“And the Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich

★★★★☆ New release Tuesday!

28449150Disclaimer: This is a HORROR book. I typically don’t watch horror movies or read horror books because I get too scared, so I’m not sure what prompted me to request this from the publisher.

That being said: And the Trees Crept In is extremely creepy and unsettling. When Silla and Nori escape their abusive father, the only place they’d think of going is their Aunt Cath’s house, a large estate called La Baume. The house is old, run-down, and creaky, but it’s all they have. Aunt Cath is so sweet to the girls, nurturing them and loving them like they’ve never experienced. But one day, Cath loses it when Nori gets too close to the surrounding woods. She won’t stop pacing the floor in the attic and keeps talking about someone named “The Creeper Man”. And then one day, Silla notices the trees. They’re creeping closer, day by horror-filled day.

If that doesn’t creep you out right there, I don’t know what will. This is an absolute mind-f*** of a book (pardon the language), written in such a way that it makes the reader feel like they are losing their mind right along with Silla. I had to only read this in the daylight, when others were around me, and it still had my heart thumping and my eyes darting to the dark corners of my house.

And the Trees Crept In was a very intense read and perplexing story, but definitely don’t read it if you’re faint of heart like me. That’s a compliment, by the way — it was perfectly creepy, unsettling, poop-your-pants and run to your mom scary.

Purchase the book here.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

5 thoughts on ““And the Trees Crept In” by Dawn Kurtagich

  1. lvgaudet September 9, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Reblogged this on It's All About the Book and commented:
    For my fellow fans of horror, this makes even me want to run out (okay, to my computer) and get this book.

    Love that kind of scary that puts people off scared.


  2. Ren September 12, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    The whole paragraph after “That being said” gave me chills. I do not like horror because I’m a wussy, and yet, I watch the show American Horror Story. Sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me… which is what I think might happen with this one. I want to know what’s up with the trees D:


  3. Ren September 14, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I just requested this book from my Library. I really don’t like the horror genre but sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me D:


    • Ellie Pelto September 14, 2016 / 3:08 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Even though it is really creepy, I thought it was a really good book!


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