Hello Gemmies! I have a new book review to share with you today. Please note: I received an audiobook ARC of this book (via NetGalley) from its publisher in exchange for an honest and fair review.
Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power is a new YA horror thriller. This story was unexpected and full of twists and turns. But I cannot stress enough....this is a SLOW BURN. Like almost too slow. If you can make it to the 60% mark, you will be okay. The world building is super creepy and descriptive. It gave me 70's horror film vibes. The plot was well done, and Rory Power's writing is top notch. One of the main issues for me was I never really connected with any of the characters, especially Margot. I just never became invested in her outcome. I have to give this book extra gem points though for the horror elements and creeptastic atmosphere.
Burn Our Bodies Down is narrated by one person Lauren Ezzo. Lauren does a good job of voicing each character. She is able to provide enough distinction between the characters that you can easily tell who is speaking. What really stands out for me is her ability to switch up her pacing to set an atmosphere for the story. There are parts that are very creepy and dark, and Lauren is able to convey that with her voice.
If you are a fan of dark slow burn thrillers with a horror twist then go read this book! This gem published by Blackstone Publishing is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give Burn Our Bodies Down 4 out of 5 gems. Happy Reading!