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Burn Our Bodies Down

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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
ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: July 7th 2020 by Delacorte Press
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Aug 14, 2019 marked it as not-released-tbr
[11/13/2019] - this cover is pretty but it doesn't even come close to Wilder Girls' cover


i'd like to see them try to make a prettier cover than Wilder Girls

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Dec 10, 2019 marked it as desperate-to-read  ·  review of another edition
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listen, I'm not saying this cover is ugly but Wilder Girls was the Mona Lisa of YA 2019 and...they should have at least tried
Is it too early to be freaking the f* out over this?

Old farmhouse, corn fields, creepiness...say no more!
Rory Power
Oct 04, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read
putting in my arc request like: please?
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Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anticipating
whoever is behind the covers of these rory power books deserves a medal.
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
hi holy fuck I am all the heart eyes for this cover
♠ TABI ♠
Oct 12, 2019 marked it as to-read
all I hope for is a better resolution of an ending than her first book

yeah this cover is NICE but it's not the Louvre-worthy art of the first book
amanda (*´-`)
Nov 23, 2019 marked it as to-read
this is releasing a day after my birthday i’m hyped ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
Margot’s mom is emotionally distant and won’t tell her anything about her family or her past. When she goes searching for answers, she very quickly and conveniently finds her grandmother. Gram seems ideal: warm, welcoming, and caring. On the same day she meets Gram, there is also a devastating fire and a dead body. Similar gory details and descriptions as Wilder Girls and terrible dark family secrets begin to explain the complicated relationship dynamics. A horrifying twist of events has Margot ...more
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
This book was received as an ARC from Random House Children's - Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Wow I could not believe the passion and intensity expressed throughout the book. I was so blown away by the determination Margot had to find out not only about her family but who she was as a person. Was it for protection? or Did her mother not want her to know for other reasons? It is so scary when your mother or
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Significantly weaker writing then Wilder Girls and a disappointing ending. I hope this book has significant revisions before its published.
Dec 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Jan 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Full Review Coming Closer To Publication

For now- suffice to say-

No one breaks open a story and makes it bleed like Rory Power.
Dec 28, 2019 rated it liked it
What a bizarre book. I can see how some people might really love it, much like 'Wilder Girls', but I wanted more from the ending and felt like I needed more explanation (which would probably ruin the feel of the book). That might just be my preference and not a flaw with the story. Ultimately, if you loved the author's previous work, you'll love this book too.
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
i love the corn!!!
Oct 06, 2019 added it
i just... i just really want to read this book
Nov 22, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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yikes this cover is how u say: Ugly
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rory Power is unstoppable.
Nov 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
Wilder Girls was one of my 2019 faves and I gotta wait until JULY for this one, i'm crying so hard
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Rory Power grew up in New England, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for TV adaptation. She received a Masters in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia, and thinks fondly of her time there, partially because she learned a lot but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus.

She is represented by Daisy Parente at Lutyens & Rubinstein