Welcome to your next stop on the Cold Fury Blog Tour!
I was really excited to be a part of this tour with all of the hype Cold Fury is getting.
So let's start with a bit of info on T.M Goeglein
T.M Goeglein began his career as a writer of print and television ads for a host of advertising and media companies. As a screenwriter, he created both original scripts and worked as a script doctor for several production companies in Los Angeles. He was an original contributor to the Huffington Post 'Living" section, and continues to write for both the national edition and Huffington Post Chicago.
His debut young adult novel, COLD FURY, will be published by Penguin/Putnam in 2012 and is the first in a trilogy; he's currently working on the second book. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Laura, and two young children.
Onto the book!
Synopsis- Having just turned sixteen, Sara Jane Rispoli's birthday is anything but sweet. Returning from her first high school dance, Sara Jane walks into a ransacked home and finds her family missing, the dog maimed and a psychopath in a ski mask who won't rest until she's dead. With nothing to go on but a clue hidden in a bust of Frank Sinatra, Sara Jane jumps into her dad's 1965 Lincoln Continental and drives into the night.
The clues lead her to an ancient, worn notebook that contains a guide to a Chicago hiding in plain sight- safe houses, secret doors, mysterious phone numbers are all suddenly at Sara Jane's disposal. But it also contains darker, more troubling secrets concerning the Rispoli family, including the revelation that a rare and powerful hereditary trait passed own from the time of Alexander the Great enabled certain male members of the Rispoli clan to become major figures in the Outfit, Chicago's storied crime syndicate. Sara Jane realizes the secret-filled notebook is the reason why her family was taken, and why she's being pursued by three different fractions: her turncoat uncle, Police Detective Dotty Smelt, and the huge, shambling freak in the ski mask. Learning the gift awakens a realization in Sara Jane that she, too, possesses the powerful phenomenon.
With the help of a weight-challenged sidekick, an angry Italian greyhound, and a legion of guardian angel sewer rats, Sara Jane is chased, attacked, and fights back with cold fury,staying one step ahead of her pursuers and circumnavigating the male-centric Outfit while also keeping a growing romance.
Here is my review!
Cold Fury is not in the typical genre I would usually read but none the less it was enjoyable. Sara Jane is your typical loner teen. She avoids the limelight and appreciates seclusion. The one thing she loves and
cherishes the most is her close-knit family. Her world gets turned upside down when her parents and brother disappear and she is left to uncover her family's deep and dark secrets.
Cold Fury has the feel of a diary entry. It is informative and very detailed. There is insight into everything with not one subject skimmed over. Cold Fury oozes mystery with secrets being spilled at every turn. The exciting and well written storyline makes for an adventure that intrigues and consumes. I found that in some parts of the book Goeglein took his time to explain things but further in I found that it was necessary to do so because the information is needed to understand what happens down the track.
All in all it was an entertaining read and I am curious to see what happens in the next one.
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