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Helen Ellis

Helen EllisHelen Ellis was raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and holds a master’s degree in fiction writing from New York University. Her stories have been published in Southern Exposure and The New York Press. She lives in New York City but she clings to her Southern accent like mayonnaise to white bread. You can enjoy her accent if you watch the videos at Helen Ellis’ website.


What Curiosity Kills: Crawls slowly to lacklustre end

The Turning: What Curiosity Kills by Helen Ellis

The Turning: What Curiosity Kills is the tale of Mary Richards, a girl adopted from foster care into a plush life in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. When strange events begin taking place, Mary struggles to comprehend the idea that she is one of those who Turn — from human to cat. Previously, she mostly worried about trying to win arguments with her foster sister Octavia and getting her crush Nick to notice her; now she’s terrified as she tries to come to terms with her new life. When she is offered a way to recover her old life, Mary has a choice to make...

There was very little that I enjoyed about this book — except maybe the length. At just over 200 pages, it was at least quick to read!

What Curiosity Kills
is told from a first person perspective, but Mary’s voice is shaky and never com... Read More