by Tarryn Fisher

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BN ID: 2940151883894
Publisher: Tarryn Fisher
Publication date: 04/17/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 155,684
File size: 3 MB

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Tarryn Fisher was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently resides on the west coast. Her "Love Me With Lies" series includes The Opportunist, Dirty Red, and Thief. She just completed her fourth novel, Mud Vein.

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Marrow 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
AmberK1120 More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to summarize the plot. You can read that in the overview. What I will say is this: this book is a total head trip in the best possible way. It's going to keep you on the edge of your seat and make you question everything. My suggestion? Grab a snack and a drink, and find yourself a comfy reading spot because once you hunker down with Margo in the Bone, you won't be getting up until after you've turned the last page.
PricyP More than 1 year ago
Ok, so here it goes. Marrow is a book that has made it's way into my brain and will not come out. Margo Moon. Margo Moon, with that name alone I know you want to know her story. It was hard to pick up another book after because I just wanted to go back and read it over again and see if I missed anything. Every word is a puzzle to the story, bringing it all together to make this grip your iPad tighter book question everything you were so sure of.. I kept looking at the percentage of what I had left to read, not because I was anxious to finish the story but because I didn't want it to end. I can't do reviews because I get scared to give up any spoilers, so all I can say is read Marrow you will NOT be disappointed.
megankylene More than 1 year ago
Tarryn Fisher takes readers to a dark, moldy, dreary place deep in the recesses of the human condition in Marrow. Fisher’s beautifully dark writing style is on full display in this psychological thriller about an emotionally disturbed and deeply unsettled girl and her transformation into a vigilante murderess. Margo Moon grew up in a loveless house with a mentally ill mother who was more absent than present, more wrapped up in her own illness than with her daughter’s well-being. After nearly a decade of being blatantly ignored, emotionally abused, and nearly starved, Margo meets a friend named Judah who lives down the street. A boy she’s always seen but never spoken to. Judah empowers Margo. This timid, shy, “fat” girl begins to change into someone else. Their friendship combined with tragedy ignites a desire deep within Margo, perhaps uncovering the girl who’s always dwelled inside of her skin, in her bones, in her marrow. The darkness becomes her. The Bone is a character in and of itself. Judah says that the Bone is in their marrow. It’s buried deep within them and is a part of who they are. The dark, drab neighborhood Margo was raised in with people like Mo, the drug dealer, and Mother Mary, the creepy old woman who knows when you will die, plays a vital role in Margo and Judah’s lives. It motivates Margo to make many of the choices and decisions she makes and is always in the back of her mind, a reminder who where she came from. Fisher describes this neighborhood so incredibly well to where I could feel the oppression and the heaviness of the setting. One of the things I always enjoy about Tarryn Fisher’s books are her characters. Margo is an example of Fisher’s ability to hone and craft a character down to the smallest detail. There is something strikingly off about her, yet I found myself rooting for her. I liked how Margo did not put herself in the same category as the other “bad” serial killers. She felt her reasons for murdering people were justified, unlike the Ted Bundy’s of the world. “I don’t want to hurt people, I don’t have an innate need to, but they must be punished. That’s what I do, or what I tell myself I do. I punish. I feel responsible for it. An eye for an eye. A beating for a beating. A burn for a burn. I have a conscience. It’s different from the average person, but at least it’s still there. “ Margo was complex and downright chilling. Despite the sadness of her upbringing and the complete lack of love in her life, she never complained about any of it. She was resilient, a phoenix rising from the ashes, and used the inequities in her life as a catalyst. I like how she evolved from the beginning of the book to the very last page. While I did like this book, I found that I could put it down and walk away. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to know where Margo’s path of destruction would take her and how she evolved. But Marrow didn’t hold me hostage like I wanted it to. This is a very character-driven book with a lot of internal dialogue, which is something I love and do not fault books for.  But keeping in mind the quiet nature of the book, I was not riveted and found several parts of the book to be a bit slow. If you’re looking for a thriller that is mind-bendy, then you should read Marrow. I’d love to know your thoughts on the “nugget of mystery” Tarryn Fisher leaves in readers’ hands. I’m still going back and forth as to what I think on this “mystery." I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
“The loss of innocence is the most severe of growing pains.” Genre: Dark Thriller. Number of Pages: 296. Perspective: First. Location: Washington. Marrow is the story of Margo, a girl who is struggling to escape from her neglectful, prostitute mother. She also desperately wants to get out of The Bone, her town of misfits and drug addicts. The murder of a young girl in Margo's town sets her off to take the fate of this town — and the people who live there — into her own hands. I finished this book several weeks ago and I have been having a hard time deciding how to properly review it. I expected it to be a dark and depressing book, but I don’t think there was any way to prepare myself for this book. It started out extremely strong and I was immediately drawn into the story. The first few chapters were some of the most interesting chapters I have ever read in any book. About half way through the book the story started to get too bizarre for me. There is a big twist near the end that turned everything upside down. I think that the twist would have been good if it was explained better. However, I ended feeling very confused, and I did not think that the book had any sort of resolution. I was left not knowing what actually happened and had to kind of use my imagination to piece together parts of the story. I don’t like feeling like the story is incomplete. With all that said, I cannot stop thinking about this book, which is always a good sign. I have talked about this story with my book club and many other people because it was so different from any other book I have ever read. I am very glad that I read it. It paints a beautiful and haunting picture of this small, run-down town where no one ever gets out. To read the rest of my review, go here:
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I was drawn into this book from the start. I just had to see how it ended. I was very surprised! Wow what a ride!
