I did it again. I read a book that was NOT book one in the series. I hate it when I do that. Now I'm going to drive myself crazy until I find book one and of course order the next couple in the series. Which series? I'm so glad you asked. This weekend I read book 2 of the Dreamhouse Kings series, Watcher in the Woods by Robert Liparulo.
It gets a 5 stars for my middle schoolers. It's a great little horror read. Yes, I said horror. Something I normally would never read. It's a really great "freaky creepy"! Just the right mix of scary, mystery and lite on the gross factor. It does mention mutilations so for your younger readers, be wary.
Basically the King family move into a house where the dad lived as a youngster. The house is home to a time portal. (Mom is snatched by a time traveler in the first book.. AWWWW I've got to read the first one!) In this book the Dad and kids try to figure out how the portal works and take a couple trips to the past looking for their mother. I don't want to give away too much. It was REALLY good.
That's it. That is the only chapter book I read all week. I feel like such a bad librarian! I did read 2 Pete the Cat books. Picked them up at book fair. Do I need to say anything about Pete? Groovy!