Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wish List Wednesday 7


House of Dark Shadows

by Robert Liparulo

Pub. date: September 09
"Dream house . . . or bad dream?

When the Kings move from L.A. to a secluded small town, fifteen-year-old Xander is beyond disappointed. He and his friends loved to create amateur films . . . but the tiny town of Pinedale is the last place a movie buff and future filmmaker wants to land.

But he, David, and Toria are captivated by the many rooms in the old Victorian fixer-upper they moved into--as well as the heavy woods surrounding the house.

They soon discover there's something odd about the house. Sounds come from the wrong directions. Prints of giant, bare feet appear in the dust. And when David tries to hide in the linen closet, he winds up in locker 119 at his new school.

Then the really weird stuff kicks in: they find a hidden hallway with portals leading off to far-off places--in long-ago times. Xander is starting to wonder if this kind of travel is a teen's dream come true . . . or his worst nightmare."


I saw this at Barnes & Noble the other day and thought it sounded interesting. It was actually the third book, Gatekeepers, that caught my eye. Luckily, I noticed the number before I spoiled the series for myself.
Just about every review I read on Shelfari said it was creepy. I don't usually read creepy books, but I'm willing make an exception for this. It sounds really good! ^_^


Nadia Murti said...

Creepy books can be good sometimes.

Orchid said...

Sounds like an interesting read, plus I love creepy books. :)