My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
After escaping a harsh school where punishment was the lesson of the day, seventeen-year-old Louisa Ditton is thrilled to find employment as a maid at a boarding house. But soon after her arrival at Coldthistle House, Louisa begins to realize that the house’s mysterious owner, Mr. Morningside, is providing much more than lodging for his guests. Far from a place of rest, the house is a place of judgment, and Mr. Morningside and his unusual staff are meant to execute their own justice on those who are past being saved.
Coldthistle House is one of those places you find in fiction that can easily appeal to your inner sense of justice. The way this story tells of happenings in this house may be a bit unsettling at times, but overall I found its purpose to be an interesting way to deal with those in society who are also quite unsettling in nature…and I’m not talking about the creatures of myth.
What the reader will find within these pages is a world just like ours a few hundred years ago, only the tales of monsters told to children to urge good behavior are born of fact. The creatures not only exist, but may in fact serve a higher purpose than the evil deeds of their nature beckon. And a question is also raised: are they truly evil?
If you are a fan of ancient myths passed down through the ages, and enjoy spending time in the fictional worlds they inhabit, I strongly recommend you give this book a read. Follow Louisa as her grasp at the world as she knows it becomes completely unraveled and even more uncertain. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And tell me what you thought!