The Secrets of Winterhouse

The Secrets of Winterhouse

Bookish puzzles, phantom mysteries, and evil curses await as Elizabeth returns to Winterhouse in The Secrets of Winterhouse, the second book in Ben Guterson's magical series. Back at the Winterhouse hotel for another holiday season, Elizabeth and Freddy dig deeper into the mystery surrounding Riley S. Granger, a hotel guest who left behind odd artifacts?one being a magical Bookish puzzles, phantom mysteries, and evil curses await as Elizabeth returns to Winterhouse in The Secrets of Wint...

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Title:The Secrets of Winterhouse
Author:Ben Guterson
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1250123909
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

The Secrets of Winterhouse Reviews

  • Sarah Sammis
    Jan 27, 2019
    Family home maze. 3366CC ...
  • Laura
    Dec 30, 2018
    Almost perfect follow-up to Winterhouse - more about the ciphers/codes/word scrambles/anagrams and less about the oddities that abound in Winterhouse, please. The addition of the nearby town (and school) for Elizabeth to explore (or attend) have a lot of promise, but Northbridge's relu...
  • Kaarin
    Jan 20, 2019
    Fun page-turner. I am genuinely creeped out by some of the things going on at Winterhouse, but I also really appreciate the realistic portrayal of adolescent kids grappling with growing up. It is a good audiobook, but I think to fully appreciate all the puzzles this book is probably be...
  • Abbi
    Apr 08, 2019
    Again, I really enjoyed the word puzzles and mystery of the book. I enjoy the mix of some supernatural element in her family and the choice to use it for herself or for the family/others/good. I also think the uncovering of her family history and getting to know then is interesting. Th...
  • Brenda
    Sep 19, 2018
    I really enjoy reading Guterson's books, they're always filled with puzzles, and riddles to solve. The setting of Winterhouse hotel over the winter holiday is especially nice now that the weather here has gotten colder. The hidden passageways and addition of Elana and her grandmother, ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Nov 11, 2018
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus Elizabeth is so relieved to get back to Winterhouse and be with her grandfather Norbridge again that she doesn't think too much about why her somewhat evil aunt and uncle appear sad at her leaving. She's very glad to find out that her grandfather has fi...
  • Laura Salas
    Feb 25, 2019
    I love this kind of book--puzzles, a bit of mystery, a wonderful setting...it reminds me of the John Bellairs books I adored as a kid. I will say, though, that I don't find Elizabeth, the main character, all that appealing, and this one felt too much like the same plot as the first one...
  • ⋟Kimari⋞
    Jan 29, 2019
    You might also enjoy: ? The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle ? The Problim Children ? Greenglass House series ? Book Scavenger series ? The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series ? York series ? The Blackthorn Key series ? Mr. Lemoncello's Library series ...
  • Nancy
    May 16, 2019
    It?s Christmas, and twelve-year-old Elizabeth Somers, a book lover and puzzle solver, has returned as a permanent resident to Winterhouse, the enchanting hotel owned by her grandfather Norbridge. With the help of permanent guest and inventor twelve-year-old Freddy, she observes the i...
  • Richard Cardenas
    Mar 18, 2019
    I can't say much since this is the sequel to Winterhouse but holy crap! Things got so much more intense and dark in this one and I freaking loved it. I also really enjoyed the twists, some I didn't see coming and I love that. I can't wait to read the third and final book when it comes ...
  • Angie
    Feb 13, 2019
    Elizabeth is back at Winterhouse and this time to stay. She will be living with her grandfather Norbridge and one day all of Winterhouse will be hers. For now she is just happy to be back with Norbridge, Freddy and Leona and all the others at Winterhouse. After the events of last year ...
  • Katie B
    Mar 16, 2019
    I was very excited to read this book since I had really enjoyed the first one. I felt this book dragged at times. I did still appreciate the puzzles and clues that were found throughout the book. It is still a good read, just not as suspenseful and exciting as the first one. ...
  • Darla
    Feb 23, 2019
    Elizabeth and Freddy are back for another holiday season at Winterhouse. I think I liked this one a bit better than the first in the series. There are rumors of secret passages under Winterhouse and doors that will give you access. Does the Winterhouse seal with its cryptic message giv...
  • Brenda
    Feb 12, 2019
    I enjoyed this second book in the series very much! I like the characters and the magical aspect is a lot of fun. It is a little (just a bit) scary and has a good mysterious storyline in it. I look forward to the next book to see how things continue at Winterhouse. ...
