Winterhouse

Winterhouse

An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut?the first book in a trilogy?set in a magical hotel full of secrets. Orphan Elizabeth Somers?s malevolent aunt and uncle ship her off to the ominous Winterhouse Hotel, owned by the peculiar Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms?most notably its massive library. It?s not long An enchanting urban fantasy middle-grade debut?the first book in a trilogy?set in a magical hotel full o...

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Title:Winterhouse
Author:Ben Guterson
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:B0721KN6T8
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Winterhouse Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Sep 23, 2017
    From my first reading of the description of Winterhouse, I was super excited. Books like Chasing Vermeer, The Greenglass House, and The Mysterious Benedict Society are my absolute favorite kind of middle grade fiction but are, unfortunately, less common. (As a side note, finding a true...
  • Melissa
    Oct 12, 2017
    Charming. Though I would have liked it better without the ghost-y elements. ...
  • MsAprilVincent
    Sep 25, 2017
    This is a book about a girl who loves books, so of course I loved it. ? Ten-year-old Elizabeth comes home one day to find that her aunt and uncle are gone on vacation, leaving her three dollars and a bus ticket to the Winterhouse Hotel. What a couple of dears. ? At Winterhous...
  • Carmen Liffengren
    Jul 19, 2018
    Honestly, I picked up this book because of its beautiful cover. It's the kind of book that would have enchanted me as a middle grade reader and frankly, it's the kind of cover that enchants me now. When I read good middle grade fiction, it transports me right back to those magical days...
  • Laurie
    Mar 26, 2018
    Interest Level: 3-6; Reading Level: 6.4 @kidlitexchange #partner Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book - all opinions are my own. Imagine that your parents have passed away and you have to live with an aunt and uncle that do not want you, you are ...
  • Jamie
    Nov 03, 2017
    I really enjoyed this book and will be ordering it for the library collection. Very good kids cozy mystery. I look forward to the next book. ...
  • Brenda
    Oct 02, 2017
    Originally posted at Log Cabin Library Elizabeth will be spending her Christmas break at the Winterhouse Hotel while her Aunt and Uncle take a vacation. At least they left her some clothing in a grocery bag, a few measly dollars, and a bus, and train ticket to get her there. Once El...
  • Jen Petro-Roy
    Sep 22, 2017
    Quite entertaining. Perfect for fans of Greenglass House. ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Oct 01, 2017
    E ARC from Netgalley.com Poor Elizabeth Somers. Her parents died when she was four, and she has been raised by her uncaring Aunt Purdy and Uncle Burlap. When they decide to take a vacation over Christmas, she is packed off to Winterhouse with $3 and a grocery bag of clothing. There'...
  • Richard Cardenas
    Mar 09, 2019
    I love when a book has be guessing!! I've read a lot of them and can usually see what's coming and with this one, I was pleasantly surprised. The first 100 pages of this book had me on the edge of my seat wondering what the heck was going on and I really enjoyed that about this sto...
  • Hannah
    Apr 18, 2018
    This book was a fun little treat! The story exists somewhere at a three-way junction between Harry Potter (11-year-old unknowing of their true heritage and living with a horrible aunt and uncle after the death of their parents under mysterious circumstances), a Series of Unfortunate Ev...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Nov 01, 2017
    While Elizabeth's aunt and uncle go on vacation, Elizabeth is sent to spend her winter break from school at a mysterious hotel. Her aunt and uncle don't explain why, and although Elizabeth at first is resentful of this trip, she eventually begins to enjoy herself at the hotel, and whil...
  • Emily
    Sep 01, 2018
    Winterhouse: gender-flipped Harry Potter where a quirky hotel supplants Hogwarts, and puzzles replace magic. Yawn. ...
  • Susan
    Oct 23, 2017
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book ? all opinions are my own. This magical, modern day fantasy is full of mystery, fun, imagination and charm. Elizabeth has been an orphan for the past seven years, living in poverty with a heartless aunt and u...
  • Kim Dyer
    Jan 12, 2018
