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*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“I couldn’t let her go.” A pause. “Besides. Once you came through, there was never any leaving.”
“So what? We’re trapped here?” the girl spits, a speck of saliva landing on my lip. Water from fire buried under stone. “With you?”
Dawn Kurtagich’s And the Trees Crept In had its share of creepy scenes, but I think would have been better in a more concise package. I enjoy a long book every now and then, but sometimes they don’t always seem necessary for particular stories. You can read my mini-review of this one here. Cover is linked to Goodreads. Excerpt taken from page 65.
From the Goodreads Synopsis:
“Stay away from the woods…
When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt’s home, it’s immediately clear that the manor is cursed. The endless creaking of the house at night and the eerie stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too—questions that Silla can’t ignore: Why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Who is the beautiful boy who’s appeared from the woods? And who is the tall man with no eyes who Nori plays with in the basement at night… a man no one else can see?“