Friday, October 14, 2016

Sequel Review: "Watcher in the Woods"

This is a sequel to House of Dark Shadows. I would recommend reading that book prior to this one. However, this review should be relatively spoiler-free.
The Short:

Watcher in the Woods
Dreamhouse Kings, Book 2

By: Robert Liparulo

5/5 Stars

What: The King family must face threats from both within and without the house.

Recommended to those who like: Suspense, darker stories, loosely Christian, teen and up, time travel.

The Long:

This book picks up right where House of Dark Shadows left off. If you’ve left the series for a while (which I don’t know how you managed to leave it for so long), it might take you a moment or two to hop back in, as there’s not much of a recap.

I appreciated that the stakes were higher and that there was a more definite goal in this book. It definitely makes for a more intense read.

As with the previous book, Xander and David provided a nice bit of humor to a dark story.
I can hardly wait to read the next one—cliff-hangers are terrible!

The Bottom Line: Highly recommended to readers of House of Dark Shadows. I’d recommend this series to those who like a bit of mystery and suspense in a format suitable for teens and up.     


  1. Oh, I LOVE that cover! Both the first and second books sound really good, I'll have to pick it up one day.

    1. Cover art is one of my new favorite obsessions. This is a good one and really conveys the feel of the book. You should totally check it out!


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