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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Cold Fury

Title: Cold Fury
Series: Cold Fury # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy-ish
Author: T.M. Goeglein
Publisher: Putnman Juvenile
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure

Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).

Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It's a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies--a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense--hidden in its pages the secret to "ultimate power." It's why she's being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.

Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour."

I love these types of stories. Fresh, innovative, and daringly exciting, Goeglein painted a fantastic story that kept me glued to the story till the last page. Even then, I wanted more.

What I enjoyed most about the story are the characters. The reader meets Sara Jane. An outcast in her family once her brother is born, Sara is kept in the dark about everything. Her anger builds and she is secretly molded into a fighting machine. I adore how wonderfully this character is built. The author does a great job in getting the reader invested in Sara Jane. She is quiet yet very smart. She listens to everything and knows things. She keeps quiet till the time is right. And let me tell you, when she comes out of her shell, she is a kick-butt girl!

The plot of the book is awesome. The reader is also kept out of the loop as well. This helps the reader become intrigued in what exactly the "family business " is. All the small talk, the whispers, the secret meetings really capture my interest. With each chapter revealing more and more, I could not but help myself but want to know more.

There really isn't a love interest but a great friendship and a love just beginning. I like that Sara Jane had a few close friends who helped her along the way. She treasures her friendship and is loyal to the end.

Cold Fury is an welcome contempory edge that is unique yet exciting. The influence of mafia effectively provides an amazing detailed story that no one would want to put down. A compelling action packed story that stays consistant, Cold Fury is dynamic!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This sounds like a great book! I love action books. Thanks for the review! I recently finished a great book called, "The Rx Factor" by author J. Thomas Shaw.

    This is a fiction medical thriller, which is about a failed cancer researcher who meets a female scientist who reignites his passion and interest in medical researcher when she decides to open a low cost clinic in Mexico for terminally ill patients. She plans to offer them an experimental medication. An explosion on the island leads them into a journey of twists and turns as they discover that the United States Government will stop at nothing to block their efforts.

  2. Oh I'm so glad that it just rocked you! I have this one sitting on my tbr waiting for me to get to it. I will soon... my sweet... soon! Now after this review, I can't wait!


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