The house talks. It breathes. And it's hungry.
The Kings have been in the creepy old place, their new home, for only a few days, but they've experienced enough terror to last a lifetime. And the mystery is growing even more baffling. Shadowy and shifting, the big house conceals doors into other worlds that blur the line between memories and dreams-and the slightest...more
The first three books of this series are excellent. I actually thought this was a trilogy, so to find out that there are THREE more books was a huge shocker, although I can't wait until I can read the last three books.
The contents of this story are definitely for teenage+ readers since the King family members travel to violent worlds, ...more
I liked how the characters matured, they philosophize, think of the bright side of things after near-death experiences from one portal to another. Jesse, their grand uncle, was the one who built the house and he is really wise. The concept of hostility towards time-travelers ...more
I almost feel silly for being this excited about a kids/teens book series, but honestly after reading it I think just about ANYBODY would be psyched. I was lucky enough to read books 1 and 2 (House of Dark Shadows and Watcher in the Woods) back to back. Waiting for Gatekeepers to release was like sitting on pins and needles... for MONTHS. Then, once it's in my hands I've got it read in one afternoon and the wait starts all over. Somehow though, the waiting ...more
Again, a decent continuation of the series, but - again - not as much action as I would have liked, considering the subject matter.
Speaking of the subject matter, the marketers of this series are trying so hard to sell it as teen horror, but there's really very little spookiness to the books. Yes, there is Phemus, the Neanderthal-like henchman of the main villain, and there is the main villain himself, but he's mostly just your basic time-traveling assassin with a plan to take over ...more
Xander is so well put together he knows wants he's doing, always has a plan and wants everything to go well. Even when *wink* *wink* something happens. But the whole family brings me joy, the determination in their voice and eyes makes me what to do something dangerous (in ...more
There was more shocking moments and this one was definitely harder to put down because I just wanted to know what was going to happen and what else could go wrong for this family. What other things do the Kings have to do just to stay alive and do what they need to while worrying about a guy that wants the house for some reason.
I liked ...more
You know, to be honest, whenever I finish a book in this series and I sit down an hour later and think about it, I groan and just want to get this series over with. I know it sounds terrible, but whenever I start the series I don't think so low about it.
This book was a lot better than the last 2. I'm still hoping that the series will get better, but this book wasn't bad at all, especially compared to the first one.
So, this specific book is about the Kings advancing ...more
Book 3 in the Dreamhouse Kings series
Life is a bit fast paced and dramatic for the King family. In the space of a week they have moved from Los Angeles to northern California, found a house that is a bit creepy and strange, discovered things about the house, and had their mother stolen by a giant of a man. That would be Book 1.
Book 2 brings a bully, a strange guy causing problems, visits to other times through rooms of the house, searching for their mother, family ...more