Please note that I have not yet read The Starling House by Alix E. Harrow. That said, this Teaser Tuesday should not be constituted as a review. Instead, this is carefully (no spoilers) pulled quotes from the first chapter. First, here is the Goodreads summary (quotes below summary):
A grim and gothic new tale about a small town haunted by secrets that can’t stay buried and the sinister house that sits at the crossroads of it all.
Eden, Kentucky, is just another dying, bad-luck town, known only for the legend of E. Starling, the reclusive nineteenth-century author, and illustrator who wrote The Underland–and disappeared. Before she vanished, Starling House appeared. But everyone agrees that it’s best to let the uncanny house―and its last lonely heir, Arthur Starling―go to rot.
Opal knows better than to mess with haunted houses or brooding men, but an unexpected job offer might be a chance to get her brother out of Eden. Too quickly, though, Starling House starts to feel dangerously like something she’s never had: a home.
As sinister forces converge on Starling House, Opal and Arthur are going to have to make a dire to dig up the buried secrets of the past and confront their own fears or let Eden be taken over by literal nightmares.
If Opal wants a home, she’ll have to fight for it.
Thank you to Tor Books for an advance copy, which releases on October 3, 2023.
Did these quotes pull you into Starling House By Alix E. Harrow?