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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Review: The Survival of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson

The Survival of Molly Southbourne
by Tade Thompson

Publisher: Tordotcom
Publish Date: July 9, 2019
Kindle Edition
126 Pages
Series: Molly Southbourne #2
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction

Who was Molly Southbourne? What did she leave behind?

A burnt-out basement. A name stained in blood. Bodies that remember murder, one of them left alive. A set of rules that no longer apply.

Molly Southbourne is alive. If she wants to survive, she'll need to run, hide, and be ready to fight. There are people who remember her, who know what she is and what she's done. Some want her alive, some want her dead, and all hold a piece to the puzzles in her head. Can Molly escape them, or will she confront the bloody history that made her?

My Review:

Emily (@exorcismofemilyreed) introduced me to this series a while back and I simply LOVED the first book, The Murders of Molly Southbourne.  And what a concept!! Every time Molly bleeds, her blood makes more Mollys and they are NOT nice.  So Molly spends her days and nights trying not to hurt herself while simultaneously fighting off her own "clones" who are hell bent on killing her. Phew - what's a girl to do?!

Somehow I missed this second installment so when the third, The Legacy of Molly Southbourne landed on my doorstep, I knew I had to come back and read this one ASAP in anticipation. Now, I don't know if it's because it's been so long, or maybe this has a little bit of that "second-book-in-a-series curse" as a filler to kind of trudge through for a culmination of sorts in the third book. 🤷  I just didn't find myself as engaged in this one.  Though I did enjoy getting to learn a bit more of how Molly came to pass.

Overall a decent installment but I'm guessing the third book is going to make it all worth it.  And if you ever see yourself coming after you.... RUN.


1 comment:

  1. I didn't like this one as much as the first one either. I can't wait to see what you think of the third one! :)