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Catherine House ❴Download❵ ➹ Catherine House Author Elisabeth Thomas – A story about a dangerously curious young undergraduate whose rebelliousness leads her to discover a shocking secret involving an exclusive circle of students and the dark truth beneath her school’s A story about a dangerously curious young undergraduate whose rebelliousness leads her to discover a shocking secret involving an exclusive circle of students and the dark truth beneath her school’s promise of prestige You are in the house and the house is in the woodsYou are in the house and the house is in you Catherine House is a school of higher learning like no other Hidden deep in the woods of rural Pennsylvania this crucible of reformist liberal arts study with its experimental curriculum wildly selective admissions policy and formidable endowment has produced some of the world’s best minds prize winning authors artists inventors Supreme Court justices presidents For those lucky few selected tuition room and board are free But acceptance comes with a price Students are reuired to give the House three years—summers included—completely removed from the outside world Family friends television music even their clothing must be left behind In return the school promises its graduates a future of sublime power and prestige and that they can become anything or anyone they desireAmong this year’s incoming class is Ines who expects to trade blurry nights of parties pills cruel friends and dangerous men for rigorous intellectual discipline—only to discover an environment of sanctioned revelry The school’s enigmatic director Viktória encourages the students to explore to expand their minds to find themselves and their place within the formidable black iron gates of Catherine For Ines Catherine is the closest thing to a home she’s ever had and her serious timid roommate Baby soon becomes an unlikely friend Yet the House’s strange protocols make this refuge with its worn velvet and weathered leather feel increasingly like a gilded prison And when Baby’s obsessive desire for acceptance ends in tragedy Ines begins to suspect that the school—in all its shabby splendor hallowed history advanced theories and controlled decadence—might be hiding a dangerous agenda that is connected to a secretive tightly knit group of students selected to study its most promising and mysterious curriculum.

10 thoughts on “Catherine House

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    School of selected special successful superior students too many S letters in a sentence seems like special spell Oh no Again too many s letters make me feel like stuck in a spell made me think Hey we have some kind gothic intriguing thriller understandable and less brain cell killer version of Ninth House yes I was not intelligent enough to enjoy that book or some kind of Truly Devious trilogy’s murder mystery with just a little Hogswarts vibes I have to emphasize that world building and creepy eerie dark atmosphere the author created was splendid I was always a big fan of dark boarding school mysteries mind games the secrets behind closed doors a murderer walks around the corner and he or she can be anyone sits behind you or your best friend or your boyfriend holds the pillow on your face to choke or appear at your bathroom like his spirit captured by Norman Bates and stabs you with newspaper I think this was Mel Brooks’ version of Psycho So yes wait for the unexpected things occur out of nowhere and be suspicious about everyone kind of tricky story telling always works well for me I think the book failed me for two big reasons even though it had a promising stunning start I hate the protagonist I don’t want to call her heroine because she is just creepy living in her head with so many obsessions introvert feeble indecisive I didn’t find any good ualities to like her just a little bit The other is pacing The story stopped in the middle of somewhere I feel like I was trapped in a school car in the snow storm and I cannot open the doors Well opening the door is not a solution if I will freeze to death and when I turn my head to the window I realize the zombies banging on them They can break and jump inside any second So my over exaggerated imagination is scarier and entertaining than this book’s dragged plot I think the author is really talented and created a great subplot with full of great ideas and this will be really enjoyable book without too many descriptions or slow burn mystery If the pace would be a little faster and captivating with interesting characters this book could be one of my unputdownable riveting thrillers that I may really enjoy readingSo I arranged myself a special place in Switzerland that means I’m in the middle I didn’t enjoy it but I didn’t hate it because there were so many potentials and I still want to read works of the author Let’s give solid three stars and wish that my next thriller will be heart throbbingSpecial thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins Publishers Custom House for sharing this interesting gothic book’s ARC COPY in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    Believe me when I tell you that I tried to like this I really really did but I'm at 60% and I just can not force myself to keep reading this For whatever reason my brain is struggling to understand what any of this is about There is a lot of eating drinking nudity and casual sex I normally don't rate a DNF but I read over half of this son of a b and I feel that was enough to ualify a rating You are in the house and the house is in the woods The woods are in the house The stairs are in the house Down the stairs is the hallway and at the end of the hallway is the ballroom The ballroom is in the house You are in the house and the house is in you um whaaat? 🤨 You are in the house and the house is in today Today is not a moment Today is not a point Today is an infinite area Today is forever Everything that has happened and that will ever happen is now Everything that has been and will be is here And everything is good Everything is fine You are not sad You are not afraid You are not hateful Because you are here You are here You are inside And you are ready Ready to throw my kindle at the wall 😒 Your hands are on the table The table is in the hall across the yard in the house The house is in the woods In the woods across the yard in your hands is the cup The cup is in your hands Your hands are in the house My brain hurts 😵Anyhoo I tried Maybe I will save others some valuable reading time Also according to other reviewers the end brings no resolution so yeah Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review

