House of Dark Shadows

House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo     description:

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.

dark shadowsBOOK 1: House of Dark Shadows      4 STARS

This book is… weird .. even though this is a young adult book… or something like that… if it was a movie I’d be too scared to watch it… I’m a scardey pants and even though I can read this stuff it’s still a little freaky… Obviously between the title and the description you know some crazy stuff is going on and it’s rather dark… At first it all seems cool… it seems like they’re in almost a magical world… they move into a house and it turns out one of the linen closets will transport them to a locker at their school… then there’s a place out in the woods where they can practically fly… you’re like they’ve tripped into a place of wonder… but it isn’t… there’s a darkness lurking in that place and as the series goes on and the more you discover the more you find that nothing is what you think it is… and nothing is as simple as you thought it was… you’re constantly discovering something new and being surprised at every turn… and honestly a little freaked out as well… this book isn’t some simple young adult book… i think it’s the kind of story that anyone could appreciate… as long as you don’t mind a few dark shadows…

 

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