“Vengeance Bound” Justina Ireland

ARC (Advance Reading Copy). Published Apr. 2, 2013. Simon & Schuster. 310 p.

VengeanceBoundWhen Cory was a young girl, she was kidnapped. Years later, she has vague recollections of that awful time in her life, only remembering that she had somehow murdered her captor with the help of The Furies. The Furies are sisters from mythological times, with the sole mindset of seeking revenge against all men who have committed both real, and imagined, crimes.

The sisters helped Cory escape so now they own her mind, body and soul. They constantly whisper in her mind, ordering her to kill and materializing at random moments. As a result, Cory has been forced to constantly move around the country and assume numerous identities. Sometimes she feels like she’s losing her mind.

Now that she’s almost 18 Cory hopes to be a normal teenager, but The Furies will never let that happen. Their murderous tendencies must be sated, and Cory is their vessel. Until she met Niko, Cory thought she didn’t have a future. Somehow Niko calms The Furies’ murderous thoughts in her head, and gives her hope that she can be free of them. However, The Furies don’t plan to ever let her go, and they won’t let anything stand in their way.

“Vengeance Bound” has good action, and will be enjoyed by teens 14 and older.

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