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The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A shattering betrayal leaves Cassie beyond all light or hope. The betrayal signals a return to Balthazar's castle. She's forced to wait out her sixteenth summer in Balthazar's terrifying, dank quarters beneath the castle, The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A shattering betrayal leaves Cassie beyond all light or hope. The betrayal signals a return to Balthazar's castle. She's forced to wait out her sixteenth summer in Balthazar's terrifying, dank quarters beneath the castle, until he wakes from his long slumber and she is taken as his bride. Each day she is reminded of her fate, in full view of the sixty glass door cabinets where his teenage wives of centuries past are preserved. No bride lasts very long. Each day, she is told she is little more than a butterfly, soon to waste away inside a painted, wooden replica of herself. Deep inside herself, she plots revenge against those who have taken everyone she loved away from her. And she'll never stop seeking a way to destroy the second book of The Mirrored Tree--the knowledge of which will give the castle dominion over all the universes.


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The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A shattering betrayal leaves Cassie beyond all light or hope. The betrayal signals a return to Balthazar's castle. She's forced to wait out her sixteenth summer in Balthazar's terrifying, dank quarters beneath the castle, The DARK CAROUSEL series is a heart-stopping mix of American Horror Story and the fantastical elements of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. A shattering betrayal leaves Cassie beyond all light or hope. The betrayal signals a return to Balthazar's castle. She's forced to wait out her sixteenth summer in Balthazar's terrifying, dank quarters beneath the castle, until he wakes from his long slumber and she is taken as his bride. Each day she is reminded of her fate, in full view of the sixty glass door cabinets where his teenage wives of centuries past are preserved. No bride lasts very long. Each day, she is told she is little more than a butterfly, soon to waste away inside a painted, wooden replica of herself. Deep inside herself, she plots revenge against those who have taken everyone she loved away from her. And she'll never stop seeking a way to destroy the second book of The Mirrored Tree--the knowledge of which will give the castle dominion over all the universes.

30 review for MARIONETTE: A Supernatural Horror

  1. 5 out of 5

    Amber J

    I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you. It was ok. There were parts of the story I liked. But a lot of it is confusing. I don't even know how the story got here from where it started. So far I feel the series as a whole started out FREAKING AMAZING. I loved the first book so so so much. But it started to I try to express only my most honest opinion in a spoiler-free way. Unfortunately, there is still always a risk of slight spoilers despite my best efforts. If you feel something in my review is a spoiler please let me know. Thank you. It was ok. There were parts of the story I liked. But a lot of it is confusing. I don't even know how the story got here from where it started. So far I feel the series as a whole started out FREAKING AMAZING. I loved the first book so so so much. But it started to decline with the second book and even more with this one. I'm still going to read the next book to finish the series, but I'm kinda sad that the sequels aren't living up to the first book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Heather *Undercover Goth Queen*

    All things come again. I'm not sure what to think about this book. On the one hand, I liked Cassie's storyline better than in Paper Dolls, even though parts of it were really bizarre. On the other, the side characters were very bland and faceless to me, and Zach is dumb, and there wasn't much plot other than just moving things forward. Also, I didn't really care for Ethan's perspective. Part of the story took off in a wild, unexpected direction that I wasn't sure I entirely liked. Overall, I w All things come again. I'm not sure what to think about this book. On the one hand, I liked Cassie's storyline better than in Paper Dolls, even though parts of it were really bizarre. On the other, the side characters were very bland and faceless to me, and Zach is dumb, and there wasn't much plot other than just moving things forward. Also, I didn't really care for Ethan's perspective. Part of the story took off in a wild, unexpected direction that I wasn't sure I entirely liked. Overall, I wanted more of Henry and Audette, because I love them. Especially Henry. Hot, creepy Henry. I'm interested to see how the author is going to wrap things up in the next book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    **✿❀ Maki ❀✿**

