Furious

Furious
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Age Range
14+
Release Date
April 16, 2013
ISBN
0805082832
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We were only three angry high school 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.

Yes, that’s us. The three Greek Furies, come to life, ready to take our revenge on everyone who deserves it. And who doesn’t deserve it, really? We’re done with chances. We are angry. The Furies have come to town.

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Enjoyable Greek Myth Retelling
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3.3
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4.0
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3.0
Writing Style
 
3.0
I’ve been kind of on a paranormal kick lately, which almost never happens to me. And Furious by Jill Wolfson is a great addition to my latest reads because not only is it paranormalish, it’s a Greek mythology retelling, so bonus points for that.

I recently read Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland, so I was kind of worried that I’d be comparing the two, but honestly – they’re so vastly different, it never even crossed my mind once I started.

Furious was a really enjoyable Greek mythology retelling. It had some great world-building it, but it wasn’t overly complicated and in depth. I felt like I was just really able to settle into the story without being overwhelmed or underwhelmed, if that makes sense.

I also really liked all three of the girls in Furious – Meg, Alix, and Stephanie. Usually when there’s a set of characters like this that are all pretty much in focus, I find some of them irritating, but I enjoyed each of their journeys. Meg was pretty much my favourite, but I did like Alix and Stephanie as well.

I think my reading experience with Furious was just one of those right book at the right time moments. It was entertaining and engaging – exactly the story I was hoping for when I first started. I anticipated most of the plot twists, but it didn’t detract from my reading experience at all – I didn’t feel the need to always be on the edge of my seat with this one.

Basically, if you’re looking for an enjoyable read that you can sit down with and escape for a while, I recommend picking up Furious by Jill Wolfson. It’s an entertaining twist on the Furies and I’ll definitely be checking out more books from Jill Wolfson!
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