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
The book comes with an amazing promise of a YA dexter and goddess test cross over! How can I not be excited about this premise!!
Greek Mythology and .. the Furies!
Greek mythology is always something I’m interested in , and especially with a modern urban setting. Here, the tale of the Furies is explored in a new refreshing, but also dark and edgy way. Cory is connected to the furies in a rather special way, as they only appear when they about to hand down justice to a man ( never women), otherwise they somehow only exist in her mind. Even if they are in the back of her conscience, she always aware of them and they also can trigger her emotions and try to influence them.
Alone! …. only the Furies are there..
Cory is on her own since she was 15, ever since she connected with Furies. Some truly horrific things happened to her, things I’m going to let you explore for yourself. But, all I can say is that my heart broke for her hearing about everything she went thought at such young age. It’s cruel and horrific and made me gasp!
But, all this changed her and made her grow up super fast. She had to take care of her life for herself and she not only grew up, matured super fast but also build a wall around herself and her heart.
Having her tale told from her POV was rather interesting as she definitely sounded far from the 17 yr old girl she was. In her behavior and her way of speaking shone clearly the level of maturity through. I didn’t mind this as I even prefer a more mature protagonist.
Justice?! … how far is too far
The story explores justice. How far can we go to hand down justice and who is really guilty and who might even be a victim? I loved the way those questions were explored and how Cory slowly began to realize herself that not everything is black and white. Of course, the added romance gave the story the perfect sweet counterpart to the cruel and sometimes horrific scenes. The romance was sweet, cute and definitely enough to satisfy my romantic heart!
Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland was a gripping tale filled with greek mythology set in the modern world. Cory was a great and amazing heroine who was sadly wise beyond her years and only now begins to question her quest for Vengeance!