March 02, 2022

#BookReview: Little Bird by Tiffany Meuret






Synopsis: The skeletons in the closet have nothing on the one in your backyard.
Freshly divorced and grieving the death of her father, Josie Lauer has caged herself inside her home. To cope with her losses, Josie follows a strict daily routine of work, playing with her dog, Po, and trying to remember to eat a decent meal—and ending each night by drinking copious amounts of vodka. In other words, she is not coping at all.
Everything changes when Josie wakes to find a small shrub has sprouted in her otherwise dirt backyard the morning after yet another bender. Within hours, the vine-like plant is running amok—and it’s brought company. The appearance of the unwieldly growth has also heralded the arrival of a busybody new neighbor who insists on thrusting herself into Josie’s life. The neighbor Josie can deal with. The talking skeleton called Skelly that has perched itself in Josie’s backyard on a throne made of vines, however, is an entirely different matter.
As the strangely sentient plant continues to grow and twist its tendrils inside Josie’s suddenly complicated life, Josie begins to realize her new neighbor knows a lot more about the vines and her bizarre new visitor than she initially lets on. There’s a reason Skelly has chosen to appear in Josie’s suddenly-blooming backyard and insists on pulling her out of her carefully kept self-isolation. All Josie has to do is figure out what that reason is—and she has only a few days to do it, or else she might find herself on the wrong side of catastrophe.
LITTLE BIRD is a story about found family, no matter how bizarre.

This title will be released on June 7, 2022.

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Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: 
Po, the yappy chihuahua. Josie, the workaholic with dead daddy issues. Sue, the nosy neighbor with unknown intentions. And, Skelly, Josies backyard talking skeleton all come together to make you read 200+ pages while consistently asking yourself “what is the actual F*ck is going on right now?” To be honest, even after finishing this book I am not entirely sure what the plot was or what that meant for the ending. This book was a quick read, neither bad nor great. Would recommend if you’re looking to induce a headache. 










About the Author

Tiffany Meuret is a writer of monsters and twisted fairy tales. Her publications include Shoreline of Infinity, Luna Station Quarterly, Ellipsis Zine, and others. She lives in Arizona with her husband, two kids, two chihuahuas, a gecko, and a tortoise.









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