Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Title: Furious

Author: Jill Wolfson

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

Series: Furious, Bk 1 ?  Maybe?

ISBN: 9780805082838

Pages: 326

Obtained: Library copy

Why this book?:

First, I was it on Wowbrary.  Second, check out that cover.  Third, I've been enjoying the Greek Mythology lately (Percy Jackson, etc.).


I started the book interested and intrigued.  I started liking the characters, getting into the story, and then... the book changes.  Meg has a floaty romantic time (All well and good, even if I was nervous waiting for the other foot to drop).  Then, suddenly, I can't believe these characters are being so narrow minded and short sighted (Well maybe I can - they're teenagers.  But that didn't make it any less frustrating.)  And I'm becoming angry.  With them and the story.

And I guess the ending was okay, but it didn't satisfy me.  And apparently there will be more books and this is a series since the author writes in her FAQs (on her website), "And I know the furies are definitely not done with me yet."  So maybe that's what is up with the ending.  But wouldn't it have been nice if the ending had rocked and this had stayed a stand alone?  Huh? Wouldn't that have been fabulous?

So I might read a book two (assuming there is one) to see how things happen after time.  But I'm kinda sorry that this book that I was all set to love (I don't read YA all that often anymore, you know) got me all ramped up and then fell.  But you know, maybe this ending was right and shows consequences last.  Maybe I just wanted to much happy, happy.


  1. Yeah, I've gotten away from YA too, but I really miss it. I'll pick it up again...that I'm sure of. :)

    1. I think you're more recently away from it than me...

      I miss some things - the possible themes and characters, etc. But I don't miss others - like the teenaged angst and love triangles (no love triangles in this one, thankfully).


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