By Dawn Kurtagich
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Curriculum Subject: Teen Life: Personal Development
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?
★“Kurtagich’s horror imagery is satisfying and affecting—her descriptions of the day-to-day decay the girls face are as rich and scary as the monstrous man who scuttles around on all fours and the teeming mud pits that are waiting in the woods. A great next read for teens who enjoy being scared.” —School Library Journal
“Will haunt readers with its raw emotions, palpable pain, and consistent character voices… Frightening and compelling, this gothic will easily sweep fans up into its creeping sense of hysteria.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A thought-provoking exploration of familial legacy and the sibling bond… Readers will find it hard to look away from this genuinely frightening story, as the sisters’ sanctuary becomes a nightmare.” —Publishers Weekly