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Posted April 9, 2013
Everyone thinks Cory Graff is crazy and dangerous. They are only
Everyone thinks Cory Graff is crazy and dangerous. They are only partly right. She is dangerous but not crazy. She is locked in an asylum because of the danger she poses and the voices she hears.She has two other people in her head and they really aren't people. They are the Hawk and Serpent Furies. They helped her when she was young if she agreed to let them in and help them get vengeance against evil men. The furies finally help Cory break free of the asylum. She now lives a somewhat normal life. She goes to school during the day wanting a normal life. There she meets Niko who keeps the Furies quiet. She doesn't let Niko know her secret about the Furies or the fact that at night she tracks down and kills bad people to satisfy the Furies. Soon the Furies in her mind become stronger and begin to push Cory more and more to kill and to track down the main person on their kill list. Cory knows she has to fight them and get control or her new life will be over.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Cory is unlike any character I have read about. In a way she is 3 sometimes 4 people in one. She has had a horrible life and has been mistreated by so many people. I think most people would have gave up and stayed in the asylum to escape her old life. She doesn't and that shows her strength. The Furies are like something out of a horrible fairy tale told to bad kids to keep them in line. They are viscous and won't let anything get in there way. They love to kill. Niko you would think would run for the hills at how odd Cory acts but he doesn't he helps her anyway he can and is amazing.
This is a very refreshing book that will make anyone who thinks all YA books are the same old same old think again. I really loved this book and loved getting inside Cory's head. Yeah it is crowded in there but it is so fascinating!! So many twist in this book I didn't see coming. It surprised me and the ending left me shocked. As you read you get to see more and more of Cory's background and what all she has been thru. I love the way it is written. Usually I like straight forward books but I loved getting the little flashbacks. I do have to say some of the people the Furies killed I was glad they did. No I am not a bad person you just have to read this book to see why. I could go on and on but I don't want to give any spoilers. People check this book out it is so phenomenal and you will love it.
Posted April 2, 2013
I LOVED this book!!!! From the first page to the last, this book
I LOVED this book!!!! From the first page to the last, this book had me on the edge of my seat!! Amelie/Cory is such a relatable character--wanting to be a normal girl with friends, a meaningful relationship and a future, but at the same time drawn to a life where the guilty and the wicked are punished and kept from doing harm. Really, that's what makes this book so special: it perfectly articulates that inner struggle we all face, between wanting to lead safe, happy lives, and wanting to stop terrible things from happening in the world. But if we should act on our desire for justice in a violent way, what does that say about our humanity? Do we remain the humans that we were, or do we eventually become monstrous versions of ourselves?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Well, read the book and find out! ;)
I loved, loved, loved the Furies! (Maybe a little too much.) They were so wonderfully drawn. I could really see Tisiphone's massive wingspan, hear Megaera's scales sliding across the floor, and feel the terrible heat that their presence invoked. Ireland definitely does justice to the mythology!! I loved, too, how their grip on Amelie affected her appearance. That was totally creepy and cool at the same time.
I thought that Amelie's relationship with Niko unfolded nicely--layer by layer. I loved, too, how complicated it was for them to be together. Both characters were so affected by their families, their pasts, and their current situations. This book really shows how hard it can be to balance love with our other obligations and relationships. So realistically done!!
The ending of the story was really satisfying to me. Without saying too much, I didn't expect certain things. I love when a writer is able to surprise me, while at the same time creating a conclusion that's believable, and Vengeance Bound accomplishes this in spades. I honestly can't wait to see what Ireland writes next. This was SUCH a great read.
Posted April 2, 2013
It's really saying something that this is not normally my genre.
It's really saying something that this is not normally my genre. I couldn't wait to see how everything in VENGEANCE BOUND wrapped up. Justina Ireland is a master at building suspense and delivering the goods. Love edgy, gritty fiction with a mythological twist to the modern world? This is your book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2013
When I started the ARC of Vengeance Bound, I only meant to take
When I started the ARC of Vengeance Bound, I only meant to take a look at the first chapter. I wasn't even sitting comfortably. 3 hours later my butt was completely numb and I found out I had been sitting on a polly pocket doll the entire time. I had no idea that's how engrossed in this book I was. Here's a book with a strong female lead who is absolutely a tortured mess, and I loved her! And my gosh the Furies were just AWESOME! To be honest, I love a good revenge novel, but it is more than that, and that is what makes it such a gripping compelling read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 1, 2013
I loved this! The idea of the Furies is so fascinating to me, an
I loved this! The idea of the Furies is so fascinating to me, and they were as fantastic and horrific as could be imagined. Cory's struggle with them and herself kept me reading. Vigilantism + mythologic possession is a gripping cauldron of trouble, indeed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2013
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