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A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe ~ Review

 

Title: A Golden Fury
Author: Samantha Cohoe
Genre: YA Fantasy
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: October 13th, 2020
Number of Pages: 352
Version Read: Kindle ebook
Buy: Amazon

Synopsis: Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose their sanity. With the threat of the French Revolution looming, Thea is sent to Oxford for her safety, to live with the father who doesn’t know she exists.

But in Oxford, there are alchemists after the Stone who don’t believe Thea’s warning about the curse—instead, they’ll stop at nothing to steal Thea’s knowledge of how to create the Stone. But Thea can only run for so long, and soon she will have to choose: create the Stone and sacrifice her sanity, or let the people she loves die.

My Review: I went into this book with almost no expectations because honestly, I had never heard about this author before. I dug a little bit and this is the author's debut book and what a book it is. This book was awesome and I'm not normally one to enjoy books about alchemy. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't really any romance in this book but I dealt with it. I would have loved to see something develop between Valentin and Thea but it wasn't mean to be I guess. I definitely recommend this book if you enjoy fantasy novels with the sciences involved in the story. 

Rating: 4 stars

Author Bio: Samantha Cohoe writes historically-inspired young adult fantasy. She was raised in San Luis Obispo, California, where she enjoyed an idyllic childhood of beach trips, omnivorous reading, and writing stories brimming with adverbs. She currently lives in Denver with her family and divides her time among teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading and deleting adverbs. A Golden Fury is her debut novel.

Samantha’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/smcohoe
Samantha’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/samanthacohoe/
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*I was invited to read this book. I received a copy from NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own. 

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