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Cassie and Laney fancy themselves amateur ghost hunters. When a carnival comes to town, Cassie embraces the chance to try something new.

Carnival workers watch the girls with a collective gaze that ignites in Laney a dark and dangerous fascination, leaving Cassie unnerved.

It's not just their age or the unsettling way they stare. There is something in the shifting of their
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Month9Books
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Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Of the trees is a little spooky and if you scare easily I probably wouldn't recommend reading it in bed. It's aimed at the teen audience.

Cassie and Laney are best friends. They live next door to each other and have a common interest. They spend their free time ghost hunting. They visit cemeteries and are always looking out for the new spooky events. Strange events intrigue these two and they are drawn to the mystery. Ghost hunting is more Laney's passion but Cassie is happy to go along with her.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, arc
Checkout my full ARC review + giveaway on my blog! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

Of the Trees is a unique horror story that ensnares a group of teenagers until people start dying. It starts off with the main characters visiting a cemetery to discover a ghost. Then a few days later the carnival arrives and thats when things start getting weird. People start dying and no one knows why. With many horror elements woven throughout the novel, Of the Trees leaves us with more questions than a
Michaela Daphne
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

Have I been reading the wrong genre all this time or was this book just utterly awesome? It wasn’t that it was written brilliantly or that the world was extraordinary or the characters were witty. It was the way E. M. Fitch took her very simple story and brought me along for the ride. Though we’re talking a thriller by genre, I didn’t feel my heart pounding uncomfortably outside my chest. I was curious – nay excited – to see where t
Hannah Michaels
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A solid 4 star read for me for sure! Month9 sent me a copy to read and review!

This book, at its core, is a book about friendship and the ever changing relationships of kids in high school. It's creepy, it's wonderful, it's strange; it's a marvelous story that was easy to flip through. If there isn't a follow up novel, I'll be very disappointed! Cassie was an easy character to follow and, though I questioned some of her though process sometimes, she was realistic as well. The interactions were gr
(Read and reviewed back in January 2017)

I will admit that when I first started this book, it wasn’t really clicking with me, and I considered not moving forward with the remainder of the book. However, I hate having to tell a blog tour organizer that I had to DNF the book, especially after reading less than 20%. So I picked it back up the next day … and proceeded to finish the rest of it in about 3-4 hours! I’m convinced there was just something wrong with ME that first day I started reading, an
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
It seemed like a series of unfortunate events happened to me last week. First, I got hit with a flu and then the laptop stopped working and we had to send it to the technician for repair. Until now, it is still not done. Thankfully, I am better now after a week of being sick and feeling so tired. This post was supposed to be due last March 10th. Better late than never. Even though I was not able to post my review in time for the blog tour, I still owe the author and Month9Books a review for the ...more
Suze Lavender
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Cassie and Laney are best friends. Laney is an amateur ghost hunter and Cassie spends many nights at the cemetery with her waiting for a ghost to appear. She can hear whispering in the trees and knows something is there when she sees a strange light, but what is it? A night at the local carnival changes everything. Laney starts hanging out with older guys, people Cassie doesn't trust. They make her feel afraid and something isn't right about them, every time Cassie sees them they've subtly adjus
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I was worried I wasn't going to like this one. You always dread reading a book that was given to you by the author's mother, because there's always that fear that you'll have to find a polite way to tell said mother that you didn't like it.

...So imagine my surprise when I found I actually enjoyed this story. It ended up becoming a YA horror story that kept me reading until the very end! I kept thinking of horror flicks like Halloween and It Follows while I was reading this. Gran
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I read a lot of YA and Cassie stood out as a main character that I could actually see myself going to school with. She's capable, self-aware, with a touch of sass.

Plot was a slow build - a carnival comes to town with workers that are a little off. The carnival moves on but mysterious happenings begin. The story gave me just the right amount of dread. It's clear the new guys in town are a bad influence but not clear who/what they might be or what they're capable of. The supernatural ele
Stephanie Cassidy
I received an ARC for E.M. Fitch's "Of The Trees" Blog Tour to promote her new book.
I went into this book not having any sort of clue what it was all. I hadn't read the overview or the synopsis of the book - I just read a very brief summary of the book before delving right into it. When I first started reading this book, I was kind of bored with it - the plot line just wasn't going anywhere. However, the more I read this book, the more I enjoyed it. I got about a third of the way done
Annelise Lestrange
Review originally posted on The Book Adventures of Annelise Lestrange :)

