The Furies Epub ñ Hardcover

The Furies Epub ñ Hardcover Some things simply cannot be believed Even when you know they re true The Furies is a slow burn psychological thriller about four teenage girls who long for power Through the study of art, mythology, and ancient witchcraft, they believe they found their voices However, rather than uses these elements as a guide, they use them to seek vengeanceWhen Violet, a teenage outcast, starts attending an elite school, she isn t looking to make friends Having suffered the shock of losing her fatSome things simply cannot be believed Even when you know they re true The Furies is a slow burn psychological thriller about four teenage girls who long for power Through the study of art, mythology, and ancient witchcraft, they believe they found their voices However, rather than uses these elements as a guide, they use them to seek vengeanceWhen Violet, a teenage outcast, starts attending an elite school, she isn t looking to make friends Having suffered the shock of losing her father and baby sister in a car crash, she is merely existing That is until she meets Robin, a charismatic bad girl who introduces Violet to a world filled with death, destruction, obsession, and chaos Violet falls quickly under Robin s spell and, in doing so, discovers her dark side The Furies is a slow burn character study told through Violet s eyes The narrative focuses on the relationship mainly between Violet and Robin Through Violet s character, Lowe does a good job of bringing teenage insecurities to light, especially in how they might lead one down a dark path However, I felt like a good chunk of the time I was only hearing about what was happening to Violet vs being able to see her go through the horrors that she suffers.The ending was fitting but at the same time choppy and a bit lackluster There were parts that I loved and others where I had trouble experiencing what was happening to Violet Some events are detailed and fully explained, whereas other major events just happen It took me a long time to read this book I would pick it up, read a few chapters, put it down and then come back to it a few days later The characters felt distant and I struggled with the pacing of the narrative However, I was compelled to see what happens to these four girls While I didn t love The Furies, I did find certain aspects interesting and enjoyed Lowe s take on vengeance I won an ARC of this book from a Goodreads Giveaway This page turning, harrowing debut is the story of a girl trying to fit in, whose obsessive new friends and desperation to belong leads her to places she d never imagineddark, dangerous, and possibly even violent In , a sixteen year old girl is found deadShe s posed on a swing on her boarding school s property, dressed all in white, with no known cause of death Whispers and rumors swirl, with no answers But there are a few who know what happened there is one girl who will never forgetOne year earlier a new student, Violet, steps on the campus of Elm Hollow Academy, an all girl s boarding school on the outskirts of a sleepy coastal town This is her fresh start, her chance to begin again in the wake of tragedy, leave her demons behind Bright but a little strange, uncertain and desperate to fit in, she soon finds herself invited to an advanced study group, led by her alluring and mysterious art teacher, AnnabelThere, with three other girls Alex, Grace, and Robin the five of them delve into the school s long buried grim history of Greek and Celtic legends of the school founder s academic interest in the occult of gruesome th century witch trials Annabel does her best to convince the girls that her classes aren t related to ancient rites and rituals, and that they are just history and mythology But the she tries to warn the girls off the topic, the they drawn to it, and the possibility that they can harness magic for themselvesViolet quickly finds herself wrapped up in this heady new world of lawless power except she is needled by the disappearance of a former member of the group, one with whom Violet shares an uncanny resemblance As her friends actions take a turn for the darker and spiral out of control, she begins to wonder who she can trust, all the while becoming deeply entangled How far will these young girls go to protect one anotheror to destroy one another NOW AVAILABLE The Secret History via Megan Abbott for a YA audience, The Furies is about teengirl rage and the revenge it engenders a story ofthe brutal power of female friendship, of those secrets women share between themselves, in those moments men are too blind to seefemale rage novels are, if you will permit me, all the rage right now, and, being a fan of girls gone wild stories, i could not be happier this one is dark and damaged and gritty and sharp, and it s what i had hoped th NOW AVAILABLE The Secret History via Megan Abbott for a YA audience, The Furies is about teengirl rage and the revenge it engenders a story ofthe brutal power of female friendship, of those secrets women share between themselves, in those moments men are too blind to seefemale rage novels are, if you will permit me, all