Amber House (novel)

Amber House is the first book in what was initially dubbed the Amber House Trilogy by American author Kelly Moore and her daughters Tucker Reed and Larkin Reed. The book follows narrator Sarah Parsons, who discovers she has the psychic ability of psychometry, enabling her to see into her own history as she stays at her family's ancestral estate outside of Annapolis, Maryland.[1]

Amber House
First edition cover of Amber House
AuthorKelly Moore,
Tucker Reed,
Larkin Reed
Cover artistWhitney Lyle (design),
Shane Rebenschied (art)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThe Amber House Trilogy
GenreYoung adult, Gothic horror, romance, time travel
PublisherArthur A. Levine Books
Publication date
1 October 2012
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
e-Book (Kindle)
Audiobook
Pages368
ISBN0-545-43416-5
Followed byNeverwas (January 2014) 

Amber House is a young adult paranormal mystery novel. Critics have remained in disagreement over what genre Amber House best fits into; Kirkus Reviews dubbed it "horror romance," and Booklist cited the story's "Gothic feel," while Publishers Weekly claimed the story "straddles the lines between magical realism, fantasy, ghost stories, and horror, with a touch of romance and classic glamour."[2][3][4] The authors categorize the book (and its sequels) as "a time travel series."[5]