Teeth in the Mist
Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil's Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations...Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember--so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward--one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching...

Teeth in the Mist Details

TitleTeeth in the Mist
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 11th, 2019
PublisherLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN-139780316478472
Rating
GenreHorror, Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings

Teeth in the Mist Review

  • Dawn Kurtagich
    January 1, 1970
    (09/11) The cover went live today! So much love--thank you bookish fiends so much! <3(09/17) ARCs are in!(03/26) There is currently a Goodreads Giveaway running!
  • Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
    January 1, 1970
    BASED ON FAUSTUS AIIIYEEE“epic horror-fantasy” okay this is my favourite genre crossed with my least favourite genre because I’m an actual pansy? And this actually sounds terrifying? also I’m not fond of the cover - the publisher could’ve done so much better and we all know this, there was floods of potential
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  • Cass
    January 1, 1970
    a little boring in the middle but it really picked up at the end v v good
  • Ellen Gail
    January 1, 1970
    Where could a person auction off their soul in exchange for this book?Asking for a friend.And that friend is me.
  • Figgy
    January 1, 1970
    2019?!?!?!Oh well, maybe I'll be more on top of my TBR pile by then.(Who am I kidding... anyone?)
  • Rory Power
    January 1, 1970
    CREEPY and INTRICATE and SO WELL DONE you want this oneroan is...... my daughter i love her
  • Shanah
    January 1, 1970
    For this review and many others, please visit - https://bionicbookwormblog.wordpress.comWhen I read the last sentence, I closed the book and stared at it in my lap for a solid minute. All I could think was “What the hell did I just read?”…. but in the best way possible! This book was HIGHLY addicting. Maybe even bordering on obsessive and hypnotic! None of which I was expecting. This book was such a surprise!Let me first warn you that this book was REALLY hard to get into. I almost DNF’d it with For this review and many others, please visit - https://bionicbookwormblog.wordpress.comWhen I read the last sentence, I closed the book and stared at it in my lap for a solid minute. All I could think was “What the hell did I just read?”…. but in the best way possible! This book was HIGHLY addicting. Maybe even bordering on obsessive and hypnotic! None of which I was expecting. This book was such a surprise!Let me first warn you that this book was REALLY hard to get into. I almost DNF’d it within the first 40 pages because I was so dang confused! So I’ll start with explaining the basics in the hopes that it clears things up for you and makes it an easier start. We get 3 “perspectives” that span from the 1500’s until current day. First we have Zoey, who is our present day perspective. She sees dark figures and has abilities to “conjure” along with her father. But their conjuring comes at a price. Her’s is truth and blood. Her fathers was memory. After visiting a place called Mill House he lost all his memories and now lives in assisted care and doesn’t even remember his family. So Zoey sets out to investigate Mill House in the hopes that she can cure her father. Perspective two is Roan in the 1800’s. After her father, who taught her dark magic, dies, she travels to a place called Mill House to be the ward of Dr Maudley. She doesn’t know this man, or even why her father left her in his care. But when strange things happen and people go missing, she wonders if her training as a child has something to do with it. Perspective three is Hermoine, set in the 1500’s. Her perspective comes in the form of diary entries. She and her husband founded and built Mill House. As it turns out, strange happenings have been going on for centuries. All of these women have a connection. Something dark in common. And this book brings the whole thing together.Let me also warn you – this book is DARK! I mean reallllly dark….. and I loved every minute of it! It’s a retelling of the legend of Faust. A German tale of a man who sold his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and a long life. But this book takes it to a level that I could never expect! There was madness, magic, languages, abilities, symbols, missing people, priests, torture, death, and so much more! If this could be made into a movie I still don’t think that it would live up to what I imagined in my head while reading this. It was creepy, dark, and generously twisted…… I’m not kidding! I really wish that I could explain in some detail the things that happened but, I wouldn’t want to spoil a single delicious detail. I know I just finished this, but I almost want to go back and reread a few parts because it was just so creepy!!!And then there’s the format! I absolutely can’t wait until this is published and I can take a look at the final product! Sprinkled throughout are pictures (that were not included in the ARC version), drawings, and letters. I can only imagine that seeing pictures would increase the creep factor! Fans of Ransom Riggs will LOVE this! And then another interesting format was Zoey’s perspective. For the most part, we learned of her tale through journal entries and transcriptions of the videos she took while at Mill House. This reminded me SO much of The Blair Witch Project movie. The snapshots of what she was seeing, journal entires with what she was feeling, the conflict between friends, the madness and distrust…. Each perspective gave us something totally different and brought so many layers to this story. Between the enormity of the plot itself, the span of time, and the different ways this story was told, this is one of the most layered and complicated books I’ve ever read! And being that these three women were from very different periods of time, the author did a great job with the differences in language, dress, and social interaction.I really wish I could say more! I could go on forever about this book but I don’t want to ruin the reading experience for anyone! I finished this in less than 48 hours…. I couldn’t stop reading and I NEEDED to know what was happening!Thank you so much to Little Brown and Hachette Book Group Canada for the chance to read this in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and are uninfluenced.