I received this copy from Month9Books in exchange for an honest review. Let's go :D

*~.Book Analysis.~*
Just remembering that those were my impressions and opinion as a reader :)

Of the Trees surprised me in many ways. I’ve been overall tired of many plot lines from YA books, including “the chosen one”, but omg, this book did it so right! Also, the suspense and the mystery kept me pinned on my seat, with my heart beating wildly
Mav Skye
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
E.M Fitch breathes life into Irish mythology and creates a story as unique and deliciously dark as the Fae Folk. Beware when you pick up this book, you'll never walk through the woods at night again…

Cassie and her best friend, Laney, are intrigued by the mysterious and enjoy ghost hunting at the Gray Lady Cemetery. A dark carnival comes to town bringing with it enticing characters who immediately lure the teens. Cassie is suspicious and can't figure out if the carnies are men or boys. Laney does
Joanne Sim
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is my first time reading a horror novel. I was pretty scared and hesitant before reading it as horror shows and books totally freak me out.

The plot, on the whole, was interesting. The mystery behind the murder and the tree people intrigued me and kept me hooked to the novel, wanting to know the answers behind it. However, I am surprised that I wasn't spooked by the plot.

I had problems with Laney’s character. She had these intense mood swings whereby in one moment, she was best of friends wi
Penny Olson
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Month9Books in return for an honest review.
Of the Trees is a fast paced compelling YA horror thriller. Of the Trees starts with a foreboding tone as the main characters Cassie and her friend Laney are ghost hunting in the local cemetery. A few days later Cassie and her friends meet some carnival workers at the local fair, except they are not what they are seem; they are much more creepy and mysterious than carnies. Without giving away too much, people start to
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review to come.
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-fiction
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. The premise of this book intrigued me, but when I first started it, I almost put it down. It took a bit to really get into the characters and what was going on. Once I was in, however, I was hooked. It was not what I expected at all but it held my attention, had me wondering, and kept me reading to the very end. I love the characters of Cassie and Ryan. I leave this book wanting to continue their story.
Emily (alotabooks13)
Mar 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cassie and Laney are best friends. Laney is an amateur ghost hunter. Cassie stays many nights at the cemetery waiting for a ghost to appear.Cassie swears that she hears whispering in the trees and she feels that someone is watching her. Cassie and her friends go the local carnival and some creepy things start to happen and Cassie's life will never be the same. Lamey starts to hang around older guys and Cassie doesn't trust or like them. They make Cassie feel afraid, and every time she sees them ...more
Elsa Munoz
Feb 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC copy for an honest review:

It was definitely intriguing but slow at the beginning. The action really started once I got to about halfway through the book. While I admit it's a good story... I'm not sure where it's leading. The forest in this book still hides many secrets. The characters are likeable and I like the feel of mystery the story has.
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book started off with a strong Bradbury (Something Wicked This Way Comes) vibe and sucked me right in. If you like creepy, atmospheric books, this one's for you.
Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can definitely say that I have never read anything quite like this book. It was quite different and imaginative. It was a tale of friendship, love, and loss.

The writing was easy to follow. I enjoyed reading this book and trying to figure out what exactly was going on. It keeps you guessing...and I am still guessing and not quite sure. I am hoping that the author left this story this way because there will be another book and we will find out more. I am left with a lot of thoughts swirling thr
Mar 14, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given a copy in return for an honest review. I enjoyed the story but found a few things unnecessary that didn't really have much to do with the plot. The ghost hunting never really developed and there was a lot of focus on hiking that didn't really materialize into much of anything. It felt like filler. I'm also left with a lot of questions. It seemed incomplete, perhaps the beginning of a series? Never really understood what "they" were. Other than that the story was pretty creepy and a q ...more
Rebecca Stalnaker
Review to come.
Jaime Lester
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Not bad... Review coming soon
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E. M. Fitch is an author who loves scary stories, chocolate, and tall trees. Her latest novel, OF THE TREES, is a Young Adult horror/fantasy inspired by haunted cemeteries and the darker musings of W.B. Yeats. Its sequel, AT WOODS EDGE, will be released in the coming year from Month9Books. She is the author of the Young Adult zombie trilogy: THE BREAK FREE SERIES. Her story, BETWEEN SHADOWS, was r ...more

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