I want to suggest The Gathering (Shadow House #1) for any morbid little pre-teen nieces or nephews you might have floating around. For bookish little macabre souls, this might be a nice engrossing read for a few cold, dark winter evenings.
"Dash, Dylan, Poppy, Marcus, and Azumi don't know this at first. They each think they've been summoned to Shadow House for innocent reasons. But there's nothing innocent about Shadow House. Something within its walls is wickedly wrong. Nothing -- and nobody -- can be trusted. Hallways move. Doors vanish. Ghosts appear. Children disappear. And the way out? That's disappeared, too... Enter Shadow House... if you dare."
"Five unhappy children think their troubles are over when they step inside a mysterious house — until the house refuses to let them leave." (Kirkus Reviews).
The tagline for the book is: "Some houses are more than haunted... They're hungry!"
You can check out The Gathering: Shadow House #1 book trailer below:
The first book came out back in August 2016; and the second in the trilogy, "You Can't Hide" was released in December 2016.
"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 . . ."