Mud Vein

Mud Vein

by Tarryn Fisher
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5++++ Stars. WOW. I am honestly blown away at what I just read! Tarryn Fisher has grown as an author and has definitely set the bar high with Mud Vein. She is a mad genius. I loved every single word in this book. Ms. Fisher has a way of weaving her words together, drawing you in from the very beginning. She kept me on the edge of my seat as she started to peel back the layers of Senna's past to help her find the clues to set her free. Her words cut through me like a knife. They made me think. Feel. Want more! This is one of the best books I have ever read. The writing is flawless, the characters are real and the story is unique. This novel will keep you yearning for more from Ms Fisher as it stays with you for weeks, even months to come. This is a MUST READ! Go in blind and enjoy the emotional roller coaster ride. Every twist and turn. It is worth every single minute of the ride! “There is a string that connects us that is not visible to the eye… Maybe every person has more than one soul they are connected to, and all over the world there are these invisible strings…. Maybe the chances that you’ll find each and every one of your soulmates is slim. But sometimes you’re lucky enough to stumble across one. And you feel a tug. And it’s not so much a choice to love them through their flaws and through your differences, but rather you love them without even trying. You love their flaws.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Wow. Wow. This book was superbly written, a roller coaster ride I will never forget. Unbelievable ! READ THIS BOOK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book literally rips ur heart out of your chrst and makes you feel it!! And all in a good way. I cant even put into words how this book has made me feel. Its a must read. Be warned though it is not a light, airy, lovey dovey romance. Its deep, real, and sometimes ugly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should come with  warning. It's going to get to you one way or another. It's one of the more emotional books you'll ever read. If your not big on going to dark intense places, stay clear. But if you want to be sucked into a characters world, this one will surely do it. The writing is genius. The story is solid and feels so real.
analiezel77 More than 1 year ago
Exceptional! Must Read!!! “I did not choose you, and you did not choose me. Someone chose for us. The snow covered me, and you covered me, and in that house – in pain , and cold, and hunger – I accepted unconditional love. You are my truth, Isaac, and you set me free…“ The book synopsis doesn’t give me much to go on so I felt like I was walking into this book blindly, not knowing what to expect. Although I just knew that anything coming form Tarryn Fisher’s creative mind would be something special and from the very first chapters my assumption was correct. Every sentence, every paragraph, every chapter was just  that – exceptional.  Mud Vein defied so many gold standards in the romances of  today that I couldn’t help but feel awestruck by its depth and complexity.  Our heroine Senna isn’t like any character I’ve come across before. She is broken and damaged literally from the inside out. When the heavens was handing out life’s hardships Senna seemed to have been given more than everyone else. She could have cracked at any time and sometimes she was at  that very brink but every single  time she was at that point in her life Isaac pulled her back from the edge. Until that fateful morning Isaac was no one to her . He was a mere stranger yet even if he was just that their souls recognized each other. Isaac noticed immediately who she was to him. Senna knew deep within too but rather than acting on it she pushed him away. Their story should have ended there but someone was out to make them work. At any cost, even through pain and suffering this person tested  the pair,proving to them that what they felt for each other was real. When Senna finally comes to that realization fate steps in again and its all too late. After all that they have been through,  I needed  (no, demanded) a  happy ending and it was upsetting that I didn’t get what I wanted. Hours after finishing the book, digesting and absorbing it all in I finally understood why it had to end that way.While my heart was aching, my mind was reeling from the profound message brought on by this story.  I find it difficult to explain how  deeply I feel about this book but if you asked me to describe it in one word, what comes to mind is simply “beautiful.” Mud Vein was one of those books that you either loved or hated. In my case, no matter how  depressing it ended – I unquestionably loved it!  I thought it was terrific how T.F. acknowledges the prowess one of the best selling geniuses of our time and as I was reading her sentence I was thinking… “Tarryn Fisher  - You. Are. The. F’. GENIUS!”
ashleykinkade More than 1 year ago
4.5 STARS!!!!!! This is one of those tear your heart out, break you down, make you look inside your own soul kind of books. I am really still at a loss for words.
