I received this book for free from Hachette Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich
Length: 12 hours and 42 minutes
Genres: YA, Horror, Retelling
on June 11, 2019
Source: Hachette Audio
Narrator: Marisa Calin, Polly Lee, Gemma Dawson, Allan Corduner, Steve West
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Also by this author: The Dead House
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...
Here is what I thought
So going into this I didn’t realize it was a retelling of Fautus but though I have never read the book by Christopher Marlow I do know the gist of it. A Man sells his soul to the devil.
It’s set in more than one timeline so it jumps around a lot which is why it can get a bit confusing especially on audio. We have the present day with Zoey, she wants to know what happened to her father. One day he went to visit the Mill House and came back crazy and doesn’t know anyone. Her mother won’t let her visit him and she want to know what happened in the Mill House that night and how it affected her father. So she goes to the Mill House find out. Zoey is a lot like her father and has some supernatural gifts but they come with a great cost and she finds out that it could be what happened to her father because she is a lot like him.
In 1851 Roin is one of three wards in the Mill House, a remote mansion owned by her new guardian Dr. Maudley following the death of her father. where she starts hearing some strange things and learns that she is linked to an ancient secret. She can hear things that nobody else hears and evil that resides in the house. They say the place is haunted by the architect’s wife who was burned as a witch. Some really creepy things happen to Roin and the others.
We get another POV in the form of diary entries from Hermione from 1581 who is a new bride. Her husband took her to North Wales to build a huge mansion but there is an ancient evil dwelling there that she must try and fight.
Though it was confusing at times towards the end we start to see how all of it comes together and how it has to do with the evil there and the Faustus parts. Though the beginning was somewhat boring and confusing I found the later half of the book to be a lot more interesting and faster paced. Finding out how the separate stories come together was more interesting than they start.
Overall, I liked this one about the same as I did her first book The Dead House and a lot more than her second book The Trees Crept In which I DNFed. I will continue to try her books as I do think she is one of the better YA horror authors out there and so I am always willing to give them a try.
This had a cast of narrators: Marisa Calin, Polly Lee, Gemma Dawson, Allan Corduner, Steve West. I have never listened to any of them before but I really enjoyed them. I also loved the special effects, creepy whispering, etc that made this a creepy read! It doesn’t happen to many times that I give the audio a higher rating than the book but this was just such a cool audio that it ranked higher! I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed the book as much if it wasn’t for the creep factor of the audio.
Audio Rating: 5 stars