Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Ravenous - Book Breakdown

From the outside, the Cane family looks like they have it all. A successful military father, a loving mother and five beautiful teenage daughters. But on the inside, life isn't quite so idyllic: the Cane sisters can barely stand each other, their father is always away, and their neglectful mother struggles with addiction and depression.

When their youngest and most beloved sister, Rose, dies in a tragic accident, Mona Cane and her sisters are devastated. And when she is brought back from the dead, they are relieved. But soon they discover that Rose must eat human flesh to survive, and when their mother abandons them, the sisters will find out just how far they'll go to keep their family together.

Book Breakdown 

Mona has 4 other sisters and they move a lot because her father is in the military and their mother is a terrible mother who drinks and doesn't take care of her kids when the father is gone. So Juliet, the oldest, has taken up the mantle of making sure the house runs smoothly. Though she can be rather cruel and she scares Mona.

On Rose's birthday, Juliet and their mother get into a fight and Rose ends up dying. What a birthday present right? Well, the mother brings her back with one rule, don't let her look into a mirror. Well, that fails and things get weird. Rose won't eat any food other than the pot-roast her mother made her.

When their mother vanishes and they find out the truth, that Rose needs human flesh... things go from weird and freaky to way into left field.

This is one messed up family! That's really what this comes down to. Okay, so this book does break my rules, it mentions drug use and our MC even does drugs once but I kept going and holy crap! I don't know who was scarier, Rose or Juliet... like sure Rose now has like a zombie demon living in her and she needs to eat human flesh but Juliet tries to kill her own damn sisters! And she enjoys it! That's scary.

This novel is perfect for the spooky time of the year so grab a copy and get to reading... just know you'll probably never look at pot-roast the same again.