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.
Watcher in the Woods
Dreamhouse Kings, Book 2
By: Robert Liparulo
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.
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.