I finished reading Furious by Jill Wolfson today on the plane back from Denver for an Around the World ARC Tour.
Three high school girls become the avenging Furies of Greek legend.
We were only three angry 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.
I've always loved Greek mythology and even took a couple of classes in college on the topic. So this story intersted me right away. Unfortunately, the writing did it in.
The writing was almost--crude. I'm not sure if that's the word but there were things that could have been left out of the story. And there seemed to a pretty big focus on the chest area (for example "the Double D twins". Really?)
The actual storyline was okay. I think I could have gotten more into it if the writing didn't put me off. The characters were interesting enough in themselves and I wanted to feel sorry that they were outcasts, but I just didn't.
It wasn't a horrible book, it just didn't do anything for me.
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge: 24
2013 ARC Reading Challenge: 16
2013 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 20
2013 Standalone Reading Challenge: 5
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for
an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.