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Teeth in the Mist

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  827 ratings  ·  277 reviews
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 reall
Hardcover, 447 pages
Published June 11th 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I read this for an experiment I did on my YouTube channel where my best friend picked out my tbr. This book was straight up CREEPY. I liked having several different story lines to follow throughout this book. It made it an exciting experience and I liked seeing how it all came together in the end. The one thing that I feel iffy about is that it felt like this book was too busy. I tend to like books that are that way, because it keeps me excited, but I think there is a limit and this one passed t ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Buddy Read With Ladies Of Horror Fiction Group.

I have the hardback and love the pics and writing style per usual but they got me to listen to the Audible and OMG! This book is creepy good on Audio!!! The sound effects, the creepy demon voices, the whispers!! Perfect for getting your creep on!! 🎃🧟‍♀️

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Dawn Kurtagich
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
September 2019: for those lovely readers asking, yes I do want to give you the sequel to TEETH! Stay tuned!

(09/11) The cover went live today! So much love--thank you bookish fiends so much! <3

(09/17) ARCs are in!

(03/26) There is currently a Goodreads Giveaway running!
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“You wield power no woman aught. You should be burned ALIVE!”

I listened to Teeth in the Mist on audio and the production is truly fantastic and creepy but I have also heard the paper version includes lots of little extras and artwork that you miss out on if listening only to the audio. As I’m a wee bit confused and feeling a little dazed after my listening, as if I just awoke from a fuzzy nightmare, I may go ahead and splurge for the hardcover and give it a reread and see if I can clarify some t
Jun 24, 2019 marked it as to-read
My copy just arrived!!

She thick and she gorgeous! There are some really cool pages in here too. Some black pages with white text as well as pictures. This just jumped WAYYYYY up the TBR list!

Ellen Gail

Both haunting and baffling, Teeth in the Mist falls somewhere between two and three stars. And I have simultaneously zero thoughts and every thought possible about it.

“Tempt a girl to evil using evil. How quaint your faith must seem to you. To bend it so.”

Let's start with the positives: a BIG one is originality. Yes, it's a loose interpretation of Dr. Faustus, but it's an elaborate and ambitious tale of it's own. Dawn Kurtagich is fucking fearless, unafraid of mixing three timelines, letters
Candace Robinson
I really, really loved And the Trees Crept In, so I had to read this bad boy! It was another very atmospheric read but this time with past and present POVs!

Let me start with Roan! I seriously loved her POV, and that one was a five star read for me! Her story was addicting, and there was all kinds of weird crap going on, and the romance parts were on point! Rapley was so adorable and lovely! Just brilliant!

I didn't connect with Zoey's POV chapters as much, only because I'm kind of confused by the
Amy Imogene Reads
2.5 stars

This review is going to be such a bummer, because I was so freaking pumped for this and love this author's previous books.

Concept: ★★★★
Plot/Logic: ★★

Given how ?!?!?!? I felt while reading this, I'm not rephrasing the summary here—welcome to a reaction review.

Teeth in the Mist was supposed to be so cool. We've got 3 different timelines of women all tied to this ancient house in the remote UK. There's a demonic angle, and in amazing Kurtagich style there were a bunch of docu
Julie Zantopoulos
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019, own-it
This was NOT an easy read but it was a really interesting one. This book is a mix of House of Leaves in YA form and the exorcist...maybe? It's about the devil, it's about blood magic, and it's about generational terrors. This is a VERY dark YA novel, a very bloody and gruesome one but it did work for me.

Trigger warnings for death of a parent, abuse by parent, torture, branding, drowning, cutting, blood magic, sexual assault, parental neglect, the depiction of stillborn death and death of childr
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I’ve read all of Dawn Kurtagich’s YA horror novels so far and Teeth in the Mist is probably the most elaborate but also the toughest to get into. A loose retelling of the legend of Faust who sells his soul to the devil for knowledge and power, the novel weaves together past and present to tell the stories of sixteen-year-old Zoey Root, a modern-day high school student, as well as Roan Eddington, a young woman who lived nea
Trina (Between Chapters)
The audiobook was a fantastic production. Multiple skilled narrators, music, sound effects. You can tell it was crafted with passion.

Unfortunately, I hated the actual story. Just like her first book, there are parts that didn't feel necessary to the story. Too many focus points meant too many open threads at the end. I didn't enjoy how the 4 timelines wove together, not enough payoff for me.

I think I would have enjoyed this more if it had focused on only 1 pov, as the isolation of And The Trees
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All hail the new queen of goth romance and YA horror! This book is that rarest of things - something truly unique (it harkens back to goth classics of literature like Jane Eyre and Rebecca but is infused with a witchy, feminist sensibility that completely reconfigures the genre). READ THIS BOOK IN PHYSICAL FORM or you'll miss the GENIUS use of font/page color/graphics to build atmosphere and tension (one of my favorite things about this author's writing). And the romance - sweet lord, Dawn Kurta ...more
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
Jul 16, 2018 marked it as to-read

“epic horror-fantasy” okay this is my favourite genre crossed with my least favourite genre because I’m an actual pansy? And this actually sounds terrifying?

also I’m not fond of the cover - the publisher could’ve done so much better and we all know this, there was floods of potential
3.5 Stars.

TEETH IN THE MIST, by Dawn Kurtagich is a dark, atmospheric tale that focuses on three separate timelines: The 1500's, the 1850's, and present. I had no problem in following along the different characters/years, and enjoyed the one set in the 1850's the most. The characters were the most "focused" on in this part, so they stood out the best. I loved the attitudes, suspicions, questions raised, and .... abilities that were brought into play.