    Each succeeding book in this series manages to feel like it belongs in a completely different genre. Dollhouse had a very horror-thriller vibe to it, Paper Dolls was a detective novel/abuse survival story, and Marionette changes everything completely once again and manages to make the story into a dystopian science-fiction. The beginning of the book was a bit jarring, because like the second book from the first, it picks up immediately where the previous one left off. That wasn't such a big deal w Each succeeding book in this series manages to feel like it belongs in a completely different genre. Dollhouse had a very horror-thriller vibe to it, Paper Dolls was a detective novel/abuse survival story, and Marionette changes everything completely once again and manages to make the story into a dystopian science-fiction. The beginning of the book was a bit jarring, because like the second book from the first, it picks up immediately where the previous one left off. That wasn't such a big deal when I read the second book, because I got it shortly after I'd read the first one. There was a break of a few months between me reading the second and third, though, so it took me a minute or two to remember what the ending of the second book was. It might just be easier to read all of these one after another - there's no recap at all of the ending of the second one, so you're going to be a bit lost if you don't remember what happened. Marionette, much like Paper Dolls, doesn't quite manage to live up to the suspense maintained throughout the entire first book. Even though by now we see that the Dollhouse itself was the least of all evils, it still managed to create an atmosphere of horror and helplessness. The castle doesn't quite capture that same atmosphere, and Cassie and Molly have progressed enough as characters that they refuse to be pushed around like they were in the first book. While it's good to see the characters growing, it changes the tone of the story dramatically now that they're actively resisting what's being thrown at them. Ethan makes a reappearance as a main character in this book, a few chapters even allowing us to see what's going on from his POV. He's essentially there to fill everyone in on the plot, and act as motivation for Cassie's choices at the end of the book. There's also finally a touch of romance thrown in. Not much, but we certainly waited long enough for that kiss! Passionate kisses aside, this book was actually sort of boring compared to the previous two. Not much happens. Cassie and Molly go to look for the book. They don't find it. Ghosts. The end.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    OMGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEED NET BOOK NOW!!!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    ahh things just keep getting darker and darker

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brenda

    This, the third instalment in the Dollhouse Trilogy, is fantastic. Marionette picks up immediately following the ending of Paper Dolls, and I felt pulled into the story without it missing a beat. Cassie and Molly join forces to defeat the darkness, but everything is not as it seems. In their search for the second book of the Speculum Nemus, the dangers they face are immense. Old worlds and new worlds collide, and when they learn of the fate of their loved ones, their devastation is complete. Trapp This, the third instalment in the Dollhouse Trilogy, is fantastic. Marionette picks up immediately following the ending of Paper Dolls, and I felt pulled into the story without it missing a beat. Cassie and Molly join forces to defeat the darkness, but everything is not as it seems. In their search for the second book of the Speculum Nemus, the dangers they face are immense. Old worlds and new worlds collide, and when they learn of the fate of their loved ones, their devastation is complete. Trapped as they are on the island, with no way of leaving, their fate is in the hands of others. But can anyone be trusted? And what is happening with the upcoming celebrations? Their safety is definitely not assured... Along with Cassie and Molly, we again catch up with Ethan, Aisha, Frances, Sophronia and Jessamine (as well as other minor characters). The pace of the story is fast, the gripping nature of the horror is thrilling. The author has a real art with her storytelling, and I’m thrilled that there is still one more in this series to go. I can't wait to read it! Highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Hudson

    This series just keeps getting better and better. Marionette is the most bizarre book of the series. But the ending was so much more exciting than the first two. One hell of an ending. I love how this series keeps me wanting more. The beginning was a little slow going, but once Anya started she went full speed ahead. Amazing. I'm so glad that Cassie is finally getting a backbone. She's definitely evolved as a character( not like she had much choice). This series just keeps getting better and better. Marionette is the most bizarre book of the series. But the ending was so much more exciting than the first two. One hell of an ending. I love how this series keeps me wanting more. The beginning was a little slow going, but once Anya started she went full speed ahead. Amazing. I'm so glad that Cassie is finally getting a backbone. She's definitely evolved as a character( not like she had much choice).

