Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (32) Welcome to the Dark House

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:21 AM with 14 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

18459190 Welcome to the Dark House

Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release Date: July 22, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads:

What’s your worst nightmare?

For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams.

And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group—the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.

By the time Ivy and Parker realize what’s really at stake, it’s too late to wake up and run.

Why I'm Excited:

Let's start with that cover. The colors, the font, the carousel. My friend Christine from The Bookish Daydreamer featured this last week and mentioned that nothing is scarier than a carousel at night, and I have to agree. It's the music, I think, plus it's just such an iconic horror image. I love that this sounds a bit like the movie Scream. It's like a wink to what it is that scares the shit out of us...while scaring the shit out of us. I'm basically in love with Disney Hyperion at this point. Everything they have put out lately has been amazing and whoever is in charge of their cover design department deserves a medal. I'm going to be checking NG like a fiend for this one.

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  1. Great pick, I absolutely cannot wait to read this one and that cover is amazing! Will definitely be stalking NG too :)

  2. I am not a big fan of scary reads, but I can't deny how awesome this cover is. Love it! Great pick!

  3. I'm not usually one for scary books or movies, but I hope you enjoy this!!

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  4. This isn't my usual kind of read, but I have to admit- I'm intrigued! And I completely agree- Disney-Hyp has been producing some epic reads lately!

  5. This sounds pretty good. I love scary movies so I would love to read a scary book. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. My interest is definitely piqued, the synopsis sounds like it'd be a great scary movie. Great pick! ~Pam

  7. Great pick! Can you imagine your worst fears exposed - does sound a bit like a horror movie. And that cover is great too, it's got that whole scary carousel at night vibe to it!

  8. Ohmygod, thank you! This is just my kind of book. Okay, you're probably going to shout at me, but I'm not a fan of the cover right now- it'll probably grow on me, but... Great pick! I'm adding it to goodreads now, but boo, July. :(

    Heres mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  9. I love me some scary books! Sounds good, awesome pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  10. I hadn't heard about this one yet, but I'm adding it to my TBR list right now! I love a good horror book with all of my soul and it sounds like this one is going to be a winner. Plus, like you said that cover is kinda the bee's knees!
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  11. I've not ever heard of this book! I'm adding it to my list for sure. What a creepy summary and cover. Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

  12. This sounds awesome, Natalie. I seem to find more must-read books on your WoW posts than anywhere else. Lol.

  13. I agree, that cover is amazing! Who comes up with these beauties? And the story sounds really good - just a pity it's so long until it comes out!


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