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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday (52): House of Secrets

"Waiting On" a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I'm excitedly waiting on...

From legendary Hollywood director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It's Kind of a Funny Story) comes this first book in an epic new fantasy series.
Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything: two loving parents, a beautiful house in San Francisco, and all the portable electronic devices they could want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job in the wake of a mysterious incident. Now in dire straits, the family must relocate to an old Victorian house that used to be the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that feels simultaneously creepy and too good to be true.
By the time the Walkers realize that one of their neighbors has sinister plans for them, they're banished to a primeval forest way off the grid. Their parents? Gone. Their friends? A world away. And they aren't alone. Bloodthirsty medieval warriors patrol the woods around them, supernatural pirates roam the neighboring seas, and a power-hungry queen rules the land. To survive, the siblings will have to be braver than they ever thought possible—and fight against their darkest impulses. The key may lie in their own connection to the secret Kristoff legacy. But as they unravel that legacy, they'll discover it's not just their family that's in danger . . . it's the entire world.

House of Secrets
Chris Columbus & Ned Vizzini
Balzer + Bray

It's no secret (heehee, see what I did there?) that I LOVE middle-grade fiction and I'm absolutely STOKED for this upcoming book! This fantasy adventure seems to have  everything I crave in MG- a creepy house, pirates, crazy spooky fun...YES PLEASE! Plus, that cover (I spy a shark fin!) is just flippin' awesome, right?! 

What are you waiting on this week?!


Unknown said...

I don't read many middle grade books but I love a fun fantasy adventure. Cool that Chris Columbus is the co-author!

Dragana M. said...

I did not hear about this book before but it sound awesome. Breath-taking adventure. And great cover. Thanks for featuring it!

Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams
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Anonymous said...

Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

TP said...

Ooh what a gorgeous cover! Thanks for sharing this one - it looks amazing.

Tanya Patrice

Deborah Julene said...

Um, that sounds epic! I think this is one I'll just have to read. Thanks for sharing! Here's my WoW

JennRenee said...

Sounds really good. I am really trying to read more MG novels. i will need to check this one out. my wow

biochemguy said...

It is very rare that I read MG anymore but this does look good for that type of book, maybe I'll make an exception. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

I love MG fantasy and wow that cover is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy! your pick.

Ashley said...

Fabulous choice! I LOVE the cover for this book.. especially the top bit where it says "House of Secrets". I don't read that much middle grade anymore but I can't wait to see what Chris Columbus has in store for us! I mean, given that he directed Harry Potter and all! :D

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mk said...

Sounds good. I haven't heard of it before but I hope you enjoy it when it come out. Nice pick!
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