Alone

Alone

When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda?s almost excited to spend the summer there. The grounds are beautiful and it?s fun to explore the sprawling house with its creepy rooms and secret passages. Except now her mom wants to renovate, rather than sell the estate?which means they're not going back to the city?or Seda's friends and school. As the days grow shor When her mom inherits an old, crumbling mansion, Seda?s almost excited to spend the summer there. The groun...

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Title:Alone
Author:Cyn Balog
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:1492655473
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:278 pages pages

Alone Reviews

  • Kirsty
    Oct 28, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

  • Crowinator
    Aug 31, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

  • Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
    Oct 18, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

    I really loved this book! It's got one of the best settings for a scary story and I totally hate that I can't actually go to the house! More review to come later, but I guess I'm going back to read some of Balog's past novels. If you're looking for a good, spooky read this Fall, then I...

    That ending, though. Review to come. ...

    Wut. Can anyone explain what happened to me? ...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is the story of Seda, the twin she absorbed in the womb, her 4 siblings(2 sets of twins), her mother and the murder mystery mansion her mother inherited. Throw in some stranded High School kids, fake blood and yummy brownies and you've got yourself one hell of an int...

    Okay so this is going to be a very short review because I don't want to give away anything and I can't think of how to review it without saying something I shouldn't...lol. So 60% of this book was a little slow and at times kind of boring and I kept thinking when will the horror par...

  • Tez
    Feb 05, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

  • Donna
    Nov 23, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Oct 01, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

  • Kate
    Aug 12, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

    I really loved this book! It's got one of the best settings for a scary story and I totally hate that I can't actually go to the house! More review to come later, but I guess I'm going back to read some of Balog's past novels. If you're looking for a good, spooky read this Fall, then I...

  • Jeanna
    Dec 05, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

    I really loved this book! It's got one of the best settings for a scary story and I totally hate that I can't actually go to the house! More review to come later, but I guess I'm going back to read some of Balog's past novels. If you're looking for a good, spooky read this Fall, then I...

    That ending, though. Review to come. ...

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Aug 15, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

  • Tabby
    Oct 23, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

  • Megan
    Oct 16, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    Oct 30, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

  • Hazel
    Dec 09, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

  • Brooke (The Cover Contessa)
    Nov 23, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

  • Shane
    Oct 24, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

  • Kris
    Oct 10, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

  • Michelle
    Oct 01, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

  • Jennifer
    Nov 05, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

    I really loved this book! It's got one of the best settings for a scary story and I totally hate that I can't actually go to the house! More review to come later, but I guess I'm going back to read some of Balog's past novels. If you're looking for a good, spooky read this Fall, then I...

    That ending, though. Review to come. ...

    Wut. Can anyone explain what happened to me? ...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is the story of Seda, the twin she absorbed in the womb, her 4 siblings(2 sets of twins), her mother and the murder mystery mansion her mother inherited. Throw in some stranded High School kids, fake blood and yummy brownies and you've got yourself one hell of an int...

  • Bunni
    Nov 23, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

    I really enjoyed this book the whole way through, I'm not sure what can be said about it without giving too much away, I half expected this ending, I half expected the twist it was taking, having said that, I still enjoyed it, I thought it was well written, little details said in passi...

    I really loved this book! It's got one of the best settings for a scary story and I totally hate that I can't actually go to the house! More review to come later, but I guess I'm going back to read some of Balog's past novels. If you're looking for a good, spooky read this Fall, then I...

    That ending, though. Review to come. ...

    Wut. Can anyone explain what happened to me? ...

  • Pamela
    Oct 11, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    Nov 06, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

  • Lauren
    Aug 25, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

  • Jessi ♡
    Sep 06, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

  • Cillian
    Aug 16, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

  • Kirsty
    Oct 01, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

    I'M SO DISAPPOINTED. Just bear with me while I cry about how I thought this was going to be the perfect creepy read for the start of October and it wasn't. I received this book via Netgalley for review, all opinions are my own. October for me means reading creepy books (also my ...

  • Kim
    Oct 22, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

  • J Aislynn d'Merricksson
    Nov 08, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

  • Colona Public Library
    Dec 14, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

    I thought the premise of this book was really unique and interesting. I didn?t find it so much scary as creepy. I was creeped out the whole time while reading this book. I didn?t expect the ending at all which was a huge reason why I did end up liking the book. I also liked the fac...

    It almost reminded me of a movie I watched as a Teenager. I thought I creepy house, feelings of dread and a group of teenagers? Yes, please! That was until I read it. Ok so don't get me wrong this book wasn't bad...BUT....it takes quite a few pages to get to the really good parts, a...

    you know i was gonna rate it 3 but the ending deserves a star on its own ...

