Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cold Fury by T. M. Goeglein

Release Date: July 24th

Publisher: Penguine: Putnum

Series: Cold Fury (bk. 1)

Genera: Action thriller/mystery

Subjects: Mob/mafia, Chicago, psychic ability

Length: 313 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure
Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding romance--until her parents and brother are kidnapped and she discovers her family is deeply embedded in the Chicago Outfit (aka the mob).

Now on the run from a masked assassin, rogue cops and her turncoat uncle, Sara Jane is chased and attacked at every turn, fighting back with cold fury as she searches for her family. It's a quest that takes her through concealed doors and forgotten speakeasies--a city hiding in plain sight. Though armed with a .45 and 96K in cash, an old tattered notebook might be her best defense--hidden in its pages the secret to "ultimate power." It's why she's being pursued, why her family was taken, and could be the key to saving all of their lives.
Action packed, with fresh, cinematic writing, Cold Fury is a riveting and imaginative adventure readers will devour.”

My Rating: êêêê

My Review: This book was exciting, but slightly disappointing because it wasn’t as supernatural as I thought. I thought she was a demi-god/vampire/something. She just has an ability that runs in the family. I love the setting. I’m from Chicagoland, so I’m familiar with it. The author may have edited a few things. I also liked the action. The beginning kind of dragged on with her past, but once it got going, it got going. Mafia/mob stuff you don’t see often in YA, especial non-historical and from the point of view of a girl. The story it pretty unique in that way. Sara Jane is a tough character. A girl boxer. The prefer character for an action story like this one.

I recommend this book if you like gangster movies, action, or anything like that. If you’re from Chicago and like YA, read this!

Cover Art Review: Very action looking. The suitcase mentioned in the book. Sara on the cover. I wish there was some Chicago related picture in the background, but oh well.

~Haley G

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