This was one of my first forays into spooky YA/gothic romance. The cover first caught my eye a while back:
Daphne, Justin, Riva, and Malcolm are looking for the Hidden Door at their school on Halloween night. It's in a building called The Hun which was named after Vlad the Impaler's home. There's a mystery surrounding the door and a stone gargoyle, and meanwhile, a vampire is on the loose, biting and scratching people. To add to all of that, Daphne and Justin have an unresolved past, and she's still crazy about him.
This is a light, fun romp that has some cool Gothic elements and that touches on more adult themes like mental illness. I recommend this one mainly for YA. I think my daughter would enjoy it if she were a bit older. She's eight now, but in a couple years, I think it would be a hit! If you like stories about teens, I think you'll enjoy it, too.
Rating: 4 stars ****
Buy Links: http://www.amazon.com/The-Hidden-Door-Botts-ebook/dp/B005TDRI1W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336052361&sr=8-1
More about Liz Botts: http://www.lizbotts.com