Title: Burn Our Bodies Down.
Author: Rory Power.
Publisher: Delacorte Press.
Page count: 340.
Release day: July 7th 2020.
Genre: YA, Horror.
Rating: 5 stars.
What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)
Ever since Margot was born, it’s been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot’s questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that’s not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it’s not what she bargained for. Margot’s mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what’s still there? The only thing Margot knows for sure is there’s poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she’s there, she might never escape.
Average: 9.00 (which means 5 stars!)
I absolutely loved Wilder Girls (review here!) so I knew I had to read this. The only thing I knew before reading was that it was going to be very different from wilder girls. And that was definitely true.
Wilder girls was a very weird book, which I think is the reason why people either loved it or hated it. I think Burn our bodies down is way more accessible, and thus more people would enjoy it!
This book is said to be horror, I would say it is more mystery and a bit horror. At least I was not really scared while reading this, although I can really see why the last quarter would be horror! The main thing is that you just want to know what the f*ck is going on.
I really enjoyed all the characters! I really liked that our main character didn’t just trust whatever anyone would tell her. She would listen to multiple people and come up with her own conclusions. All the side characters were so interesting, and you just could not trust anyone! It was so hard to figure out who was actually trying to help Margot and who was trying to influence her. This is definitely were mystery part comes in!
Something happened in the first couple of chapters that is just so unexplainable, that I just could not stop reading! And this scene also immediately set the atmosphere for the book, and it was amazing!
I kept guessing about what was going on and who was lying. And I think I was right exactly zero times! But in a good way, all the twists were unexpected but understandable!
Once again I love Rory Power’s writing, and I definitely consider her a new favourite author! I cannot wait to see what she will write next!