What Big Teeth

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For a debut novel What Big Teeth took me by surprise – I was consumed with the need to know what was going on. So much of Eleanor and her family are shrouded in mystery. I went into this thinking (from the title) that it might be something along the lines of Red Riding Hood – that was not the case. It was so much better, so much more weird and creepy.

We slowly figure out the state of Eleanor’s family with Eleanor herself, who doesn’t recall much of her time spent with her family as a child. I will say one thing though, wolves are Eleanor’s least concern and nothing is what it seems in this family. I was NOT expecting the reveals towards the end of this book and yet I STILL have questions, which I cannot give voice to since I don’t want to spoil the fun for anyone.

What Big Teeth was such a wild ride from beginning to end and most of the time I had no idea what was going on or what would happen but I enjoyed every minute spent reading this book. I would highly recommend this book to readers who enjoy Gothic, ya, horror, low fantasy, and Rory Power’s books. I will be on the lookout for more books from Rose Szabo, to say the least. A huge thank you to Xpresso Book Tours, Rose Szabo, Farrar Straus and Giroux, and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this bizarre gothic fantasy! All opinions are my own.