The Fall by Bethany Griffin
Madeline Usher opens her eyes to darkness, stale air, and walls--the walls of a coffin. The House of Usher is displeased with her.
She hears the footsteps of the one who buried her pacing upstairs. Madeline has angered the house, and its influence is extensive. She used to be the favorite until the Usher curse, her birthright, set in. Will she go mad first, or can she destroy the ancient house and the curse that goes with it?
Griffin weaves a creepy tale, indeed. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Fall of the House of Usher", Madeline and her twin brother, Roderick, grow up in the care of cursed parents with the promise of impending doom. Generations of Ushers have been driven mad by the house's evil desires. Complete with ghosts, a homicidal maniac of a doctor, and the envious haunted house, this is a quick and entertaining read with enough evil to give you goosebumps. Sleep with the light on.--Ms. Schombs, Librarian, Loyola School