Saturday, February 12, 2011

#30: House of Dark Shadows - Robert Liparulo (Dreamhouse Kings Series)


Synopsis & Book Info:
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.

Print Length: 304 pages
ASIN: B001ECQ23M
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Book 2: Watcher in the Woods


©2008


My Opinion:
OMG!!!
If you want edge of your seat, page flipping, non-stop suspense, you're looking at the perfect book!
This story is so good I'm going to bug hubby to get me the next book.
I had to know what would happen, and the only bad thing happened, it left me hanging!!! And talk about cliffhanger!!! I'm still gripping the edge of my desk!
So yes, get a copy and check it out. I hope it wraps you in its weirdness, like it did for me.


5/5


Recommend? Most definitely!!!


~I obtained a copy from Amazon. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

8 comments:

  1. I almost downloaded this one the other day, I'll have to go back and get it now. Thanks for the review Freda.

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  2. I think I read a review of this book elsewhere as well. It sounds intriguing. Nothing to do with the old Dark Shadows TV show I guess?

    Thanks for the Valentine's greeting. Somebody's got to show me how they make the little symbols like you had on the greeting.

    Lee
    the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

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  3. Reallllly? Wahoo! FAB news! Thank you SO much for the review.

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  4. cool! love gripping tales like this too.

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  5. Oooh...that cover is defiitely eye catching, and the story sounds creepy. Love how you put it..."hope it wraps you in it's weirdness". ^_^ Might have to look into it a bit further, but thanks for sharing your adventure. Happy reading!

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  6. I'm very certain that I have this one downloaded, and now your review is making me want to put aside my other books and get right to this one!

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  7. the cover is really spooky!! i'm glad you liked it!

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  8. I've read it-and the whole series. All six books are FANTASTIC! In fact, they actually get better (more action, deeper characters, surprise twists) with each book.

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