July 2020 Wrap-up

July was a pretty good month for me reading-wise. I read a total of 15 books, most of which I loved, so I’m really happy about how it went. So let’s dive into it, because it’s going to take some time.

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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power


Title: 
Burn Our Bodies Down

Author: Rory Power

Genre: Horror, Mystery, YA

Year: 2020

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 proof.

Margot Nielsen doesn’t know anything about her family. She lives with a mother that feels absent, and their relationship is strained at best. There are moments of tenderness, but they are rare and fleeting, and Margot has learned that the wrong word can destroy them in the blink of an eye.

But she wants something more. She wants a past and family to belong to, and when she finds an old picture that points her to a city called Phalene, she knows what to do.

In Phalene, it takes the locals only a look to guess her last name, and that wins her wary looks all around. Her grandmother is well known and not exactly loved, and the corn fields belonging to her look sickly. Despite everything, when she steps in the old family house, Margot feels like she can finally fill the void left by her mother’s secrets. She has no idea of just how many more are waiting for her within those walls.

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