House of Dark Shadows by Robert Liparulo
(Dreamhouse Kings)

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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.
 

About Robert Liparulo

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Robert Liparulo has received rave reviews for both his adult novels (Comes a Horseman, Germ, Deadfall, and Deadlock) and the best-selling Dreamhouse Kings series for young adults. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their four children.
 
Published May 6, 2008 by Thomas Nelson. 304 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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When the King family relocates from their comfortable suburban home to a spooky house in a remote area, brothers Xander and David quickly discover that the house contains portals into other worlds; upon choosing a door at random, Xander finds himself in ancient Roman times, face-to-face with a gl...

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of House of Dark Shadows (Dreamh...

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Eerie and captivating, this fantasy fiction for young adults will appeal to a wide variety of readers... including grown-ups.

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