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Not the worst I've read, not the best. Was not a page turner. But I did finish it
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Whoa..wait..what..the?!. Did't see that coming!! Page turner!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read,couldn't put it down !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't find what category to put this book. I thought it was different. It didn't explain some of the mental issues of the main character. I don't think I will save it either I gave it 3 stars but this is a dark story
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Ava-Victoria More than 1 year ago
5 Flabbergasted Stars! Tarryn Fisher has done it again. She has sliced me open and picked at my every emotion. Her writing captures you and draws you in to her dark and twisty mind. Margo Moon is a heroine in her own right, you live vicariously through Margo and the "matters" that she so graciously takes upon her self to better the world she lives in. Tarryn will take you on a journey only to drop you off in a twisty fun house, because just when you think you've put the pieces together, she staggers you into a whole other world and leaves you in complete astonishment, thinking what in the fudge did I just read. I think Tarryn Fisher is secretly a psychologist, we are her experiments. She enjoys toying with us, getting inside our minds and leaving us to question everything that she writes.
TheBookBar More than 1 year ago
Rating: Top Shelf This and more reviews at The Book Read this book.  Read it and further develop your understanding of the differing personalities that surround you on a day to day basis.  Tarryn Fisher has done it again.  I was blown away with  Mud Vein.  I wanted to scream at that book.  It was magnificently depressing and a sharp slap to my run of HEA's.  I loved it and I felt that I somehow bettered myself by appreciating the ability to witness the heroine fall to pieces and accept the life she was dealt.  Marrow is different in that our heroine, Margo, is silently stronger than she lets on. I smile halfheartedly at the crescent moon. Some people see a thumbnail clipping, but I see a curved mouth. The moon is wicked, jealous of the sun. People do bad things in the dark, under the hallow gaze of the moon. It's smiling at me now, proud of my sin. I'm not proud. I'm not anything. MARROW. Fisher, Tarryn. 2015. Copy provided by Author Her crappy life/genetics would have pushed weaker individuals to give up and give in, but Margo relied on her survival skills to change her future.  Only, you can't escape what's within you.  Every positive step, a step away from her home, is met with despair and evil.  Margo seeks vengeance for those that are unable to understand that the ones that are supposed to love you unconditionally can be evil.  Margo knows this best of all; her mother and her grandmother gave in to their despair, scarring the next generation. My mother is beautiful in the same way that a storm is beautiful. She is wild and destructive, and in the middle of her fury you feel her God given right to destroy. MARROW. Fisher, Tarryn. 2015. Copy provided by Author Her "home", the eating house and The Bone, has a history of seeing strong women become unstable.  It has so many horrible secrets that you want Margo to get out, but in the end it's where she is safest.  Judah is also a safe place.  He ignites the need to leave The Bone, the evil they live with, only to find out that evil is everywhere.  He is sweet and innocent and there when Margo needs him. I fit in with these people the same way an ostrich fit in with the rest of the birds: classified as, but slightly off. MARROW. Fisher, Tarryn. 2015. Copy provided by Author Those that can't finish this book, missing the romance and prince charming, your personality is defined in this book.  Some humans just can understand why or how others live depressed. Optimism is a virtue, but the ability to feel depression and to cope despite it all, is evolution.  The strong will survive, on their own terms. "Are they less actualized, less pessimistic, less able to taste the tang of reality on the tips of their tongues? Why are we the broken ones - those who feel things? Who are affected by the changing tides in society?" MARROW. Fisher, Tarryn. 2015. Copy provided by Author Margo is my dark superhero, like Batman meets Lisbeth Salander.  She means well but has a really twisted way of going about righting wrongs.  Handed a crap hand, she adapts and overcomes.  The entire progression of Margo's personality was amazing.  She was able to leave the horror behind in effort to start over.  She builds a life that she can live with. I hate that nothing can be done about the suffering of children, and that most of the world blocks out their suffering to cope with their own inability to help. The few who carry the burden, like social workers and teachers, become weary, burning out after only a few short years, forced to carry the weight that should be shared by a society. Children are vastly overlooked. Their importance underestimated by their size. MARROW. Fisher, Tarryn. 2015. Copy provided by Author It was like descending a spiral staircase, occasionally tripping and catching your step.  I would think that I missed a paragraph or "turned" two pages; something disturbing was happening, but the dialogue kept flowing as if it was matter of fact.  An eye for an eye.   I love this book, but it scares me that I can also agree to some of this dark reasoning.