  8. 4 out of 5

    Deborah

    This one was weirder than the previous two in the series. It also took the first quarter to kick into gear. In the end, though, it was a page turner. The final chapters were disturbingly gothic. If you have read the first two books, I'd recommend sticking with Book 3, even when it may feel as though the author has jumped the shark in the early chapters. Once she gets your attention, it will be a compelling read. I have to read the final book straight away. Strong supernatural and dark fantasy st This one was weirder than the previous two in the series. It also took the first quarter to kick into gear. In the end, though, it was a page turner. The final chapters were disturbingly gothic. If you have read the first two books, I'd recommend sticking with Book 3, even when it may feel as though the author has jumped the shark in the early chapters. Once she gets your attention, it will be a compelling read. I have to read the final book straight away. Strong supernatural and dark fantasy storyline.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Alyssa

    OH MY GOD MISS ALLYN YOU HAVE JUST BECOME ESPCIALLY CRUEL WHEN MAKING US WAIT LONGER TO KNOW THE CONCLUSION!!!!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Donna

    Holy shit! So many secrets!! Loved this. Review to come!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Summer Peterson

    I love this series! it is so different from the many books I have read. each book is different from each other. can't wait till the last book to come out. I love this series! it is so different from the many books I have read. each book is different from each other. can't wait till the last book to come out.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Eddie

    dnf.. story got so hard to follow. The author needs to learn to write a solid focused plot line some day..

  13. 5 out of 5

    Liz Rojas

    Intoxicating! I can't get enough. Intoxicating! I can't get enough.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    (This review will be on my blog All the Ups and Downs soon.) -- I have definitely taken a shine to the Dark Carousel series by Anya Allyn. There's something about it that has definitely reeled me in. As soon as I finished reading Paper Dolls, I dove right into reading Marionette, the third book in the Dark Carousel series. This one definitely had a lot of action going on! Cassie and Molly are prisoners in Balthazar's castle as its inhabitants try to find the second book of The Mirrored Tree. Cassie (This review will be on my blog All the Ups and Downs soon.) -- I have definitely taken a shine to the Dark Carousel series by Anya Allyn. There's something about it that has definitely reeled me in. As soon as I finished reading Paper Dolls, I dove right into reading Marionette, the third book in the Dark Carousel series. This one definitely had a lot of action going on! Cassie and Molly are prisoners in Balthazar's castle as its inhabitants try to find the second book of The Mirrored Tree. Cassie and Molly desperately search for a way to leave the castle so she can be reunited with her family and with Ethan. However, things take a turn for the worst when Cassie learns her fate of which she can not escape if she wants to save her world and all of its occupants. I find that the plot of each book in the Dark Carousel series gets weirder and weirder. The plot in Marionette so much different to the one that first started it all in Dollhouse. However, Marionette was a fast paced read, in fact, in some parts, it was a little too fast paced. There were times I was left feeling confused about what was going on. Luckily, that only happened a few times, and the rest of the plot felt solid. Marionette was quite a page turner, and I kept wanting to know what would happen next. Marionette definitely has more action in it than Paper Dolls did. It seemed like there was always something happening in Marionette. This book focused more on Cassie and somewhat on Ethan. We learn more about the different worlds (which has me confused) and more about the ice world which Cassie is from. We also learn more about Zack, Viola, Emerson, and Parker as well as the castle itself. I do wish the worlds weren't as confusing. It's hard to keep up with all the different worlds and what happens when you see your copy on that world. I wish it was better explained or that there was some kind of appendix or something in the book to help explain it. I also don't understand why the bad people need Molly. I sort of understand why they want Cassie, but I don't see what use Molly is to them as she has no powers or anything of the sort. There were a few plot twists that I didn't see coming. This book didn't really end in a cliffhanger, but I will still read the last book in the series to complete the story. As always, Anya Allyn did a fantastic job with her characters. Cassie puts up a good fight and tries to protect everyone. I was really routing for her throughout Marionette. Molly is written well, but I feel like she's sort of a useless character. I wish I knew more about why Aisha decided to just give in to the Batistes, so more backstory there would have been nice. I am hoping there will be more backstory on Lacey as well so I can know why she sometimes speaks in third person. I know it was sort of explained that she went crazy after everything went down at the end of Dollhouse, but I'd like to know a bit more. Perhaps all of these things will be explained in the last book of the series. One character I felt bad for was Zack. I felt like he was sort of a prisoner in all of this too, yet he's very protective and sweet towards Cassie. I get why Cassie was angry at him, but he had no choice. I really wished Cassie was a bit nicer towards him in the book. I was saddened that there was hardly any Jessamine in Marionette. Jessamine is my favorite character, yet she's only in the book for the beginning for a little bit. I'm hoping she'll be featured more in the next book. Trigger warnings for Marionette include death, murder, rape and attempted rape of a minor (not graphic), mentions of sex (not graphic), the occult, violence, alcohol, and imprisonment. Despite the fast pacing in places, Marionette is still a great read. With great characters and lots of action, this book definitely holds one's attention throughout. I would definitely recommend Marionette by Anya Allyn to those aged 16+ who like a bit of science fiction with their supernatural horror. Now on to the next and final book in the Dark Carousel series entitled Music Box.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)

