Book Review: Marrow Charm

Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above.
Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes.
The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world.
And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

As any good millennial, I am a sucker for a good dystopian story and Marrow Charm is an absolute home run. The story starts simple but basically explodes in all the best ways possible. Every single part of this book is fantastic and the cover art is just gorgeous. I will say, this was much more gruesome than I had originally expected. I loved the plot, the characters, and everything about this book. 

I do think this book needs a prequel, I am usually very against a prequel coming out after a book has already been published, but I would absolutely love to know how all of it started. I need an origin story for this book!!! 

There is lots of violence and despair in this book (so be warned if that is something that makes you uneasy). 
Jacques has a real talent for world building, I loved being immersed in her world. I hope that book two will live up to my feelings on Marrow Charm.

Marrow Charm can be yours on October 1st, 2019. Make sure to grab a copy, you won’t be disappointed.

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Thank you kindly for the chance to review this book! 
Images and synopsis taken from NetGalley

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