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House of Secrets by Ned Vizzini & Chris Columbus: 250 Book Giveaway! (INT)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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.

Goodreads Summary

Author Bio/Links:

Vizzini grew up primarily in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. He attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, graduating in 1999. While still a teenager, he began to write articles for the New York Press, an alternative newspaper.

After he wrote an essay that got published by the New York Times Magazine, several of his essays about his young adult life ended up being combined into his first book, Teen Angst? Naaah.... Vizzini attended Hunter College, also located in Manhattan. Ned Vizzini currently lives in New York City and continues to write and to speak about his books. Vizzini's characters and situations are said be based upon his time spent at Stuyvesant.

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  1. I've heard great things about this series and I really want to read both books in this series. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  1. Just seems like a great read. I read the back at ALA and It sounds totally interesting and fun!

  1. Unknown said...:

    There are so many wonderful aspects of this book: a creepy house, questionable background of prior owner, history of the owner dabbling in the mystical, and then there's the question of the father's mysterious termination from his job. This book sounds divine!

  1. Natasha said...:

    I like that deals with the occult and sounds like an amazing read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. This looks like a book that will get the whole family reading.

  1. patanne said...:

    WOW!! Aside from having the surname Walker so it's a book we really belong in ;-p it sounds like an amazing read! It has all the ingredients to keep any reader absolutely spellbound from start to end

  1. Kiku said...:

    Looking forward to a great read!
    Thanks for the giveaway! (:

  1. I like that the Walker family has a secret history. It sounds like a great book.

  1. A great looking book. I was very sorry to hear of Nick Vizzini's passing. I feel I owe it to him to read more of his work. Thanks for the opportunity.

  1. Kristia said...:

    It sounds really interesting, thank you for the giveaway! So sad to hear that the author died in December :(

  1. Grampy said...:

    I look forward to reading this book because it sounds like a great story. I love reading middle grade books; they're just a lot of fun. Sadly, I also want to read this because of the author's untimely and tragic death. RIP, Ned.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Sounds interesting! I think my brother will love this book

  1. Unknown said...:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a cute book.

  1. bn100 said...:

    wonder about the mystery

  1. Daniel M said...:

    sounds like a fun adventure - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com