    This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS After the end of Paper Dolls, I wanted to keep reading the series. This book was a little lackluster and wasn't really what I expected it to be. It had some interesting ideas, but it took a long time to get there. Cassie doesn't know who to trust. The family that she thought she could trust, turned out to be part of the group that entrapped her in the Dollhouse in the first place. And Ethan, the boy she thought betrayed her, This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd MY THOUGHTS After the end of Paper Dolls, I wanted to keep reading the series. This book was a little lackluster and wasn't really what I expected it to be. It had some interesting ideas, but it took a long time to get there. Cassie doesn't know who to trust. The family that she thought she could trust, turned out to be part of the group that entrapped her in the Dollhouse in the first place. And Ethan, the boy she thought betrayed her, is back and has told her that she is from another dimension, a dimension that is in chaos. Her world is frozen, a world of ice, with serpents feeding on everyone. It's completely unrecognizable. Cassie, though, is back to being trapped, now in a castle instead of a Dollhouse. She and Molly are sent to the frozen world to find the book, but they end up in a lot more trouble. After the end of Paper Dolls, I expected this book to focus on parallel worlds. That's part of why I continued, I'm a sucker for books featuring parallel worlds, but that wasn't the focus of this book. Cassie occasionally travels to the frozen world, but most of this book was, well, nothing. Not much happened. I actually was tempted to give up on this book, but I kept on reading because I paid for it. Part of my disappointment comes from the synopsis. The synopsis has some frightening elements, but, I kind you not, none of that happens until the last 20% of the book. The rest of the book is mostly everyone trying to find the book, which is getting a bit old. I do think the last 20% was really interesting, and a lot more like what I expected from the book. It is incredibly frightening, and I really wanted to find out if Cassie would be okay. This book is also in dual POV, showing some scenes from Ethan's perspective. It's interesting to see things from his perspective, but I really didn't care. I'm sorry, but Ethan isn't really that interesting of a character and I never felt chemistry between him and Cassie. I think there's romance in this book, but I say romance lightly because, well, I don't know how to explain this. Suddenly the characters are in love with each other, but I never feel a build and there's never real confirmation that they're a thing, they're just suddenly a thing. Also, while I like, Cassie, this book makes her seem like she's someone special and I don't really like that. In Dollhouse, it seemed like Cassie was in the situation because she was in the wrong place, wrong time, but now the book makes it sound like she was always meant to be a part of this. I don't know, I just preferred her being an ordinary girl that got sucked into this mess. IN CONCLUSION Okay, I know I have a lot of nitpicks, but I did end up liking this book, mostly because the gothic elements picked up the last 20% of the book. I think this is becoming a guilty pleasure series, because I don't really enjoy reading these books, but I think Anya Allyn has a lot of interesting ideas, so I want to see how things turn out. Because of the monster of an ending, I am continuing the series.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Vee

    The last chapter of Paper Dolls had such a huge plot twist, I wanted to read the next book as soon as possible, thinking that it must be amazing. The concept of alternate worlds added so much more to the story, I though that the author would be like a kid in a sweet shop for ideas for what to write next. Sadly, this wasn't the case. This book was much shorter than it's predecessors, Dollhouse and Paper Dolls. by about 100 pages, and by the end of the book I was glad of this. I think this book wou The last chapter of Paper Dolls had such a huge plot twist, I wanted to read the next book as soon as possible, thinking that it must be amazing. The concept of alternate worlds added so much more to the story, I though that the author would be like a kid in a sweet shop for ideas for what to write next. Sadly, this wasn't the case. This book was much shorter than it's predecessors, Dollhouse and Paper Dolls. by about 100 pages, and by the end of the book I was glad of this. I think this book would fall into the 'filler' category, as lot a lot happens and I spent the whole time waiting to get the end. I knew When I started Dollhouse that this was a self published series, but this was the first book that felt self published. Some of the conversations between characters fell flat and even came off as cheesy at times. There was none of the suspense and mystery that kept me reading long into the night this time. There were a few chapters from Ethan thrown in, which weren't particularly memorable to me. He didn't say or do anything I didn't already expect. The other worlds, I was expecting something a lot bigger I guess. Most of the one world we visit has frozen over and there's some giant snakes lurking about. The main world is this one castle on an island in France and the whole thing felt very claustrophobic. The ending was interesting, and I do want to find out what happens next but I would be lying if I said I didn't see it coming. The ghost idea in Paper Dolls was creepy and certainly fascinating but much like the dialog in Marionette, it just felt cheesy here. I'm hoping Music Box gets back on track. Blog | Facebook | Twitter

