House Of Secrets

Hardcover | April 23, 2013

byChris Columbus

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Hailed as “a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure” by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It’s Kind of a Funny Story).

Siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything they could ever want. But everything changed when Dr. Walker lost his job. Now the family must relocate to an old Victorian house, formerly the home of occult novelist Denver Kristoff—a house that simultaneously feels 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.

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 to 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 that it’s not just their family that’s in danger . . . it’s the entire world.

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Hailed as “a breakneck, jam-packed roller coaster of an adventure” by J. K. Rowling, this New York Times bestseller is the first installment in the explosive tween fantasy series by famed Hollywood director Chris Columbus (of Harry Potter fame) and bestselling author Ned Vizzini (It’s Kind of a Funny Story).Siblings Brendan, Eleanor, and Cordelia Walker once had everything they could ever want. Bu...

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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 hous...

Chris Columbus has written, directed, and produced some of the most successful box-office hits in Hollywood history. He first made his name by writing several original scripts produced by Steven Spielberg, including the back-to-back hitsGremlinsandThe Goonies. As a director, Columbus has been at the helm of such iconic projects asHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,Home Alone...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.49 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062192469

ISBN - 13:9780062192462

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gud Buuk I thought this book was an amazing read. I couldn't put down this five hundred word book. If you would like to read a perfect mix of suspense and a novel full of adventure,then this book is waiting right in store for you. It had taken me about a week to finish this at a rate of a good 50 pages a day, but sometimes ended up reading 70 to 80 pages. I would really recommend this book, and am excited to get the next parts of this story. I know that for sure I'm going to go to the store and get the sequels. This was an amazing read and I totally loved it!
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gud buuk I think this book was an amazing 500-paged story. The adventurous novel House of secrets was amazing, and right when I read the back I knew it was perfect for me. This book was a good read, it took me about one week to finish at a rate of 50 pages daily. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a good thriller read. The book is full of suspense I was amazed when I had finished reading. This had made me very excited about all of the sequels, and I know that for sure I will read those.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from House of Secrets This book kept me turning pages. I loved how it had all the things a book should have; Romance, suspense, action and more. I couldn't get enough of it!
Date published: 2015-05-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I had a blast reading this book. It just bring you elsewhere! GReat discription makes you really see who and how these characters are! Can't wait for book two!
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Everyone should read this novel. It's written by the director of the first few Harry Potter movies. You fall in love with these characters. You can truly imagine what everyone looks like because he has described them so well. I recommend this book to everyone I meet looking to read something fun and adventurous. The young and the old should pick this book up!! Couldn't recommend this book enough. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated out of 5 by from Loved this book! If you love a great adventure then its the right book to read. If you read Harry Potter or any Rick Riordan book than you need to read this book. You won't want to put it down. Loved each character. Chris Columbus did a great job writting this book and I can't wait to read more of this series when it comes out.
Date published: 2013-04-24