{You Can’t Hide: Dan Poblocki: #02}

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{You Can’t Hide: Dan Poblocki: #02}You Can't Hide by Dan Poblocki
Series: Shadow House
Published by Scholastic Press on December 27, 2016
Genres: Death & Dying, Drama, Family, Friendship, Horror, Middle School, Mystery, Paranormal, Supernatural
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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5 Stars





{Synopsis} – Shadow House will find you . . .

Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan, and Azumi are all trapped within Shadow House, a sinister estate where past and present intertwine. As they fight to find a way out, the kids think the ghosts of the house are the greatest danger they face. Little do the kids know it’s the secrets they’re each hiding that will prove even more lethal.

They’re going to have to come face to face with their fears if they stand any hope of escaping the house alive. Is there anyone or anything in the house they can trust? Or is all hope disappearing, too . . .

Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare.

BONUS: Step inside Shadow House with the free app for your tablet or phone! Each image in the book reveals a haunting in the app, where the choices you make determine your fate.

{My thoughts} – “Lakespur House can twist your thoughts and make you believe things that aren’t true. Or it can make you forget what was once important, so that you lose yourself entirely.” -Moriko

Poppy, Marcus, Dash, Dylan and Azumi all return for another haunting adventure within the walls of the Lakespur House. They have to try and keep their thoughts true to themselves and not allow outside things to influence their judgment. This proves to be a very trying situation for each one of them. They have fragments of their memory that seem real and fragments that seem off or different or made up, they aren’t entirely sure. The wander the house in search of a way out and instead find more ways to get lost, more ways to question their sanity and more ways to be split up and or separated from one another.

This book is an incredible addition to the series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and seeing where the author was going with the storyline. I enjoyed all the unsuspecting twists and turns and the lure within the writing that helped to pull me into the story. The added pictures and or illustrations helped to make it virtually impossible for me to put the book down until I’d reached the end.

I look forward to reading the shorts within the app as soon as possible, because I know they add to the lure of the story.

I highly recommend this book and series for anyone that enjoys soft horror. It was a pleasurable read that kept me on my toes.

{Quotes I Enjoyed} –
{01} – “The forest is a special place, like Lakespur House is a special place. Strange. Beautiful. Haunted. These kinds or places are connected to one another, like hidden roads, or secret passages.” -Moriko
{02} – “Lakespur House can twist your thoughts and make you believe things that aren’t true. Or it can make you forget what was once important, so that you lose yourself entirely.” -Moriko
{03} – “Not all ghosts are bad,” said Moriko. “Some of the spirits here want to give you hope. Hope for the things that you’ve lost in your lives. Hope for learning the truth so that you can move on. Hoe for…escape.”
{04} – “Hope is the fuel that keeps us… that keeps you… alive,” Moriko sniffed. “But funny think about hope is that it always comes with a price. Worry. Fear. Anxiety. Once something is important enough to hope for, it attains a power over you. Hope and fear are tied together as tightly as the threads that… that join haunted places.”
{05} – “Just because something is broken doesn’t mean it can’t be put back together again.” -Poppy