torturedsexytrashlover12 More than 1 year ago
"It's your darkness that pulls me in. Your mud vein. But sometimes have a mud vein will kill you." I don't think there is anything I can say that will fully do this book justice but I'm going to do my best.  From start to finish, Mud Vein consumed me. I didn't just read it, I experienced it. I could try to summarize the details of the plot but this is one of those books that each reader has to experience on their own and I think blind is better in this case.  "Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." All I am willing to disclose is just as the synopsis says, it's about writer Senna Richards who wakes up in a locked cabin, surrounded by snow. She has no idea where she is or how she got there. One detail that the blurb does not divulge is that Senna is not alone in the house. A man from her past named Isaac Asterholder is also a captive, however all of the clues behind them being there relate to Senna, including Isaac's presence. As the details of the plot unfold it becomes more clear that their captor is trying to make Senna see her truth and only if she discovers that truth, will they be free. With limited supplies and a never ending winter outside, it's a race for their lives to uncover Senna's truth. Now I know a lot of people are going to go into this book with the expectation of it being a romance, but I will tell you right now, it isn't so. Mud Vein is a psychological thriller that touches on the honest and dark truth of true love but I would not classify it as a romance novel. It's about survival, the will to live, and most importantly character evolvement through overcoming even the darkest of life's events. If you are looking for a formulated, conventional boy meets girl love story, you will not find it here. "Life is too short to hide your wrongs. So I hide myself instead." The best thing I can recommend with this book is to go into it with an open mind. The heroine is a dark soul dealing with grim circumstances. There are times you may not like her, but and I guarantee that her struggles will suck you in. I personally enjoy the unorthodox characters the most and if you are like me, you will probably feel connected to Senna.  "He touches me right where it hurts, and then all of a sudden it doesn't hurt. Yes, Isaac is touch." Isaac was a character that I consistently loved throughout the book. He met Senna at one of the most painful times in her life and though she tried to push him away he made himself an immovable force in her life. To me he was the epitome of safe and when all seemed hopeless, his strength kept Senna going and gave me hope as the reader. Tarryn Fisher's writing is captivating, profound, gritty, and always strategic. She flawlessly weaves details together to bring her readers to their knees with emotion and her words always have a lasting effect. It's not easy and nothing she writes is ever tied neatly into a perfect package. Mud Vein was no exception. The only tools she provides you with are what Senna and Isaac discover in the cabin, and vital flashbacks that supply insight into Senna and Isaac's painful history.  With just her words, Tarryn pulled me into Senna's story and made me experience an emotional sensory overload unlike anything I've ever felt before. I know this book may not be for everyone but I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to go into it with a clear head and no expectations. I was hesitant to read this book at first because the content seemed out of my comfort zone but I am so glad that I gave it a chance because otherwise, I would have missed out on one hell of a wild ride!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Strange story...sone good and some crap, sadly it is about half of each. I do not reccommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are no words....beautifully dark...but so accurate...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure what I just read. Completely not what I was expecting AT ALL! The blurb explaining this book does not do it justice. I was expecting a thriller about a kidnapped woman trying to figure out who had done it and how to get free. Well, there was that.............. This was a story about love, life, and freeing oneself from past horrors. About finding yourself when lost and healing what is broken inside. This was my first read from this author. It was brilliantly written. There were moments that moved a little slow, but I could not put it down. I had to see where the story would go. I didn't get what I was expecting when I picked this up, I got something much more. Be warned though, I needed quite a few tissues to make it through. I will definitely be looking for more from this author! --SPeeD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Nice writing, kept me interested until the very end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No hea for either of the main characters. Never read such a sad story and would not have picked this one up had i kniwn what the outcome would be. Well writtebut again very sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Initally, I was very excited about this book. I read tarryn fisher's others and really enjoyed them. It alsohad many good reviews. Once I started it I thought maybe I had the wrong book. It wasawful, with one bad story occuring after the next. I don't know how anyone could enjoy reading this.
