Elizabeth Miles lives in Portland, Maine, and writes for an alternative newsweekly. Visit her online at ElizabethMilesBooks.com, find her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.
"The furies are reinvented in eerie modern form, wreaking havoc in the lives of a group of teens in a fictional Maine town in this spine-prickling debut, first in a planned trilogy.... Deliciously chilling." "--Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011"
Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011"
--Nancy Holder, "New York Times" Bestselling Author of "Wicked" and "Crusade"
Gr 8 Up-In Ascension, Maine, saying sorry doesn't cut it. After Sasha Boulder, a high school student, unsuccessfully tries to commit suicide, weird things start happening to Emily Winters and Chase Rivers. While her friend, Gabby, is on vacation, Emily hooks up with her boyfriend, Zach. Soon she is being stalked by three revenge-seeking, unearthly beings known as Furies. She receives letters saying that sometimes saying sorry isn't enough and has several life-threatening episodes. Chase starts dating a beautiful girl named Ty. Before long, he gets stood up, publicly humiliated, and worse. Can the two find a way to stop the curse of the Furies before it's too late? Elizabeth Miles's intriguing novel (S & S/Simon Pulse, 2011) is brought to life by the narrator, Emma Galvin. Her uniquely crafted, realistic voice for each of the characters captures the heart of their personalities and emotions. Her transitions between suspense, action, and plot twists are smooth and keep listeners engrossed. Fans of horror, mythology, and suspense novels will enjoy this and eagerly await the sequel. A must-have.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.