House of Secrets (2013) Harry Potter director Chris Columbus teams up with best-selling YA author Ned Vizzini for an adventure story reminiscent of, well, Harry Potter . In House… 2013-04-23 Young Adult Balzer + Bray
Book Review

House of Secrets (2013)

HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
HOUSE OF SECRETS by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 23, 2013; Writers: Chris Columbus, Ned Vizzini; Genre: Young Adult; Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Harry Potter director Chris Columbus teams up with best-selling YA author Ned Vizzini for an adventure story reminiscent of, well, Harry Potter. In House of Secrets, after a mishap with a witch, the three Walker siblings are banished to a mythical land where they must track down a dangerous tome that elicits Gollum-like possessiveness in its handlers. The 490-page novel is slow out of the gate, but stirs up plenty of action involving pirates, giants, and man-eating insects — not to mention a skeleton sword fight worthy of Jason and the Argonauts. House will have even reluctant readers lining up for a sequel. A-

Originally posted Apr 10, 2013 Published in issue #1255-1256 Apr 19, 2013 Order article reprints