I received this book at no cost from the publisherTeeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
on June 11, 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult
A genre-bending epic horror-fantasy, inspired by the legend of Faust, that spans generations as an ancient evil is uncovered–perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Ransom Riggs.
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.
- 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…
Dawn Kurtagich is an award winning author of creepy, spooky, and psychologically sinister YA, where girls may descend into madness, boys may see monsters in men, and grown-ups may have something to hide.
Her debut novel, THE DEAD HOUSE, was a YALSA Top 10 Pick, An Audie Award Nominee and an Earphone Award Winner. It has been optioned for TV by Lime Productions. She is also the author of THE CREEPER MAN / AND THE TREES CREPT IN, NAIDA and the forthcoming TEETH IN THE MIST, published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Orion Children’s Books. If you enjoy a creeping chill along your spine, mystery and little bit of terror, then you’re in the right place!
By the time she was eighteen, she had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa—on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.
She has been lucky enough to see an elephant stampede at close range, a giraffe tongue at very close range, and she once witnessed the stealing of her (and her friends’) underwear by very large, angry baboons. (This will most definitely end up in a book . . . ) While she has quite a few tales to tell about the jumping African baboon spider, she tends to save these for Halloween!
When she was sixteen, she thought she’d be an astronomer and writer at the same time, and did a month-long internship at Cambridge’s prestigious Cavendish Laboratories.
Dawn vlogs on her youtube channel and can be found hanging around Twitter and Instagram.
This story has two timelines – one in the past and one current. In a true Gothic Horror setting, it centers around a haunted house. Set in the Welsh mountains, the Mill House is rumored to be haunted by the architect’s wife who was burned as a witch. In the older track, Roan is sent to live with Dr. Maudley as a ward and meets two other wards – Emma and Seamus — there as well as his adopted son. Roan starts to figure out the story behind the remote mansion. There is something in the house that wants to claim them and their souls.
Zoey is also drawn to the house, as a photographer first and then gets pulled in by the history after her father visits the house for research and returns broken. The house, now just a burned out mess pulls everyone in. The story is something you have to see to follow since it is also told by format and graphics – they help to pull you along and guide you. While the story tends to slow down a bit, it does remain interesting and the two romances seem like an afterthought but it all works.
3 lucky winners will receive finished copies of TEETH IN THE MIST, US Only.
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