Originally Posted at Bibliophile's Retreat by Melissa Meeks
Thomas Nelson (January 6, 2009)
Warning – Possible Spoilers:
If you haven’t read the first two Dream House Kings books – skip directly to the links at the end of this post in the codicil. Do not read the following review until you’ve read those two books.
Review: (Skip to the Codicil if you haven’t read Books 1 and 2)
Welcome back to an intriguing yet frightful new abode for the King family. In this 3rd installment of his Dream House Kings series, Liparulo introduces some new characters but also draws us deeper into the lives and reality of the characters we’ve become attached to in the earlier books. Xander, David and Toria have already lost their mother to the Worlds this house is a gateway for as their father did years ago. In hopes of a different ending however they make some last ditch efforts to find and rescue their mother before it’s too late. In the meantime, the local authorities, at the urging of someone who wants the house for his own purposes, have come after the family under the guise of preventing a danger to the children. Can they really take the only parent from the house and get away with it and what will they do with the kids if they manage to catch them too? Can the kids find their mother and bring her home or is all hope lost? Visit this terrifying world once more and discover the true purpose of the family’s presence in this house that seems to swallow people up with no concern for those left behind. Don’t miss the continuing adventures of the King family as they battle their house, unknown enemy forces and the ones posing as “friends” who will do anything to gain the house for themselves and their own plans of domination. (ISBN#9781595544988, 304pp, $14.99)
Drop into Robert’s websiteand click the bookcover above to purchase your own copy as well as read more about the book. Be sure and start at the beginning with this series and read the books in order. The books would not read well as standalones in my opinion, even the author puts a warning at the beginning of the books to stop and read the previous books first and he concludes each installment with …NOT THE END. If you don’t already have them snatch your copies of House of Dark Shadows (Book 1) and Watcher in the Woods (Book 2) before you try and read this book.