Happy Friday and welcome to the dark side! Tara Sivec delivers a dark and twisty tale set in a prison with Bury Me! You have to check out the scary side of Tara Sivec. And there’s a #Giveaway!
by Tara Sivec
“All things truly wicked start from innocence.” – Ernest Hemingway
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…
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.
4 dark stars
Ok, so this was so totally different from anything else I’ve read by Tara Sivec! I knew it was going to be different going into the book, but I didn’t realize that Tara could write dark and twisty and creepy like this! I feel this new constant need to look over my shoulder.
I’m going to keep my review vague when it comes to the story line because there is a lot happening and I don’t want to ruin a single dark twist or turn. It centers around 18 year old Ravenna who has mysteriously woken up after an accident and everything seems different and wrong. Ravenna has dreams and memories that don’t match the things her parents tell her. Bury Me is the story of 18 Ravenna, who lives in a prison, discovering who she really is.
There is a darkness to this story that I felt from the beginning to the end and I think Tara did a fantastic job of keeping the suspense going until the last possible second. I found myself second guessing what I thought I knew and coming up with more ‘what ifs’ and then even moments of real ‘ok turn the lights on I’m kind of scared here.’
I definitely recommend this book when you are looking for something to mess with your mind and leave you a little disturbed! I did enjoy this story although I have to admit I’m a little afraid of Tara Sivec now – she does a wonderful job of bringing readers into the mind of Ravenna and the creepy prison where she lives. I’ve got to hand it her, she is a wonderful storyteller. And now I’m going to drink a lot wine and read about unicorns and rainbows!
I received an ARC to review for The Geekery Book Review.
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.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec. Check out the page for T.E. Sivec for more information.