Eleven-year-old Javi Leál senses it the moment he and his little
brother, Nico, arrive at their Tití Amparo’s in Northern California.
The boy’s new home, surrounded by dark woods, is a world removed
from the one they had to leave behind in sunny Puerto Rico when their
parents died in a car crash. But
it’s not the culture gap that makes Javi uneasy—it’s something much
bigger, something sinister that he can’t name.
things are happening around the house:
Chairs fly mysteriously across a room.
Appliances turn on and off by themselves. And Nico claims to have an imaginary friend—one who is
teaching him English at an alarming rate.
All too quickly the bizarre events intensify, and Javi must
navigate dark, forbidding turf as he finds himself caught up in a struggle
with supernatural powers. But
time is running out. Will
Javi find a way to protect Nico from the wickedness and rid his new family
of the unearthly forces before someone is hurt?