It’s been two months since the fiery events of Burned to a Crisp, and it’s Christmas in Enumclaw. Hedy is back to hosting visitors in her waystation, while Mel and Darro are decking the halls and telling tales of Krampus in between batches of cannibal Gingerbread Men cookies—just another Christmas at The Gingerbread Hag bakery.
But the holiday spirit isn’t the only thing making its way through Enumclaw. Something definitely from the naughty list is attacking the local farms and the children are possessed with mischief. Hedy’s worries increase when the Concierge sends someone to investigate her house and possibly shut the waystation down for good.
Who’s been naughty, and who’s been nice? Not every gift under the tree is one she’ll want to open, but Hedy better hurry, before all of Enumclaw gets caught In the Teeth of It.
In the Teeth of it is the second book in K.A. Miltimore’s Gingerbread Hag series. This book starts about two months after the events in the first book ended. All the main characters are there, with the exception of both elemental visitors as one has gone on to hopefully rid himself of his curse. The other is at college but still visits as she is dating Mel. Darro is there to help Hedy decorate all out for christmas. However the powers that be think that maybe Hedy shouldn’t be in possession of a Waystation. I mean I guess it having your visitors almost die is frowned upon in some circles.
It isn’t like Hedy didn’t try to get them to leave, but being stubborn and liking Hedy they chose to stay. Again, not Hedy’s fault that a big baddy decided that Enumclaw was the place to cause chaos.
The waystation is sending an inspection, at the same time that Hedy has a visitor, one that may also be on the job. While the first two books dealt with elementals, this one spotlights two different supernatural creatures. It also has Hedy making some wonderful cannibal gingerbread cookies for an christmas bazaar, and some hoodlums who try to destroy the fun that others are having.
I enjoyed this story as I enjoyed the first one, I like how the author is slowly opening up more about Hedy and I am eager to know more about her and her past. Some things just don’t add up the way they should. These books are a fun read, and I think that is why I like them so much. Another reason is it takes something rather mundane, a bakery, and adds a level of paranormal to it. I am all about adding a paranormal spin to things. As I look at my bookcase, the third and currently last book is sitting there silently judging me. Currently being that right now only three are published. There are talks of a spin off coming that talks about the witches of Enumclaw. I do not believe that we have heard the last of Hedy though which makes me very happy.