Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: June 11th, 2019
Summary: 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…
Wow! I really am enjoying Dawn’s novels! This is making want to check out her earlier books! I read last year And the Trees Crept In and loved the audiobook, and I listened to the audiobook of this one and wow it’s so good! I also love the format of this novel. When I was home I would follow along via physical book, and it’s really cool reading the format! It’s kind of like Illuminae, but not as crazy format wise. But there are moments where the words are super tiny, written backwards, etc. Its so interesting! If you listen to the audiobook, I highly recommend checking out the physical copy as well!
But its so cool, because the audiobook has like a full cast! There are so many people adding their voice to this audiobook and it makes the experience so good! It also really helped me distinguish between the different characters that were present! It made everything make more sense in my head!
And yeah I really liked Roan! I thought she was a really interesting character, and I enjoyed her storyline! Her secrets and the reveals about her were unique and I didn’t expect any of it! I also liked her romance that was happening with a certain character. It wasn’t the focus of the novel, but the author still made sure you knew her romance was important!
Zoey’s storyline was interesting as well. Her background was cool, and I liked the LGBTQ aspect in her life and I thought that Dawn made sure you knew that her sexuality was just her, and it wasn’t like made a big deal. You felt like it wasn’t a huge thing, but that it was just who Zoey was as a person. I’m not sure if that made sense or not, but yeah! I liked the relationships Zoey had with Len and Poulton. They weren’t perfect but they really benefited her in her journey.
Overall this novel was really interesting, unique, and scary! It was really scary in my opinion! I couldn’t listen to this book at night or when it got dark! It was really scary but I really did enjoy myself and I highly recommend checking out Dawn’s work! I really want to read her earlier books so I might go check them out! With the way this ended, I really wonder if this is the end of this book or if it will have a sequel! The ending was kind of open! I’m not sure what to think yet!
Have you read Dawn’s work? What is your favorite book of hers so far?