Looking forward to: “House of Secrets” by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini

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The House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini.
(House of Secrets – book one of an intended trilogy)
Hardcover, 496 pages
Expected publication: April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray
ISBN: (ISBN13: 9780062192462)

From the publisher: From legendary Hollywood director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Philiosopher’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.

I’m looking forward to reading this forthcoming book because…I am interested to see if this lives up to the hype of all the pre publication announcements and excitement. I am always looking for great fantasy series to feed the constant demand of readers, and hope this is another one that students will love.

 

See the author interview and book trailer here:

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