Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: And The Trees Crept In (Dawn Kurtagich)

Author: Dawn Kurtagich
Pub. Date: September 6, 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 352
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook

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.

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Dawn KurtagichDawn 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, is forthcoming from Orion/Indigo (UK) and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (US) in 2015.

By the time she was eighteen, she had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa—on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.
She has been lucky enough to see an elephant stampede at close range, a giraffe tongue at very close range, and she once witnessed the stealing of her (and her friends’) underwear by very large, angry baboons. (This will most definitely end up in a book . . . ) While she has quite a few tales to tell about the jumping African baboon spider, she tends to save these for Halloween!

When she was sixteen, she thought she'd be an astronomer and writer at the same time, and did a month-long internship at Cambridge's prestigious Cavendish Laboratories.

She writes over at the YA Scream Queens, a young adult blog for all things horror and thriller, and she is a member of the YA League.
Her life reads like a YA novel.

The first time I read about And The Trees Crept In I knew I had to read it. Everything about this creepy story jumped out at me and I couldn't wait to dig in. Not only was the synopsis of this story intriguing but the cover is amazing as well! What a creepy and  intricate cover that just grabs the readers attention.

And The Trees Crept In is a psychological thriller that will keep readers guessing till the last page.  It is a haunting story about two young girls , Silla and Nori, that go to stay at their aunts house in the middle of  dark, scary woods and learn about a "man" who stays in the woods and whom no one else can see. 

This young adult horror book is so different, creepy, and yet very unique. The story is told from Silla's point of view and also through diary entries throughout the book. I found this very interesting and the diary entries really kept my attention but at some times they became confusing and I wasn't sure who was writing the entries. 

There are so many psychological twists and unexpected turns in this book and when  you think you know what is happening...another twist is thrown in the story. It would be so easy to give away the plot of this story so I will keep it simple..If you like a good mystery with a creepy dark haunted house and a scary mysterious man in the woods ....then this book is for you! I was definitely intrigued by the uniqueness of this story and will be reading future books written by Dawn Kurtagich! 

3 winners will receive a finished copy of AND THE TREES CREPT IN, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

8/29/2016- Lisa Loves Literature- Interview

8/30/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book- Review

8/31/2016- Bookish Fangirl- Guest Post

9/1/2016- NovelKnight- Review

9/2/2016- Once Upon a Twilight- Interview

Week Two:

9/5/2016- Pretty Deadly Reviews- Review

9/6/2016- Ohana Reads- Guest Post

9/7/2016- Such a Novel Idea- Review

9/8/2016- Bookish Lifestyle- Interview

9/9/2016- A Dream Within A Dream- Review


  1. Can't wait to read this book sounds like a great read.

  2. Can't wait to read this book sounds like a great read.

  3. This is my kind of story. I like creepy! LOL I'm reading another scary one told with diary entries. Makes it fun. It's Diary Of A haunting. Scary good. This would be the perfect next book for me:)

  4. I cannot wait for this book! Currently reading, and adoring, "The Dead House", by this same fantastic author and really looking forward to reading everything else she comes out with!

  5. Are you saying that this YA horror is actually creepy? Because if you are I am even more excited about this book than I was before! Thank you for the awesome review!

  6. This book was absolutely amazing and creepy and strange. I loved it!