the rage right now, and, being a fan of girls gone wild stories, i could not be happier this one is dark and damaged and gritty and sharp, and it s what i had hoped the other book i read with the same title would be incidentally, i have also read two books called fury one and two , so you can see i have a type violet is a sixteen year old girl from a shabby seaside town who has miraculously survived a car accident that killed her father and her younger sister although she grew up far from wealthy, with the insurance money from the accident, violet is able to attend an elite girls school nearby, and reluctantly takes the opportunity to start over where no one knows anything about her.her mother has been reduced to a shadow in her grief, leaving violet completely unmoored, and she soon finds herself unexpectedly absorbed into a tight knit foursome, whose previous fourth member mysteriously vanished several months earlier, a girl who, eerily enough, very strongly resembled violet it starts off predictably enough for this kind of dark coming of age story demonstrating the transformative power of adolescent female friendships as violet alters herself to the tone of the group under the particular influence of robin, the missing girl s former bestie, she starts smoking, drinking, taking pills, and going to college parties with college boys robin even renames her, calling her vivi, which violet takes as a sign of an especial favor she strives to live up to I stumbled along beside her, speechless and blind, as she chattered on about classes, homework she refused to do on principle, she said, not explaining what, exactly, the principle was and girls she hated, their crimes seeming to me like instructions, things I would no longer say or do.and then it goes into The Secret History territory, when violet is invited to attend the exclusive lessons the clique have been studying, held in the clock tower under the guidance of annabel, their charismatic art teacher, where they learn about the school s less publicized history of secret societies led by powerful women with occult leanings, some of whom were burned as witches lessons of sisterhood and empowerment, examining the latent fear of women permeating classical literature and art unsupervised, private female friendships Oh no Women, alone together, without the supervision of men, almost always caused disaster in their households, and the wider community, these freedoms resulting in madness, anger, sexual desire, or jealousy resulting in death Women are not to be left alone, together, or tragedy will surely follow and then things start to get dangerous it s an excellent debut and a strong contribution to the recent batch of rage lit Sadie, The Female of the Species, Ninth House, etc the prose is occasionally a little overdressed, but there are moments of such anthemic potency, it is easily forgiven.I suppose there are moments, best or at least most commonly experienced in the heady years of adolescence, when a girl decides who or what she is going to be Girls who chase boys, who twirl their hair and walk through clouds of chain store perfume, learning their allure Girls who like books, who revel in their solitude, and lonely girls who don t girls who eat, and girls who don t Girls with piercings, tattoos, scars Angry girls, who bare their teeth and scratch at their arms Unironic boy band pink clad girls, who scream and wail and live in every breath Girls who read Vogue and spend their Saturdays with jealous hands on clothes their allowances won t afford Girls who long to be mothers, and their own mothers who long for their youth Art girls Science girls Girls who ll make it out alive Girls who won t.And then, there are the invisible girls the ones nobody thinks to be afraid of The girls who hide in plain sight, flirting and giggling girls for whom sugar and spice is a mask Girls who spark matches and spill battery acid on skin Girls for whom the rules do not apply.go on, girls go wild Congratulations karen You are a Giveaways Winner my very first GR win of 2019 i am so excited thank you, gods of the GR giveaways come to my blog 5 vicious, intelligent, sensual stars A warm thank you to GR friend Elaine M whose wonderful review led me to this gem of a debut novel Thanks also to PinkAmy who had a verydifferent experience of this book than my own but also enticed me to read this book pronto I was then fortunate to find this book on Netgalley and want to thank them, the author and St Martin s Press for an e copy in exchange for an honest review I was blown away by this first novel by Ms Katie Lowe The book exp 5 vicious, intelligent, sensual stars A warm thank you to GR friend Elaine M whose wonderful review led me to this gem of a debut novel Thanks also to PinkAmy who had a verydifferent experience of this book than my own but also enticed me to read this book pronto I was then fortunate to find this book on Netgalley and want to thank them, the author and St Martin s Press for an e copy in exchange for an honest review I was blown away by this first novel by Ms Katie Lowe The book explores the darkness that lies within teenage girls in an