Sunday, May 3, 2015
Blog Tour: Marrow by Tarryn Fisher
In the Bone there is a house.
In the house there is a girl.
In the girl there is a darkness.
Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn't spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When a neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her.
What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one.
But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.
Wow, once again Tarryn Fisher has completely violated my thoughts with her talent for mind fuckery. Once you start reading a book written by this author there is just no stopping until you are done, even if it is into the early hours of the morning. Then of course, everything you've just read is replaying in your head and you curse yourself for reading the book in first place because now you can't sleep. But you just can't help it and every time Tarryn releases a new book you go through it all over again. It's like having a baby and afterwards saying 'I'm never doing that again...' but as time passes you forget all the reasons why you said that and boom, you're knocked up again. You know what you are in for yet you willingly go back for more.
I could completely imagine all of the characters who live in Wessex Street, they were so realistic, what was startling for me to realize is that, that whole neighborhood really does exist in a suburb in every town and city somewhere in the world. That cycle that just keeps spinning around from generation to generation. You can close your eyes and try to ignore it but it will still exist.
"We are all pretenders in life, finding a patch of humanity that we relate to, and then embrace it. We come straight down the birth canal and our parents start telling us who to be, simply by being themselves."
Margo was such a fascinating person to read about and she so logically explains her reasons for doing things that are just so wrong and way beyond my moral compass, yet I found myself kind of agreeing with her logic at times. That freaked me out a bit. The lack of human touch and emotion has hardened her heart and skin. She just exists, devoid of the experiences that others take for granted.
I wanted Margo to be free of her demons and to realize her worth. There are so many moments when she shows that genuine, protective side of herself to her friend Judah and children of the neighborhood. She just doesn't know how to be Margo and fit into this world.
And at the end of this story I am still wondering what was actually true, how much of Margo's life was what she says it was. Have I been blinded by what was the truth or what I wanted to believe was true?
I give this 5 WTF stars
Created By: Cris Hadarly at the Book Avenue
Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of six novels. Her newest novel, Marrow, just released in April 2015 and she is currently working on the second installment of Never Never. She is the co-founder of Clothed Caption, a fashion blog she runs with her friend, Madison Seidler. Tarryn resides in the Seattle area with her family. She loves rainy days, Coke, and thinks Instagram is the new Facebook. Tarryn is represented by Amy Tannenbaum of the Jane Rotrosen Agency.
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