There's something magical about playing dress-up when you're a little girl, just like there's something magical going on through the windows of a dollhouse. So naturally, when Paper Lantern Lit's new digital imprint, The Studio, approached me to help reveal the brand new book trailer for Dollhouse by Anya Allyn, there was no way I could resist. Dark, atmospheric and a little bit terrifying, this one has all the makings of a future favourite!
Dress-up turns deadly...
When Cassie’s best friend, Aisha, disappears during a school hike, Cassie sets off with Aisha’s boyfriend Ethan and their best friend Lacey, determined to find her. But the mist-enshrouded mountains hold many secrets, and what the three teens discover is far more disturbing than any of them imagined: beneath a rundown mansion in the woods lies an underground cavern full of life-size toys and kidnapped girls forced to dress as dolls.
Even as Cassie desperately tries to escape the Dollhouse, she finds herself torn between her forbidden feelings for Ethan, and her intense, instinctive attraction to The Provider, a man Cassie swears she has known before…
Because Cassie’s capture wasn’t accidental, and the Dollhouse is more than just a prison where her deepest fears come true—it’s a portal for the powers of darkness. And Cassie may be the only one who can stop it.
As a child, she could be found reading, sketching comic strips or fainting during choir practice in her school convent. She has worked in entertainment, as a wedding hire manager, as a dating company receptionist (where she lasted a week!) and most recently as a Features' Editor for Fairfax Media in Australia. Dollhouse is her first novel.
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So, if you're as sold on Dollhouse as I am (and trust me, you should be), click any of the following links to buy because Dollhouse is out today!