insightful, respectful yet extremely frightening way We are taken to coastal England to a decaying and dull coastal town There we meet Violet, languishing in grief over the death of her father and baby sister and neglected by her increasingly depressed and alcoholic mother She is given a scholarship as a day student to a prestigious all girls arts school and she falls into a trio of girls that wreak havoc on others, each other and themselves through violence, psychological sabotage and figurative possibly literal witchcraft Nobody is safe from them particularly boys and men that lumber along and do them wrong The writing is neo gothic, ornate, descriptive and highly sensual You are able to see, hear, smell and taste what is happening often in very disturbing and revolting ways The horror in this novel is deep, frightening and extremely realistic in the depiction of adolescent girl dynamics and psychologies I was of then left holding my breath as I did not want these evil girl fumes entering my being The tie in to local history and the mythic Greek furies is extremely well done and plausible The mysteries are extremely well executed and multi layered If you enjoyed Eileen by Moshfeigh, See What I have Done by Schmidt or Dark Rooms by Anolik then you must add this to your reading list I cannot rave enough about this one Fanfuckingtastic My reviews can also be seen at Although I m not big into witches or witchcraft etc., I was still really intrigued by this books description.In 1998 a sixteen year old girl was found dead on the grounds of Elm Hollow Academy, an all girls boarding school She was dressed in white and posed sitting upright on a swing No one knows exactly what caused her death Not a single clue was left It was as if her heart just stopped.Violet s father and younger sist My reviews can also be seen at Although I m not big into witches or witchcraft etc., I was still really intrigued by this books description.In 1998 a sixteen year old girl was found dead on the grounds of Elm Hollow Academy, an all girls boarding school She was dressed in white and posed sitting upright on a swing No one knows exactly what caused her death Not a single clue was left It was as if her heart just stopped.Violet s father and younger sister were recently killed in a horrific car accident.an accident that Violet miraculously survived Violet s mother is grieving and isn t able to be there for Violet It is eventually decided that Violet will attend Elm Hollow Academy.It isn t long before Violet is invited to be a part of a study group led by the school s art teacher, Annabel Violet will learnabout art and mythology, and the history of Elm Hollow Academy Another member of Annabel s study group, Emily Frost has gone missing Violet is told that she resembles the missing girl The other members of the group are Robin, Grace, and Alex Robin takes a special interest in Violet and soon the two are close friends Violet is so thankful for Robin s friendship that she tolerates her frequent mood swings She is kind to Violet one moment and vicious the next Violet is changing She is skipping school and experimenting with things like drugs, alcohol, older boys, and.Suddenly things are spiraling out of control and Violet isn t sure who she can trust.What other secrets are her new friends keeping The prologue of this novel was really intriguing but soon after I found it just wasn t holding my attention Most of the characters were very difficult to like The girls were so cruel to each other I just couldn t seem to connect with the characters or the storyline I felt that some of the descriptions were unnecessary and had to skip a few parts entirely However, I stuck with it because I wanted to see how it ended.Overall, this novel wasn t what I expected Of course, this is just my opinion Many readers loved the novel, it just wasn t for me.A young adult novel about toxic friendships, love, secrets, lies, dark magic, death, and revenge I d like to thank St Martin s Press for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own This was kinda icky And not in a good way Don t get me wrong, I do love ick, but maybe I don t love YA ick I don t love for the sake of it manhating ick, either, which is what this felt like to me I need my ick to be deep, inky black pools you could drown in So deep they reach your subconscious, making you think and despair and sometimes elicit a subversive cackle of delight.Four unlikable students who are chosen for a special, exclusive class by a wise, witchy teacher sounds like The Secr This was kinda icky And not in a good way Don t get me wrong, I do love ick, but maybe I don t love YA ick I don t love for the sake of it manhating ick, either, which is what this felt like to me I need my ick to be deep, inky black pools you could drown in So deep they reach your subconscious, making you think and despair and sometimes elicit a subversive cackle of delight.Four unlikable students who are chosen for a special, exclusive class by a wise, witchy teacher sounds like The Secret History for teens, doesn t it Oh, yes, it certainly does bond over their hatred of men an abusive father, a date