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Red Hot Fury by Kasey MacKenzie
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May 19, 10

bookshelves: urban-fantasy, amazon-vine, own
Read from May 16 to 19, 2010 — I own a copy

For about the first forty pages, RED HOT FURY has a rocky start, but after it gets over that hump it's a worthwhile read. The Furies are an interesting breed that brings a welcome change from all the vampires, weres, witches, et al. to the urban fantasy genre, and the author adds her own spin to the species. Marissa, or rather Riss, is a tough, sarcastic, sure-of-herself character that won't appeal to everyone, but if you like them more on the gritty side then she might be the heroine for you. The world is interesting and there are good ideas, which includes Greek, Egyptian, and European mythology, but unfortunately the execution could have been better. Sometimes I was confused by explanations of the world, organizations, magic, etc., all of which, at times, were vague and periodically the dialogue fell flat. Adding to that, there was an unnecessary number of action scenes and a few too many characters to keep completely straight. However, there were some nice twists and turns, and although I saw the big reveal coming a mile away, I enjoyed the book and will look for the second in the series. Hopefully, all the kinks will be ironed out for that one. It's not quite a 4-star book, but a little better than a 3, so I'll settle for 3.5 stars.

Provided to me free for review through Amazon Vine.
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Reading Progress

05/16/2010 page 124
36.8% "The first 40 pages were rough going, but it's picked up since. The inferior ink used in this ARC makes me kinda nauseous though."
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message 1: by Elle (new)

Elle i'm interested to know how this turns out! sounds interesting!


faeriemyst I hope I can be helpful. :)


Lolly's Library Hmm, sounds intriguing. I like the idea of some other supernatural creature being involved, instead of the same ol' witches, vampires, and werewolves (oh my!). :D


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