Marysvale by Jared Southwick, reviewed by Julianne Snow @cdnzmbirytr
If I had not been part of a book club, I probably would have missed Marysvale by Jared Southwick. Admittedly, it wasn’t even remotely on my radar – it’s hard with all of the wonderful books being penned by so many great authors. Here’s what the synopsis from Amazon has to say –
John Casey was ten years old when his mother was murdered…and ten when his father hid the truth from him. Without that knowledge, he has no idea of the enemies that lie in wait.
Now grown up, John lives a solitary life, in a world enslaved by ignorance and superstition, when anyone unusual is treated with distrust and even killed…and John has some very unusual gifts. When he is accused of witchcraft, John does the only thing he’s ever done—Run! That is, until he meets Jane, who lives in the bleak, imprisoned town of Marysvale. Life outside the safety of the town walls means certain death from the brutal monsters that hunt there. However, life inside, under the rule of a tyrannical leader, means no life at all.
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