rape situation, a world in which positive male role models or just decent humans with penises are very, very rare indeed These four girls dabble in the occult, haunted by the death of their friend, preoccupied with revenge as they attempt to bring forth the furies, similar in spirit to Medea.It s very readable, the story occasionally compulsive The cruelty of teenage girls is well documented, even if I wasn t particularly convinced of the deep friendship the main characters shared Nor did I buy some of the extreme acts of violence that took place, and the ease with which they were committed Mainly, I found it distasteful, with little deeper truth to discover between the lines Not a bad book, but a pulpy one, leaving me to wonder, what was the point of it all The ick here got the toes of my favourite boots all sticky with unpleasant goo But that s all On second look, it s just a piece of bubble gum, easily picked off.And now for the fun part I found the author s favourite word shudder I started to see it everywhere, and it became a literary game of Where s Waldo Though I likely missed a few, I noted the following things shuddering the lift the bus the bell a noise a shuddering constant her heart shuddering in her lungs the office light shuddering in response the pigeon s body peeling posters shuddering at the corner of my vision clawing hands the coffee table s glass surface shuddering at the impact the floor the bus again Then, the main character shudders in a myriad of ways with cold involuntarily with doubt at the thought of the way he looked at me in realization involuntarily again in relief with a sound with heat with fear at the thought of blood at the thought of him at the thought of what I d done at the memory with cold again with a deep breathIt was a really fun game, and made the reading of this book faramusing than I m sure the author intended Theoretically, it may be a bit easier to handle the aftermath of a tragedy if someone close suffers the same horror Certainly, an adolescent girl could expect her mother to understand and to bear the burden with her Vivian s mom does know the shock, the overwhelming ache of emptiness It s almost as if she found a way to absorb it Vivian no longer sees her mom, there is only a hollow shell where the warm, caring soul should still be.Perhaps Vivian, too, would have just faded away, if not for Theoretically, it may be a bit easier to handle the aftermath of a tragedy if someone close suffers the same horror Certainly, an adolescent girl could expect her mother to understand and to bear the burden with her Vivian s mom does know the shock, the overwhelming ache of emptiness It s almost as if she found a way to absorb it Vivian no longer sees her mom, there is only a hollow shell where the warm, caring soul should still be.Perhaps Vivian, too, would have just faded away, if not for the opportunity to attend the prestigious Elm Hollow A curious campus that, of course has a history and the intriguing course structures were appealing But it was watching the girls making their way from class to class that truly began to stir something inside of Vivian For the first time, in a long time, Vivian felt like learning again Looking forward, making friends, maybe even dating thoughts that had been gathering dust in the back of her brain tentatively slunk forward.Young ladies gathered in pairs, loose groups and a few had chosen solo spots and were sprinkled throughout One thing seemed the same, though All seemed content Ok, not all There are three or to beaccurate, there is trio standing out Admittedly, the righteous red of Robin s hair is impossible to miss, but Vivian is pretty sure there s an undercurrent connecting the clearly close friends Inexplicably drawn to them, Vivian feels her heart beat again when she is welcomed into their fold.Ms Lowe doesn t allow the uplifting illusion to linger As Vivian embraces all of Elm Hollow her mind happily gathers information, albeit by bits and pieces She soon learns enough to put together a surprising, scary picture Relationships are not new backgrounds are tangled, gnarled roots and Vivian has been snagged Entirely on her own, she will become eternally ensnared in Elm Hollow, or she will have to hack her way out.I cannot wait to take this suck you in and spin you story to my students next month This review was written by jv poore for Buried Under Books, with huge thanks for the Advance Review Copy for my favorite classroom library This book is an okay read for me I don t particularly like it much where Violet seems to be smart but do dumb things She doesn t question why but follows blindly after Robin in her desperate need to have friends The story for the most part, follows a 16 years old Violet but occasionally the story change it up to as I look back as if indicating that Violet is older and looking back to her first weeks of high school There was no indication that the story was going to be told as a look back t This book is an okay read for me I don t particularly like it much where Violet seems to be smart but do dumb things She doesn t question why but follows blindly after Robin in her