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The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three ...more
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Expected publication: March 24th 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers
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Chelsea Humphrey
Oct 09, 2019 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Chelsea by: Algonquin Books
And the award for the fastest NetGalley approval in history goes to... this one!!! I am here for the cover, the synopsis, and all the feminist retellings.

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Amy Imogene Reads
Oct 30, 2019 marked it as to-read
AHHHHH ghosts and houses and magical realism and sisters

Thank you to Algonquin Young Readers for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
Fanna
Oct 11, 2019 marked it as to-read
fantasy + contemporary
ghost story + love story + family drama
magical Little Women for modern times
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Krissy
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ebooks, netgalley
This was a really great read. It was about 3 sisters dealing with the loss of the fourth. They each cope in their own ways and each chapter is from a different point of view. Their father is mostly absent with his own grief and each of the girls are basically on their own. It follows them a year after the loss and shows exactly how they've been affected. Each one eventually overcomes and grows stronger. It was a good read for me. I would certainly read more by this author.
Stacey
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I got this book as an advance reader’s copy from the publisher. She said to read it and I would not be disappointed. Man! Was she right! Loved the stories of these sisters. Easily one of the best I’ve read this year.
Bethany Nichols (beth_and_books)
Trigger warnings: human and animal death (view spoiler), abuse in a romantic relationship

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
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Kayla Owens
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely devoured this book. I immediately fell in love with the Torres sisters and their unique fierceness.
Gustavo
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Apologies and forgiveness were rare and did not come easy in the Torres house, because rarely did anyone deserve them."


This novel is about the Torres sisters trying to cope their sister Ana's death. They are dealing with their problems plus with her sister's ghost.

"Her window was open—no, not open, broken. Someone must’ve thrown something through it. We watched a piece of glass the size of a hubcap dangle from the frame, then fall. Then, Ana’s sisters appeared in the window. They were

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Gustavo
“Apologies and forgiveness were rare and did not come easy in the Torres house, because rarely did anyone deserve them.”

This novel is about the Torres sisters trying to cope their sister Ana's death. They are dealing with their problems plus with her sister's ghost.

“Her window was open—no, not open, broken. Someone must’ve thrown something through it. We watched a piece of glass the size of a hubcap dangle from the frame, then fall. Then, Ana’s sisters appeared in the window. They were
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Abbey Flentje
Tigers, Not Daughters is the story of the Torres sisters, three young women -- Iridian, Jessica, and Rosa -- grieving the loss of their eldest sister, Ana. Ana, however, is not quite gone, and her sisters find themselves and their home haunted by Ana's spirit. As all three girls navigate isolation, an abusive boyfriend, and an escaped hyena, the ghost of their sister lingers and forces them to come to terms with their grief once and for all. Samantha Mabry writes with a unique voice, lyrical ...more
Cristina
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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GORGEOUS
Lady Fay
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will try to stay Spoiler-free.
I'm COMPLETELY catched by this book and the story of the girls, since receiving it for an honest review I cannot get rid of it and I cannot believe that it will be out in 2020 (so late!).
It's well well (two well is better than one, this is not a typo) written and everything is creepy perfect. I dunno to spoiler but it is about sisterhood bonds and it's inspired by Shakespeare himself but twisted among a latino atmosphere and there is a revenants theme that has
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Lady Fay
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will try to stay Spoiler-free.
I'm COMPLETELY catched by this book and the story of the girls, since receiving it for an honest review I cannot get rid of it and I cannot believe that it will be out in 2020 (so late!).
It's well well (two well is better than one, this is not a typo) written and everything is creepy perfect. I dunno to spoiler but it is about sisterhood bonds and it's inspired by Shakespeare himself but twisted among a latino atmosphere and there is a revenants theme that has
...more
Tristan Munoz
"If it weren’t for us, things would’ve turned out differently. If it weren’t for us, Ana wouldn't have died two months later and her sisters wouldn’t have been forced to suffer at the hands of her angry ghost.”

This was a moving story about the power of grief and the strength of sisterhood.

Set in San Antonio "Tigers, Not Daughters" shows the gritty and raw side of raising daughters in modern times. The Torres sisters live across the street from teenage boy Hector, whose teenage male friends are
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Lunireads
If you like
* dysfunctional families.
* Ghost stories.
* sisterly love.
* mysteries.
Then I think you’re probably going to like this book because it has all of that and more. Personally I enjoyed the writing and the plot of this novel but since I didn’t connect with any of the characters I couldn’t get fully invested in it so it ended up just being an ok read for me. I definitely think others should give it a try if they like any of the things I mentioned though because it really was quite a good
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Alma
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
The four Torres sisters became three when Ana, their older sister, was found dead after falling out of her second floor window on her way to meet a boyfriend. Their father had given up on being involved in their lives when his wife died years earlier, so the three remaining sisters are forced to figure out how to go on without Ana. To see why I gave it 2 stars, read the rest of the review on my blog: https://shouldireaditornot.wordpress....
GabrielP (Deleboy)
Nov 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by Workman via Edelweiss+ in exchange for an honest review.

Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry is an emotional typhoon on paper.

I was captivated from the very beginning and it just got better and better. As Courtney Summers said: “You don’t read Samantha Mabry’s books so much as experience them.” I couldn’t stop reading. I didn’t imagine how glorious this book would have been and I am utterly ecstatic.
Nicole
Copy received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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samantha was born four days before the death of john lennon. she grew up in dallas, playing bass guitar along to vinyl records in her bedroom after school, writing fan letters to rock stars, doodling song lyrics into notebooks, and reading big, big books.

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
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