    Oh my gosh I freaking LOVED this book! The setting of Winterhouse was absolutely magical, I loved the writing, the characters, the mystery, everything. Who says middle grade books aren?t for adults? First book of 2018 and it?s gonna be hard to top! ...
  • Dana
    Mar 02, 2018
    This was a cute little book. Elizabeth Somers is sent to Winterhouse, a hotel run by an eccentric older man. Elizabeth meets Freddy, a fellow kid who was sent to the hotel by his parents for the holidays. Together, they uncover secrets about the family who began the hotel and crack the...
  • Cassandra
    Jun 21, 2018
    Elizabeth Somers is sent away to Winterhouse by her aunt and uncle. She has lived with them for many years due to the death of her parents. She is not sure how her aunt and uncle can afford the trip they are going on and to send her to Winterhouse. They are very poor and should not be ...
  • Book Hunter
    Nov 25, 2018
    This is a story about a girl who is shipped off to the fabulous Winterhouse Hotel for her winter break, and while there she finds friends, intrigue, and mystery.. The descriptions of the hotel and the various characters staying there were fantastic. I loved the charming illustrations, ...
  • Amy Freeman
    Apr 29, 2019
    I don't mind books written for children. This book felt like it was written BY one. The storyline is cute- definitely meant to be read in the winter months, but it is predictable and incredibly boring. It sort of screamed Harry Potter fan-fic to me in the way that the main characte...
  • QNPoohBear
    Sep 20, 2018
    Elizabeth Somers can't remember her parents who died in an accident when she was very young. She lives with her horrid, penny pinching aunt and uncle now and all they do is complain and watch TV. Elizabeth would much rather read and work out word puzzles. When her relatives leave her t...
  • Kaytee Cobb
    Jul 24, 2019
    Fun middle grade mystery with lots of the elements that I really love! A bit of magic, a bit of mystery, a bit of trouble-making, a bit of smart girl, a bit of orphan, a bit of "strange hotel". Solidly fun. ...
  • Anne
    Nov 27, 2018
    I'm currently in a reading slump and not a single book is looking appealing to me right now. However, I just couldn't say 'no' to this adorable cover! The fact that there a beautiful illustrations throughout made it even better. The entire layout of this book definitely deserves its ow...
  • Suze Lavender
    Jul 30, 2018
    Elizabeth is an orphan and she lives with her uncaring uncle and aunt. They only watch television and don't show much of an interest in Elizabeth. She loves to read and tries to stay away from the negativity her uncle and aunt usually bring her as much as possible. When they have the c...
  • Nick
    Oct 03, 2018
    My Christmas list is getting full. This looks heartwarming. ...
  • megs_bookrack
    Oct 19, 2018
    **4.5-stars!!!** Elizabeth Somers is an orphan being raised by her miserable Aunt and Uncle in the equally miserable town of Drere. Just when Elizabeth thinks things can't get any worse, her Aunt and Uncle ((...like these people could give the Dursleys a run for their money)) tell h...
  • Samantha
    Jul 15, 2019
    I really enjoyed the mystery and of course all the reference to other books. This is filled with puzzles, anagrams I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series. ...
  • Misti
    Mar 01, 2018
    When Elizabeth?s guardians send her away to a strange hotel for Christmas vacation, she expects to spend a miserable holiday there. Instead, she finds a new friend and a fascinating mystery . . . and maybe even a hint of magic, and a little bit of danger. This is a solid entry in ...
  • Audrey Marcusen McMacken
    Apr 16, 2018
    Recommended by my 7 year old after I read about it on an independent book store blog as a fabulous read for kids and bought for him. He?s a fairly advanced reader, I think more middle grades 4th-7th reading level. Lots of fun for this 39 year old too. Especially the chance to talk...
  • Mortisha Cassavetes
    Jan 15, 2018
    This book was an amazing read with very creative illustrations that I loved. It brought together everything for a wonderful Christmas mystery. The story follows Elizabeth and journey to Winterhouse for the holidays while her aunt and uncle get a suspicious paid for vacation. During Eli...
  • Kira
    Jan 12, 2019
    Story had promise, but halfway through I realized I didn't care enough about the plot or characters to enjoy the time I was spending reading it. ...