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Teeth in the Mist

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  100 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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Ally One of the POV characters, Zoey, isn't straight! (she never uses a label on page but I guess I assumed a lesbian)

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Dawn Kurtagich
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: i-wrote-this
(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!
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
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
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!

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
Ellen Gail
Mar 20, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, horror
Where could a person auction off their soul in exchange for this book?

Asking for a friend.

And that friend is me.
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
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
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?)
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
Rory Power
CREEPY and INTRICATE and SO WELL DONE you want this one

roan is...... my daughter i love her
Paige Green
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received an arc from TheNovl and a finished copy from Rockstar Book Tours AND I ordered my own copy. Thanks! All opinions are my own!

Book Series: Standalone so far

Rating: 4/5

Publication Date: June 11, 2019

Genre: YA Horror

Recommended Age: 16+ (witchcraft, horror, scares, TW self harm)

Publisher: Little Brown Young Readers

Pages: 352

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Synopsis: Before the birth of time, a monk uncovers the Devil’s Tongue and dares to speak it. The repercussions will be felt for generations…

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
Jun 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I recommend reading the book along with the audiobook. The audiobook is creepy with satonic voices and the book has creepy and interesting photos and illustrations.

I was creeped out the entire time. There are a lot of characters and things get a little confusing in the end. That being said this is such a fun spooky read that offered a fun reading experience and I definitely recommend it for horror lovers. I look forward to listening to this again around Halloween time!

Trigger Warnings: self har
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror fantasy novel by author Dawn Kurtagich. I will admit that I do not read a ton of novels in the horror genre, but after having read, and absolutely loved, Teeth in the Mist, I may need to rethink this. This novel blew me away. I loved everything about it. I loved the writing, I loved the multiple timelines and points of views, and I really really loved the creepiness. I need t ...more
Teresa Barrera
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This review is for both the physical book and the audiobook.
I really don't know where to start other than this book was fantastically devilishly creepy.
We get three main POV's within different time periods from in the beginning as far back as AD 977 where it all started with a monk, onto 1583 with diary entries from Hermione, then with Roan in 1851 and up to the present time with Zoey.
The time shifts with each character as events unfold.
Zoey, a seventeen year old photography enthusiast has alwa
Nicki Chapelway
Oct 21, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm not 100% sure about this. It seems a little dark- maybe even darker than I am comfortable with. But I'm interested in the Faustus twist so I guess we'll see.
Megan Houde
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Thank you to The Novl for sending me a copy*


Holy Moly! 😱 This book is based on Faust, Fostos, who is a man who made a deal with the Devil for immortality in exchange for his soul. This book explores that man and his children that come. Children of the Devil or in this case called The Unclosed Conjures aka Witches. There are 6 different Unclosed and Roan our main character is the Breaker, the worst of all.

After Roan’s father died, she is placed in the care of Dr. Maudley. There’s are
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Teeth in the Mist is a young adult horror novel that spans three generations and let me start by saying that this novel blew my mind. I really liked everything about it, from the writing to the way it was written to the fact that this novel is inspired by the legend of Faust where a man sold his soul to the devil. Teeth in the Mist was creepy and atmospheric and kept me thinking about the ending even after I was finished.

The novel is written in third person, so we get multiple points of view. It
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dawn Kurtagich really knows how to write a compelling horror novel. This was one of the strangest and spookiest books I have read in a long time.

The plot was incredibly thrilling and it had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. I love that it combined elements of a historical mystery with elements of horror and even some retellings. You would think that this would muddy the story but it didn’t. It all served to keep me interested. I wanted to know more and find out what was happening
Kristin's Book Blab
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-releases, own
This was everything I wanted and more!

For one the book is absolutely beautiful! It has pictures and letters, random black pages with white script and all kinds of weird stuff! This was my most anticipated book of 2019 and thank the Gods it didn’t let me down!

I loved everything about this story. Roan was an amazing character, I loved her story and how she’s trying to figure out her whole life when she is shipped to this random house in the middle of the woods built into a mountain! She was rais
Nicole Lorentz
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Happy Release day! Thank you TheNOVL & Dawn Kurtagich for the ARC of Teeth in the Mist. This review contains my own thoughts and opinions.

4.5/5 Wow. I enjoyed this book a lot even though the last half did give me the heebie jeebies. This is a story based off the legend of Faust, and is filled with mystery and paranormal events.

This was a great mix of horror and fantasy. I particularly loved Roan’s storyline, and understanding what was going on within the Mill House. When first starting, the
Jun 10, 2019 rated it liked it
I received an arc copy through Novl and Little Brown Young Reader. All thoughts are my own.

Teeth in the Mist was a very interesting read. Spanning three different centuries, it follows three women connected in their struggle with the man Fostos. Filled with mystery, ghosts, demons, and just a touch of necromancy, this book will be sure to keep you guessing till the final page. One thing I can't wait to see in the final copy is all the illustrations and photos. We were teased in the arc with onl
Ashley Tomlinson
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, this was the book I needed to get me out of my reading slump! Oh my God, this book was so amazing! I have loved everything this author has written and this book pushed it's way to the top of the list. It's so creative and I can tell a lot went into this book and I appreciate everything that went into it. This author is dark and twisted and I love her for that. I went into this book expecting it to be dark and filled with twists and turn. I was not disappointed at all. This is by far the dar ...more
Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
That was a very interesting read. Really enjoyed the complexity of the narration, and how far back it goes in time. Also, that last line was incredible. A little slow in parts, but overall still enjoyed it. However I am not sure that people said "Saucy Bitch" in the 1800's.
LeAnn Aagard
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this on audible.
4.5 stars
Multiple narrators✔
Gothic Horror ✔
Demonic voices✔
Creepy sound effects ✔
Dark AF✔
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was fucking amazing, absolutely loved it! Binged it all in one evening 😍
May 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review to follow.
Aug 05, 2018 marked it as to-read
Diana Braxton
May 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2019-hype
Diana reads summary: Based on the legend of Faust?

Diana uses Google: "Faust is an erudite who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures."

Diana sees author.

Diana hits want-to-read.
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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