The Blonde Bookworm: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage -- Review

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage -- Review

Monday, October 29, 2018

Title: Baby Teeth 
Author: Zoje Stage 
Pages: 304
Publishing: July 17th 2018 by St Martin's Press


Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.


I very rarely read a novel that truly creeps my out, but oh my goodness this book is crazy! Or I guess I should say Hanna is crazy. I was totally hooked from the first page to the very last and I know this novel is one that is going to stick with me for a while. The characters are perfect, the tone of the novel is spot on, and Stage's writing style is incredibly entertaining. 

Let's start with Hanna's character. She is an odd little girl who felt sympathy for... at first. But then the novel takes a quick and dark turn, and I feel awful for Suzette's character. Stage's writing forces the reader's emotions into turmoil and I couldn't have loved that aspect more. 

This novel is not for the faint of heart and I've definitely heard some mixed reviews, but I would highly recommend it if you love suspense novels with a scary twist. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for sending this novel in exchange for and honest review. 

Rating 4/5


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