  17. 4 out of 5

    Marjorie

    Having really enjoyed Books 1 and 2 of the Dark Carousel series I was distinctly underwhelmed with this, the third book. It just doesn't gel in the same way the others did and the swapping between realities definitely didn't work this time around. The strongest sections are spent with Cassie and Molly in the Castle. The true depth of depravity of the families is exposed with the changing walls and corridors of the castle and the strange marriage ceremony where the castle chooses your spouse. To s Having really enjoyed Books 1 and 2 of the Dark Carousel series I was distinctly underwhelmed with this, the third book. It just doesn't gel in the same way the others did and the swapping between realities definitely didn't work this time around. The strongest sections are spent with Cassie and Molly in the Castle. The true depth of depravity of the families is exposed with the changing walls and corridors of the castle and the strange marriage ceremony where the castle chooses your spouse. To some extent they are a caricature of the Dollhouse and the same level of spine tingling dread is not to be found within these pages. There is little to no character development for Cassie and Molly returns to being sickly and removed from the action by her overriding fatigue. The sections in the Ice World don't really work. I think I can see what the author is trying to achieve but it fell flat for me and did not hold my attention. This isn't helped by the clumsy travelling mechanism of "the shadow" which seems somewhat at odds with the venality of the Empress Serpent that is supposedly the giver of the mechanism. Things do start looking up in the last 20% or so of the book with a return to a more gothic tale. The title suddenly makes sense and Cassie appears to be in genuine peril from Balthazar. The scene setting is also richer and the tale benefits greatly from this which serves to give me hope for the fourth book in the series but I don't think I will be rushing to read it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Hollow Well

    Books 2, 3, and 4 comprise one "novel". Whereas Book 1 is a complete idea, these next three books have to be combined to complete the second idea. So, definitely get the 2-4 box set. The story has frustrating YA romance elements that just don't fit so well with me now that I am somewhat removed from that mindset. However, the story is fairly interesting and intriguing. Not as much of a mystery as book 1, but the author is not afraid to go beyond your standard realm of imagination to someplace not Books 2, 3, and 4 comprise one "novel". Whereas Book 1 is a complete idea, these next three books have to be combined to complete the second idea. So, definitely get the 2-4 box set. The story has frustrating YA romance elements that just don't fit so well with me now that I am somewhat removed from that mindset. However, the story is fairly interesting and intriguing. Not as much of a mystery as book 1, but the author is not afraid to go beyond your standard realm of imagination to someplace not quite so safe.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Summer

    Really did enjoy this book. I did have to stop reading it for a while because I found myself cursing the characters for being stupid and not realizing what was going on at the beginning. This series though, and the other book from this author I've read I just love the concept of the plot. It says horror, but I would classify it more as what could be a surreal supernatural science fiction world. Really did enjoy this book. I did have to stop reading it for a while because I found myself cursing the characters for being stupid and not realizing what was going on at the beginning. This series though, and the other book from this author I've read I just love the concept of the plot. It says horror, but I would classify it more as what could be a surreal supernatural science fiction world.

  20. 5 out of 5

    DarkRaven Reviews

    Wow, this series just keeps getting better and better. Outstanding work!!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Valia (beingshelfaware)

    3.5 of 5. A lot of things were happening so was kind of confused at times. Wondering how it will wrap up in the finale.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rhona Crawford

    I'm still reading a series, aren't I? Possible that I may be enjoying it! You never know .... I'm still reading a series, aren't I? Possible that I may be enjoying it! You never know ....

