Blog Tour & Review – Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

More books! There are so many great ones coming out soon and I can’t wait to share them all. I’m so excited to join in on the blog tour as well for this one 🙂

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

BABY TEETH – Zoje Stage (Releasing July 17th, 2018)

Who likes creepy kid stories? Here’s one that needs to be on your radar.

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Book Description:

Sweetness can be deceptive.

Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.

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My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!

Alright, book two that was completed on the road trip this weekend! BLOCKADE BILLY kicked things off (see my review here), and then I jumped right into Zoje Stage’s upcoming novel, BABY TEETH. I read the blurbs on the book and I saw there was a creepy kid in this – I’m sold. There’s something about kids in thriller novels that just add a whole other element to amp up the creepy factor.

Hanna is 7 years old and she’s a mute, but by choice. Sounds crazy, right? Why would this little girl decide to be silent? Well, she’s punishing her mother, Suzette. The level of manipulation this little girl has is terrifying. She is a daddy’s girl and in his eyes she can do no wrong. Suzette must homeschool Hanna because she has been kicked out of multiple schools. Despite the stories the schools and Suzette tell Alex, he refuses to believe his little angel is capable of such evil things.

I don’t want to give away too much more because this is one you need to go into semi-blind. This doesn’t focus on a lot that she physically does, but Stage pulls us into the minds of Hanna and Suzette. Seeing the psychological progression and as little Hanna schemes against her mother, it was very absorbing.

If you’re looking for something that is all action similar to the film The Good Son, then you might find it a little slower paced than you want it to be. If you want a book that will pull you into the mind of a truly devious little girl, then this is a must-read this summer.

 

Is this one you’re looking forward to this summer??

–Jess

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