WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE by Laurie Faria Stolarz (WoW #176)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


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.

WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE releases on July 22nd 2014 from Disney-Hyperion.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    November 27, 2013

    This sounds a little like some of those horror movies…and it sounds awesome!

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    kim { Book Swoon }

    November 27, 2013

    Welcome to the Dark House sounds thrilling and fun at the same time. Contest and behind the scenes involving your worst nightmares- scary. Hope you enjoy it Hafsah.

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    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

    November 27, 2013

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere lately. So I hope you enjoy it once it comes out.

    Here’s my WoW.

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    Jessica L. Brooks

    November 27, 2013

    Whoaz. This sounds crazy. (You always have ones I haven’t heard of yet!) :p Thanks for sharing, Hafsah!

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    Bieke @ Istyria book blog

    November 27, 2013

    Sounds freaky! O.O Adding it to my TBR list. :D

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    Yvonne @ The Shadow Realm

    November 27, 2013

    Oooh. I’m intrigued. Adding to my TBR!

    My WoW

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    November 27, 2013

    Woah. That sounds REALLY cool. The dark side really does have cookies. ;)
    My WoW!

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    November 27, 2013

    It sounds creepy and intriguing! I hadn’t heard about this one before, so thanks for sharing!