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  • Paige Green
    January 1, 1970
    Disclaimer: I received an arc from TheNovl and a finished copy from Rockstar Book Tours AND I ordered my own copy. Thanks! All opinions are my own!Book Series: Standalone so farRating: 4/5Publication Date: June 11, 2019Genre: YA HorrorRecommended Age: 16+ (witchcraft, horror, scares, TW self harm)Publisher: Little Brown Young ReadersPages: 352Amazon LinkSynopsis: Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations…Six Disclaimer: I received an arc from TheNovl and a finished copy from Rockstar Book Tours AND I ordered my own copy. Thanks! All opinions are my own!Book Series: Standalone so farRating: 4/5Publication Date: June 11, 2019Genre: YA HorrorRecommended Age: 16+ (witchcraft, horror, scares, TW self harm)Publisher: Little Brown Young ReadersPages: 352Amazon LinkSynopsis: Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations…Sixteen-year-old photography enthusiast Zoey has been fascinated by the haunted, burnt-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember–so she and her best friend, Poulton, run away from home to explore them. But are they really alone in the house? And who will know if something goes wrong?In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as a ward–one of three, all with something to hide from their new guardian. When Roan learns that she is connected to an ancient secret, she must escape the house before she is trapped forever.1583. Hermione, a new young bride, accompanies her husband to the wilds of North Wales where he plans to build the largest water mill and mansion in the area. But rumors of unholy rituals lead to a tragic occurrence and she will need all her strength to defeat it.Three women, centuries apart, drawn together by one Unholy Pact. A pact made by a man who, more than a thousand years later, may still be watching…Review: Holy cow I loved this book! This was the perfect ya horror book for my current mood and I think this would be an excellent Halloween novel! The characters are well developed, the world building is amazing, and the writing is truly magnificent.My only issues are that the book gets a bit slow in the middle and the beginning is kinda hard to get into. You’re thrown into this world and you gotta reorient yourself when the pov switches for the first time. After that, it flows very well.Verdict: A spooky story for you horror fans!
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror fantasy novel by author Dawn Kurtagich. I will admit that I do not read a ton of novels in the horror genre, but after having read, and absolutely loved, Teeth in the Mist, I may need to rethink this. This novel blew me away. I loved everything about it. I loved the writing, I loved the multiple timelines and points of views, and I really really loved the creepiness. I need t **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror fantasy novel by author Dawn Kurtagich. I will admit that I do not read a ton of novels in the horror genre, but after having read, and absolutely loved, Teeth in the Mist, I may need to rethink this. This novel blew me away. I loved everything about it. I loved the writing, I loved the multiple timelines and points of views, and I really really loved the creepiness. I need to read Dawn's other books ASAP because Teeth in the Mist is one of the best books I have read this year, and it is certainly the best young adult horror book I have ever read.Teeth in the Mist centers around the story of Mill House and the mountain it was built on/into. To tell the story of Mill house we put all the pieces together through the lives of three different young women in three different time periods. Hermione in the 1500s, Roan in the 1850s and Zoey in the present day. We got to know Hermione the least of all because her timeline was told exclusively through her diary entries, and as such I felt the least connected with her. But for Roan and Zoey's timelines, we lived them right along with them and their friends. It was a very immersive experience. Roan was sent to live in Mill House when her father passed away, along with a set of siblings who were also orphaned. Together they start experiencing all kinds of weird things, linked to powers that Roan has. Zoey in the meantime, has powers of her own and she is obsessed with the story of Mill House. Her father lost his mind after visiting the house and she is determined to find out why. She sets out to visit Mill House. we bounce back and forth between Zoey's present day timeline and Roan's 1850s timeline where a lot of the action takes place.I am completely in awe at Dawn's ability to tell an absolutely creepy story that keeps you totally riveted and desperate to find out more at the same time. I both wanted to savor every single detail on every single page and at the same time flip through the pages as fast as possible so I could try and solve the mystery of Mill House. I loved Roan. The books ends in such a way that this book could be a completely satisfying standalone or could lead to a sequel. I know I am hoping beyond hope for a sequel. I want so much more! Teeth in the Mist is an exemplary work of horror. One that any fan of the genre should read ASAP. And if you are a hesitant reader of horror, start with this book. I think you will absolutely love it. Just start reading it during the day. ;) Teeth in the Mist will scare you, it will fascinate you, and it will surprise you.This review was originally posted on Book Briefs
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  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    January 1, 1970
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz *Trigger Warning: This book does contain a scene with self harm.*I'm on a horror novel kick lately, so I was super excited when my library got a copy of Teeth in the Mist. I've seen so many people say how creepy and dark and fantastic this book was so I couldn't wait to get my teeth into it. (Ha, see what I did there? Teeth.) I've loved Dawn's previous novels so I figured I was hitting a home run with Teeth in the Mist but quite honestly, I'm The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz *Trigger Warning: This book does contain a scene with self harm.*I'm on a horror novel kick lately, so I was super excited when my library got a copy of Teeth in the Mist. I've seen so many people say how creepy and dark and fantastic this book was so I couldn't wait to get my teeth into it. (Ha, see what I did there? Teeth.) I've loved Dawn's previous novels so I figured I was hitting a home run with Teeth in the Mist but quite honestly, I'm still not sure how I feel about this book. I am a fast reader, I can read about 100-150 pages in about an hour depending on the genre of a novel. I am not sure if I missed certain details from events that happened in Teeth in the Mist because I was reading so fast, because I was getting that two plus two equals and goat with glowing red eyes and I am honestly confused. I enjoyed the alternating POVs and how Roan's was in a standard story telling way and Zoey was through journal entries and video footage. We also have some of Hermione's dairy entries thrown in there. I love books that have unconventional formats so I was really excited to see that Teeth in the Mist contained letters, photos and journal entries mixed through out the novel. I don't think that Teeth in the Mist was a horrible book. I really enjoy Dawn's writing and I loved her characters. I just didn't understand a lot of what happened and it may have been because I wasn't absorbing much detail as I was reading. But from I did understand of the story is had me turning the pages and eager to attempt to put the puzzle of this book together. If you are looking for a book that is going to send chill down your spine and make you want to sleep with a light on, Teeth in the Mist is the perfect book for you. Sadly for me this isn't my favorite book by Dawn but I am still super excited to see what she is going to write in the future.
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  • Nicki Chapelway
    January 1, 1970
    I'm not 100% sure about this. It seems a little dark- maybe even darker than I am comfortable with. But I'm interested in the Faustus twist so I guess we'll see.
