My Throat an Open Grave

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In the town of Winston, Pennsylvania, Leah feels like she’s suffocating. Stuck caring for her infant brother, Leah must keep playing the part of a good daughter. If she forgets her duties, the mysterious Lord of the Wood will emerge from his domain and steal her away. But being proper takes its toll, and when Leah wishes her brother away, the Lord of the Wood complies.

Bound by the rules of the town, Leah is forced to travel to the woods in order to take him back. But the Lord of the Wood is not what he seems. In order to save her brother and herself, Leah must draw upon her strength and challenge everything she knows if she wants to make it out alive.

I found this to be a captivating and magnetic tale! The pacing was slow, but it was entrancing and attention-grabbing all the same. The characters were relatable and well-drawn, and Leah’s character arc was the best part of the book. The gothic religious cult setting mixed with the strange traditions of the townsfolk were deeply immersive, which helped bind me to Leah’s tragic story. I would recommend this to any fan of folk horror!

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Author Tori Bovalino
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher Page Street Publishing
Publish Date 20-Feb-2024
ISBN 9781645679301
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Issue May 2024
Category Young Adult