Furyborn by Claire Legrand
Publisher : Sourcebooks Fire
Published May 22nd 2018
Furyborn is a beautifully crafted story of two women fighting for the ones they love in two very different times. Rielle must prove to her people that she is the Sun Queen And has complete control over her powers, even if that’s not entirely true. Over a thousand years later Eliana joins the rebels to save her mother and other women and children who have disappeared without a trace. As the story delves further into these two stories, the connection between the two women grows stronger.
I struggled a bit in the beginning of this book, as the two stories switched every other chapter. There was a bit of a disconnect but I am so glad I kept reading. It got to that point where I found myself glancing at the clock and saying I can finish this book tonight! And before I knew it, I was well into the early hours of the morning. As I piecing together the puzzle of Furyborn, I also found myself in a thought provoking dilemma. What circumstances can change a person’s character?
I really enjoy a book, especially a young adult fantasy book, that makes me question my own sense of self. How far would I go for the ones I love? How would those experiences change who I am and what I stand for? All of these things kept racing through my mind as I neared the finish line of this story. And at the end I couldn’t help but sigh, knowing I have to wait for the next book to come out to have ALL the answers I want.
Furyborn has everything from a completely well built world, to characters you can’t help but invest in. I highly recommend this book with only one warning of one somewhat explicit sex scene that I could have done without in a YA fantasy novel.
I was provided a copy of this book from Netgalley and Sourcebooks Fire in exchange for my honest review.