Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Return to the Dark House (Dark House #2) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting. While I didn't LOVE the first book in this series, Welcome to The Dark House, it was a reminder enough of a horror movie, and left off at such a cliffhanger, that I do need to read on in the series.  I would love to see the first one made into a horror movie though, I'd definitely go see it.  Here is the blurb for the sequel from Goodreads:

Ivy Jensen survived the Dark House once, but can she make it out a second time?

Two months have passed since Ivy narrowly escaped the Nightmare Elf’s grip, but the memories of Parker, Natalie, Shayla, Frankie, and Garth continue to haunt her. Their killer is still out there—somewhere. The police trail has gone cold, though, and it’s up to Ivy to piece together the clues to find him.

When a cryptic video arrives in her inbox, Ivy soon finds herself back in the spotlight, this time on a twisted scavenger hunt through the dark, ancient halls of a long-forgotten Gothic school building. Ivy’s not alone, either. Taylor Monroe has returned to the scene. But can Taylor be trusted? Or is she another pawn in the Nightmare Elf’s deadly game?


Definitely sounds like another scary story.  So what about you, what are you eagerly anticipating this week? 

60 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of this book or the first one but I gotta say that the descriptions of it are pretty intriguing. Definitely want to read them!

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  2. I didn't realize this was a series! I haven't read the first book yet because it sounds too scary for me. I hope you enjoy reading this one.
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  3. i need to look into this series because i really like the sound of it. i enjoy creepy, scary novels once in a while. i haven't found one that truly scared me though.

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    1. It's definitely a creepy read! Totally like a horror movie. Not sure it is scary, more like the kind of predictable scary movies, but ones that are fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Oh! I have an ARC of book one of this series, but I never read it and don't particularly want it. But that's okay! I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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    1. I got to read an e-galley of the first one and thought it was pretty good, enough to want to read on. Thanks for stopping by! And you should pass that ARC on at the YA Book Exchange!

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  5. Oh! I'm SO excited for this! I loved Welcome to the Dark House and Laurie Faria Stolarz is one of my favorite authors. Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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    1. The two books I've read by Stolarz I've enjoyed, so I'll continue reading them. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. I've been thinking about reading the first book for a bit! Everyone seemed to really like it. :) Great pick!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  7. I hope you enjoy the book!
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  8. This one sounds interesting, although I haven't heard much about it. Great pick :) Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  9. I'm wondering if this series might be a little too creepy for me. I'm a wuss when it comes to scary stories, especially since I do most of my reading at night! LOL!

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    1. It's definitely like a horror movie type of read. May not be your read unless you try it in the daytime. :-) Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Sounds like a scary but thrilling read. I'll definitely have to check it out...

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  12. I may have to read the first book! I love horror books. :) And I really like the cover of the second book! The blue is pretty.

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  13. Wow!I really want to read the first one! This sounds super cool!

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  14. this really sounds like a great book. I hope you enjoy it, Lisa!

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  15. Sound like a great book. Hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for visiting :)

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  16. I haven't read anything by this author yet. It sounds really scary, in a good way. Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for coming by My WoW

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    1. I really enjoy this author, at least the books I've read so far. Hope you can try her books soon! Thanks for returning the stop!

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  17. I'm not really a fan of horror books or movies, but I hope you enjoy this one more than you did the first one.

    Anatea @ Anatea's Bookshelf

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    1. I'm hoping it will continue with the stuff I did like in the first one and improve upon it. Thanks for visiting!

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  18. I met Laurie Faria Stolarz at the Boston Teen Author Festival last year. I have been meaning to pick up this series since then!

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  19. Loving the cover of this one!!! Hope you enjoy it!! :)

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  20. I've heard of this author before but never read anything by her. This series looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I don't think its a book for me but I hope you enjoy reading!!
    Also just followed your blog. Love the layout!

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  22. Oh I didnt know she had another series! I really liked her Deadly Little Secret books. Great pick!

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    1. I've only read the first one in the Deadly Little Secret series, but really enjoyed it and need to read on. Thanks for visiting!

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  23. I haven't heard of this series, but it sounds interesting! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

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  24. Ah! This book sounds very interesting! I can't wait for the hungarian release. :D

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  25. Oh, dear! Horror. I hate Horror .. okay, I don't actually hate it but I'm a easily scared person.I couldn't sleep for two nights after reading King's book (it's awesome though). Hope you enjoy it :D Thanks for stopping by :)
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  26. I've never heard of this series, I feel so out of touch! Time to go to the library...

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  27. These covers are so eerie! I'm always a bit scared to pick them up lol. I hope you enjoy this one! It's definitely on my to-read list, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

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    Jessica @ Ramblings on Readings

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  28. Oh wow! Spooky. There's so much horror out there in YA again. I remember when R. L. Stine and Christopher Pike were the kings of YA fiction.

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    1. We've needed some good horror for awhile. Although there have been a few out there once in awhile, like Gretchen McNeil. Thanks for visiting!

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  29. Ohh hadn't heard of this one before!!

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  30. This one sounds good, hope you get a chance to read it soon

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