Monday, March 25, 2013

Blog Tour ~ Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland Review + Giveaway!

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Vengeance Bound 
by Justina Ireland

Release Date: April 2, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Genre: YA Mythology
Source: ARC from author
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The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge… no matter how far it takes her. Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them. Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy. But does this mean that Cory’s finally found someone who she can trust, or are there greater factors at work? As Cory’s mind becomes a battlefield, with the Furies fighting for control, Cory will have to put everything on the line to hold on to what she’s worked so hard to build.

I may sound a bit deranged when I say this but I love revenge! LOL I am a huge Dexter fan and I would say this book does have quite a few Dexter aspects. At 12 years old Cory was in a devastatingly awful tragic position when the Furies reached out to her. She could accept their help to get out of it but she would thus have to accept them into her life. Stuck between two horrible choices and craving the Furies to exact revenge against the wrong that was being done to her, she accepted. The Furies crave blood and killing and justice. To keep them at bay she allows them out only to kill someone who has done wrong. But the Furies are craving more and more blood and are becoming harder for her to hold back from coming out and taking her over.

Cory lost her parents years ago so moves often and lives on her own. During this last move she meets new friends and Niko. Although the friends were not at all what they seemed. I was surprised by it. I liked them and then I hated them. I wasn't too into the romance. I liked Niko but I kind of felt like he accepted a lot of this way too easy. At one point Cory even tells him to tie her up (and I don't mean in a kinky way although there is a great joke about it) and he just does it. If some new guy at school told me to do this (not in a kinky way lol) I think I would probably walk out and assume they were crazy. He is pretty accepting though so Cory obviously wants to be with him but the Furies are a part of her and she doesn't want to risk him. The Furies themselves had interesting back stories as well. I've actually never read anything about them before and this has peaked my interest to try more books about Furies.

There is a lot of action and some violent scenes. Which I like actually but thought I would mention it. I don't know why these types of stories intrigue me, I just think many of us have probably thought at one time or another that we wish we could just kill all the horrible murders and rapists. Cory gets the chance to do that so she feels good for awhile which I understand when the Furies explain some of the awful things these criminals do. The Furies eventually want more blood and Cory doubts who is guilty and who isn't because the Furies want everyone to be guilty and it gets confusing. Which is why we don't go killing murders as much as we might like to because often there isn't evidence to be 100% sure. Cory wants her life back and to have the Furies out of her head. The conclusion was really great. Cory dealt with the Furies in an unexpected way although I kind of had a tiny idea about how it would end. I recommend this if you enjoy action, revenge, blood lust, Dexter and all that good crazy stuff!

"What are you? What the hell are you?" the man blabbers, and I can't help but smile.
"There are plenty of nightmares that stalk the night. I'm yours."

"I need you to tie me up."
Niko's eyebrows shoot up, and a grin quirks one side of his mouth. "As much as I wold love to, don't you think you're a little sick for that?"

Rating: 4/5 

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  1. I never watched Dexter, so I can't compare this book to it, but I love action packed books, and throw in a recipe of Furies, revenge, and more and you got me. I have to read this very soon! I just need to find the time! Fab. review!

  2. OMG I love revenge too. lol And I like the Dexter comparison. I have an ARC of this on my shelf and now I'm even more excited to dive into it! :)

  3. I love most books that have to do with mythology and this one sounds so good!

  4. It's funny, I really like shows or movies about revenge (Dexter is freaking awesome!), but I don't tend to like to read about it in books. I have enjoyed some books about revenge though, and I really want to read this one. Mostly for they mythology aspect of it and not the revenge part, but either way. Great review, it sounds like a good book.

  5. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for the great review!

  6. Sometimes revenge IS necessary...this sounds like a great read!


  7. This book sounds amazing! Adding it to my TBR list. I love the concept and the fact that she was in an asylum makes it even more intriguing!

  8. This books sounds awesome!!! Great review and thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I love the idea of a mix of Dexter, mythology, and revenge. This book sounds action packed and exciting. Revenge plots always tend to get out of hand and I can't wait to see how Cory deals with the Furies. Thanks for the review and giveaway:)

  10. Can't wait to read this it sounds great .Thank you for sharing with us .Hope you have an awesome week.

  11. I remember seeing the cover reveal of this but I never had a good idea what it was about, it sounds quite thrilling and I like the revenge theme, too!

  12. Loved the cover from the first time I saw it. After watching Revenge on TV and loving it, this action packed book fits very nicely.

  13. Wow, this sounds like a cool idea! Having the Furies i your mind? That is CRAZY! I'm excited to read this :D

  14. This sounds like it could be really good!! I love the premise. I like the cover :) Glad you enjoyed it!!


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