Author: Tara Sivec
Release Date: August 09, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Dark Romance
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I hear screams in my head.
I see blood on my hands.
When I look in the mirror I see a stranger.
How is it that I can remember bits and pieces of my life, but nothing of any importance and nothing that makes any sense? Everything is twisted and nothing is right. I’m choking with every breath I take, suffocating on the unknown.
Two days ago, everything changed. Two days ago, the people I should trust the most became strangers in my convoluted head. The dreams I have can’t be real. The fleeting memories that whisper through my mind are scary and wrong…they have to be. If they aren’t, I have something much worse to fear than my fractured mind. I need to find out the truth, even if it destroys me.
I've been told my name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old and I live in a prison…
“All things truly wicked start from innocence.”
– Ernest Hemingway
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.
“My name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old, I live in a prison, and I’m pretty sure I’m not a good girl.”
I realize you have probably been forewarned, but for shits and giggles I’m going to do it again. This book is NOTHING like what you may have grown accustomed to with Tara Sivec’s other works. But you know the funny thing? The woman is a chameleon; constantly changing. So even as I make that statement I realize that with each series or standalone, none of her works are similar. Whether they be humor, suspense, erotic, contemporary, and everything in between. For genre’s sake though, Bury Me is strictly suspense. I went into this thinking there would be some romance tossed in, as I have grown to love that no matter what is happening with her characters, she never forgets the romantic aspect. I couldn’t have been more wrong with this book though. And the funny thing is, I didn’t even miss it. I was so enthralled with what was going on and trying to figure out the secrets that I didn’t even miss it. Me, the romance junkie, didn’t miss the romance. I actually believe that if she had upped the romance factor it would have done a disservice to the story. Because like the above quote from the book states, Ravenna is NOT a good girl. I digress…all in due time.
While there are a ton of little bombs that will drop, I will say there are two huge ones that really stood out for me and shaped the entire story. Even though I guessed them pretty early on, the road to get to the end and see if I was correct was well traveled. Sivec excels in pulling you in early and forcing you to care deeply for her characters. Even though I grew to hate one in particular halfway through, I still found myself rooting for them. I wanted to be wrong. Oh how I wanted to be wrong. And when I wasn’t, it just solidified that hatred. Because some people are just inherently evil. Some people are born to excel at the game of cat and mouse and no matter what you try to change, they will always play around with people as if they were toys. But oh, how it is fun to read about!
Sivec pulls all the punches in this book and doesn’t hold back in the slightest. And I love that she is so balls to the wall. Because even when you hate some of her characters, you care what happens to them too. It’s a double edged sword of indecision. It’s a game I never want to win, because no matter how much she tortures me, I will always come back for more. It’s a delicious, sweet, tantalizing, and haunting torture. One you grow addicted to in only a way that she can deliver. This book only solidified that for me. Bravo!
“Secrets never stay hidden no matter how deep you bury them. Mistakes will always come back to haunt you and get their revenge.”