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House of Secrets - Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini, Greg Call
House of Secrets
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062192462 (0062192469)
ASIN: 62192469
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Pages no: 490
Edition language: English
Series: House of Secrets (#1)
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Community Reviews
Marysol
Marysol rated it
Als die Geschwister Eleanor, Brendan und Cordelia Walker erkennen, in was für ein großartiges und zugleich gruseliges Haus sie gezogen sind, ist es bereits zu spät: Die alte Nachbarin hat sie in einen fiesen Plan verwickelt. Ihre Eltern sind spurlos verschwunden, stattdessen streunen blutrünstige Kr...
Diamond Dee Loves to Read
Diamond Dee Loves to Read rated it
2.0 House of Secrets
2.5 starsI disliked how disjointed this book felt in the first half. Things started to get better once Will was introduced to the story. I'm not sure if I would read the sequel or not. It's definitely far from the best middle grade books I ever read, but it wasn't all bad either.
Kribu
Kribu rated it
I didn't adore this book - it lacked a bit of something I can't really put my finger on (depth? character depth?) but it was an entertaining, fun children's fantasy adventure.Of course when I say "children's", I have to pause; I'm not really entirely sure whether it's meant to be a children's book o...
Anima Libri - Buchseele
Anima Libri - Buchseele rated it
3.0 Zu 'filmisch' für meinen Geschmack...
Ein Jugendroman von Erfolgsregisseur Chris Columbus… Ich muss ehrlich sagen, dass ich doch eher zwiegespalten war, was diesen Roman angeht. Und leider, leider haben sich meine Befürchtungen dann auch bestätigt: “House of Secrets” basiert auf einer tollen Idee, aber leider hat das Buch für mich einfa...
About Books
About Books rated it
4.0 Eine rasante und actionreiche Geschichte!
Nach einem beruflichen Rückschlag versucht Papa Walker mit seiner Familie einen Neuanfang und kauft das alte, prächtige Haus des Autors Denver Kristoff, in das die gesamte Familie zieht. Bereits am ersten Abend bekommen sie jedoch Besuch von der Windfurie, die sich an den Walkers rächen will und die...
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