The Perfectly Fine House by Stephen Kozeniewski & Wile E. Young is a wonderfully heartwarming (but also heartbreaking) tale about an alternate reality where the breathing and the ghosts live together in society.
Right from the very first page, I was hooked! This is another I highly recommend you pick up on a day off!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on The Perfectly Fine House by Stephen Kozeniewski & Wile E. Young
I had previously read and really enjoyed Skinwrapper by Stephen Kozeniewski, and while I hadn’t yet read anything from Wile E. Young, I could not wait to dive into this one based on the first paragraph of the premise. I mean…
In an alternate reality where ghosts are as commonplace as the weather, the most terrifying thing imaginable is a house not being haunted.
I was sold!
Very early on in this book, my husband asked me what I thought so far, and I shouted “I LOVE IT!” I’m so glad to say that my feeling didn’t change the further that I got into the book.
I was so excited to learn more about their world and how they lived together. I thought that whole premise was so interesting, and I loved all of the smaller elements that the two authors added in to really develop this world! (I’ll let you discover those fun bits for yourself though!)
I adored the main characters, Donna and Kyle, so much. I very quickly found myself feeling quite protective of them, especially with all of their quirks and struggles.
I also related a bit to one of the main characters, Donna, who was a major workaholic. Far too often, I let myself totally burn out because I have so much on my plate. Like Donna, I need to make more time for relaxing and doing the things that I enjoy!
The pacing was wonderful. I was hooked the entire time. When I had to put the book down briefly to do things around the house, I found myself rushing so I could get back to reading as soon as possible!
This is one of those books that I have such a hard time reviewing because I just want to gush about it, but I don’t want to spoil anything! So I will leave off here.
My Favorite Passages from The Perfectly Fine House
I wrote down others, but they have spoilers in them! Instead, I will share just this one:
Kyle flashed a nonchalant grin as Donna gave him a look that would’ve made a corpse shiver.
My Final Thoughts on The Perfectly Fine House
An amazing premise, a perfectly paced and thought-out plot, wonderful world-building and character development… This book was a slam dunk for me!
I absolutely cannot wait to read more from these two authors!
I highly recommend this book to you if you like lighter horror that is more heartwarming than anything else, with a heartbreaking and scary element that drives the plot.
Thanks for reading!
And thank you again to Stephen for sending me a signed copy after Corona Con!