Published by Scholastic
Shadow House never sleeps . . . Five children have been lured into Shadow House, all for different reasons. None of them knows the others. And none of them knows what do to when they can’t find a way back out.
But something is different inside the house. Someone – or something – there knows a little bit more than they should. Only how are the kids supposed to decide if that someone is trying to help them . . . or trap them there forever?
Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare. Don’t just read about Shadow House—step inside with the free SHADOW HOUSE app. Each image in the book reveals a haunting in the app, where the choices you make determine your fate. For tablet or phone: scholastic.com/shadowhouse.
Praise for THE GATHERING (SHADOW HOUSE, BOOK 1)
“Shadow House has everything I love — strange characters, magic and the supernatural, endless danger and adventure — and a mystery I dare any reader to try to solve.” ―R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps
“Poblocki‘s meticulously crafted narrative is chilling . . . A thrill for any reader who knows the only thing more frightening than an unopened door is being locked behind one.” ―Kirkus Reviews
Dan Poblocki is an American author of mystery and horror novels for young people. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. During his pre-teen years, his family moved to Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His books have been translated into French, Greek, and Polish. Dan currently lives in Kingston, NY with two scaredy cats.
Dan graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in theater. Subsequently, he toured the United States playing ultra-challenging roles such as Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Shoemaker in The Shoemaker and the Elves to packed houses filled with literally thousands of screaming children. (He hopes they weren’t screaming in fear.)
Dan ended his promising acting career to focus on other endeavors. While exploring various artistic options, he held a number of jobs in New York City including: a floral groomer, an audience-wrangler for a popular game show, a computer analyst, a chemotherapy-unit assistant, and a traveling bathing suit sales-dude.
That’s right. A traveling bathing suit sales-dude.
Dan now writes full time. He’s probably working on something new this very minute! .
– 3 Winners will receive a Copy of THE MISSING (Shadow House #4) by Dan Poblocki.
Maria Dalmau says
Stephen King’s The Shining is the scariest.
Angela L. says
It wasn’t a book, it was actually a fanfiction, but nonetheless scary. I forget what it’s called but it was essentially a messed-up version of a kids’ cartoon where the characters are the exact opposite of the way they are in the show. The writing had some gory detail and it just freaked me out.
Kate Sarsfield says
C.L. Taylor’s ‘The Fear’ has haunted me all year and yes, ‘The Shining’ is way up there on the list, along with ‘It’.
Elizabeth Robinson says
The Shining by Stephen King.
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Mary Preston says
I agree with THE SHINING. In fact any Stephen King book.
shelly peterson says
I would say the Shining.
It by Stephen King
marisela zuniga says
blind date by bella jewel has been the scariest book i’ve read. i haven’t read many, i scare to easily lol
Karley Moore says
Pet Sematary by Stephen King is terrifying!
Ellen Levickis says
I do not read horror.
Wew I’m a newbie. 😅