Tuesday, March 24, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Tigers, Not Daughters by Samatha Mabry

I'm really excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry. It's out in the world today! Hooray! I received a free copy for honest review from the publisher. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Samantha Mabry for letting me be a part of this Book Birthday and Blog Tour!

Title: Tigers, Not Daughters
Author: Samantha Mabry
Published by: Algonquin Young Readers
Released: March 24, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher

Synopsis: 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. (Synopsis from Goodreads)

My Thoughts: What a beautiful story about such a sad topic. It's a book about family, grief, and how they deal with it. Samantha Mabry writes a beautiful story, I was hooked to every page. It's also a story about sisterhood. Tigers, Not Daughters really focuses on just how important sisterhood can be.
The Torres family has lost oldest sister Ana to a tragedy. The Torres Sisters' are all grieving in different ways. I really liked how this book illustrated that grief is a thing that stays with you. It might get less with time, but it never goes away. There's always that hole left in your family of the person that is gone. They are not there anymore to laugh with, to be able to call up and talk to, or to just see. It's especially difficult when it is a death that's unexpected. This idea of grief really did resonate with me and I think it would resonate with anyone that has lost someone.
This also had a touch of magical realism to it which I enjoyed.
Tigers, Not Daughters was a really beautiful book about grief and I'm glad I got to read it. I definitely think it's a book to check out and add to your TBR. Just be warned, it's sad.

Samantha Mabry was born four days before the death of john lennon. she grew up in dallas, playing bass guitar along to vinyl records in her bedroom after school, writing fan letters to rock stars, doodling song lyrics into notebooks, and reading big, big books.
she spends as much time as possible in the west texas desert.
A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON (Algonquin Young Readers, spring 2016) is her first novel.

Thank you for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry. Thanks so much to Algonquin Young Readers and Samantha Mabry for including me on this Blog Tour. Happy Book Birthday to Tigers, Not Daughters today too!

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