The Barnavelts can stop it! | The House with a Clock in the Walls



Title: The House with a Clock in the Walls
By: John Bellairs
Genre: Urban Fantasy 
Pages: 192
Release Date: August 28th, 2018
Publisher: Puffin Books

Summary from Goodreads: A haunting gothic tale by master mysery writer John Bellairs--soon to be a major motion picture starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black! 

"The House With a Clock in Its Walls will cast its spell for a long time."--The New York Times Book Review

When Lewis Barnavelt, an orphan. comes to stay with his uncle Jonathan, he expects to meet an ordinary person. But he is wrong. Uncle Jonathan and his next-door neighbor, Mrs. Zimmermann, are both magicians! Lewis is thrilled. At first, watchng magic is enough. Then Lewis experiments with magic himself and unknowingly resurrects the former owner of the house: a woman named Serenna Izard. It seems that Serenna and her husband built a timepiece into the walls--a clock that could obliterate humankind. And only the Barnavelts can stop it!


Review: What was this? I had a really hard time following this book. It was so scattered that I couldn't put the story together and make a full book of it. Looking at the release date, I'm thinking it was written off of the movie and that might contribute to it. This author was new to me and I'm not sure what else he has done, but this was really not a book for me. I am excited to see the movie though...