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    I like that all the back stories are being told. There are so many twists and turns I have no idea what will happen. Hope Molly pulls though and Cassie ends the curse. Will see soon. Now onto book 4.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    I was enjoying this series but it started to be repetitive

  25. 5 out of 5

    Books In Bloom

    This series totally rocks my socks!! Ive never read a series that ventures through soo many things: creepy circus stuff, magic tricks, ghosts, aliens, monsters, medieval castles, time/space travel, parallel dimensions.... even history and romance. WOW. When reading though, it all flows so well and is seamlessly written. It dosn't even seem awkward. haha. This author is awesome!! This particular book starts where book 2 left off. Book 2 had a lot of physical travel in in, this book has lots of tra This series totally rocks my socks!! Ive never read a series that ventures through soo many things: creepy circus stuff, magic tricks, ghosts, aliens, monsters, medieval castles, time/space travel, parallel dimensions.... even history and romance. WOW. When reading though, it all flows so well and is seamlessly written. It dosn't even seem awkward. haha. This author is awesome!! This particular book starts where book 2 left off. Book 2 had a lot of physical travel in in, this book has lots of travel as well but more of the inter dimensional travel. We learn almost everything we need to know about the the why of the main dilemma in the series. Im guessing book 4 will just be coming up with the solution. Book 3 def answered a lot of my questions and gives different perspectives of the story. Book 2 was Cassie and Jessamine. Book 3 is Cassie and Ethan. Yes, Ethan returns. The overall romance in the series is clear up here as well... but i must say that those last few chapters are slightly annoying. I've had a very slight issue with Cassie every since the first first book. She hasnt been my fave character necessarily and the whole thing with Ethan in this book is slightly annoying to me. I def would have handle it differently..... but i guess im older than she is and also, i have seen the story from different perspectives than she has as a character... but still. I said "WTF" out loud for everyone to hear. Hahaha. There are a few unexpected things that popup that will greatly effect book 4. From the end of 3 and the synopsis of 4, i can already tell i will really really enjoy it. I noticed on the author's blog that #4 is finished and titled: Music Box. Anyone who has read book 3 already might know what that means. ;) I really want book 4 like right now. I read books 1,2 & 3 in 3 days. :P I need closure..haha. Overall i would def recommend this book. Its a great addition to the series and sets up for book 4 really well. There is a small indirect reference to sex/rape and much more drinking than the previous books though, so be careful of that if you find it offensive.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ale96_CalS Paola

    FIRST, IT WAS SCARY. THEN, CREEPY. NOW'S JUST TWISTED. ✴SPOILRRS AHEAD✴ How can I even begin to describe this book? Well, ...it was fucked up to the core! From the gross ways of that fucking family (probably incestuous desires, bdsm+infidelity, brain wash, snobbish purposes, and lack of trying), to the undeniability of those damn ghosts and the big bad Ghost with its own storyline. You can actually see that the blood that runs through their veins was poison from the very start, I mean the only exc FIRST, IT WAS SCARY. THEN, CREEPY. NOW'S JUST TWISTED. ✴SPOILRRS AHEAD✴ How can I even begin to describe this book? Well, ...it was fucked up to the core! From the gross ways of that fucking family (probably incestuous desires, bdsm+infidelity, brain wash, snobbish purposes, and lack of trying), to the undeniability of those damn ghosts and the big bad Ghost with its own storyline. You can actually see that the blood that runs through their veins was poison from the very start, I mean the only exceptions must have been Tobias, his son and Jessamine (who BTW I would have loved to see). Anyways, I'm glad that the girls are starting to see that she wasn't such a psychotic lunatic, but a damaged little girl. And now need her help, I mean. I knew that from the start but is nice for them to know too. Then let's go to the new aptitude of Cassie towards her betrayers: Aisha and Zach. She's just a control freak/pathological liar/backstabbing bitch who someone gets a little forgiveness from Cass, I mean Wtf?! And him, a fucked up coward with really wrong ideas of what love and caring for someone really is, and Cass gets him remembering the boy she liked on the beach (girl! That boy never existed! This is a bloody moron!). And now (I can't believe what I'm saying) Ethan is the actual good guy after all, and he loved Cassie all along, which was sweet and desperate but I'm beginning to like him again, well actually for the very first time. And what about that messed up ending?! Did anyone actually expected something like that?! I was longing for Jessamine to appear and kill all the Batiste but no, the crazy Balthazar ghost freak had to appear and force marry Cassie to implant 'his disgusting seed on her'... I mean.... WTF?!! This books never stop surprising me, and making me realise that some people can really be up to going to a mental institution. Twisted. Ps.: I need the final one!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marsha Bernabe

