Cold Fury

Cold Fury - T.M. Goeglein I won Cold Fury in a giveaway on LibraryThing. Before I start, I’d like to make a small note to just say that I rarely directly ask publishers for ARCs (have never been given them either) and usually these ARC reviews are from giveaways I’ve won or digital e-ARCs that I’ve been granted through NetGalley or Edelweiss. (You can find my full review here: Review of Cold FuryCold Fury took me by surprise really. I’ve always loved movies like Mission Impossible and The Bourne Supremacy, and while reading this book, I felt like I’d been transported into one of those films. The thing about this story is that it’s different. It’s not your typical YA Mystery/Contemporary. It completely feels like its own genre while you’re reading. You have action and adventure, mystery and a little bit of romance, suspense and family drama--all rolled into one nicely written tale. What I liked best was the narration. Sara Jane has spunk, despite her flaws. She’s not perfect, physically or emotionally, and she’s not afraid to admit it. But she does her best and gives you a story that you don’t want to stop reading, even when you’re about to burn supper (true story). Everything about this story grabbed me. I have to be honest though…it’s not as fast-paced as I’d hoped. It started a bit slow with a solid building of the characters, life, and background, but I really didn’t have a problem with this. Some people may. Some people may go running for it expecting something so action-packed that it never quits from the first page. This is not it. I’m a character and plot-driven person. And that’s what I loved about Cold Fury. It gave it all. I saw a movie in my mind playing the entire time.Cold Fury--a fantastic page-turner.