Welcome to the Dark House

What's your worst nightmare?

Book Cover: Welcome to the Dark House
Part of the The Dark House Series series:
Editions:Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1423181729

“Stephen King would love it.” – Kirkus Reviews

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.

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Publisher: Hyperion
Reviews:Kirkus Reviews wrote:

“The suspense starts pounding when the teens enter the park and doesn’t stop until readers are ready for the sequel. Stephen King would love it.”

School Library Journal wrote:

“Stolarz writes a wonderfully eerie story…. This title will have huge teen appeal.”

Horn Book wrote:

“Truly terrifying plot twists unfold at breakneck pace, shifting quickly from character to character. Impressively fearsome.”

Mallory Heart Reviews wrote:

“I ‘fell in love’ with each of the characters (empathy-wise) because they are so cleverly delineated. Three cheers and twelve stars for this winner!”

Children's Book World Teen Readers' Council wrote:

"A perfect novel for anyone who loves gut-wrenching fear."

Hellnotes wrote:

“Stolarz takes you on a thrilling and terrifying ride with the introduction to her new series, Welcome to the Dark House, a tale meant to haunt you into the thrilling depths of fear itself.”