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Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Powers | Spoiler Free Review

This is Rory Powers sophomore novel, and I am happy to say that I really enjoyed it. This book was so complex, and eerie. Rory Powers has such a wild imagination! While I enjoyed Wilder Girls, I really loved this book. I really enjoyed the mystery surrounding Margot family and the farm.

“It’s not love to give your wounds to someone else.”

content warnings: Fire. Emotional abuse by a parent, including gaslighting. Familial and generational abuse. Body horror, some gore, blood.Death. On page character death. Child/infant death.


Margot lives with her mother, Josephine. She doesn’t know who her father is and never met any of her family. She and her mom have a really odd relationship and Margot never really feels loved.Then one day Margot finds an old photo in side her mother’s bible, there’s a phone number scribbles on the back of the photo. Margot calls the number and finds out that it’s her grandmother. Margot makes the decision to leave her mother and find out who her family is.

“It’s about time love left a mark on me.”

Margot arrives in town, and finally gets to meet her grandmother, at first she’s thrilled. She finally has another family member, but then some information comes up and things start to get weird. I was a little confused at times, but I think that is all part of the experience of

This is a difficult book to review, because I really think it’s best not knowing to much going into it. I really loved the atmosphere, small farming town, crops that won’t grow properly and of course the mystery of why Margot mother dosent have anything to do with the rest of her family.

What I loved most o about the book was the setting and the atmosphere, it felt like an 80s horror movie and I loved it. The pacing was well done and the author gave you just enough information at a time to push you to keep reading. I read this in one sitting I couldn’t put it down.

If you didn’t enjoy Wilder Girls, I highly recommend that you pick this one up, it is a completely different experience. I have this book 4 stars.


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12 thoughts on “Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Powers | Spoiler Free Review

  1. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Burn Our Bodies Down! It’s on my TBR but I’m a bit apprehensive about the gore element (I don’t have the stomach for it!) – is it quite intense in that respect?

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