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Monday, March 11, 2013

Review: Furious

Title: Furious
Series: Stand-Alone
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Mythology
Author: Jill Wolfson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR
Release Date: April 16, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher

"Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
We were only three angry girls, to begin with. Alix, the hot-tempered surfer chick; Stephanie, the tree-hugging activist; and me, Meg, the quiet foster kid, the one who never quite fit in. We hardly knew each other, but each of us nurtured a burning anger: at the jerks in our class, at our disappointing parents, at the whole flawed, unjust world.
We were only three angry girls, simmering uselessly in our ocean-side California town, until one day a mysterious, beautiful classmate named Ambrosia taught us what else we could be: Powerful. Deadly. Furious."

I love mythology! The story behind gods and goddess always fascinated me. The Furies on the other hand, I always wanted to learn more about. This is a perfect story of the Furies coming to power in the modern day.

Eye for an Eye. Revenge. Justice. How far would you go to right a wrong that has been done to you? These three girls who lives have been picked on, stomp on, made fun of, finally have a chance to settle the score. I can tell you that this alone excited me. I'm not one to go for revenge on people, but stepping into the shoes of others doing it is quite the adventure. The plot of the book is wonderful. All three girls band together creating an unstoppable force. Let me tell you that their lives are horrible. Reading this story really open my eyes to how others treat people.

There is no love interest but simply learning to let go. At some points in the story, the girls go too far almost to the point of killing. I can see that there can be redemption for the girls if they only learn to forgive. Meg has a great friend who has always been there for her and he helps her. He helps her see what she has been doing. And for a friend to be completely loyal to you even after what you did...yeah he is awesome.

Furious is a strong cautionary tale of revenge. Who are they to be the judge, the jury, the executioner?  An angry story hell bent on power, Furious is enticing.

 I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I just finished this one Savy and really enjoyed it as well! I loved all the questions the story raised, many of which you listed in your review. I always like when a book makes me think:)

  2. I'm a fan of mythology and this book sounds very interesting. I haven't read anything about Furies before :) Revenge is always a great aspect in books. Great review!


  3. The Furies seems to be a popular theme with the Fury series that came out a year or two ago. I still need to read it. This one sounds interesting. Kinda cool that there's no love interest.

  4. ooh this sounds great! and its refreshing to read a book with no romance! Might give this one a try! Lovely review!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

  5. Oh I love the sound of this. Mythology! Yes! Loved the way this made you think. So need to read this one.

  6. I love Greek mythology and I'm fascinated with the god/goddess stories like you are. I kinda of like that Furies doesn't have any romance. I can't wait to read it. Great review!

  7. Oh I've been wondering about this one! I love mythology too and it sounded like it could be really good I'm glad it doesn't disappoint!


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