  3. Chelsea Humphrey Chelsea Humphrey says:

    This definitely won't be a book for everyone but I have to say that I really enjoyed the weird uirky attributes this story had to offer Please do not confuse the author's brevity of content for writing that isn't fully expanded upon; each scene is a slow dread inducing dance that marries mystery with sensuality The revelations might not be shocking to the seasoned suspense reader but I felt the overall draw is in the luscious setting and character interactions that gave me a foggy sense of the space between waking and dreaming If you enjoy books that leave you wondering what you just read you can't miss Catherine House Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy

  4. Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell Nenia ✨️ Socially Awkward Trash Panda ✨️ Campbell says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestWhen I first started reading this book I couldn't uite figure out why the ratings for CATHERINE HOUSE were so poor Ines was a desperate anxious introverted girl filled with insecurities and a sense of fatalism that cause her to act out wildly within the confines or prison? of her new school a university like institution that doesn't call itself a university where scholarship is given to all who are accepted but expulsion is as easy as the money and wine flows freely like soma to opiate the massesAnd then I continued to read and CATHERINE HOUSE became less like THE SECRET HISTORY's younger butterfly clip wearing little sister and like a 80s B movie version of VITA NOSTRA You see there's a movie called The Langoliers by Stephen King that starts off really great and has all this amazing build up so that by the time you're about to reach the climax of the film you're on the edge of your seat And then you find out what's really going on and you go whaaaat? or you laugh You laugh and laugh and then you cry because those are your hopes being dashed on screen in dreadful CGII made a shelf on Goodreads called the langoliers effect for books that start off good but are effectively ruined by the payoff or lack thereof More than the pretentious language of the book and the syrupy surreal flow of the plot which I actually liked I feel like a lot of readers were turned off by how ridiculous the secret of Catherine House is and how it doesn't even end in a particularly satisfying way There are books out there that make a point of confusing the reader as part of their premise and many of those are cyberpunk novels and many of those are Philip K Dick novels but I don't think this book was meant to be one of them I can't help but feel like Elisabeth Thomas had several conflicting ideas for how this book was going to go and tried to combine all those threads to the best of her ability maybe liking them all so much that she didn't want to scrap any of themI do like the 90s setting and the whole Pleasure Island by means of Pinocchio way that the students drowned in their excesses Likewise the intellectual snobbery and impossible to please professors made me wonder just how much of this book was informed by the author's own Yale education especially when the main character Ines talks about how her school never leaves her Yale is also a prestigious institution and though I've never been I imagine that because of the wealthy and privileged student body they have access to a wide variety of excesses that probably result in wild parties that serve as a stark contrast to the draconian rigors of academia This was a debut novel and it definitely feels like one and not in a good way I would read from this author because I do like her dreamy style but I can't say that I would recommend CATHERINE HOUSE now that I've finished it Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review  25 stars

  5. Jenna Jenna says:

    The cup is in my handsMy hands are in the houseThe house is in the woodsThe woods are in my handsYou know that saying If it sounds too good to be true it probably is? Yes of course you do We all do So why is it that characters in books and movies act as though they've never have heard this phrase? Instead they go all into things that are blatantly screamingly shockingly too good to be trueThis is the case with Ines the edgy and provocative protagonist of Catherine House On the run and all alone she is thrilled to have secured a vaunted place in the prestigious school Once accepted students receive✓Free tuition✓Free room and board✓Free meals✓Free clothing and toiletriesCatherine House alumni go on to fill powerful positions It is all but a given that upon graduation one will shoot to the top of their chosen profession  Three years of the best education one could hope for in an institution selective than any Ivy League school And all for freeAn all expenses paid  trip to fortune and fameToo good to be true? Yeh I absolutely loved this novel It's uiet and introspective dark and mysterious Elisabeth Thomas slowly builds the suspense drawing the reader ever deeper into Ines' life and the secrets of Catherine House In a way it's predictable but I didn't mind that I love the way the author writes I adored Ines I couldn't help but want the best for her I enjoyed her interactions with the other characters I loved exploring Catherine House with her watching as she discovered its sinister foundation I was intrigued by the eerie cult like workings of the schoolIf you enjoy introspective books that are character driven I highly recommend Catherine House It will be too slow moving for some readers but those who enjoy a meandering buildup and complicated well developed characters in a dark gothic setting will find much to enjoy in this book