  • Kelsea
    January 1, 1970
    This is a tough book for me to rate, because I feel torn about it.On one hand, it is ABSOLUTELY creepy, just as promised. For most of the book, I read a paper ARC and listened to the audiobook at the same time and let me tell you - the audiobook is performed phenomenally well! It is full cast and includes creepy whispers, background music, sound effects, and excellent narration. Listening definitely upped the creep factor for me. But the paper book boasts its own special features. It has old-tim This is a tough book for me to rate, because I feel torn about it.On one hand, it is ABSOLUTELY creepy, just as promised. For most of the book, I read a paper ARC and listened to the audiobook at the same time and let me tell you - the audiobook is performed phenomenally well! It is full cast and includes creepy whispers, background music, sound effects, and excellent narration. Listening definitely upped the creep factor for me. But the paper book boasts its own special features. It has old-timey letters, word poetry (creative use of spacing, etc.), different fonts, illustrations, and more. I've heard the finished copy has even more of these. So I can't really recommend one format over the other - this is one where I think it's really worthwhile to get both (or buy one and borrow one from the library), for the full experience! If you've read and listened to any of the Illuminae books, you'll understand what I mean.I buddy read this with two friends and we were all pretty creeped out throughout. Let me tell you. Listening to this book on headphones, alone in a dark room at night with low lighting... eeek! Didn't help that my baby cried and I had to go get her from down the dark hall. Heh. My friends had similarly creepy experiences and thoughts while reading.From there, well - there are three timelines, each with a different POV character. That is a very, very hard writing element to pull off, and I commend Kurtagich for tackling it. She does a fairly good job. Roan's story is the main POV, with Zoey's secondary and Hermione's brief and dispersed, though diary entries only. Each perspective was distinct and I didn't have any trouble keeping them straight (which is always a risk with this type of story).However, that's not to say the story isn't confusing. There is a LOT going on and a lot of characters. It's definitely worth slowing down or paying really close attention at the start, when you're gaining your bearings as a reader. This is by no means a simple read. It's really easy to miss things, so this is best read/listened to without other distractions.On to the story itself. I was pulled in by the mystery and enjoyed uncovering the plot! The characters were interesting and suited both the plot and each respective time frame. A lot happens and there are so many elements to the story.The parts I had the hardest time with were all at the end. There were some things in the book that were just... too skeevy for me. Especially in a YA book. And I found the ending confusing. To me, the ending felt like the end of a first book in a series, where you expect the rest of the wrap-up to happen in a sequel. As far as I know, Teeth in the Mist is standalone? But if anyone has information otherwise, let me know, because that would change the reading experience for me.Overall, if you couldn't tell already from my overuse of the word, creepiness is the main strength of the book. Dawn Kurtagich is really, really good at it. Her writing is excellent and I also appreciate that she's tackled an incredibly difficult story format and done so well. I will definitely read more from her in the future, even if her tastes run darker than mine. If you're looking for something that'll give you the feel of a scary story told by the campfire on a dark night, you'll love the vibes of this book.Free advanced copy provided by The NOVL / Little Brown Young Readers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Teresa Barrera
    January 1, 1970
    This review is for both the physical book and the audiobook.I really don't know where to start other than this book was fantastically devilishly creepy.We get three main POV's within different time periods from in the beginning as far back as AD 977 where it all started with a monk, onto 1583 with diary entries from Hermione, then with Roan in 1851 and up to the present time with Zoey. The time shifts with each character as events unfold.Zoey, a seventeen year old photography enthusiast has alwa This review is for both the physical book and the audiobook.I really don't know where to start other than this book was fantastically devilishly creepy.We get three main POV's within different time periods from in the beginning as far back as AD 977 where it all started with a monk, onto 1583 with diary entries from Hermione, then with Roan in 1851 and up to the present time with Zoey. The time shifts with each character as events unfold.Zoey, a seventeen year old photography enthusiast has always been fascinated by the haunted ruins of Meddwyn Mill House for as long as she can remember, so her and her best friend Poulton, also known as Pole, go exploring Mill House. Not only was it Zoey's fascination that brought her to Mill House, she also hopes to find answers to what happened with her dad who's no longer sane and how they're linked to the history of Mill House.While Zoey and Pole are exploring with camera equipment and Zoey writing in her journal her experiences and feelings, they find there's something far more sinister and they might not be alone.We are taken back in time to Roan's POV of her time arriving at Mill House along with others who have also been brought there. They are all connected and hold some sort of power. Things quickly go south as residents go missing, there is death, something unholy within the walls and they are all trapped there facing the hell to come.Throughout the book we get diary entries from Hermione as her story folds into events of Roan and Zoey. I want to go in deeper with the characters, but I don't want to spoil anything.I loved the different fonts and drawings as well as the photography in the book. I loved the switching of black background with white lettering from the original as details in this book made the reading experience that much more captivating.I read the book first, then listened to the audiobook which I highly recommend both physical and audio versions.The audiobook version was fabulous! I loved the different voices, the background sounds, the creepy way dialogue was spoken as it fully brought me into the story. The narrators did an excellent job and gave perfect emotion for each character and scene.I have to say that this was one of the best audiobook versions I've heard so far of a book.To round everything up, I really enjoyed this book. I felt like I was literally in the book with the characters seeing everything unfold which I really enjoy in a book. The description of scenery and events was easily pictured in my head and I could really see this being made into a movie. I hope so, that would be really cool to see this made into a film.I love creepy books and I really think this author does an incredible job bringing creepy and realism into her writing. Although there's a conclusion at the end, I feel like there's some openness for a second book. Oh, I really hope so!Great book, both physical read and audiobook! I highly recommend.
