Mini Review: The Furies by Katie Lowe

Obsession. Witchcraft. Murder.

You’d kill to be one of them..

The Furies is just perfection for me, if you’re a fan of cult classic The Craft then you will love it too. The awkward trying to fit in, doing anything for their approval, craving attention, the high of the power. It’s all total teen drama with some added witchcraft and murder, I love it!

“In 1998, a sixteen-year-old girl is found dead on school property, dressed in white and posed on a swing, with no known cause of death. The novel opens with this image, as related to us by the narrator, Violet, looking back on the night it happened from the present day, before returning to relate the series of events leading up to the girl’s murder.

After an accident involving her Dad and sister, Violet joins Elm Hollow Academy, a private girls school in a quiet coastal town, which has an unpleasant history as the site of famous 17th century witch trials. Violet quickly finds herself invited to become the fourth member of an advanced study group, alongside Robin, Grace, and Alex – led by their charismatic art teacher, Annabel.

While Annabel claims her classes aren’t related to ancient rites and rituals – warning the girls off the topic, describing it as little more than mythology – the girls start to believe that magic is real, and that they can harness it. But when the body of a former member of the society – Robin’s best friend, with whom Violet shares an uncanny resemblance – is found dead on campus nine months after she disappeared, Violet begins to wonder whether she can trust her friends, teachers, or even herself.”

Violet is the awkward shy new girl, never really had friends before and holding onto a tragic past she is mesmerised by the bold out there Robin who just does what she wants. Robin is very hard to say no to and Violet just wants her to like her.. they go down a dangerous path with no coming back from it.

I loved their teacher Annabel I found her to be a really fascinating character, if anything she was like the silent ring leader, the only one Robin could possibly answer to. Then you’ve got the place itself a private girls school with a history of witches and the clock tower where secret meetings are held, passed down from generations.

Exciting, glamorous, deadly and dangerous, The Furies is fast paced and addictive.

Definitely one to watch out for this year!

Many thanks to my good friend Kate Bibliophile Bookclub for sending me her ARC copy of The Furies to read, she knew I would love it.

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