This is by D.J. MacHale. Morpheus Road is a horror trilogy.
I got this book in 2010 right about when it came out. I had never heard of D.J. MacHale before. He wrote the Pendragon series. He had gone to the school my dad taught at and talked about his books and was selling his books. My dad comes home with this book for me and it was autographed. I was ecstatic. Reading the autograph made me laugh. "Read this at night." Because this is a horror story, I decide not to take that to heart. The first time reading it, I did not read it at night. I am glad I didn't. This is a true scary story, perfect for this time of year, with it being October. The second time through, even though I knew what was going to happen, I started reading it at night. I had to put it down and grab another book. It was too scary for me.
You would think almost all scary books have to have real ghosts. That is not exactly true. This has no ghosts (at least in the first book). After reading this, I had to read his other series. I have read the first two books of the Pendragon series.
If you like scary/ horror stories, I suggest this amazing book. 5 stars for all of D.J. MacHale's books.