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August 15, 2012

Mini Reviews - Fury by Elizabeth Miles & Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Hello awesome readers! Farah and I decided that in order for us to review every single book we read we can't post one review per post because this way we can't include all the review books on time, and also we can't include other memes we participate in! so for non review books that are old (say 2011 and earlier) and that are not an all time favorite, we will combine the books in one post and write a one paragraph review of each book. 

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1)
Title: Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1)
Author: Elizabeth Miles
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: August 30th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult (Paranormal, Mythology)
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Fury is the first installment to a paranormal trilogy about getting even. Three 'girls', or paranormal beings, call themselves The Furies. Their twisted logic is that anyone who has been bad during their life like stealing their best friend's boyfriend, or messing up someone's life, they end up in their radar. The story opens up with the Furies having decided on their next targets, Em and Chase. Now for the plot of the story, it took a while to get into it because we suddenly get sucked into a world of lies, deceit, and mistake after mistake, you don't really empathize or connect to the characters, which makes it hard to feel sorry for them. As for the Furies, we get to see them stealthy doing their work through the clueless eyes of Em and Chase. The unraveling of the mystery and plot was totally creepy. I enjoyed the writing but there was a bit too much descriptions to my liking but the mystery and the need to know more kept me reading. However I felt the plot was a bit too draggy but the ending was very shocking and while I was not 100% satisfied, I can't wait to pick up Envy, the second book in this trilogy to find out what more do The Furies have in store!
- Juhina       
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Title: Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication date: September 13th, 2011
Genre: Young Adult (Dystopian)
Rating: 3/5 stars

Glow is the first book in the Sky Chasers trilogy. I started this with a hesitant attitude, because I was scared that the book was going to feel stuffy. It's all based inside a spaceship sort of thing, and with no actual outside, I didn't want to feel claustrophobic. Fortunately, I did not feel that way at all! Glow was a bit hard to get into, but it got better and better every page I turned. The main protagonist, Waverly, is in love with Kieran. These two characters are the main protagonists, and it felt kind of weird for me to read that they're already in love. The interesting thing was that Waverly and other girls abroad the Empyrean got kidnapped by another shuttle, the New Horizon. Waverly was a very strong character, because being the eldest, she had to take care of all the other girls. She was very smart, and I liked how she moved. On the other hand, Kieran started getting kind of annoying and whiney. I didn't know how to feel about him. In the end, Glow turned out to be very interesting. I can say that the most interesting part was towards the end of the book, but rating wise, it did not overcompensate for the boring beginning. However I can't wait to see what Spark, the second book in this trilogy, has in store for me!

- Farah      

2 comments:

  1. I love these mini reviews that people seem to be doing lately! I haven't read Glow, though I definitely want to, but I agree with what you said about Fury. It was extremely hard to connect to the characters for me because they all seemed so superficial, but the intrigue of the mystery is what kept me reading!

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  2. Nice! Glow and Fury both seem interesting! Thanks for your honest reviews girls!
    Amanda

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