We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Ranked #8 in Gothic, Ranked #12 in Sistersee more rankings.

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise, I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead... less

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Sarah Perry This is a masterpiece in atmosphere and Gothic empathy. It challenges your idea about what wickedness is. (Source)

Lucy Atkins It has a barely contained, unhinged feel to it that I find completely gripping. (Source)

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