Happy Friday!! I can’t believe it’s Friday already!! Thank God, though!!! LOL
Today I’m going to review another book. Bury Me by Tara Sivec was released this week and I really liked it!!
Bury Me is my first Tara Sivec book. I know, I started with the darkest of them all! But that is me! Gimme dark and I’ll be a happy girl!
And after finishing it, what comes to my mind? “What the hell did I just read???” How did Tara Sivec come up with this story??? And the funny thing is how did my own mind come up with so many right theories about it??
This book was a FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC psychological thriller! Towards the ending I did make some of the mysteries and I couldn’t believe I was right about some of them! Some actually surprised me as well.
Bury Me isn’t my typical dark romance though. It’s not about abductions, about Stockholm Syndrome, about a cruel hero and a naïve heroine. The heroine in this story is FAR from naïve, actually! It was very fresh to me reading a pyschological thriller like this one.
Does it have romance you might ask? Hm….yes. Maybe. But in this case a (or the) romance isn’t the focus of the story at all. And let me tell you, you won’t be focused on it at all anyways! The story will engage you and you’ll be dying to know what the f*** happened to this girl!! And when we finally learn it, well, you probably DID NOT see that coming! And even if you had (by the end you will come up with it on your own, but I had a few suspicions a bit before the ending) seen it coming, it will still be shocking the way things actually happened!
There is sort of a “quiet” intelligence about a book like Bury Me. It builds a story from the start and the author wouldn’t want to give us much until the end. But at the same time there is no stalling in the story either. Things happen in a right progression and that helps the readers come up with the mysteries themselves. And I liked that a lot.
Tara Sivec trusts her readers enough not to give them the story all chewed up and ready. She gives us the tools and clues and we come up with the result with her help!
Even though I’m not even slightly new to dark (or darkish) books, this one was quite refreshing. Although for real, I wouldn’t really put it in the “dark books” category. It is a total mind f***ck though! No denying that. Specially after that epilogue. That epilogue was GREAT! No apologies for whom any of the characters are or were. Just pure mind-f***ness!!!
I really liked how Tara Sivec build this story. I like how our heroine slowly build her mind back and the way she kept reassuring herself of who she was everytime a new puzzle was fit in the right place! That was a good way to write it and connect the reader with her story!
I did wish for a bit more though. Maybe more about what happened to some of the side characters. The epilogue was good to enlightening us, but I miss that something “more”. That “punch” that takes the story beyond.
Was it a good story though? DEFINITELY! Was it worth the read? HELL YEAH! You don’t want to miss this one! I’ve always heard about how funny Tara Sivec’s books are and although I haven’t read her other books yet, with this one she puts herself in another level. Because writing this kind of book takes balls!!
With this story she totally managed to “bury” some ideas of who or how a hero or heroine should be. She buries the pre-conceived notions of “right”and “wrong” and what makes someone “good” or “bad”. And maybe being “bad” might not be THAT bad after all. Even though it is, it can still be acceptable. Actually, even if it isn’t, she totally made it acceptable in her writing! Bravo, Ms. Sivec!!
Before I can command my feet to move toward the shape—the safer of the two evils—I hear another sound in the opposite direction and foolishly turn my head. Something heavy and solid crashes against my skull and I feel myself falling. Darkness descends over me one last time, covering my eyes, clogging my ears and stealing the breath from my lungs. Nothing will ever be the same again.Nothing will ever be good again.It will all be bad.BadBadBad.
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.