Furyborn Review | BLOGTOBER 🍂☕🎃

by - 10/03/2018

“We live in a world where good kings die and those foolish enough to hope for something better are killed where they stand."

I've been having a hard time finding a new series to get into. I've read a couple of five-star books this year, for which I'm thankful, but they've mostly been stand-alone's or dualologies. (Is that even a word? Is it spelt right? LOL.) I miss the days of waiting for the release of an installment in a series. I missed out on my chance with Harry Potter, as I was too young to really be into it. (I was more patient back then, go figure.) And since I've really become an avid reader, I just haven't found anything that's made me excited.

Until Furyborn.

I'm sure you knew that by the image and the obvious title, I've fallen in love with Furyborn and it was one of my five-star reads so far this year. I discovered this book through a booktuber and bought it thinking it would be alright. I try not to get too worked up over booktuber suggestions because sometimes they fall short. And I've honestly never really been a big fantasy reader. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I won't lie to you, I buy a lot of books based off the cover design. It's a problem.

But this book; it blew me away. I was a little wary at first when the chapters skipped POV's. Every other chapter was in the POV of one of our two main characters. A mother/daughter (Rielle/Eliana) duo separated by age. Years. It's such a hard concept to explain, but it's also so amazing and I'm so frustrated that I don't have the proper words to describe it. To quote the author herself;

It's a story about two young women deciding how to use their power--for good or for evil, or maybe to fight a war, or maybe not at all. These girls make lots of mistakes. They fall in love and they tell many lies. They do great things and they do awful things--sometimes to save the people they love. Sometimes to save themselves. Sometimes just for the hell of it.

It's a story about faith--how it can help, and how it can hurt. It's about god and rage and war and grief, and grappling with the dark side of humanity, and how to keep fighting for what's right even when it would be much easier not to.

It's about magic and temptation, sacrifice and desire, rage and belief. It's about monsters both profane and divine. It's about digging down into that deep burning place in your heart and telling yourself to stand up. It's about helping others who can't stand on their own, and broken people coming together to make a whole.

Also, there's kissing. Lots of it.

Now if that doesn't sound like a good time, then I don't know what does. Also, the second installment is coming out in May of 2019. Check out the beautiful cover below and do yourself a favor, read Furyborn!


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