I’m so excited to be a part of this blog tour! I LOVED Daughters Unto Devils when I read it last year and have been psyched for The Women in the Walls since I heard about it. (I just realized I never reviewed DUD, so expect that soon. I book talk it a LOT to my classes.) I also get to bring back one of my favorite FakeSteph features: Looks From Books, in which I create a look based on a character in the book.
ABOUT THE WOMEN IN THE WALLS:
Lucy Acosta’s mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They’re inseparable—a family.
When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she’s ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother’s voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin’s sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.
ABOUT AMY LUKAVICS:
Ever since she was little, Amy was especially intrigued by horror books and movies. Raised in a small mountain town
in Arizona, she sustained herself on a steady diet of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books before discovering Stephen King in her mother’s bookshelf.
Amy lives with her husband, their two precious squidlings, and an old gentleman cat by the name of Frodo. When she isn’t writing, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing games across many platforms.
LOOKS FROM BOOKS
My review will run tomorrow, but now….
The Acostas throw a lot of parties, at which nobody seems to have a great time. Here are two party options that Lucy wears in the book. On the left, her dress for a memorial dinner (not giving away which character doesn’t make it to the end), and on the right is her outfit for the climax of the book. (Side note: Books where the main character enters the climax in a fancy dress are pretty much my favorite. I love visualizing the wild things that happen while the characters are dressed so well.)
Both looks are fairly simple because sometimes simple is the most elegant. Lucy has a closet full of dresses to wear to the many parties and dinners her family hosts and I don’t think I’ve ever been more jealous of a teenage girl. (Not that I don’t have a closet full of dresses, but mine are not as nice as hers!)
Lucy always wears dark, black tights. Part of the reason is because she cuts herself from knee to hip and she needs to hide her scars. For this reason, I also imagined her dresses to be around the knee; she is young enough to want something short but would still want additional protection to hide her secret scars.
I like the shape of the basic black dress on the left. It is versatile and would allow Lucy to wear it to parties while still being appropriate for a memorial dinner. The dress on the right represents a dress described as emerald with black lace cap sleeves. I had a hard time finding a dress of that description, but I think Lucy would appreciate the color and lace details of this dress. It’s young, but would still be appropriate for a girl to wear to parties attended exclusively by adults.
The flower hair piece isn’t exactly how I saw the hairpiece Lucy mentions in the book, but it is beautiful. In the book, Lucy talks about a red flower hair piece made of gems that was gifted to her by her aunt. I wanted something with real jewels, and I really love the design of this piece.
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