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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

A thrilling and twisted Young Adult story about searching for answers

Synopsis: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisted thriller about a girl who seeks answers to her mysterious past.

“How to keep a fire burning. How to stitch a fight up until it’s only a scar. That’s the kind of thing you learn with a mother like mine. Mostly though, you learn how to be loved without any proof.”

Margot's life has never been easy, and her mother has never been like other mothers. Margot is aware of these things and wonders what happened to make her mother the way that she is. Since Margot was born, it was always just her and her mother. Margot possesses no answers to the questions she has about her past and her mother refuses to tell her anything. This isn’t enough for Margot and she decides to go to her mother’s hometown to uncover some answers.

The truths Margot discovers at the Nielsen farm are more creepy than she could ever have imagined.

My thoughts/feelings: I really enjoyed this book! From page one it was beautifully tragic and had a creepy factor that kept me interested and wanting to read until the very end to learn the secrets behind all the Nielsen family drama. The creep factor and suspense builds and builds and I loved the ending! As with all thrillers I review, I try not to say too much because discovering the twists as you read is the best part!

Favorite Quotes:

"Keep a fire burning; a fire is what saves you."

"I am supposed to be quiet, I am supposed to be good, but I was born at war and I can only keep from fighting for so long."

"I can break all I want, but eventually the only thing left to do is get back up."

"But it's not love, to give your wounds to someone else."


Thank you to NetGalley, Delacorte Press and Rory Power for the advanced copy of Burn Our Bodies Down in exchange for my honest review.

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