Ok. Kind of predictable. Not as good as The Winter People
Purchasing land in a rural area to build their home, a young couple‘s relationship is tried with the haunting of a deceased witch. Hattie was a witch who was hung in the 1920s by the residents. In current day, her ghost uses the curious historian, Helen, to learn her family‘s history and reunite the spirits of her family.
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Jennifer McMahon is typically my go-to author for "guily-pleasure" horror/creepy reads, but she really stepped it up with this one! Her writing has so improved since her earlier works (some are quite messy), and the story (while cheesy at points) actually felt fresh and coherent for the most part. This had just enough "creep" to make it a lighter read for horror fans, but it's also a good choice for newbies to try the genre out ?
Secretary! Clear my schedule!
Too bad I don't have a secretary. Or a clear-able schedule.
I got this as an ARC from #Netgalley a while ago and just got around to it.
So there are witches, a haunted house, and a treasure hunt-what‘s not to like? Nate and Helen quit their teaching jobs for a more simple life and begin building their new home in the country and they keep adding pieces with a “history” and that stirs things up quite a bit. There is a good mystery in this one and honestly I didn‘t figure it out until it was revealed.
"Few things in life ever go the way you imagine they will"
This old-fashioned ghost story/mystery/treasure hunt reminded me of scary stories that we told each other at sleepover parties as kids. The Invited kept my attention the whole read, anxious to find out what would happen next. While there were a few predictable events, I was still left guessing up until the end.
Ghosts, treasure, and murder oh my! Helen and Nate buy haunted land in Vermont to build their dream home. Helen is led to choose certain pieces for the house that help her put together this ghostly mystery of treasure and murder. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I‘m a fan of this author and I like that her books all are in a vein but do not follow a formula. Some are supernatural, some seem supernatural but have a scooby-doo ending. The Invited was intriguing since it examines a haunting that was chosen by the main character Helen. The surrounding mysteries aren‘t all that mysterious, but it was fun watching the characters figure things out. Enjoyable but not scary or even creepy, just interesting.
I was so busy posting about the #gburgbookfest talks that I forgot to show you what I bought. Politics and Prose (famous DC bookstore) has a *big* tent at the festival. I limited myself to three books—it was hard! Since I shopped early the selection at the freebie #ARC table was still pretty great! I‘m super excited about the McMahon too! #bookhaul
Superb!! How have I never read one of JM‘s books before! I loved it in all its supernatural creepiness, the witchcraft and ghosts, differing timelines and the multi-generational story within the story.. the BIG mystery behind Hattie Breckenridge. And all without any blood or gore made this a 5 star read for me. If you enjoy a good ghost story I recommend this one.
Pretty solid book. A couple builds their dream house on their new land and weird things start happening. They uncover a horrifying history connected to the land and one family in particular who may still be haunting the land. Fun easy read. Great pace full of suspense leading up to a satisfying ending. I figured it out half way through but still found it enjoyable. 👻👻👻👻
Well...I enjoyed this quite a bit. The ending felt a little rushed. I wanted to see the damn finished house! And Jane and Ann the ghosts kinda had a guest appearance and never came back. So. I wanted a bit mpre, but overall a creepy, fun read.
I haven't written my “official“ review yet on goodreads, but I'm going to go with a pick. This honestly sits in between a pick and so-so for me, but fortunately, the ending wasn't a lame as I thought it was going to be. There was some major cheese in the middle, but there was some brilliance spread throughout too. Ultimately, I would read something else by Jennifer McMahon and that in itself is an indication of something positive.
The Invited is proof that renovations sometimes brings out the worst. Except this time it‘s paranormal. Kinda unnerving since we are remodeling our bathroom. This book is so unique. It‘s like a summer storm. You feel it building then all of a sudden it‘s finished. It twisted and turned the entire book and left me guessing. I did guess the ending but it was still awesome. I give it 4/5 because I had a couple of unanswered questions.
I I do love Jennifer McMahon. This one is not her creepiest. But it is still fascinating! Stop by my blog to read more.
This has the premise of a ghost story. Hattie was hung for being.a witch. Flash forward you know have the intertwining story of Helen, a married woman who has just bought property in this small town and building a house, and Olive a 14 year girl who is trying to find out more about the disappearance of her mother. You can imagine with this type of book a lot ensues. This is a truly creepy book with a ending that I did not see coming.
I have been a fan of McMahon‘s for many years now, so I‘m especially thankful to #NetGalley for the chance to read this one a bit early! It‘s an atmospheric and spooky read told in alternating perspectives with interesting characters- all revolving around the local legacy of Hattie. Some aspects of the plot are easier to see coming but it doesn‘t detract from this fun and spooky read!
Good morning, littens! It is a foggy, gray morning here in Maine. Perfect weather for starting the new Jennifer McMahon! ☠️🖤👻
I received this book for free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review and I honestly LOVED this book. I may love it more than The Winter People but I'm still on the fence. A great ghost story set in the woods of Vermont you wont be disappointed in this if you're a fan of McMahons work. This book releases on April 30tb
Loving my read harder glass and finishing up the tagged book tonight. Happy Saturday littens!
THE INVITED surprised me in the best possible way, going in a different direction than I expected!
Thanks to Doubleday for an #ARC to review.
My review is up on Roots & Reads:
Helen and Nate decide to build a home of their dreams. Land was owned by Hattie Breckenridge who was hung as witch in 1900. Slow but picks up in the 2nd half. Surprise conclusion. Well written, atmospheric and chilling, not creepily overdone. The past and present come together in the end. The themes are witches, ghosts, spirits, curses and treasure. I would recommend to those who love paranormal ghost stories. Thanks Doubleday and NetGalley.