Title: Teeth In The Mist
Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Genre: Fantasy-Horror (Young Adult)
About the book: The book is inspired by the legend of Faust. In 1583, Hermione is a young bride whose husband wants to build a water mill. In 1851, Roan arrives at Medywn Mill House as a ward after her father dies. In present day, Zoey goes to explore the ruins of the house with her friend, Poulton.
I received an advanced review copy from Hachette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.
First impressions: I don’t read much horror, but I heard of the novel and decided to check it out.
There are a lot of working parts, so it took some time for me to get into the story.
Characters: Roan and Zoey are the main protagonists. They grew on me. At first, I enjoyed reading Zoey’s sections more, but by the end, I also liked Roan’s perspective. Hermione’s diary entries were short but strange in a good way.
“We think we’re so special, convinced of our own uniqueness, our own destiny.”
Writing: Some parts are written in first person and others are in third person. I found the formatting of certain words interesting. It made for a unique reading experience.
Since I read an ARC, the art and design haven’t been finalized, so I’d be interested to see how the final images complement the text.
Final thoughts: I didn’t see the ending coming, specifically the reveal of the villian. Overall, it’s such a complex novel with many layers.
I’m not spooked easily, but I didn’t find it too scary. A lot of events take place in the past, so there’s also a historical feel to the novel.
Teeth In The Mist is a good read for fans looking for a horror and fantasy hybrid.