Happy Tuesday and welcome to my stop on the tour for Tigers, Not Daughters!!! This is such an WONDERFUL book, and I’m so excited to be a part of the blog tour! So read on to find my review and more info about the book and author!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry
Published on March 24, 2020 by Algonquin Young Readers
Genres: YA, Contemporary
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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 younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say. In a stunning follow-up to her National Book Award–longlisted novel All the Wind in the World, Samantha Mabry weaves an aching, magical novel that is one part family drama, one part ghost story, and one part love story.
A TL;DR OF MY REVIEW:
- THIS IS A GREAT BOOK! 🙂
- just not for me 🙁
I’ve written before that contemporaries are very hit or miss for me, and unfortunately this one was a miss. The writing is BEAUTIFUL, the story was compelling, but I just… wasn’t connecting. I shelved it as ‘come-back-to’ because I do intend to read it again and I think if I read it at the right time I will love it. But for right now, this just wasn’t a book for me. I hope that it will be a great book for you!
Samantha Mabry credits her tendency toward magical thinking to her Grandmother Garcia, who would wash money in the kitchen sink to rinse off any bad spirits. She teaches writing and Latino literature at a community college in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, a historian, and a cat named Mouse. She is the author of A Fierce and Subtle Poison and All the Wind in the World. Visit her online at samanthamabry.com or on Twitter: @samanthamabry.
Are you adding this book to your TBR? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!