Haunting and magical, Tigers, Not Daughters follows the lives of three young women one year after the death of their eldest sister, Ana — and it seems her presence still lingers. There’s Iridian, the writer; Rosa, the quiet observer; and Jessica, who strives to become the embodiment of who Ana once was. Now Ana leaves ominous signs and messages for her sisters, but whether she’s warning them or antagonizing them, none can say. Mabry’s writing is so lyrical and enrapturing, I would have been happy to follow the Torres girls wherever their intuitive hearts took them long after the last page.
—Andrew King, University Book Store, Seattle, WA