Genre: Gothic Horror, Queer
Age: Young Adult
TW/CW: Death, Gore, Animal death, Animal cruelty, Child death, Panic attacks/disorders
Thank you to HarperCollins and NetGalley for an arc of this book.
Creepy, creepy, creepy! This is a YA horror novel that uses atmosphere and mystery to keep you hooked all the way through the book.
This is a much darker YA horror book, it contains a lot of death. The title pretty much says it all. This book certainly has some gothic horror undertones to it, past family secrets, graveyards, an ancient house…it has all those pieces. It reminded me very much like the Netflix show the Haunting of Hill House. So if you liked that, you’ll probably enjoy this as well!
Marin was a great character, she was thrown into the middle of a mysterious family, and is a nanny for two children of an eccentric writer. It gets more convoluted from there, and I don’t want to spoil too much of the book. Suffice to say it was good!
I really liked the plot of this book and how it played out. I couldn’t put the book down; and there were moments I was going “WHAT?!” at the book.
There was also a sapphic relationship that was really sweet admist all the horror in this book.
All the Dead Lie Down is a twisty, mysterious, and thrilling horror book for all older audiences.