Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me and my fellow Black Heart Reads ladies with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Goodreads Synopsis: Sweetness can be deceptive. 

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.

Review: This book is my worst nightmare. I don’t have kids, and I’m not good with other people’s kids. I gave my parents a really hard time growing up so I imagine if I did have children, that I would end up with someone way worse as karma. Because the idea of a child behaving like this terrifies me, it made for an excellent read. This is another one of the books that I’ve read recently that has been getting tons of mixed reviews. I was extremely reluctant to pick it up, so much so that I waited until the absolute last minute to start it for my own book club. It turns out I was worried for no reason, as I really enjoyed it. The back and forth perspectives from Hanna and Suzette made it extremely addictive and kept me saying “one more chapter” every time I had it in my hands. The lengths this child went through to get rid of her own mother blew my mind, and the fact that her father was blind to it drove me crazy. It made for a compelling read. I also enjoyed the way the author ended the novel… will there be a sequel? I would absolutely add it to my TBR.

I would recommend Baby Teeth to fans of Sour Candy by Kealan Patrick Burke

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: July 17, 2018

Page Count: 304

Overall Rating: 4/5

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  1. I have this book, but I haven’t read it yet. I love a good thriller! I entered your giveaway. Thanks for the chance and congratulations on 6,000 followers! toniann1970 is my Instagram name.

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  2. I really wanted to love this book. I love psychological thriller books so was excited when everyone was raving about it but I kinda felt like it didn’t have a real plot but was just more of a creepy feeling book.
    @Lauren_fully.booked on Instagram 🙂

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  3. I just finished Baby Teeth and I loved it! I really sympathized with Suzette. If I were in her position I wouldn’t have handled the situation nearly as well. I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews where people say they hated Suzette or that how Hanna was is partly her fault and she didn’t handle it well but who would really know the ‘right’ way to deal with that awful situation ya know? I gave it 4 stars as well, loved your review. Congrats on 6K! @miahreads on Instagram

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  4. Ahhh I have been wanting to read this so much lately!! It is in my amazon cart right now!! So glad to see someone else has read it and didn’t hate it😂 I love books in a parents persoective as a parent myself. I always try to put myself in their place and figure out what I would do or how I would react to things!
    (Insta: Bookish_pineapple)

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