Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Synopsis: 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. 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… This haunting and captivating mystery redefines the horror and fantasy space.
Publication Date: June 11th, 2019
Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Disclaimer: I have received this as an eaudiobook to review on my blog curtsy of Hachette Audio. This is just my honest review of such book.
Um wow? This was my first audiobook I have ever listened too, and it took me a little over a month to listen to it, but I did it. I finished my first ever audiobook, and I really enjoyed it. Seriously, if I hadn’t been reached out (shout out to the intern who sent me it, if she is reading this! You are the best, and obviously have good taste!), I never would have thought this book existed.
This book was really chilling, and I really enjoyed it. The narraters were perfect, and I loved the affects that was added to it. It made feel like I was there, and it was chilling. I had goosebumps from the very first page, and I really don’t get scared too easily unless it involves creepy pasta, Blood Mary, or some dead guy who wants to kill me, that’s when I’m scared.
The story starts with three girls from different time-frames. Hermione is from the 16th century who’s POV is told in letters that are scattered throughout the book. Roan is from the 19th century, and is the main character in the book. Her story gets told quite a bit, and again, seriously so chilling that she is in a house that holds a lot of secrets. Zoey is from the 21st century, who’s POV is told from her camera, and her diary entrees.
It’s a little weird at first, but I slowly got used it because everything comes together at the end, and it makes sense. Though, the ending made it seem to be like a series with how it ended. I just got that feeling, but there is no sequel which was just really odd.
The pacing was obviously a little bad, but it was again chilling. The first part was really slow, and I was having problems listening to it. It probably didn’t help if I was on vacation with no headphones, used all my data and had stuff to do as soon as I got back. It was just so slow but it picked up in the second half and it clicked. I couldn’t put it down, and it was so immersing.
This book is really good as an audiobook. It’s creepy, and so chilling, but so worth it. Three different characters have different stories to tell, and it all came together at the end. It was really nice, though I wished the ending made a little more sense, and the pacing wasn’t so bad.