For the majority of this book, I would have sa

4.5 stars

OMG!! THIS AUDIO BOOK! forget yesterday, you needed this audio book last month! The cast of narrators is so freaking amazing. they REALLY get into reading this phenomenal story. the added sound effects and ambient noises is like sprinkles on top of the best birthday cake ever.
there is multiple stories going on at once, the story of Roan and Zoey mostly. they are tied together by Mill House. There is some other characters but they are the 2 main story lines. Between the narrators
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
a little boring in the middle but it really picked up at the end

v v good
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
There's got to be a sequel to this amazing book! I loved this book so much! It reminded me of The Dead House and The asylum by Madeline Roux. I need a sequel. PLEASE!! AAAHHH I loved this book so much!

Okay, I loved the audiobook! the voice actor was amazing and the music in it was beautiful. It took me forever to listen to it but I loved it so much!
Rory Power
CREEPY and INTRICATE and SO WELL DONE you want this one

roan is...... my daughter i love her
Jun 27, 2019 added it
Shelves: reviewed, audiobook
This is a tough book for me to rate, because I feel torn about it.

On one hand, it is ABSOLUTELY creepy, just as promised. For most of the book, I read a paper ARC and listened to the audiobook at the same time and let me tell you - the audiobook is performed phenomenally well! It is full cast and includes creepy whispers, background music, sound effects, and excellent narration. Listening definitely upped the creep factor for me. But the paper book boasts its own special features. It has old-tim
Patty (IheartYA)
Sep 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Odd, strange, unusual. Dark, sinister, twisted. Confusing. I wanted to like this so much, but it didn't make much sense. The writing style is like a puzzle box full of corner pieces, impossible to put together and get the full picture. The premise had heart, the artwork and effects were a unique touch, and the creep factor was definitely there, so that is why I am generously giving 3 stars. (I hadn't realized this book was by the same author of As The Trees Crept in. That book was disjointed but ...more
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
Cool. I'm not gonna sleep tonight. All I'll see is a shadow in the corner of my room on a rocking chair! The audiobook gave me the eeby geebies with the devil whispering and stuff. I read my first HORROR! I read Sawkill but it was more of a paranormal mystery. This was a HORROR and I liked it!
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*ARC provided by author and publisher in exchange for an honest review*
"You are the torch in my night, ____."
(Name removed due to spoilers but ugh that line made me choke with emotion.)
TW: Self-harm
Dawn never ceases to amaze me.  I'm always overwhelmed -lowkey intimidated-when it comes to books weaving more than one time period at a time but I should've known Dawn would make me get over it.
This book follows Roan in 1851 and Zoey in the present. There are also letters from a thir
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-read

This was a fucking weird ass book. But you must expect that with Dawn Kurtagich. I read her other book The Dead House and it was equally as creepy. Both are also told in a very interesting format. The full cast audio for Teeth in the Mist was incredible, especially the male narrators.

We follow three young women separated by time, but their stories manage to intersect regardless. Zoey has always been obsessed with witches and the abandoned Medwyn Mill House. She takes her best friend, Poult
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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When I read the last sentence, I closed the book and stared at it in my lap for a solid minute. All I could think was “What the hell did I just read?”…. but in the best way possible! This book was HIGHLY addicting. Maybe even bordering on obsessive and hypnotic! None of which I was expecting. This book was such a surprise!

Let me first warn you that this book was REALLY hard to get into. I almost DNF’d it with
Tonya (Rustic Book Reviews)
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I noticed I rated this a 4 star... After thinking on this and I keep wanting to reread and I talk to everyone about this book - I am changing it to a 5 star. This book was great.

Trigger Warning: Demonic sounds in the audiobook, Death, Gore, Creepy factors, Cutting, self-harm.

I took a few days to dwell on this one! I really enjoyed the book but I had to take a moment and wrap my head around the timelines and how they all came together. I am going with a 4.5 star on this. I think the timelines th
Amber (The Book Bratz)
The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz

*Trigger Warning: This book does contain a scene with self harm.*

I'm on a horror novel kick lately, so I was super excited when my library got a copy of Teeth in the Mist. I've seen so many people say how creepy and dark and fantastic this book was so I couldn't wait to get my teeth into it. (Ha, see what I did there? Teeth.) I've loved Dawn's previous novels so I figured I was hitting a home run with Teeth in the Mist but quite honestly, I'm
Sam (she_who_reads_)
If you’re looking for a really creepy and gruesome horror novel- then look no further! I listened to the audiobook and let me tell you- it is phenomenally well done! Lots of spooky sound effects, whispering demonic voices...basically don’t listen to this alone at night 😂 I will say, I wish I also had a physical copy to read along with because not only does the physical copy have illustrations and other little extras, but I truely had a hard time keeping up with everything that occurred at the en ...more
Laura Thomas
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve been struggling on how to write my review for this. So much I can’t tell. There are a few different POVs to follow and I did get a bit confused there. Other than those bumps in the road, I couldn’t put this down. It had a brooding, dream like quality to the telling.

I’m all for books with an isolated setting and anticipated some hard times for these characters. Hard was putting it mildly. Whether reading about the past events or current ones, they were in for a world of hurt. Medwyn Hill cou
Sep 12, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: need-it-now

Oh well, maybe I'll be more on top of my TBR pile by then.

(Who am I kidding... anyone?)
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Dawn Kurtagich is a writer of creepy, spooky and psychologically sinister YA fiction, where girls may descend into madness, boys may see monsters in men, and grown-ups may have something to hide. Her debut YA novel, THE DEAD HOUSE, was called "an evil and original story" by bestselling author R.L Stine and ""...a haunting new thriller..." by Entertainment Weekly. Her second novel, AND THE TREES CR ...more

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