    It continues The story continues. It is so deep now the only way is out. The creepiness must have and end. Lol the story is fabulous. I can't wait to find out the end. :-) It continues The story continues. It is so deep now the only way is out. The creepiness must have and end. Lol the story is fabulous. I can't wait to find out the end. :-)

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    Usually I save reviews for when I feel I have something to say, and in this case I'm kinda saving most of my comments for the last book. This series honestly does feel like Allyn wrote a rather long book and then broke it up into four parts, which honestly isn't a bad thing at all (hey, Lord of the Rings did it), but it does make it a bit difficult to review the middle books. As before, the book does indeed pick up immediately after book two, so I very happily had this one handy so I didn't have Usually I save reviews for when I feel I have something to say, and in this case I'm kinda saving most of my comments for the last book. This series honestly does feel like Allyn wrote a rather long book and then broke it up into four parts, which honestly isn't a bad thing at all (hey, Lord of the Rings did it), but it does make it a bit difficult to review the middle books. As before, the book does indeed pick up immediately after book two, so I very happily had this one handy so I didn't have to worry about a long gap in the middle of a rather intense chase scene or anything. The ending isn't quite as abrupt of a cliffhanger as the previous books which was nice, but never fear, it still manages to leave you hanging just fine! (Won't say anything more than that because spoilers). Anyway, regarding the book itself, it does indeed have a bit of a dystopian feel to it for parts, but it also nicely brings back some of that gothic horror from the first book that hooked me onto the series in the first place, so I enjoyed this one much more than book #2 despite the similar star count. Admittedly I didn't care as much about Ethan's scenes as I was probably supposed to (I cared, I just kept anxiously waiting to get back to Cassie), but I was pretty cool with them after I'd gotten a bit more used to it. So yep, good continuation to the series, and I look forward to giving a more useful review after reading the last book.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

    I've been struggling with this 3rd installment of the Dark Carousel series. In this series, every book is very different. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but in this series it just didn't work for me. This book was so disjoined from the previous one, which was disjoined from the first one, that it just got exhausting. They also brought in alternate realities and different worlds, which just didn't seem to fit with the chosen genre and seemed out of place. The characters and stories have chan I've been struggling with this 3rd installment of the Dark Carousel series. In this series, every book is very different. Sometimes that can be a good thing, but in this series it just didn't work for me. This book was so disjoined from the previous one, which was disjoined from the first one, that it just got exhausting. They also brought in alternate realities and different worlds, which just didn't seem to fit with the chosen genre and seemed out of place. The characters and stories have changed so much that I feel like I'm not reading a book in a series anymore. It's natural for characters to change over time, and even expected. However, this just seems like the characters were rewritten, instead of naturally progressing over time. There was so much going on that I felt frustrated when things didn't get completely developed. There were also some scenes where by the end of the book, I wasn't sure why they were even in there. I'm sad that this book didn't impress me. I'm not sure at this point if I will read the final book.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kira

    This is one of the most chilling, intense, mind-bending series I've ever read! The third book in the Dollhouse series delves swiftly into a world of science-fiction horror, old mystery, and secrets. With every revelation Cassie learned more questions were posed, and I felt like I was holding my breath through the entire book. My heart ached for Zach, oddly enough, but I also hurt for Ethan. The mind-blowing plot is something that's never been done before, at least not with such great imagination This is one of the most chilling, intense, mind-bending series I've ever read! The third book in the Dollhouse series delves swiftly into a world of science-fiction horror, old mystery, and secrets. With every revelation Cassie learned more questions were posed, and I felt like I was holding my breath through the entire book. My heart ached for Zach, oddly enough, but I also hurt for Ethan. The mind-blowing plot is something that's never been done before, at least not with such great imagination and twists. It's almost like Inception, where you have to watch it again and again to truly understand the depth of the paranormal and "timey-wimey" nature of the thing. I feel that I might simply die of suspense waiting for Book 4!!!

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