desperate need to have friends The story for the most part, follows a 16 years old Violet but occasionally the story change it up to as I look back as if indicating that Violet is older and looking back to her first weeks of high school There was no indication that the story was going to be told as a look back through memory lane I don t really enjoy all that underage intentionally drinking, smoking, and drugs This book started out with what appears to be a prologue, told in the first person point of view following a teacher and murderer of a 16 years old high school girl from long ago Then the story begins with Violet, 16, smart and friendless, who survived a deadly car crash where her dad and sister died With the accident settlement, it gives her the opportunity to attend an all girls school At the school, she got invited to join a group of girls who are interested in witchcrafts and a study group with her art teacher Annabelle This book is divided into 4 seasons starting with autumn The Furies is well written, just not for me I don t enjoy reading good girl deliberately gone bad without thinking Violet is not clever at all She basically let Tom have his way with her and then mad about it She could have made better decisions, like not follow him and just leave when she said she s about to go The friendship is not that great The four of them seems to split to two and threes and often Violet is just following along The murder doesn t make much sense since they were the one that were intruding the victim s premise I can t help but skip through and then just couldn t finish it and don t care for the ending one way or another The prologue however, sounds interesting.Pro prologue Con slow paced, smart girl intentionally do dumb things I rate it 3 stars Disclaimer Many thanks to St Martin s Press for the opportunity to read and review Please be assured that my opinions are honest xoxo, Jasmine at www.howusefulitis.wordpress.com fordetails A sixteen year old girl is found dead in a swing at her boarding school It s 1998 No one knows how she died Rumors light up and spread like wildfire.Well, actually, a few know what happened, but they aren t talking One student is particularly distraught.Violet is a new student at the boarding school, Elm Hollow Academy, just one year earlier Violet needs a new start, and this will be it leaving her past behind Like any other teen, she desperately wants to fit in though she s a bit awkward A sixteen year old girl is found dead in a swing at her boarding school It s 1998 No one knows how she died Rumors light up and spread like wildfire.Well, actually, a few know what happened, but they aren t talking One student is particularly distraught.Violet is a new student at the boarding school, Elm Hollow Academy, just one year earlier Violet needs a new start, and this will be it leaving her past behind Like any other teen, she desperately wants to fit in though she s a bit awkward Brilliant but eccentric at times.Violet is invited to a study group led by her art teacher, Annabel Alex, Grace, and Robin are also in the group, and they are studying the history of the school It s rather dark The school founder was interested in the occult, and the witch trials played a part.A former member of the group has disappeared, and she looks much like Violet While her friends take part inanddarkness, Violet doesn t know what to do She s not sure how far this will go and will it go up in flames I loved the art and mythology This was such a unique read I love the female slant here It was clever and edgy The Furies is a well written engaging story about toxic friends with a dark backdrop of witches, spells, murder, and magic I found it engrossing and thought churning Katie Lowe definitely kept me on my toes Highly recommended for fans of darkly themed young adult novels I received a complimentary copy All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader Yes, there is a dead student Yes, there are four girls attending a private school Yes, the loner is brought into the fold Yes, they are misfits and chosen by their teacher for private instruction about the witchy history surrounding their school and the accompanying mythology Yes, they attempt rituals, spells or what have you Look a little closer and what this book is really about is feminine rage, unrealized female potential and aggression when violated or wronged I thoroughly enjoyed t Yes, there is a dead student Yes, there are four girls attending a private school Yes, the loner is brought into the fold Yes, they are misfits and chosen by their teacher for private instruction about the witchy history surrounding their school and the accompanying mythology Yes, they attempt rituals, spells or what have you Look a little closer and what this book is really about is feminine rage, unrealized female potential and aggression when violated or wronged I thoroughly enjoyed the author s erudite take on feminine anger and revenge contained within particular works of art and classic myths Does the students hocus pocus yield results That s left for the reader to decide

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