Six Rooms by Gemma Amor is a dark and mysterious gothic horror tale about a house with horrific secrets and an appetite that needs to be fueled.
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My Thoughts on Six Rooms by Gemma Amor
When a group of tourists arrive at Sunshire Chateau, there’s a mixed bag of emotion already at play. Some guests are there because they are actually interested in the history of the house, while others are either along for the ride or just killing some time. The tour guide, an eccentric and cold man, begins the tour with very little patience toward the guests. Warning everyone not to touch anything and to keep with the group, they begin to navigate the house.
It’s not long before they slowly begin to realize that something is very wrong. Secret passages are discovered, people go missing, and the darkness of the house refuses to stay quiet.
My goodness, the path this story takes is absolutely chilling. Set up as if readers are walking along through the house with the group, we learn about the main rooms and the history of the house and its owners. In each room, we also learn about the dark events that occurred within.
Each and every one of these characters were intriguing. I really enjoyed seeing their darkness spill out of them the deeper the house took hold of their minds. At the same time, I couldn’t help but hope for happiness for some, while others I wouldn’t have minded to see them get lost within the house.
Don’t get me wrong, while there is a lot of darkness and brutal honesty within these pages, there is also a ton of hope and love. Even some new beginnings! Six Rooms is truly a wonderful story.
My Favorite Passages from Six Rooms
The ghost had come to him, as most ghosts do, when he was preoccupied, his guard down. Later he would wonder if maybe ghosts were always trying to get the attention of the living, but the living were simply too noisy and busy rushing about to pay heed.
The guests assured him they would stay together. The Guide knew that assurances meant nothing at Sunshire. Promises were as reliable as dust, between these walls.
His brain was beginning to feel like a bowl of overcooked pasta, limp and slippery.
Barbara slammed her hand into the corridor wall in despair. ‘I don’t understand!’ She cried, frustrated. ‘We retraced our steps exactly; I know we did! The Study was right here, I was so sure this time!’ The image of a wooden puzzle toy sprang to mind again, and she felt like the little steel ball inside, rolling around, crashing into dead ends while some giant, unseen hands manipulated the game.
It was a house the sunlight barely touched, but moonlight had unfettered access.
As purple-greys dissolved into bruised blacks, stars began to poke through the canvas of the sky overhead, and the moon shone brightly, spilling its paint all over the house and the gardens surrounding it.
My Final Thoughts on Six Rooms
Six Rooms is a dark mystery that makes you ask, if the walls of any home could speak, what would they say? But more importantly, if the walls could speak, would you even want to hear what they have to say?
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Gemma Amor is one of my all time favorite authors, and this book is one that will chill you to the bone! Go pick up your copy today!
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