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  • Megan Houde
    January 1, 1970
    *Thank you to The Novl for sending me a copy*SPOILERS!!!Holy Moly! 😱 This book is based on Faust, Fostos, who is a man who made a deal with the Devil for immortality in exchange for his soul. This book explores that man and his children that come. Children of the Devil or in this case called The Unclosed Conjures aka Witches. There are 6 different Unclosed and Roan our main character is the Breaker, the worst of all. After Roan’s father died, she is placed in the care of Dr. Maudley. There’s are *Thank you to The Novl for sending me a copy*SPOILERS!!!Holy Moly! 😱 This book is based on Faust, Fostos, who is a man who made a deal with the Devil for immortality in exchange for his soul. This book explores that man and his children that come. Children of the Devil or in this case called The Unclosed Conjures aka Witches. There are 6 different Unclosed and Roan our main character is the Breaker, the worst of all. After Roan’s father died, she is placed in the care of Dr. Maudley. There’s are 2 other wards who come to live at Mill house, Emma and Seamus. Brother and sister who are also Unclosed. It seems that these children are sought out and brought to live in this house, above the very mountain that the Faust legend happened. Aka Devil Rock. Strange things begin happening. First Dr. Maudley disappears, then Seamus gets sick and disappears, then Emma gets a horrible fever. Something is happening to all of them. Roan escapes the house and runs into Raply, Dr. Maudley’s son, who in truth is her childhood friend Adam. Adam and Roan(EvE) set out to explore this so called Devil Rock and to figure out what is causing their power to magnify. While all that is happening, we flash to now time and Zoey and her pursuit to find out what happened to her father after he explored Mill House. She learns she is an ancestor of one of the Unclosed and has powers that also magnifies as soon as she’s in the house. There’s this wonderful mystery of finding ones self and the legend that goes with it. I love YA horror! I wish there were more books in this genre. It’s not to scary but explores the dark side. And Dawn knows how to write a book. It’s captivating, I mean I didn’t want to put this book down, and draws you in. She explores the dark side of human nature. I loved the characters, suspense, and the romance. It was all perfectly written. I also love the time frame. Set in 1800s, it gave me that Kerri Maniscalco feel of Stalking Jack the Ripper, where women are lesser than men but much more powerful! I love reading murder mysteries of this time frame.. or in this case horror with a Devil. I love how Dawn formats her books. If you’ve ever read Dead house then you know what I mean. Some pages were written like letters, journal entries, or as another voice speaking and that just ups the story all together. Gah I could gush about this book!And again.. there needs to be more YA HORROR!!
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  • Vanessa
    January 1, 1970
    Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror novel that spans three generations and let me start by saying that this novel blew my mind. I really liked everything about it, from the writing to the way it was written to the fact that this novel is inspired by the legend of Faust where a man sold his soul to the devil. Teeth in the Mist was creepy and atmospheric and kept me thinking about the ending even after I was finished.The novel is written in third person, so we get multiple points of view. It Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror novel that spans three generations and let me start by saying that this novel blew my mind. I really liked everything about it, from the writing to the way it was written to the fact that this novel is inspired by the legend of Faust where a man sold his soul to the devil. Teeth in the Mist was creepy and atmospheric and kept me thinking about the ending even after I was finished.The novel is written in third person, so we get multiple points of view. It centers around the Mill House and the location where it was built. Like I said, the story spans through three different lives of three different young woman in different generations, but the main narrative and timeline is of Roan, who comes to live in the Mill house after her father passes away. We also have Zoey’s perspective in the present, where we have journal entries of her discoveries as she explores the house while looking for answers. Both girls experience all kinds of strange things in the house as the timelines go back and forth between the past and present, all building up to an ending that will leave you thinking about long after you’ve closed the book.What I really liked about the book was the way that it was written. Not only was the writing atmospheric, but Zoey’s point of view is written through her journal entries as she explores the house, as well as camera footage. We also have letters, symbols, and pictures documenting the events of the book, which gave it that much more of an eerie feeling. The story was suspenseful, and I wanted to keep flipping through the page to find out what was going to happen next and the mystery and lore surrounding the house.Now, I will say that it did feel a little slow at times. The beginning was a little confusing, but once you start realizing what’s happening, you’re going to find yourself wanting to know what was going to happen next. Teeth in the Mist was creepy and atmospheric, fascinating and even shocking. This is a horror novel that you won’t want to pass up.*a huge thank you to NOVL for the advanced reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Nicole Lorentz
    January 1, 1970
    Happy Release day! Thank you TheNOVL & Dawn Kurtagich for the ARC of Teeth in the Mist. This review contains my own thoughts and opinions.4.5/5 Wow. I enjoyed this book a lot even though the last half did give me the heebie jeebies. This is a story based off the legend of Faust, and is filled with mystery and paranormal events.This was a great mix of horror and fantasy. I particularly loved Roan’s storyline, and understanding what was going on within the Mill House. When first starting, the Happy Release day! Thank you TheNOVL & Dawn Kurtagich for the ARC of Teeth in the Mist. This review contains my own thoughts and opinions.4.5/5 Wow. I enjoyed this book a lot even though the last half did give me the heebie jeebies. This is a story based off the legend of Faust, and is filled with mystery and paranormal events.This was a great mix of horror and fantasy. I particularly loved Roan’s storyline, and understanding what was going on within the Mill House. When first starting, the book was creepy, but not scary by any means. By the end of the book I was very conscious about all the noises within my house. This is what makes it a great horror book!The format of the book was also amazing! Because this was an ARC, I did have a lot of sections with “Final art/design to come” but what was there was great. I really want to pick up a released copy to see what I missed out on. But anyway, the format of the book made it fun to read, and made it easy to figure out what timeline we were in at that moment.There was a short part within the middle of the book that had me losing some interest, as it was a bit slower than the beginning. Once past that though, the book picked up at full speed. The ending was filled with action, plot twists, and answers. This was enjoyable and scary and I would definitely recommend picking this up for yourself!