  6. Elyse Walters Elyse Walters says:

    Oh my goodness At times I felt I needed to have my head examined while reading “Catherine House” But there is an addictive uality mixed with a few lagging parts but then back to addictive I could have a field day talking about a variety of smorgasbord tidbits found inside this mysterious puzzling world of weirdOne of the characters goes by the name ‘Baby’ Infantilizing creepy but fitting to the girls characterand the overall creepiness of the entire schoolCatherine House is a prestigious cultlike environment of higher learningdepriving their students from any contact with family or friends on ‘the outside’ Want to know why? Your guess is as good as anyone’sThe restrictions are endlessPunishments are severe uarantine self isolationPlasm or curiosity of ectoplasm spirits?is a field of studyeerie yet oddly engagingParts were brilliant gothic creative and intriguingButParts were boring If you’re in the mood to visit a community of diverse older teens boarding together with fraught relationshipseating studying partying drinking chatting and having sex togetherwhile discovering their purpose in lifethere are plenty of tales about Baby Ines Nick Thor Yaya Mandy etc etcto keep you mostly interested As for the mystery of “Catherine House” itselfHayou’ll have to read to the ‘end’ which feels like it’s forever coming to know Take a walk on the haunting wild side at your own risk 36 stars

  7. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Catherine Housethe place you finally belongthe place you want to staythe place you want to leavethe place you lovethe place you hate Holy mixed reviews on this one I truly enjoyed this slow burn This book is not a cookie cutter book it is a completely uniue story You have to have an open mind and you have to pay attention and dig deep Suspend some belief it gave me a bit of a Ninth House vibe With that being said it will not be for everyone but it sure was a good fit for me I am debating between 4 and 45 stars on this oneSO here is the dealCatherine House very competitive prestigious school with a secretive past What actually goes on behind these walls? The deal you make with the devil oh I mean Catherine House is all tuition is paid You live completely free of all costs while attending school Food clothing books and all the alcohol you can want are paid for In exchange you walk away from your old life No contact with the outside world for three long years This is so you can focus on your studies or so they sayEveryone entering the halls of Catherine House have been carefully selected and they all have a past They have had trouble fitting in with society Yet at Catherine House you are the perfect fit Too bad you can't stay foreveror can you? One way or another you may never leaveMuch of the first part of the book is built around the development of the characters especially Ines and Theo You get a good feel for their daily life at school and how things roll at Catherine House It was of a drama at the beginning with an underlying feeling that something just isn't right at this school As the story builds you learn there are some weird things going on that only certain people are privy too About 100 pages out it really picked up and things started to make sense Usually I like a clear cut ending but I was totally satisfied with how it ended The author provided just enough insight that I was able to come to my own conclusionsI always love reading the work of a debut writer and I thought the writer was superb and she left me wondering what she will come up with next As I stated this will not appeal to everyone but I loved it Just keep an open mind and let the author paint the picture of what life at Catherine House is like Huge shoutout to Custom HouseWilliam Morrow for this gorgeous physical copy in exchange for an honest review

  8. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    35 We are living in a unsettling and uncertain time I think that is why I was drawn into this novel Catherine House is a very unusual school Past students of this school have graduated to become successes in many fields Prospective students are thoroughly vetted nine hour interviews recommendations and these are gone over with a keen eye Those accepted commit to three years without the usual school vacations leaving everything from their last behind All food clothing supplies and medical are provided Calls or letters home just be earned and paid for in points The school provides an experimental liberal arts curriculum Their real and very selective course is new materials plasma studiesThere is to this school than meets the eye as Inez finds out Getting in to this school was a surprise but she has no intention of giving in to the atmosphere of the place Though in truth because of an incident in her past she has no where else to go She forms friends and eventually learns the secret this school is hiding A secret few know So now what can Inez do?An insular school fully funded with little or no oversight by outside sources This was an entertaining in a strange way with a rather gothic toned atmosphere Definitely took my mind off our current situation Plasma the way it is used within might be effective now

  9. Bookishrealm Bookishrealm says:

    So why didn't anybody tell me how much of my time I was going to waste reading this book? Yes it was atmospheric Yes I was intrigued at the idea of this taking place at a boarding school BUT this book was so boring The main character was insufferable and did a lot of things that did not make sense I don't understand what Thomas intended by creating such a frustrating character At the beginning I thought I would be able to get used to her but it just got progressively worse She just seemed so out of it almost like she was drunk the entire book and then it made me feel like I was reading the book in a haze She didn't care about anything which then made me feel like I couldn't care about anything I don't even want to get started on the plot Was there a plot?? Because if there was a plot or a point to this whole story I completely missed it I was so confused the entire time that I couldn't even figure out what genre this book was supposed to fall under It was incredibly slow and dry Even when the reveal occurred I STILL didn't understand the purpose of the book Honestly ya'll I really wanted to like the book I thought that this was going to be a thrillermystery that I would end up loving but honestly it wasn't worth it I spent 11 hours of my life listening to this book and now I'll never get that time back and I'm beyond pissed

  10. Paul Paul says:

    Claustrophobic disturbing and gorgeously written

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