Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power
Burn Our Bodies Down follows seventeen-year-old Margot Nielsen as she fights to discover the family she’s never known. For as long as Margot can remember it’s been only her and her emotionally distant mother. So when she discovers a photograph of her grandmother with a phone number and town scrawled on the back, she decides to investigate, despite her mother’s pleas to leave it alone. But Margot doesn’t listen, and sets out out for Fairhaven Farm in the town of Phalene to meet her grandmother in the hopes that she’s more loving and maternal than her own mother. But what she finds is more horrifying questions than answers for something is not right at Fairhaven, and Margot intends to find out exactly what it is.
Oh Rory Power, you’ve managed to do it again, create a dark and twisty novel that leaves you breathless until the very last page. To say this was a page turner would be an understatement. I stayed up well past my bedtime clinging to the page (well more like the edge of my kindle, but you get the picture). The ending was well worth the wait. When I finally put Burn Our Bodies Down I felt so satisfied, horrified and completely blown away. If you are a fan of horror or dark and twisty YA, you have to pick up this book.
Thank you to Delacorte Press and Netgalley for my review copy! All opinions are my own.