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I received an arc copy through Novl and Little Brown Young Reader. All thoughts are my own. Teeth in the Mist was a very interesting read. Spanning three different centuries, it follows three women connected in their struggle with the man Fostos. Filled with mystery, ghosts, demons, and just a touch of necromancy, this book will be sure to keep you guessing till the final page. One thing I can't wait to see in the final copy is all the illustrations and photos. We were teased in the arc with onl I received an arc copy through Novl and Little Brown Young Reader. All thoughts are my own. Teeth in the Mist was a very interesting read. Spanning three different centuries, it follows three women connected in their struggle with the man Fostos. Filled with mystery, ghosts, demons, and just a touch of necromancy, this book will be sure to keep you guessing till the final page. One thing I can't wait to see in the final copy is all the illustrations and photos. We were teased in the arc with only a few illustrations in the first fifty pages, but I know the finished copy will be beautiful. I only rated it 3/5 stars because at times it was a little hard to follow. There seemed to be time jumps between the chapters, but that could also be due to the 19th century voice. A few plot points didn't seem to make too much sense, and a few felt thrown into the story at the last minute.With that being said, it was still a very creepy read just from the imagery alone. I'm sure the photos and art design will only enhance the reading experience. a
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  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    January 1, 1970
    That was a very interesting read. Really enjoyed the complexity of the narration, and how far back it goes in time. Also, that last line was incredible. A little slow in parts, but overall still enjoyed it. However I am not sure that people said "Saucy Bitch" in the 1800's.
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  • Sam
    January 1, 1970
    Review to follow.
  • Alaina
    January 1, 1970
    omgomgoMG I NEED THIS NOW
  • Diana Braxton
    January 1, 1970
    Diana reads summary: Based on the legend of Faust?Diana uses Google: "Faust is an erudite who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures."Diana sees author.Diana hits want-to-read.
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  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    January 1, 1970
    3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/06/30/...I’ve read all of Dawn Kurtagich’s YA horror novels so far and Teeth in the Mist is probably the most elaborate but also the toughest to get into. A loose retelling of the legend of Faust who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power, the novel weaves together past and present to tell the stories of sixteen-year-old Zoey Root, a modern-day high school student, as well as Roan Eddington, a young woman who lived nea 3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2019/06/30/...I’ve read all of Dawn Kurtagich’s YA horror novels so far and Teeth in the Mist is probably the most elaborate but also the toughest to get into. A loose retelling of the legend of Faust who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power, the novel weaves together past and present to tell the stories of sixteen-year-old Zoey Root, a modern-day high school student, as well as Roan Eddington, a young woman who lived nearly 170 years before.In 1851, Roan finds herself moving into Mill House, a remote mansion in the Welsh mountains owned by her new guardian Dr. Maudley following the death of her father. It is said that the house is haunted by the ghost of its architect’s wife, who was burned at the stake as witch. When Roan arrives, she discovers others around her age at the mansion, including Rapley, Maudley’s adopted son, as well as Emma and Seamus, Irish siblings who are also wards of the doctor. Together they find that Mill House is also home to something more sinister with roots to an ancient secret.Shifting gears to the present day, Zoey has always held a fascination for the burned-out ruins of Medwyn Mill House, and not only because of its atmosphere and intriguing history. Years before, her father made a research trip there to learn more about the circumstances behind his birth, only to return a shadow of himself, having lost his mind and most of his memory. Like him, Zoey also possesses supernatural gifts—which come at a high cost. By retracing the steps her father took, she is determined to find out what happened in the hopes of getting some answers for them both.Spread out in between Zoey and Roan’s perspectives is also a third point-of-view, presented to us in the form of diary entries written by a sixteenth century woman named Hermione. Newly married to a man with plans to construct the largest water mill in the area, her writings reveal clues from the past about the unsettling provenance of Mill House.All these disparate and complicated threads are pulled together in an organized enough manner, though I won’t lie, it made for a rather dull, sluggish beginning. The first half of the novel sought to establish the three characters, separated by the centuries. It’s difficult to tell at first how their storylines are related, but in time their connections are revealed, and mainly, they have to do with Mill House and the man who built it. Then, of course, there are the allusions to Faust and his infamous deal with the devil. In addition to exploring this theme, the early plot also attempts to expand upon the classic story by moving beyond the basics.Still, despite the lackadaisical pacing of the first half, Teeth in the Mist intrigued me with the interplay between its three timelines. Dawn Kurtagich is fast becoming a well-known name in YA horror, not only establishing herself as an authority when it comes to creating atmospheric settings but also a creative genius when it comes to presentation—as in how to play with the structure and format of a story to make it compelling and fun for the reader. For example, these methods were used in her last novel And the Trees Crept In to a great extent, where coming across disjointed prose and different font sizes and styles on the same page in order to portray the unraveling sanity of the main character was fairly common. It’s meant to pull you in and make you feel more immersed, and it’s very effective.I also think the story picks up in the second half, as the links between the three women became more apparent and dynamic. Because of the constant shifts, however, I didn’t feel that Teeth in the Mist was quite as creepy or moody, possibly because keeping up with all the moving parts was also a lot more demanding on my attention and drained my mental energy.Still, overall I enjoyed the book. I’ve had several busts this year already when it comes to horror YA, and at the very least I wasn’t disappointed in Teeth in the Mist even though it is probably not Kurtagich’s best. That honor still belongs to The Dead House, but I will still rabidly look forward the author’s books and I’m eager to see what she’ll write next.
