The Creeper Man or And the trees crept in… whichever cover and title combination you’re looking at: it’s the same story from Dawn Kurtagich. I’m just happy I’m preordering the version with the gorgeous cover… and not that other thing with the not-so-great photoshop. You know, the red one with the ink stains running down the girl’s face? Not so compelling.
This, though! This is beautiful!
While I never wrote a review for The Dead House, as its release predated book reviews on this website, I did indeed enjoy the psychological thriller and I’m definitely looking forward to whatever Dawn Kurtagich writes next. (That book was a narrative mindf*ck that reminded me so much of the junior edition of House of Leaves that Kurtagich instantly won my respect and admiration. House of Leaves, if you’re not familiar, is one of those seminal post-modern horror novels that a lot of people reference but no one can really hold a candle to. It hurts my brain it was so good.)
And the trees crept in has a gothic horror edge to it with an isolated house, potentially some supernatural goings-on in the forest, and those good old isolation and madness tropes that I’m oh-so-fond of when it comes to breaking down a character.
Very much looking forward to this new, ya horror title once it hits shelves.
Waiting on Wednesday: And the Trees Crept in by Dawn Kurtagich[book-info]
* Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.