Title: Teeth in the Mist
Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Published: June 11th
Genre: YA Horror
My Rating: ★★★★★
Disclaimer: I bought this myself, all opinions are my own.
I have been so excited for Dawn Kurtagich’s next book ever since I read And The Tree’s Crept In back in 2016! I also absolutely loved her debut book The Dead House back in 2015 which I remember I devoured so fast, she’s one of my favourite YA horror authors!
Teeth in the Mist is a slightly demonic story, before the birth of time there was a monk who had uncovered the Devil’s Tongue and speaks it. Because he dared to do so, there were consequences that will last for generations.
The story is done from three points of view, Roan, back in 1851 and Zoey in the present and Hermione from 1583.
Hermione is newly married and has just moved out to North Wales with her husband and he’s planning on building the biggest water mill and mansion in the area but then there is a tragic occurrence that she needs to defeat.
Roan is seventeen years old, her father has just died and she arrives at Mill House as one of the three new wards and she has a secret that she needs to keep hidden. Roan eventually learns that she’s a part of an age old secret and needs to find a means of escape!
Zoey comes from a line of ancestors that carry gifts but when her dad goes to Medwyn Mill House and comes back not knowing who Zoey is she’s determined to go and find out what her dad found out and why he lost all his memories. Her mother doesn’t want her to go so she runs away with her best friend Poulton to discover Mill House’s secrets but will she ever escape from the house?
Teeth in the Mist is a retelling of Faustus which I haven’t really heard of before but I binge read this in an evening, it was just so so good, I fell in love with it from page one I just couldn’t put it down, for me it did not disappoint! It was nice to read it from three different centuries, I found that it added so much to the story. The book was just as promised, creepy horror fantasy and I just bloody loved it.
I highly recommend Dawn’s work and to make things even better, this book had some really cool illustrations and photos in it to make it even better. I’ve also seen on Goodreads that the audiobook has little extras of satanic voices, demonic and spooky noises so I want to listen to that soon!