Monday, 24 September 2012

Envy by Elizabeth Miles (Young Adult, 10/10)

It feels like her hair is coming off the cover! It looks like it's moving too. 

August 2012, Simon and Schuster
394 pages, Hardback
Review copy

Themes: US school life, teen cliques, jealousy, envy (ha!), pride, determination, queen bee syndrome, dark secrets, moments of extreme eep-ness, skipping school, mentions of alcohol & underage clubbing, lots of suspense, moderate teen romance

Summary from Simon and Schuster

Spring is here, and the ice is slowly melting in Ascension…revealing the secrets buried beneath.
The Furies are back, and Emily Winters is about to discover that their roots in Ascension are deeper than she ever imagined. With the help of her new friend Drea, she vows to take them down. But it's hard to focus when she's desperate to make up with JD, and to figure out why Crow, a mysterious Ascension High dropout, seems to be shadowing her.
Meanwhile, new girl Skylar McVoy is determined to leave her own dark past behind. So she's thrilled when not only does popular Gabby takes her under her wing, but the stunning and sophisticated Meg offers to give her a major makeover. But everyone knows what happens to the vainest girl of all…
It's tempting to be naughty. But beware: the Furies are always watching, and their power grows stronger by the day.

Nayuleska's thoughts
I love the furies! They are so evil. Stuff the protagonists who seem innocent but end up hurting people badly. The furies are the stars of the book. I love the way they ease themselves into people's lives, their calling card which freaks people out, the clues they leave people which are so obvious if people just open their minds.

Happy sigh. Its not that I want the characters to be hurt by the furies (well, I do because they deserve it). The furies are so interesting, they know what they want and are focused on working towards their goals. That's an admirable quality, if used for good reasons. This is the only series I prefer the antagonist to the protagonists. Its an odd feeling to be cheering the furies on in this 10/10 reqd. Hopefully I won't be seen as too weird liking them. I guess I can always call on them to protect me!

Find out more on Elizabeth's website.

Suggested read

You have to read book one, Fury.

(This is the cover I had)

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