KDH_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Rating 4.5 As soon as I read the blurb for Marrow, I knew I had to get my hands on it. After waiting (very patiently!) for a few months, it was finally out! I thoroughly enjoyed *most* of this book. Like, 95% of this book was amazing. It was the twist that I didn't enjoy... mostly because I'm not completely sure I understand. Not understanding tends to lessen my enjoyment of something (as I believe it would for most people). However, it was still an amazing book. I love this one even more than I love Mud Vein . However, this is one of those books that I find hard to recommend. Some will absolutely love it and some won't. I understand that (even if I totally disagree). Tarryn Fisher is pro at writing these books that are dark and twisted and complex. I think she's an incredible writer. I will certainly continue to read her books. Favorite Quote Judah says that where we’re from is in us—in our marrow. You can put us anywhere else in the world, but we carry our origin with us everywhere we go. If he’s right, I’ll never f***ing get away. You can read all of my reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.
KarefullyRead More than 1 year ago
My take on this book goes like this. Tarryn Fisher knows how to write. Tarryn Fisher knows how to tell a story. Tarryn Fisher knows how to suck you right into the heart of her characters. Tarryn Fisher knows how to make you think. Thinking, thinking, thinking. Always thinking. She will make you think in a way that makes you feel your thoughts are not your own. She somehow manages to pull you into the feelings and thoughts that she herself possessed when the words to her story spilled out of her. You will wonder and question. Question and wonder. What is in your marrow? What is, in my marrow? Margo Moon is in my marrow. Margo Moon is a beast. There are monsters in this world. We all know this to be true. They come in all shapes and sizes. From every walk of life. Some smile lovingly as they stare you in the face, while others sneak and come at you from behind. How do you fight a monster? Send in another monster, of course. Margo.Is.A.Beast. With jagged teeth and razor sharp claws, she'll tear you apart if you give her a reason. She teeters on the edge, but unlike you, the selfish monster you know yourself to be, she never attacks without purpose. And there is beauty in her purpose. Judah Grant is the beauty. He is the heart. He is the light. He is the sense of right that keeps the beast from madness. I questioned everything, anything, all while reading this book. Tarryn is good for dressing complicated thoughts in simple adornments. I like that. I like being left a little confused; perplexed, yet oddly inspired and dare I say, a bit hopeful. My feelings run the gamut. You don't need me to tell you what this story is about. The synopsis can cover that for you and truth be told, Tarryn's work is best appreciated without a breakdown from someone who's opinion is their own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tarryn Fisher is so talented and every single story she writes is unique and beautiful. When you pick up one of her novels, you know that she is going to give you her all, make you think, and ache for more in the process. Her characters are real and complex. Although Mud Vein was my top read of 2014, Marrow will easily slide into that current spot for 2015. When you meet Margo, you will see why. Margo is someone we all want to be like. You root for her because she is doing what we sometimes think. I absolutely love the character development and getting to know Margo from a young age. You really get a sense of who she is and where she came from. I loved Judah because he is caring, witty and his friendship pulls her out of the darkness.  Tarryn's writing reminds me a lot of Gillian Flynn. It is mysterious, dark and complex. Just when you think you know where it is going, she throws in another twist. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more. My mind is still processing the story and it will be for weeks. I highly recommend this book as your next read. A few of my favorite quotes from Marrow: “You must not let hatred destroy you. You will lose your soul,” she says.  I don’t look at her as I walk back to the boy who she says gives me hope. I want to tell her that she need not worry about my soul. This boy will save it.  Sadness is an emotion you can trust. It is stronger than all of the other emotions. It makes happiness look fickle and untrustworthy. It pervades, lasts longer, and replaces the good feelings with such an eloquent ease you don’t even feel the shift until you are suddenly wrapped in its chains.