    5th February 2017: Reason for adding to wishlist: Gothic + storm = maybe people die? ...

    Fifteen year old Seda Helm, her 4 siblings (2 sets of twins) and her mother, an author and college professor, are spending the summer at an old mansion that her mother inherited from an aunt and uncle. It used to be a murder mystery hotel with it's many secret passages and many, many g...

    Twisted! I had no idea I would end up liking this story and all its craziness as much as I did, with how slow the first few chapters were and me not really being pulled in by the main character. But once things started to pick up and the situation went awry, I became well-investigat...

    I like a good scary story that doesn't leave me unable to go to sleep! This is that story. The setting, an old hotel where murder mysteries used to play out. A snow storm that keeps anyone from going anywhere. A mother with a great imagination. All put together to form an intense and ...

    So I always knew I didn't really like silly, cheap twist endings, but this book has made me realise that it's more than that: I actually bloody hate them. ...

    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co... 2.5/5 Thank you to Sourcebooks Fire for providing me with a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for review! All opinions are my own. This is one of those books where the cover and the synopsis worked toget...

    Note: I received an ARC copy of this book from Sourcebooks Fire via Netgalley. This in no way influences my opinion. I absolutely loved Cyn Balog?s Unnatural Deeds, so when I saw that she was releasing a new book later this year I just had to read it. I was not disappointed! I was...

    ***This book as reviewed for Sourcebooks via Netgalley Alone by Cyn Balog is one dark, creepy psychological thriller. Bismarck-Chisolm House, a grand old mansion on Solitude Mountain, was once a murder mystery mansion, but has fallen into severe disrepair. Seda and her family inheri...

    Seda's mom inherits a house from her aunt and uncle. The house is unique and has a storied history that runs back multiple generations. Her deceased aunt and uncle used the house as a Hotel Murder House. They would put on Murder Mysteries with their paying guests every weekend. When th...

  • Michelle
    Oct 13, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...

    When Seda's mom inherits a creepy old mansion full of secret rooms and passages, Seda isn't thrilled to be leaving her home in Boston, but her mother swears it's just temporary. As more and more time passes, Seda's mom decides she wants to renovate in order to find the perfect buyer fo...

    3.5 stars. Young Seda feels so alone since her family has left Boston and is now living in a run-down macabre mansion with no-one nearby to help them. A snowstorm is coming, so now they're really trapped! Some teens arrive in need of help, but what lies ahead? Perfect creepiness for yo...

    So this is going to be one of those reviews which is hard to write because almost anything I say could give the entire thing away. Seda and her family, which consists of her mother and two sets of twins, move to a remote run-down home in the mountains which was previously used as a mur...

    Received from: SOURCEBOOKS Fire Received Via: NetGalley.com Why this book? Seemed interesting What I thought This book didn't really leave an impact on me. I'm forgetting it already, but I remember the twist was just really messed up. Especially because one guy seriously wh...

    E ARC from Edelweiss Above the Treeline Seda's horror film professor mother has inherited a "house of horror" from an aunt and uncle, and has moved Seda and her younger siblings there to prep it for sale. She seems to be enjoying it to much to sell it, even though it is in the middl...

    Thanks to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Fire for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. Release Date: November 1, 2017 3 1/2 Stars Alone pays homage to The Shining, by Stephen King, yet it has several unique twists of its own that sets it apart. Seda, the unreliable n...

    Keep your eyes peeled for this one, children. Keep it at the top of your TBR if you enjoy subtle terror, unreliable narrators, and a unique setting: an almost dilapidated mansion in the middle of nowhere that used to be a murder mystery hotel. And I did not predict the ending; that wa...

    A crumbling mansion on a secluded mountain during a blizzard sets the scene of Cyn Balog's novel Alone. This mansion was left to Seda's mother after her aunt and uncle die. Seda, 16, is desperate to get back home to Boston but her mom, a writer, can't seem to part ways with the mansion...

  • Delphine Lurin
    Nov 22, 2017

    If there is one thing that Cyn Balog is famous for it is writing stories that are completely bizarre in the most perfect way. I can always count on getting something completely unheard of and something that more often than not, will throw me for a loop and make me think about it long a...

    Mini-review: This is the perfect set-up for a chilling tale -- an isolated mansion in the mountains, a lonely teenage girl with an oblivious family, and an unwelcome group of visitors trapped by an impassable blizzard -- and Balog puts its familiarity to good use, gradually building te...

    Alone by Cyn Balog is altogether thrilling, curious and strangely beautiful. Balog goes beyond authors to create a story that leaves readers puzzled, relieved, frightened, traumatized. The plot is unheard of. The writing style is quick paced and slow to climax; a paradox yes, a mistake...