I received this book for free from BEA - Book Expo, Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich
on September 6th 2016
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, YA, Young Adult
Format: ARC, Paperback
Source: BEA - Book Expo, Netgalley
A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich
When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too--the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?
Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, AND THE TREES CREPT IN is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.
This might possibly be one of the hardest reviews to write. This book is beyond words. I loved it but OMG it messed me up big time. It took me days…DAYS! to get over it and stop thinking about everything that happened. Even now writing this my brain goes completely blank and I can’t seem to find words. This review is going to be VERY vague, I am not into spoilers of any kind when it comes to books like this and I would stay away from reviews until you read it. You really don’t want ANYONE to spoil how this books ends.
The story is told in Silla’s POV. She takes her sister to an aunts house that is located in the woods far away from people. The house is no what Silla expected but she needed to get away and keep her sister, Nora safe. Things in the house aren’t what they appear to be and suddenly she isn’t safe and neither is Nora. With the help of a mysterious boy, Gowan, Silla’s must battle an unknown force and save herself and her sister. That is all I am giving you. I just can’t….it’s just not possible…I need you to read this book and experience what I did, this emotionally made me a mess. It scared me and creeped me out. I loved the darkness and I was very fond of Silla and reading this book in her POV. I still honestly can’t wrap my head around what actually happened and every time I think about it I realize more and more what was going on.
This book wasn’t what I expected but it was a lot more. I thought it was so weird and unsettling but once it is all done, I was like a moment of OMG! WHAT?!?! I will forever remember this book and am eager to read more from this author. This is a great read and I highly recommend. You need creepy, weird, emotional and mind messing? Then this is the book for you! LOVED IT!!!
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