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  • Ainslee || Jest and Hearts
    January 1, 1970
    https://jestandhearts.wordpress.com/2...This is absolutely amazing, add it to your TBR. I don't care if you don't like horror. ADD. IT. Teeth in the Mist is a gloriously dark and twisted Gothic horror, told from two different POVs and a journal entry, all taking place at different time periods. While this is a horror I don't think it will scare your soul out of your body, it's definitely creepy and twisted with a few wtf moments. I feel like the best way to go into the book is without knowing to https://jestandhearts.wordpress.com/2...This is absolutely amazing, add it to your TBR. I don't care if you don't like horror. ADD. IT. Teeth in the Mist is a gloriously dark and twisted Gothic horror, told from two different POVs and a journal entry, all taking place at different time periods. While this is a horror I don't think it will scare your soul out of your body, it's definitely creepy and twisted with a few wtf moments. I feel like the best way to go into the book is without knowing to much. I have a lot to say about this book because I loved it, but I'm going to be very vague in this review. I'm not entirely sure how to express how much I loved this book but just know that its magnificent. I loved it. 5 stars. I need more. So much more! Dawn has said that this was written to have a sequel or two so, my god, I hope that happens. Things to look forward in this review:hauntingsmagicf/f reationshipcreepiness galoredark gothic houseevil and the devilbrooding charactersmistmysterious ramsThis is a retelling of the legend of Faust, if you don't know the legend its basically: Faust, a scholar, makes a deal with the devil and sells his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. In this retelling there is magic, demons, the Devil, creepy AF old house, death, murder, torture, madness and disease. Its a dark, dark story, which is my favourite type of story. The entire story revolves around Mill House, which is this incredibly creepy old house, on the top of a mountain in Wales that is cloaked in mist. During 1851, there is a group of characters who have been sent to Mill House under mysterious circumstances. All of the characters are a little strange. Mill House has many dark secrets and a pretty horrifying and gruesome history. The house and mountain is full or secret rooms, hidden chambers full of horrors and dark rituals. As mentioned above this book is told from multiple POVs. The first is Roan whose story takes place in 1851. After her father dies, she's sent to this creepy old house to be a ward of some old man, she's never heard of before. When she arrives at the house, she immediately feels unease and odd things start to happen. Roan, is probably my favourite character in the book, she strong willed, ferocious, determined and brave. Her relationship with one of the other characters, Rapley, is the best. They both give each other dirty looks and casually insult each other during every interaction they have. Now on to Zoey, who is from the present day. After a fight with her mother that leaves her incredibly upset, she makes the rash decision to run away to Mill House with her best friend Poulton. Mill house has long since been abandoned, its haunted, and burnt but shes fascinated with it. She believes this house holds secrets about her family and she needs to know them. Zoey is a photographer and plans to document every second she can and hopes to uncover mysteries. She is pretty hot-headed, impulsive, curious and passionate. As mentioned there are also journal entries from a woman called Hermionie from 1583. Hermionie has documented the odd occurrences and horrors during the building of Mill house. One of my absolute favourite things about this book was the world building. The atmosphere of this book was creepy AF. Dawn has a way to make creepy old houses even creepier than they already are. She managed to make me feel the horrors of the house, the stillness, creepiness and watchfulness of the house. She also managed to convey they complete isolation on the mountain, having the house cloaked in thick mist making it so the characters are unable to leave was a great touch. I am a HUGE fan of Dawn's books, so I was very excited to get my hands on an advanced copy of Teeth in the Mist. Her books always have an unusual format to them, whether it be interviews, photographs, different sized fonts etc, they are always interesting to read. Teeth in the Mist was no different, there are many images, font sizes, letters from characters and other mixed media elements. This style of format always makes me excited to read because you never know whats going to be on the next page. There is a lot going on in this book, there's a lot of backstory and depth to the characters and plot. So you really need to be paying attention, or you could get completely lost. But this book will suck you in. Its a horror, horrific things happen, its bone-chilling at times, creepy to the point you don't want to read it at night and shock inducing. Honestly, it as an amazing book and I highly recommend it, even if you don't like horror, I think you'll really enjoy this book. It has some fantasy elements with the magic system, it's paranormal, the house is haunted, it has the devil and an amazing cast of characters.
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  • Alivia
    January 1, 1970
    Huge thank you to theNovl for sending me an ARC of this beautifully disturbing novel. I just want to begin by saying that I have never found myself writing down so many thoughts and reactions while reading a novel before. The mysterious actions, unexpected twists, and crazy reveals had me needing a moment to gather my thoughts almost every chapter. And now for my review: ***Review***You never feel alone while reading Teeth in the Mist. The language draws you into Mill House, has you peering Huge thank you to theNovl for sending me an ARC of this beautifully disturbing novel. I just want to begin by saying that I have never found myself writing down so many thoughts and reactions while reading a novel before. The mysterious actions, unexpected twists, and crazy reveals had me needing a moment to gather my thoughts almost every chapter. And now for my review: ***Review***You never feel alone while reading Teeth in the Mist. The language draws you into Mill House, has you peering over your shoulder, tucking in your feet, and reminding yourself of your surroundings. Dawn Kurtagich has the ability to take the simplest of stories and tangle them together so fluently, that your suspicions are never correct, but everything usually ends up making sense. Her point of view allowed the reader to feel they were right there with the characters but watching from afar. Unlike most modern novels set in two different eras, Teeth in the Mist focused mostly on Roan’s story in the 1800s, and only occasionally returned to the modern adventures of Zoey, allowing the reader to fully learn the story of Fostos, Mill House, and Roan’s fate, and keep you questioning Zoey’s connection until the very end. Teeth in the Mist messes with your head and chills your spine in the best of ways. Kurtagich combines the lure of dark magic, and the ageless tale of selling your soul, with moments of personal discovery and self-preservation in a time of crisis. Perfect for an audience searching for dark and unique Young Adult physiological horror tales. Dawn Kurtagich gained another loyal reader today. ***Thoughts on a big reveal --- No Names or true details spoiled***(view spoiler)[ While it is true that the novel kept me guessing till the very end, it is also true that the big identity reveal was anti-climatic. Different points in the story had me suspecting different characters, but never the one revealed. The person appeared practically useless, nothing more than a supportive side character, and then suddenly is the lord of darkness and behind everything. It is almost too unexpected to create the gaspful reaction I imagine the author was looking for. Luckily, the character's true identity feels so minor a detail, that the story’s power remains intact. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Ryley (Ryley Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    I'm always so enthralled by Kurtagich's novels, I never really know what's going on until the end when everything comes together and I can see the brilliance behind it all. In this case, while I still liked the book, it didn't click with me as much as her other books have.Thanks so much to Hachette Books Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.This story follows three women along three different timelines. Zoey, in modern day, has been c I'm always so enthralled by Kurtagich's novels, I never really know what's going on until the end when everything comes together and I can see the brilliance behind it all. In this case, while I still liked the book, it didn't click with me as much as her other books have.Thanks so much to Hachette Books Canada for sending me an ARC of this book for an honest review, as always, all opinions are my own.This story follows three women along three different timelines. Zoey, in modern day, has been called to the ruins of Mill House ever since her father ventured there years ago and returned without his memories. After her mother tells her she is going mad just like her father, Zoey decides to make the trek to the eery abandoned home. In 1851, after the death of her father, Roan is sent to live under the guardianship of Dr. Maudley, whom she has never met. Arriving at the Mill House, Roan knows something isn't right there. The servants can't seem to leave and she doesn't know why she has been sent there, of all places. Hundreds of years earlier, in 1583, Hermoine Smith travels with her husband to a strange mountainscape where he is determined to build the largest water mill and mansion - no matter the cost. I think each of these storylines was really well done and worked together well. Being that this was an ARC, there were a lot of pages that were promising final art and designs to come with the publication, so I think each perspective will be better illustrated than they were when I read them. I most enjoyed Zoey's perspective, but you definitely need the other two to help develop the plot and figure out - if you can - what is happening.While this book had some creepy moments, it was not as horror-y as Kurtagich's other books, at least in my opinion. I usually spook pretty easily, but I was able to read this one before bed. I'm not sure if I'm getting more used to scary books or what, but I almost wouldn't even call this horror? There were definitely some occult/witchy things happening, but that wasn't necessarily scary to me.This book is also apparently a retelling of the folktale of Faustus, one that I wasn't familiar with, but essentially a man sells his soul to the devil. I'm still not 100% sure if I'd call it a retelling, the book more uses the tale as a jumping point at the beginning and then loosely ties it back together towards the end.Overall, I definitely think this was a good book, it just didn't scratch the usual Kurtagich itch I get when reading her books.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    ♡♡Ms Dawn Kurtagich and Little Brown publishing were immensely kind enough to send me an arc copy of this story and even though the final copy has been out for a few weeks, my review is based solely on the arc version.♡♡I will also preface this by saying that this story is a retelling or heavily inspired by the tale of Faustus--which I have never read before. Given that, I'm sure certain details and allusions were lost on me. I'm honestly not going to tell you what this book is about because I t ♡♡Ms Dawn Kurtagich and Little Brown publishing were immensely kind enough to send me an arc copy of this story and even though the final copy has been out for a few weeks, my review is based solely on the arc version.♡♡I will also preface this by saying that this story is a retelling or heavily inspired by the tale of Faustus--which I have never read before. Given that, I'm sure certain details and allusions were lost on me. I'm honestly not going to tell you what this book is about because I think it should be experienced by not knowing anything about the plot. HOWEVER I will mention a couple of content/trigger warnings for self harm and a brief mention of cannibalism--this however this is not revealed until way after the fact and is more used as shock value I think. There are a few scenes in here where a character(s) cuts and bloodlets as part of their magic use. There is only one scene near the end that is a bit nasty in detail, but the other scenes aren't too bad (in my opinion.) Please be mindful of this information.~~~~~~What can I truly say about this book other than "ahhh!" There was lots of mysticism in it and maybe not a lot of horror(to me) but definitely a dark story. I'll admit that I havent read a lot of horror stories that have out right scared the pants off of me, but when reading this one I did get a little creeped out having the lights off to go to bed. I'm happy I had the finished copy to refer to as the images they inserted later really helped with the immersion. I dont know what to say without spoiling anything. Closer to the end I got small We Sold Our Souls vibes concerning a certain wheel. One part specifically was a little off for me and bugs me a bit, (view spoiler)[ Roan had clearly killed Cage in one chapter, she feels a little guilty, then when she comes back to the place he's suddenly alive again. They're shocked for a brief minute and then just completely ignore or forget that fact. How is he alive again???? (hide spoiler)] and because of that, my rating lowers a little bit. But otherwise, I highly suggest you check it out. In a chat on Instagram with the author, she mentioned that even though this is a standalone novel, there is possibility for a sequel. I really hope there is, I want more! (In a good way)
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    Centuries ago, the monk Faustus learned to read the Devil's tongue and made a deal with the devil that will affect people for generations to come. In 1583, Hermoine Smith accompanies her new husband into the wilds of the North Wales Mountains. She is following her husband's dream of building a large mill and Medwyn Mill House on a mountain that seems to have no water. The dairy pages that she leaves behind tell a story of brutality and a descent into madness.1851, three teenage wards are sent to Centuries ago, the monk Faustus learned to read the Devil's tongue and made a deal with the devil that will affect people for generations to come. In 1583, Hermoine Smith accompanies her new husband into the wilds of the North Wales Mountains. She is following her husband's dream of building a large mill and Medwyn Mill House on a mountain that seems to have no water. The dairy pages that she leaves behind tell a story of brutality and a descent into madness.1851, three teenage wards are sent to Medwyn Mill House to be cared for by Dr. Maudley. Roan, Seamus and Emma join the Doctor's other ward, Rapley. They learn very little about why they are there, but Roan feels that it may have something to do with the abilities she has and she feels that the others may have as well. When the storms of the mountain keep the group trapped and the disappearances begin, Roan is sure that something evil is at play. Present day, Zoey is drawn to Medwyn Mill House after her father's powers make him forget and her own powers make her bleed. Zoey and her friend Poulton investigate the abandoned house, but they are not alone. Teeth in the Mist is an experience, not merely a book. Combining the legend of Faust, with dark horror, magic and a touch of romance, Dawn Kurtagich creates a unique story that kept me ensnared in its grasp. The physical book offers much more than just words on a page, diary excerpts, photos, symbols and color differences make the reader feel like part of the story. I was immediately drawn into the story by the mystery of the symbols and the power that Roan and Zoey held. The point of view in the story switches between Roan, Zoey and Hermoine's diary entries with the majority of the story from Roan's point of view. Because of this, I felt the most connected to Roan as she tried to reveal the secrets of Medwyn Mill House, their purpose and powers and the evil that exists around the mountain. Since none of the characters really know what is going on with the force that is keeping them on the mountain, the reader is left in the dark as well. At moments, this was a little confusing, however the pull of the mystery was strong for me as well and kept me reading. Overall, a distinctive young adult horror that ties together many elements for an amazing reading experience. This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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  • Lenoire
