Book Review: The Furies

In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead.
She’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 forget.
One 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, Annabel.
There, 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 17th 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 more she tries to warn the girls off the topic, the more they are drawn to it, and the possibility that they can harness magic for themselves.
Violet 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 more deeply entangled. How far will these young girls go to protect one another…or to destroy one another?

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the PERFECT FALL READ. If you are big fans of The Craft, then you will absolutely love The Furies. This book is full of magic and mayhem. There is a darkness in this story that turns into a deep disturbing tale of deceit and obsession. 

There is so much revenge and regret in this story. It is very very very character driven. It is not a plot heavy book. While I do not think this is a new type of story line, it is definitely a great read. 

Even though I say it was a great read, it was very disturbing too. I really wasn’t expecting this book to be as dark as it was. There were parts that truly made me uncomfortable. The pacing was just right and super creepy. I loved every minute. 

Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author for letting me review this title. 

Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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