House Of Secrets by Chris ColumbusHouse Of Secrets by Chris Columbus

House Of Secrets

byChris Columbus

Paperback | February 25, 2014

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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.

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...
Title:House Of SecretsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.28 inPublished:February 25, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062192477

ISBN - 13:9780062192479

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Walker kids are in a world of Trouble! When a witch attacks their new home, the Walker siblings end up in a world of fantastical monsters and dangerous magic, where they must rescue their parents or be trapped forever! Columbus begins an enjoyable trilogy with this engaging and humorous novel!
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok Sure, there's lots of action but it seems too much. More action than plot. When one event ends, another one begins right away. You need to Focus a bit on the storyline and evolve it. Will see what the next book is like.
Date published: 2017-09-29
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

Editorial Reviews

“The story is an engrossing page-turner with a parade of near-escapes, hilarious mishaps, and courageous face-offs with terrifying villains. The nonstop action will keep readers on the edge of their seats”