  • Caitlin
    May 15, 2019
    I really, REALLY wanted to like this sequel to Winterhouse...but I just couldn't. I like mystery stories and unique settings, ciphers and codes, juvenile fiction (though I believe this fits into the Tween category) and even ghost stories, but the mixture of plot and storytelling style ...
  • Book Hunter
    Feb 28, 2019
    This is the second book in the series, and Elizabeth is finally back to Winterhouse to be living permanently with her grandfather. I really liked the first book, and this one was not as good. My biggest single gripe with the book - the plot was pretty much the same: fighting the villai...
  • Hailey
    Jan 16, 2019
    What keeps me from absolutely loving this series are the characters. They are exactly that, just characters. They don't really feel like fully fleshed-out people with their own motivations, instead they say and do things more to move the plot along. This series is really fun, regardles...
  • Sherry Mackay
    Jan 30, 2019
    Not as good as the first. I found the characters somewhat annoying in this second book. The grandfather was particularly annoying. There is really no explanation for the strange way he treats his granddaughter. Why keep lying to her about what is going on and why not tell her the truth...
  • QNPoohBear
    Jan 26, 2019
    Twelve-year-old Elizabeth Somers is looking forward to spending Christmas at the mysterious Winterhouse Hotel with her newfound grandfather and friends. On the bus ride Elizabeth meets a rude family and learns to harness her special power better. Upon reaching Winterhouse, Elizabeth is...
  • Barbara Schultz
    May 02, 2019
    3.4 As a Harry Potter fan I knew I was going to enjoy this novel. It is the second in the series but enough was said regarding Winterhouse Book #1 to give me a good back ground. I did like Elizabeth but didn?t like her quickness to be rude. Figured there was a lesson to be learned...
  • Ellie
    Jan 29, 2019
    Eh, this one was alright. I wasn't sure after reading the first book whether I wanted to continue with the series or not, but when I heard the author was coming to NTTBF, I figured I'd give it a shot. I finished the book, but I wasn't ever really reluctant to take a break from reading ...
  • RumBelle
    Apr 16, 2019
    There are things I liked about this book, and things I felt were really not well done at all. I was massively disappointed about many aspects, and on the other hand impressed by other details. Things I Liked: The puzzles. While not as elaborate, or as many, as in the first book, t...
  • Nancy Walters
    Mar 07, 2019
    Read aloud with Oliver. We're both disappointed in how much of this is a repeat from the first book: the setting, the season, the villain, the internal good vs. evil struggle. The hotel is a magical setting, but nothing new here. ...
  • Shella
    Mar 12, 2019
    I guess I would say 3.5- puzzles and riddles to solve, same time of year- wonderful illustration- fun read. It just wasn't great like the first book. I did not connect to the characters as much and the protagonist was a bit annoying. Looking forward to the last one and hoping Gracella ...
  • Joanna (BookandPages)
    May 14, 2019
    This book was a good follow up to the first book, Winterhouse. I do think I preferred the first one however. Elizabeth, the main character, was just different in this one. She actually kind of drove me crazy. She was starting to get into that teenager stage where she refuses to listen ...
  • Jennifer Hill
    Jul 11, 2019
    Well, Elizabeth is back at Winterhouse for the Holiday season again. She is excited to come again and see her grandfather and all the other regular visitors at Winterhouse. As she travels she encounters a very rude family who sits in her seat and will not vacate it. Unfortunately, they...
  • Cozy
    Jan 27, 2019
    Similar plot to the first one but different enough to be unique. The setting and characters are just as charming as Winterhouse so no complaints here. ...
  • Missy Takano
    Jun 28, 2019
    Fun follow-up to the first Winterhouse story; lived up to its predecessor in mystery and fun, but with moments of greater tension. My heart raced a couple times. The "should I tell the adults/the adults don't tell me things" angst got a bit tired, but is true to the experience of any 1...
  • Piscesbambina
    Jan 28, 2019
    The second book in the Winterhouse series is a friggin delight! An inquisitive heroine, a world as textured as a favourite quilt, and a puzzle filled plot that gallops along at a quick clip, it was such a fun read. Think a bit of the Overlook Hotel meets a bit of Hogwarts, it's a creep...
  • Anita McDivitt Barrios
    Jul 10, 2019
    We picked up Elizabeth and Freddy's debut story, Winterhouse, over Christmas and I featured it as an On Your Christmas List read, under the tab, Holiday Reads. Now Elizabeth is back at Winterhouse, again for Christmas but this time to stay permanently, and guess whose body gets smug...