Here is the summary of the book:
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.
Brilliantly articulate and spookily original, Anya Allyn's Dollhouse is a great addition to the gothic thriller list. Its the attack of the clowns and the dolls and no one is safe. With a tagline of 'Dress-up turns deadly' and a gothic reworking of the cover and you have this beauty.
Starts out simple to turn uniquely thrilling quite soon. Cassie, Ethan and Lacey are searching for their missing friend Aisha who had gone missing on a trip in the mountains. The strange Fiveash Mansion is connected but as they search for their friend, they stumble upon the deadly secrets of that strange mansion. Its a race against time and Cassie and Ethan must figure out this twisted mansion, not only to gather the truth but also to find the way out in time to save themselves.
Highly and graphically imaginative, twisted and illustrious. This is the best scary gothic horror I have read so far. A little confusing sometimes but the best thing about it is that the suspense remains constant. tethering us to our seats as we can't help but keep reading till the end, building to a crescendo and ending at a cliffhanger. I really really have no patience withe cliffhangers but I'm definitely eager to read what happens next in Paper Dolls. And while the original cover to Dollhouse in quite beautiful, I must report that this one is simply exquisite and even more attractive.
"A highly imaginative and original gothic horror that will keep you occupied"