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The Furies by Katie Lowe
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It is hard to admit, but this book didn’t work well for me.

It took me a while to get into the story. Even had to go back and reread pages. For me, it has a very weak start and struggles to gain speed to keep readers attention. I put a lot of efforts not to fall asleep.

This book was really anticipated. Not only because it has a beautiful cover. The blurb was so promising. If you’ve read some of my other reviews, you will probably know that I love mythology. And The Furies are not that familiar as characters in comparison with The Fates. I was so excited, but…

First of all, the author’s writing didn’t work for me. Sometimes I really got confused and as I already said- I had to go back and reread paragraphs or pages. It is a huge mess. We have a dialog or monologue and somewhere between we have the character’s inner thoughts. But they sound with the same voice it is hard to separate them. On the other hand, we have a series of events which are completely different but again they sound the same.

For me, she failed by giving each character their own voice. To make them pop and be distinguished from the mass. Our narrator – Violet, felt not so convenient. While Robin pops a bit more. I don’t want to talk about Alex and Grace because although they are part of the crew, their presence is as unnoticeable as their absence. The story is said to be about four reckless girls, not so sure about it tho.

A huge thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are mine!
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Reading Progress

April 16, 2019 – Started Reading
May 3, 2019 – Finished Reading
May 10, 2019 – Shelved

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