Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review: Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

5 of 5 Stars

I have not read Ms. Fisher's Love Me With Lies series.  I know that I will love it and it has amazing reviews and they are all on my kindle.  But I decided to wait to read those.  The only books I have previously read by Ms. Fisher are the ones she co-authored with Colleen Hoover and I love them.  I adore both of their writing styles and couldn't get enough.  I also knew that lots of people who read her LMWL series compared them to Mud Vein so I decided to read them in reverse order.  

I am going to start this review with a warning.  If you are looking for a happy, sappy, feel good book. Don't buy this one because you won't like it.  99% of the time, that is me.  I love the HEA, I love the butterflies and first love feelings that those books bring me.  But sometimes, I need something out of the ordinary and I need to know that it is okay to not be okay....enter Mud Vein.  

Senna Richards is a complicated character.  You are not going to like her at first and maybe not at all.  I can relate to her because I have someone in my own life that is very similar to her.  Senna was dealt a hand that she didn't ask for in life.  She didn't really complain about it but she doesn't think that she deserves any better.  She is a product of her environment and situation and pushes her feelings down.  
I don't want to give a lot of the book away by talking a lot about the other characters and their connections with Senna because while they are important, they are not the point of the story.  To me, this book is written to other people that struggle with their darkness.  It is for individuals that don't know how to embrace the part of them that others might judge or look down on but actually makes them unique and amazing.  We all have a mud vein, but some are darker and deeper than others.  It is my hope that anyone that struggles with these demons will read this book and find the closure and help that they need to be the best they can be....true to themselves.

If you are in for a book full of twists and turns with lots of darkness, you should read this book.  Just remember that you need to go into knowing that it won't be unicorns and rainbows.  As far as writing goes, Tarryn Fisher is flawless and won't disappoint.

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