Xander King doesn’t want to move when his dad takes a job as a school teacher in Pinedale, a little town in the middle of nowhere. In fact, he complains and struggles with changing schools, leaving friends, and seemingly leaving behind his dreams of making movies. But that all changes when they find this house where nothing is as it seems. *cue scary music* Closets that transport you to school lockers, hallways with mysterious doors that lead to different times and places, noises that come from all the wrong places, footprints in the dust, and a mysterious clearing in the woods. After finding the portal in the linen closet, Xander and his younger brother David set out to explore the rest of the house and the woods surrounding it. But what they find could be more then they can handle. They are drawn to the strange doors that lead places, even after having some close calls with what lies within. Can they find out the mystery behind the house? Or will it be too late?
I absolutely loved the book. :D It drew me in and made me feel like I was in the house. :shock: I had to keep looking up to make sure no one was in my room, and its definitely not a book I want to read while I’m home alone. I laughed a lot at Xanders references to different movies and books, and how even when he’s freaking out he can remember what movie/book his predicament reminds him of. :lol: I wish Mr. Liparulo had written more about the clearing, it was only mentioned a bit, but maybe thats for the next book. All in all, I thought it was a great book and have already placed my order at the library for the second one and then will have to wait impatiently for January to come to read the third one. And to add another reason to read it.. Ted Dekker gave it a great review, which says more then my little review ever could. ;) If you want to check it out you can go here. —-> House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo