#Review The Furies by Katie Lowe #TheFuries #NetGalley
I am torn with this book.
I didn’t love it but I also didn’t hate it.
I am stuck somewhere in the middle of love and hate, and there are not many books that leave me in this state.
Going into this book I had conjured up feelings of it being very much like The Craft – and whilst there are some elements (4 girls ancient texts) it fell flat. The Furies were only mentioned a few times and “seen” once, which left me sorely disappointed. I wanted more witchcraft, more spells, more Furies. But instead you get the toxic friendship that Robin, Alex and Grace have with Violet. Mainly between Robin and Violet, Alex and Grace don’t seem to want to pass the time of day with Violent with Robin isn’t around.
I think reflecting on the story for me the main line was the peer pressure and toxic friendships rather than the whole witchcraft one. Violet comes to Elm Hollow Academy looking for a new start following a year off school after a tragic car accident that saw her father and sister die. Violet is in a place where having the attention of Robin is something that she is craving, but she soon gets caught up with drugs, drinking and sex (actually rape which lead to the girls calling on the power of the Furies).
This is a very ominous and foreboding book that left me questioning what really happened. Was it the Furies or was it just the fact that these girls were just plain evil?
Would I recommend this? I would say yeas if only to see what you thought was along the same lines as me!
About the Author:
Katie is a writer living in Worcester, UK.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham, Katie has a BA(Hons) in English and an MPhil in Literature & Modernity, and is returning to Birmingham in 2019 to commence her PhD in female rage in literary modernism and contemporary women’s writing.
The Furies is her first novel.
Thanks to the NetGalley for an copy of this ebook.