JMTJTC More than 1 year ago
“Humans weren’t made to carry someone else’s weight. We can barely lift our own.” Genre: New Adult Suspense. Number of Pages: 283. Perspective: First. Location: Alaska. Mud Vein is about a girl who wakes up trapped in an abandoned house. She finds a man tied up and soon realizes that he is an important part of her past. Her kidnapper seems to know a lot about her past and uses it as a game. I read one of Taryn Fisher's other books, Marrow, which was written after this. Two of the characters from this made a cameo in that book. The order in which they are read could lead the reader to jump to certain conclusions faster. The lack of dialogue made me feel rather uncomfortable. I would think that you would talk more if you have literally nothing else to do... I also don't think that the author is particularly skilled with good endings, but at least it was conclusive. When I read her book Marrow for my book club, it was an amazing book but the ending was inconclusive and left everyone very confused. She likes twists. In this story, the character's motive behind the twist was a rather unbelievable, and that ruined the ending for me. This was a very interesting book to discuss. You just have to go into the book not expecting a happy ending. Tarryn Fisher is known for dark and depressing stories. That combined with an unlikable main character left me with a bad taste in my mouth after finishing this book. To read the rest of my review, go here: http://judgingmorethanjustthecover.blogspot.com/2017/01/mud-vein-tarryn-fisher.html
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suspenseful, well written, true mystery. It gets dark, but it redeems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tarryns books pull me in from the very first sentence. They grip me and don't let go. She's a genius of stringing words together
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plz nvr by th bok
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Guest Reviewed by Jennifer and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog I had to collect myself for a few days before writing this review, Mudvein weighed so heavily on my mind.  I’ve read the Love Me With Lies series by Tarryn Fisher and absolutely loved it.  I enjoy her writing style, the desperation of her characters, the suspense she infuses.  Mudvein is a kidnapping story, and I knew this going in.  It wasn’t going to be a fuzzy, warm romance or a romance at all, though one could even argue that.  I read no spoilers, minimal reviews, and no author updates or commentary regarding the plot.  I just dove in. Senna Richards is a very successful, but reclusive novelist.  The details of her past, her neuroses, her trials and tribulations remain to be told.  We begin as clueless about her past as she is about her present:  post-drugging, awakening in a snowed-in, locked house in the woods.  She is a prisoner.  I ALMOST don’t want to give aware more.  Suffice it to say that she is not alone in this house.  Someone from her past is there with her.  She knows their kidnapper did not choose him at random.  There is a sadistic game she must play, never knowing if the endpoint means freedom or death for one of them or both. I’ve since read some reviews of Mudvein and I’m not surprised that there are a percentage of readers that didn’t connect with Senna.  She is irreparably damaged it seems, not willing to accept love or comfort in any form.  She can be cold and distant, confounding and infuriating.  Personally I don’t need to connect to or identify with a main character to enjoy a story, or at least be drawn in by it. To require this connection will limit what a reader reads and it avoids challenge.   In lieu of this connection, I like the characters have to be fascinating, perhaps provide some sort of philosophical or moral point, etc.  Mudvein delivers on this in huge ways. I devoured it in 2 days, eyes often fused to the page, oblivious to the action around me.  It’s not east reading.  Beware, there is discussion of sexual assault, self-injury, violence and illness.  It’s a psychological thriller that plays with you and keeps you guessing.  I couldn’t predict anything.  In the end, however, for all its coldness, Mudvein crushed me emotionally.  It’s not all a game.   It is a true examination of unconditional love that transcends all, and this is where the payoff was for me.  Included, is the LEAST trite examination of soulmates I’ve ever seen.  I’m not sure that I can even convey the impact it had on me.  Days later, I can’t stop thinking about it.  It has made me rethink my ideas of what it means to love and be loved, that an HEA in the common sense isn’t always what we need.  If you can handle the dark, you MUST read it. I read the last 2 pages to my husband with tears rolling down my face and that doesn’t happen often!  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow.. this book was so well written. I couldn't put it down once I started and never stopped till I was finished. I read this book after reading Ms Fisher's latest book Marrow. Most say you should read this 1st, but nothing was spoiled for me. All I can say is this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm speechless...what an interesting book...dark and intriguing...unique. I recommend it if you're looking for something different. 261 pgs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good, dark and twisted- enjoyed every page!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So I really did enjoy this book. I found myself a little frustrated in the middle because i felt stuck. The book was a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A multi layered book with lots of twists. A woman endures multiple tragedies by shutting off all emotion until her soulmate forces her to live life. It is well written but difficult to read. I guess I would say she represses everything, and fights any attempt to change that. Even tho its not my usual read of a fast moving detective story where theres a rush to catch the killer before he strikes again, I enjoyed it.