Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fury Frayed (Of Fates and Furies #1) Review

Fury Frayed (Of Fates and Furies #1)
By: Melissa Haag

Megan’s temper lands her in Girderon Academy, an exclusive school founded in a town of misfit supernatural creatures. It’s the one place she should be able to fit in, but she can’t. Instead, she itches to punch the smug sheriff in his face, pull the hair from a pack of territorial blondes, and kiss the smile off the shy boy’s face. Unfortunately, she can’t do any of that, either, because humans are dying and all clues point to her.


With Megan’s temper flaring, time to find the real killer and clear her name is running out. As much as she wants to return to her own life, she needs to embrace who and what she is. It’s the only way to find and punish the creature responsible.
 



Have I told you how much I love a good book recommendation? I'm pretty sure I have, but let me just reiterate - I LOVE a good book recommendation!! I happened across this one on a FB group I am in dedicated to a specific indie author I adore. She actually promoted this book to her followers as she herself read and loved it. It stands to reason that if I love an author enough to be in a group dedicated to her awesomeness I'm probably going to love everything she recommends. Ergo, I immediately downloaded the book. 

I read the whole book in the span of a few hours, which oddly enough has not been the norm for me as of late. I could not put this down, and I really didn't want to! I was immediately hooked on the bizarre and seemingly unfit mother abandoning her teenage 'problem' child in a house, on the edge of a tiny town in the middle of nowhere. Throw in mass amounts of different creatures/species (hello, griffin's!!) and I could have happily lived in that book world forever. 

The main character, Megan, comes off as a spoiled brat with serious anger issues in the beginning, but as the book goes on we get to see her personality emerge as she works to help people, make friends and ultimately protect those friends from both danger and her own erratic mood swings. Megan becomes a beloved character not only to the reader, but to some of the townspeople as well as she struggles to find her place amongst them, make friends and figure out what she is. I was in my glory when she met two potential love interests, and it was gratifying to see her not jump into a relationship with the first interested guy. It gave the book a more authentic (I know, I know, fantasy clearly isn't authentic to begin with) feel and it gave Megan more depth.

I think my favorite aspect of this book is the town and the people. I love the idea of a small town full of magical beings, most of which are kids who are learning who they are, what they are and what they can do. There is such a collection of different beings in this book I was excited to read the school scenes to find out more about them. We get to see Werewolves, Siren's, Griffin's, Mermaid's, Giant's and Furies among many more. It was brilliant. 

The second book in this series comes out next week and you can be sure that I will be reading it ASAP. Well, at least as soon as I've finished Sarah J Maas' newest, which comes out the same day.

Final Rating:
✬✬✬✬✬
Probability of Rereading:
Yes

Thanks for reading!

Opinionated Bookworm

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