BOOK REVIEW: What Moves The Dead by T Kingfisher
A modern retelling of the Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe. Roderick and Madeline Usher reside in a crumbling home on lands that are barren and the lake dark and murky. Madeline is ill, dying and Roderick is filled with nerves and doesn't know how to help his sister.
Alex is called to the Usher house as a friend of Madeline but also because they were in the army with Roderick. Alex is non binary, and goes by the pronouns Ka, also where he is from children are given the pronouns Va and Van. It is a little confusing at first but I caught on fairly quickly.
While Edgar Allen Poe's version has a more supernatural twist this one is just as creepy and satisfying. I love that this is the beginning of my October spooky reads. This is an atmospheric and eerie read.
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