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.
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.
Of the Trees is a unique horror story that ensnares a group of teenagers until people start dying. It starts off with the main characters visiting a cemetery to discover a ghost. Then a few days later the carnival arrives and thats when things start getting weird. People start dying and no one knows why. With many horror elements woven throughout the novel, Of the Trees leaves us with more questions than answers, in my opinion.
I did like horror aspect of the novel. Many actions could not be explained. Though the book was written in 3rd person, I found myself a bit bored at times. I did have a problem with the carnival workers and their actions. Maybe it's just me.
Overall I would give Of the Trees 4 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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