Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Book Review: Vengeance Bound

TITLE: Vengeance Bound
AUTHOR: Justina Ireland
GENRE: Urban Fantasy, Mythology referencing
PREMISE: A girl who has to carry out the will of the furies tries to lead a normal life...
MY REVIEW: This one was...interesting. It's one of the few YA books using furies that didn't make me roll my eyes hard so kudos there, author. But like most of these YA books regarding furies...it grapples with the concept and tries to hard to make it NOT about furies.
When this book was talking about the morality behind the killing and whether it was justified, I was digging it. But every time it got a little too dark it was as though the author was afraid to scare her audience or something and suddenly it was "look at the cute romance that came out of nowhere and has little to no basis!" Yeah. The dreaded insta-love. When it wasn't going on about that, I found this book interesting. I could have done without the completely unnecessary villifying of Amber as well (seriously, what was the point of that plot? It was gross and not needed).
So...I give the author points for trying to discuss the morality of furies. I just don't really think she went as far as she could have because she focused too much on insta-love and drama. So it wasn't bad...but it could have been better.
WHO SHOULD READ: fans of Fury, fans of greek mythology
MY RATING: Three out of Five mythology creatures running amok

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