    January 1, 1970
    The lives of three women are entwined with a monk who made a pact with the Devil long before they were born. However, the repercussion of the deal will be felt across generations for years to come. Zoey is a sixteen-year teenager who loves photography. She and her father are obsessed with the secrets behind a haunted and the burnt out ruins of Medwyn Mill House. She and her best friend, Poulton decide to run away from home to explore the ruins. However, things start going wrong and they realize The lives of three women are entwined with a monk who made a pact with the Devil long before they were born. However, the repercussion of the deal will be felt across generations for years to come. Zoey is a sixteen-year teenager who loves photography. She and her father are obsessed with the secrets behind a haunted and the burnt out ruins of Medwyn Mill House. She and her best friend, Poulton decide to run away from home to explore the ruins. However, things start going wrong and they realize they might not be the only one in the house. Will Zoey and Poulton be able to figure out the dark history of the house before it is too late?In 1851, seventeen-year-old Roan arrives at the Mill House as an orphan after the sudden passing of her father. She is joined by two other orphans who have their own share of secrets. After the mysterious disappearance of her guardian, Roan discovers a secret that might endanger her life. She must escape the house before it is too late.In 2583, Hermione is a newlywed and joins her husband in North Wales to build a water mill and a mansion in the area. However, when people start to go missing it causes rumors of unholy rituals being done on the property. People start to panic which leads to a tragic accident befallen on Hermione. Hermione will need all of her strength and courage to defeat the evil that lurks nearby.Three women who are lived centuries apart will have to work together to defeat the man who bought them together. Will the women be able to escape his evil plans?I was torn between loving and just liking this novel. The book was a scary and engrossing read but, some parts moved very slowly. I liked how the author included illustrations and changed the formatting of the text on pages. For example, when someone was knocking on the door, the words "Bang, Bang, Bang" gradually grew larger as the person grew more impatient. I felt like it added to the mood and made me feel like I was witnessing the events unfold with the characters. Overall, I enjoyed reading the novel and I can't wait to read the next book by the author
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  • Olivia Farr
    January 1, 1970
    Deliciously creepy, shocking at every turn, and unexpectedly horrific, TEETH IN THE MIST is an intense page-turner. Fitting the supernatural and horror genres with some historical context, this book follows two primary timelines: the past when Roan lived in the 1800s and came to live at Mill House and the present when Zoey makes her own trek to the dilapidated house. In a smaller piece, told through journal entries, we also witness the story of Mill House's building through the eyes of the wife Deliciously creepy, shocking at every turn, and unexpectedly horrific, TEETH IN THE MIST is an intense page-turner. Fitting the supernatural and horror genres with some historical context, this book follows two primary timelines: the past when Roan lived in the 1800s and came to live at Mill House and the present when Zoey makes her own trek to the dilapidated house. In a smaller piece, told through journal entries, we also witness the story of Mill House's building through the eyes of the wife of one of the key men, Hermione Smith, in the 1500s.Roan has lost her father and been given as a ward, until she turns 21, to Dr. Maudley at Mill House. When she arrives, she learns that she is one of three who are moving into the creepy mansion, built into the mountain. From the housekeeper to the eccentric boy who roams the premises, Roan knows that everyone is hiding secrets- however, getting any of the secrets to be revealed will be challenging.Zoey's father forgot everything about his life when she was younger, and her mother has insisted they move on. Zoey and her father used to work some type of magic, which came with terrible costs. He was adopted, but his birth certificate listed Mill House as his place of birth. It was when he went to investigate that he lost his memories and his sanity. Zoey is hoping that if she goes there, she can discover what happened and bring him back to her.Caught in a strange web, the girls are separated by centuries but brought to Mill House by something dark and terrifying. With intricate story-building and atmospheric intensity, this read is completely consuming. I don't want to give spoilers, but if you like supernatural thrillers, you will definitely want to pick this book up.I would add warnings for violence, torture, slut-shaming, suicide, self-harm, murder, and demonic elements. Also, a small cliffhanger at the end that makes me think another book may be coming (though the main elements are wrapped up).Overall, this is a hauntingly good read that will make you want to leave the lights on at night. Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Shelby
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars*Thanks to the NOVL for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review*This was such an unusual, interesting read. I’ve never read anything like it before (mostly because of my fear of horror novels). We follow three women in three different timelines, living on the same mountain filled with secrets and darkness. I was nervous going into the story because it sounded so dark and mysterious, but I had a great time reading it.The first thing I have to brag on is the writing styl 3.5 stars*Thanks to the NOVL for providing me with an ARC in exchange for my honest review*This was such an unusual, interesting read. I’ve never read anything like it before (mostly because of my fear of horror novels). We follow three women in three different timelines, living on the same mountain filled with secrets and darkness. I was nervous going into the story because it sounded so dark and mysterious, but I had a great time reading it.The first thing I have to brag on is the writing style. With each perspective, the tone and language of the story changes. The author did a fantastic job of changing the writing style from present day, to 1850, to 1580. In the historical section, I felt as if I was reading a story from that time period. I was blown away by that.Another thing I really liked was how the story was connected as we went along, but there were still a lot unknown. Even after finishing the book, there’s a lot left unknown. We had different pieces revealed at the perfect time when it was needed in a different person’s storyline. The interwoven pieces were amazing to read and I was constantly guessing as to what the next move would be. The magic system was a bit confusing, as it wasn’t necessarily magic? It was, but it didn’t feel like your typical fantasy story. It was much darker and had some realistic roots as well, which made it even scarier. I did feel disconnected from the story, in a way. Because we see so many timelines in third person, we don’t connect with our characters as much as I would like to. I did like each of our protagonists and their companions, but I wish we had felt more connected to them. I was never fully pulled into the book because of this.Overall, this was such a great story. I’m so glad I read it. It wasn’t too much horror for me, a big time scaredy-cat, but it did make me think and I was mildly terrified... I would definitely recommend it. A definite must read for all historical fantasy readers (and fans of moderate horror).
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