose what I mean is that you have to belive you can do it”.

“The living don’t know what they have. They waste it”.

“Maybe the absence of torment was its own kind of peace”.

“In the end, we must always be the judges of our own consciences”.

Rate: 3/5 ★

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My december TBR

TBR

Hello Peeps! I was looking for some books at the kindle store to read the next month because I want to start to be organized about the big amount of books I want to read. So I’ve choosed just six to be totally focused on it.

I’ve started a new treatment for my anxiety and depression and one of the effects it may cause is deconcentration. For that reason my december TBR list is short, and there it is on the pic I just took a few minutes ago and uploaded to my IG.

  • Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
  • Alice in Wonderland complete collection by Lewis Caroll (re-read)
  • Holding up the universe by Jennifer Niven
  • Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Some of you may ask why do I always upload pictures of my kindle instead of showing paperback books. The reason is in my country books are very expensive, veeeeeeeryyyyyyyy expensive and is more affordable for me to use the kindle store. So as you can notice my kindle is my best friend.

You can read wherever you want or can and still be a bookworm and a bookstagramer. Don’t feel ashamed if you can’t buy so many books as you would like. 😉

Hector and the Search for Happines Book Review

Book Review

Goodreads Synopsis:


“Once upon a time there was a young psychiatrist called Hector who was not very satisfied with himself. . . . ” 

Hector is very good at treating patients in need of his help. But he can’t do much for those who are simply dissatisfied with life, and that is beginning to depress him. When a patient tells him he looks in need of a vacation, Hector takes a trip around the world to learn what makes people happy—and sad. As he travels from Paris to China to Africa to the United States, he lists his observations about the people he meets. Is there a secret to happiness, and will Hector find it? 

Combining the winsome appeal of The Little Prince with the inspiring philosophy of The Alchemist, Hector’s journey ventures around the globe and into the human soul. Lelord’s writing inspires us to consider life’s great questions. Uplifting, empowering, and optimistic, this is a fable for our times and all time.

My Opinion:

This is the kind of book that makes you think about your life. What am I doing to be happy or the person who I really want to be? What makes me happy?

Sometimes we don’t feel happy because of trivial things like I don’t have this or that, but there’s people in worst situations than ours, some of which we would never face, and they still can find reasons to keep smiling.

This book also made me think about myself and my anxiety disorder and depression. Perhaps I could find a reason to smile each day, or keep calm by changing my mind about things that make me feel worried. It is very hard but not imposible. So let’s try.

Hector had a list of lessons about happiness and I selected some of them to keep it to myself, here they are:


Lesson no. 1: Making comparisons can spoil your happiness.

Lesson no. 2: Happiness always comes when leat expected.

Lesson no. 6: Happiness is a long walk in the mountains.

Lesson no. 8: Happiness is being with the people you love.

Lesson no. 10: Happiness is doing a job you love.

Lesson no. 13: Happiness is feeling useful to others.

Lesson no. 14: Happiness comes when you truly feel alive.


I, in generally enjoyed this book, but I found it a little bit slow at some points and repetitive. However I recommend it to you all if you want to have a lesson about happiness.

I’ll give it a 3/5 ★