Tuesday, September 13

Review: And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

And The Trees Crept In
By: Dawn Kurtagich
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
BookWhisperer Rating:
3 Stars

A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead Houseauthor 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?

Welcome to the labrynth! The Trees Crept In was a journey down the rabbit hole for sure. First, let me throw out just how incredibly hard and confusing much of this story was. The directions at which we are gaining information is abundant and lightening quick.  I was gathering small items of detail from everywhere, but it was all flying around so quick that I found it difficult to determine what was necessary information, and what seemed to be insanity. A story such as this will be the closest some every come to experience the confusing and disorienting mental processes of the ill. I was beside myself trying to put the story together into some semblance of rational order. This was futile as it was still a mystery until the author chose to reveal the skeletons of the story. The Tree Crept In will continues its steady and chaotic journey until a sudden moment of clarity in which the author lays all the details bare. It is like shedding a new light on the story, and everything seems to be bright and clear. I rated And The Trees Crept In with a 3, because while I enjoyed the story and found it to be an appealing read I was so confused and befuddled. I am overwhelmed with uncertainty, and have an abundance of mixed thoughts about this novel. It will take me well into the future I think to simply sort through all of the emotions I am feeling after the conclusion of this story. At this point, maybe the simplest explanation is that I am feeling quite overwhelmed, and my mind is literally blown.

~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~

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