Tigers, Not Daughters
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Yes, there are four sisters. Lets meet the creepy, obsessed, isolated, unique Torres sisters one by one. But before that, lets not forget: one of them is already gone!
Pure hearted, animal lover, wandering around the town in the middle of the night, one of the weirdest sisters Rosa reminded me of little Beth as introverted, couch potato, self-punisher, book-worm and forced writer Iridian carries pieces of Jo and ...more
Writing: wrap me in these sentences, I'll sleep in a bed of these words
The Vibe: ★★★★★
Tigers, Not Daughters hit me from the side with a punch that I wasn't expecting. Magical realism, grief, ghosts, the unshakable reality of sisters, and use of multiple narrators all collided to bring one unforgettable (and new favorite) read.
The Torres sisters were always a set of four. Ana, Jessica, ...more
Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile.
Filths savor but themselves. What have you done?
Tigers, not daughters, what have you performed?
A father, and a gracious agèd man,
Whose reverence even the head-lugged bear would lick,
Most barbarous, most degenerate, have you madded.
(William Shakespeare, King Lear Act 4 Scene 2)
A book that had a dash of scent that felt reminiscent of The Virgin Suicides ...more
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry is the kind of story that digs its claws deep into you. Though just under 300 pages, Mabry crafts a profoundly character driven plot that explores grief, depression, and sisterhood.
After the death of the eldest Torres sister, Ana, the remaining sisters struggle to continue their lives in their stifling home. Jessica is working at a local pharmacy and dreams of leaving town once she can ensure ...more
October 11, 2019:
☀fantasy + contemporary
☀ghost story + love story + family drama
☀magical Little Women for modern times
I wanted to like this so bad. The cover was so beautiful, but the story, the characters - i didn't like it. How the story was 'cut up' in a way focusing on the characters here and there. But i just could'nt connect or like any of the characters or the story that unfolded in the book. This was not my cup of tea.
Tigers, Like Daughters is a hard hitting story of three sisters who are torn apart after the death of their oldest sister, Ana. The story is told from the three sisters POV as well as a group of neighborhood boys who lived next door to the Torres sisters and often watched them from afar. It does tackle heavier topics such as physical and emotional abuse from a lover ...more
Ive decided to dnf this book... Ive read some of the negative reviews and turns out that they had the similar issues with this book as I did, so Im pretty sure I wouldnt have enjoyed the other 3/4 of it either...
One of the issues I had are the many perspectives. I dont usually mind a few perspectives, but with this book it always took me a little to get used to the perspective and then it switched again to a different character, which was obviously annoying... Thats also one point of ...more
The story focuses on the four Torres girls and a neglecting father. When one of the daughters died, the house for the other sisters turns into claustrophobic hell. Each one deals with their sisters death in a different way. The oldest becomes the bread winner of the household and caretaker of her alcoholic, grieving father. The second one is a ...more
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💌 full review can also be found on my blog!
Tigers, Not Daughters is a powerful story that revolves around grief and sisterhood. Its a tale about three sisters who struggle to survive after their sisters death; in dealing with their alcoholic widowed father to strange events that happened in their house. Each sisters have their own way to deal with their grief. Meet the Torres sisters; Ana, Iridian, Jessica and Rosa. They long for a ...more
Rep: Hearing Impaired Side character, latinx cast
I received an ARC via Netgalley for this blog tour hosted by Algonquin Young Readers
"Human hearts are very complicated. They can pull a person this way, then that. They can convince someone easy thingas are hard, or cloudy things are clear."
I've had this ARC for a while and I knew it was a March ARC. I keep ...more
The Torres sisters are surrounded by troubles: isolation, repressed dreams, unkindness from peers, and constant ...more
This was an interesting story. Told from the multiple POVs of the sisters and the boys who spy on them across the street. There are many different things going on in this novel and I recommend going slow so you don't lose your place. Each sister is grieving and dealing with the loss of their eldest sister in different ways. The best way I could describe this is a ghost story about loss with not much ...more
content warnings for death of a family member and physical abuse.
i don't really read a lot of magical realism, and i'll admit its not my favorite genre to read, but i did enjoy this one. i really liked the writing style, which was very atmospheric and set the tone correctly for the novel. i didn't necessarily connect with any of the characters a ton, but i really enjoyed jessica's POV and seeing how she handled ...more
Thank you @netgalley and Algonquin Young Readers for giving me an arc in exchange for a honest review. Publication date March 24th 2020.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ four stars
If you are ever in the mood for a short tale about sisterhood, love, loss, grief and perseverance - look no further. I cried so many times reading this, it was ridiculous! Tigers, Not Daughters might be the first hard-hitting contemporary that I would actually recommend to people. Mabry tackled the subject of grief with ...more
The cover is gorgeous! Thanks to Algonquin ...more
When I started this novel, I kept thinking of _The Virgin Suicides_. The often mysterious relationships between siblings (sisters, in particular), the looming death, and the myth building around them - especially as developed by the neighborhood kids as narrators - really pulled me in to this one at the start, too.
Unfortunately, I had a hard time staying interested after ...more
Author: Samantha Mabry
Rating: 4 Out of 5 Stars
I would like to thank the publisher, Algonquin Young Readers, for sending me an ARC.
So, those of you who know my taste know that I have a lot of issues with magical realism. Im not a fan, but the way it was presented in this book, made me keep going. Yes, it had a lot of the elements of the unknown and was kind of presented in an unclear way, but the writing just sucked me in. The magical realism elements of this book ...more
Synopsis: We follow the perspectives of sisters Jessica, Rosa and Iridian as they live life whilst being haunted by their recently deceased sister, Ana. Oh, and we get the perspective from a nosy neighbour and his friends too. As the girls try to decipher why Ana is haunting them they each navigate their own life obstacles and grief in the 9 days that the majority of ...more
I loved the magical realism in this YA, and the ...more
The biggest selling point of this book is 100% its characters. The sisters are just so real, somewhat relatable, dealing with issues way above them, and their bond is so strong, yet so raw and difficult. The way they deal with Ana's death is realistic, and I love how they come together ...more
she spends as much time as possible in the west texas desert.
A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON (Algonquin Young Readers, spring 2016) is her first ...more