Note: I would like to thank Month9Books and author E.M. Fitch for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour and for giving me the opportunity to read this book!
*Disclaimer* – I received this book from Month9Books at no cost to me in return for an honest review
Title: OF THE TREES
Author: E.M. Fitch
Pub. Date: February 28, 2017
Format: Paperback, eBook
Cassie and Laney fancy themselves amateur ghost hunters. When a carnival comes to town, Cassie embraces the chance to try something new.
Carnival workers watch the girls with a collective gaze that ignites in Laney a dark and dangerous fascination, leaving Cassie unnerved.
It’s not just their age or the unsettling way they stare. There is something in the shifting of their skin and the way their features seem to change in the shadows.
Cassie can’s shake this sickening feeling that there’s more to the carnival than meets the eye.
When townspeople suddenly start dying and bloody warnings appear around town, Cassie is lured into a nightmare where trees whisper and strange, shape-shifting men haunt the backwoods she once hunted for ghosts with her best friend.
Then Laney goes missing, and only Cassie can get her back. But the creatures of the trees aren’t simply going to hand Laney over to Cassie without getting something in return.
Review: Ok, first off I want to talk about this books good points. This book definitely has a good supernatural feel throughout its entirety. One of my favorite things about it, it the way the settings and surrounding are described. I felt like I was the one walking through an eerie cemetery in the middle of the night and browsing a falling down carnival! Another thing I liked about this book is the characters.
I have two problems with this book. Number one, it moves very slow. In my opinion there are several scenes that could have happened definitely and several that could have been omitted entirely. Number two, the supernatural entities are never fully revealed. I like being able to put a name to my creatures and having details about them. Sadly, I got none of that here.
Recommendations: I am recommending this book for readers 9th grade and up!
E.M. Fitch is an author who loves scary stories, chocolate, and tall trees. When not dreaming up new ways to torture characters, she is usually corralling her four children or thinking of ways to tire them out so she can get an hour of peace at night. She lives in Connecticut, surrounded by chaos, which she manages (somewhat successfully) with her husband, Marc.
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