Cold Fury (Cold Fury #1)
Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).
Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased an...more
Starting off slowly, Cold Fury begins by throwing us into Sara's past - her family dynamics in particular - which has always been filled with whispers and secrets. This is all done via flashbacks and, while interesting, can become a bit tedious, or even confusing. Although I can't say that I was ever bored as the mysteriousness kept my attention from faltering. Page 104 is where it really begins, with a bang. House in shambles, her family gone, on the run...more
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein is about a wonderful protagonist, Sara Jane, and her realization her family is missing. She has been trained as a boxer, and as she investigates her family's disappearance, she realizes that her parents have been keeping secrets upon secrets. Now she is the only one that can figure out the truth and save them.
I love the fact that I have so many books coming in that I can approach each...more
Cold Fury made me want to watch the sopranos again! This book is full of yummy goodness that will appeal to suspense and action lovers. The story will take you to the daunting streets of Chicago. Get ready for the twists and secrets that will put you on the edge of your seat. This book is fast paced!
The story is about Sara Jane’s quest to find her family and to discover the secrets behind the Rispoli Clan. She thought she had a normal life. She didn’t expect to be...more
If I keep seeing the exact same issues in YA over and over again like I have been lately, I am going to put down the books for a little while and start making buttons in Photoshop. Typing out the same complaints over and over again gets old very quickly and if those buttons would create such a great shortcut for books like Cold Fury, whose problems I have all seen before and detailed my dislike of before. Negative portrayals of most women, spoilerific narr...more
The story starts off when everything already...more
One minute she was arguing with her father. The next she was wishing she had waved goodbye.
One minute she had a close-knit, loving and peaceful family. And in the next they became one that kept secrets, told lies and betrayed those they loved. Even her.
And one minute all she had to worry about was going to the dance with a boy she liked. And in the next instant she had to find her family, uncover their secrets, discover the truth behind thei...more
This book is a fast-paced, page-turning thrill ride! T.M. Goeglein's teenage heroine is one that SO many of us can relate to, and yet this particular teenager, Sara Jane Rispoli, is also a closet badass with a unique supernatural power that even she is still attempting to understand and harness.
Goeglein's writing is fluid and exciting, and you find yourself tucked within it, watching the action alongside Sara Jane (and rooting for her to get out of each situation alive!) The imagery is vivid, f...more
Release Date: July 24th, 2012
Date Read: 2012, June 13th-16th
Received: ARC won on Librarything
Rating: 2/5 stars
Recommended to: 15+
Sara Jane Rispoli thought her 16th year would be sweet. Instead, she finds herself being chased and hunted like a dog. Her family disappeared, her father's secrets ready to burst. It's up to Sara Jane to take a stand, before she loses her family forever.
MY THOUGHTS -
This is one of those books I wish I could write a 5-s...more
Reasons to Read:
1.One of the strongest female protagonists I have read about:
Sara is a main character that I really, really have to admire. She is incredibly strong and clever. She is placed in this really hard situation,...more
The day of her sixteent...more
Sara Jane Rispoli just turned sixteen. It's been a rough couple of months. First her grandparents died, and then her father and her uncle stopped speaking to each other. Then the day she turns sixteen, Sara Jane comes home to an empty house, her brother's dog lying injured on the floor on a note that warns her to beware.
COLD FURY is full of things I love. Ther...more
The book couldn't sound more awesome right?
Ohhh, yeah. The girl is a boss. Briefcase, check. Gadgets, check. And a furious expression on her face, check. Very nice cover. Too bad, it didn't show her freaky blue eyes.
What's the book about?
Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure
Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in th
Young Sara Jane Rispoli hasn't had a completely normal life -or a completely normal family. She's grown up on her own terms, t...more
Things I liked: that you’re not quite sure what make her special and that once things are made clearer, you see all these unlikely connections. I even enjoyed how different The Family was. I enjoyed h...more
Mais celle-ci ne se contente pas d’exposer des faits, c’est assez étrange et impossible à expliquer à l’écrit. Le style de T.M. Goeglein est radicalement différent de ce qu’on a l’habitude de voir en littérature jeunesse. Parfois, on a un peu l’impress...more
cherishes the most is her close-knit family. Her world gets turned upside down when her parents and brother disappear and she is left to uncover her family's deep and dark secrets.
Cold Fury has the feel of a diary entry. It is informative and very detailed. There is insight into everythi...more
What I enjoyed most about the story are the characters. The reader meets Sara Jane. An outcast in her family once her brother is born, Sara is kept in the dark about everything. Her anger builds and she is secretly molded into a fighting machine. I adore how wonderfully this character is built. The author does a g...more
I definitely struggled with Cold Fury. It wasn't the most amazing book I've ever read. And yet somehow I also really enjoyed it. I really liked a unique sci-fi concept that it has and the story was modern yet also historical. I definitely found it boring at many places like a lot of people, but despite this it was still an overall pleasant experience for me and I was excited when I finished it that there would be more.
SARA JANE RISPOLI