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Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader.3.5 starsWarning Unless you want to be spoiled of the mystery that lays within this novel, don t read the synopsis It reveals a secret that doesn t show itself in the book until 50% of the way through.Elizabeth and Zenobia follows a young, neglected girl and her spirit friend After her mother elopes with another, Elizabeth s father moves them into his family home at Witheringe and her spirit friend, Zenobia, begins to sense another otherworldly Review originally posted on A Skeptical Reader.3.5 starsWarning Unless you want to be spoiled of the mystery that lays within this novel, don t read the synopsis It reveals a secret that doesn t show itself in the book until 50% of the way through.Elizabeth and Zenobia follows a young, neglected girl and her spirit friend After her mother elopes with another, Elizabeth s father moves them into his family home at Witheringe and her spirit friend, Zenobia, begins to sense another otherworldly presence in the manor Thereupon we embarked on a journey to find the inhabited spirit.This is a dark, gothic tale that is most enjoyed in one sitting on a rainy day when you need something suited to the atmosphere but not something overly disturbing There are stories woven within stories and it s a beautiful tangle of art Interweaving narratives from The Plant Kingdom to Lord Alfred Tennyson s The Lady of Shalott, the novel has a impressive way of crafting a plot.Alongside the main conflict, I do wish we could ve exploredof Elizabeth and her father s relationship I felt like there was a disconnect with how sullen her father was after her mother left and the tragedy he experienced in his own childhood While I figured the issue was the former, it turned out to be the latter and in the end, I didn t connect with this storyline entirely.On a final note, I thought the illustrations were really wonderful and the simplicity of them suits the tone and plot of the story as well Only wish I could ve pinpointed a time period of this novel, merely to satisfy my own restless curiosity However, all in all, this was a really enjoyable novel.Disclaimer I received this e book from NetGalley in exchange for a review All opinions stated are my own and not influenced by the exchange Deliciously Dark An absolutely fantastic, wonderful, imaginative, witty, emotional, and beautiful read.This may be a children s book, but adults would definitely enjoy this The themes of courage, individuality, loneliness the Gothic literature elements the use of language and distinct voices among the characters oh my GOD how great is Zenobia If you ever once felt abandoned, or lonely, or not brave enough you will understand this book The artwork in this needs a shout out as well It s beautifully An absolutely fantastic, wonderful, imaginative, witty, emotional, and beautiful read.This may be a children s book, but adults would definitely enjoy this The themes of courage, individuality, loneliness the Gothic literature elements the use of language and distinct voices among the characters oh my GOD how great is Zenobia If you ever once felt abandoned, or lonely, or not brave enough you will understand this book The artwork in this needs a shout out as well It s beautifully done in black and white My only complaint is that I wish there wereillustrations Book 1 finished in my readathon Review originally published 11 OCtober 2017 at Falling Letters I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review Here is a spooky middle grade tale I can get behind There is a countryside estate that s been boarded up for some years, there is an overgrown garden and labyrinth, there is a distant father with a mysterious past While the story doesn t scare, not in the way ofCoralineor Richly imbued with Gothic tones and themes, Elizabeth and Zenobia is the perfect book for middle grade readers who like their stories mysterious and phantasmagorical I loved both Elizabeth and Zenobia, and how imaginary friends alter egos are addressed subtly throughout the story This also plays into the theme of trusting yourself to be brave enough to stand up for what you want, and to overcome your fears It s a moral that s incorporated very well into the story, without feeling like it s Richly imbued with Gothic tones and themes, Elizabeth and Zenobia is the perfect book for middle grade readers who like their stories mysterious and phantasmagorical I loved both Elizabeth and Zenobia, and how imaginary friends alter egos are addressed subtly throughout the story This also plays into the theme of trusting yourself to be brave enough to stand up for what you want, and to overcome your fears It s a moral that s incorporated very well into the story, without feeling like it s being forced.Witheringe House combines all the lovely Gothic tropes that I love from Victorian literature and a fewI saw strong inspiration from The Yellow Wallpaper in addition to the Brontes and Collins The theme of plants and mysterious alter kingdoms reminded me vividly of the 6th grade Clue Finders game from my childhood, and the mirror world happily recalled the final season of Grimm And, to top it all off, I pictured Zenobia as Wednesday Addams throughout the entire book, which made me very happy Elizabeth, although I didn t love her as a character, provides the innocent, worrisome foil to Zenobia s melancholic, risk taking.The ending, while it leaves many threads open and unresolved, was well done, a neutral leaning happily ever after of sorts, and it lends itself to a sequel, which I would love to see I would definitely recommend this to anyone, middle grade or older, who likes gothic paranormal books, similar to the Miss Peregrine series.Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy to review Cross posted on my blog A lonely girl, a creepy house, spirit presences and long ago mysteries I m completely in love with this novel Karen FoxleeBy the time I reached the end of the book my heart was racing and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough I loved Elizabeth and Zenobia It s the perfect book for 12 year old readers and maybe some very brave 11 year olds who are looking for a simple, good old fashioned scary manor mystery Books PublishingThis deliciously scary thriller will delight readers who are notA lonely girl, a creepy house, spirit presences and long ago mysteries I m completely in love with this novel Karen FoxleeBy the time I reached the end of the book my heart was racing and I couldn t turn the pages fast enough I loved Elizabeth and Zenobia It s the perfect book for 12 year old readers and maybe some very brave 11 year olds who are looking for a simple, good old fashioned scary manor mystery Books PublishingThis deliciously scary thriller will delight readers who are not afraid to be afraid, who like to feel a frisson of fear every now and then 4MBSA wonderfully crafted adventure mystery Lamont BooksI found myself thinking about this book for days after I read it This would be a wonderful book to hand to children who are imaginative and creative ReadPlusAn entertaining and engrossing adventure for upper primary readers who will enjoy some scary moments, and can watch Elizabeth s growing self confidence MagpiesA delightfully creepy and imaginative story, but also holds an undercurrent of an adult story about an abandoned husband and daughter Tea in the TreetopsThings do get a bit scary near the end Then they get a bit lovely Zenobia, in all her gruesome glory, is a wonderful character and the story has just the right amount of horror for young readers to handle Otago Daily Times Elizabeth and Zenobia is basically a tiny middle grade novel stuffed full to the brim with everything exciting and magical that you can think of It has one of the most glorious book covers I ve ever set eyes on, which also perfectly suits the story inside Once Upon a Bookish Time Elizabeth and Zenobia are polar opposites of each other Where one child is shy and scared and loves the pretty things, the other is dark and morose and fond of the darker things Only, no one else can see Zenobia except Elizabeth.It starts off innocently enough, with the two girls moving with Elizabeth s father to his decrepit childhood home A dark child and a light child isolated from the outside world, watching the garden either and the father disappear into his own sadness It was all so ve Elizabeth and Zenobia are polar opposites of each other Where one child is shy and scared and loves the pretty things, the other is dark and morose and fond of the darker things Only, no one else can see Zenobia except Elizabeth.It starts off innocently enough, with the two girls moving with Elizabeth s father to his decrepit childhood home A dark child and a light child isolated from the outside world, watching the garden either and the father disappear into his own sadness It was all so very Victorian Couple that with Zenobia s desire to find a spectral presence and you ve got the beginnings of an adventure.I don t want to spoil what happens, but suffice to say I fell in love with this book very quickly It was a wonderfully magical adventure, one filled with an original otherworld that pokes its tendrils through about midway into the tale It was clever, entirely original, and had good lessons to be learned without being too sermonizing about it Delightfully gothic and droll and adventurous Here s a little snippet I adored that kind of sums it up for me I am certain there is a Presence here, in this very room, announced Zenobia Do you not feel it too Do you not feel a frisson I d need to know what a frisson was, before I could know if I felt one or not, I said It s a delightful shiver of mystery and terror and pleasure all combined. {Free Epub} ⚤ Elizabeth and Zenobia: The Walls of Witheringe House µ Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend Zenobia for company And Zenobia s company can be very trying When Elizabeth s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold s ances and wander the rooms at night With Zenobia s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret Her father s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully compelling middle grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination I was quite entertained by this story of a not so little girl and her imaginary friend It was quite sad at times and I felt sorry about how remote the father was The interaction and dialogue between the girl and her friend was very humorous and unexpected The story and attempted rescue of the girl in the wall paper was intriguing I listened to the audiobook version by the lovely English narrators, but I did not catch their names.