“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
House of Secrets
Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
House of Secrets #1
April 23rd, 2013
Balzer + Bray
Hardcover, 490 pages
The Walker kids had it all: loving parents, a big house in San Francisco, all the latest video games . . . but everything changed when their father lost his job as a result of an inexplicable transgression.
Now the family is moving into Kristoff House, a mysterious place built nearly a century earlier by Denver Kristoff, a troubled writer with a penchant for the occult.
Suddenly the siblings find themselves launched on an epic journey into a mash-up world born of Kristoff’s dangerous imagination, to retrieve a dark book of untold power, uncover the Walker family’s secret history and save their parents . . . and maybe even the world.
That cover alone would have made me pick up this one. And yes that’s Chris Columbus the director of Home Alone and the Harry Potter movies 1 and 2. I’m interested to see if he can write a novel as well as he can direct.