Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power audiobook

Burn Our Bodies Down

By Rory Power
Read by Lauren Ezzo

Blackstone Publishing 9780525645627
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown … where history has a tendency to repeat itself. 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.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2020 New England Book Award for Young Adult Books

An Oprah Magazine Pick of LGBTQ Books That Are Changing the Literary Landscape

A Autostraddle Pick of Summer Books

A Booklist Pick of the Week

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Most Anticipated YA Books

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery—until she decides to return to her mother’s hometown … where history has a tendency to repeat itself.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[Power] masterfully plays with imagery and setting to show the internal anguish of a character seeking to escape old patterns…A creepy mystery recommended for readers who enjoy character-driven stories with elements of horror.” School Library Journal
“Power creates a vivid world with a gothic horror–like setting…that makes for a riveting, often frightening read.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Ezzo ably portrays the pent-up emotions of Margot…Ezzo leans into the story’s slow-burning pace, suffusing Margot’s low voice with longing for familial love (no matter how toxic) and for the truth that eludes her right up until the gruesome conclusion.” AudioFile
“A late sf twist folds seamlessly into the character-driven story, and Margot’s narration, laced with the anxieties she learned during childhood, is a raw nerve. Gritty and strange, this sophomore novel is utterly compelling.” Booklist (starred review)
“Strong, suspenseful writing and pitch-perfect touches of horror…The growing sense that something is dreadfully wrong will keep readers plowing through the pages.” Shelf Awareness
Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece, an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting.” Holly Jackson, author of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder
“With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one.” Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin

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Author

Author Bio: Rory Power

Author Bio: Rory Power

Rory Power grew up in the Boston area, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for television adaptation. She received a master’s degree in prose fiction from the University of East Anglia, and thinks fondly of her time there, partly because she learned a lot, but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.16
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English