Title: A Golden Fury
Author: Samantha Cohoe
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Publishing date: 13th October 2020
Rating: 4/5 stars
In her debut novel A Golden Fury, Samantha Cohoe weaves a story of magic and danger, where the streets of Oxford and London come to life, and the curse of the Philosopher’s Stone will haunt you long after the final chapter.
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.
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When I first read the synopsis for this book I was immediately drawn to it 😍 It gave me Harry Potter / A Discovery of Witches vibes and I’m so here for that! A Golden Fury takes place in 18th century England and France, right when the French Revolution is underway.
Our main character is Thea Hope. A smart young girl who is on the brink of discovering how to create the Philosopher’s Stone. But when her mother suddenly goes mad and destroys the stone, Thea discovers that there is a curse on it that will cause you to lose your sanity.
When she is sent to live with a father who didn’t know she even existed, Thea begins to discover who she is and what she wants. She is an incredibly strong woman and I loved all the aspects of her character ❤️
I really enjoyed reading this story. It is a fast-paced, action-packed adventure that shows the dark side of young adult books. I thought that it was a fantastic debut fantasy by Samantha Cohoe ❤️
Hope you all enjoyed my review! ❤️ This book was so good! You guys definitely need to pick this up! Have you guys read A Golden Fury yet? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments 😄 Bye guys, happy reading! x
About the Author
Samantha Cohoe 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 attended Thomas Aquinas College, a Great Books college in California, and graduated with a BA in liberal arts. After studying Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, she decided academia wasn’t for her. In the midst of marriage, child-bearing, and the identity crisis that followed, she rediscovered her early love of writing and adverbs. In 2011, she moved with her family to Denver, where she currently divides her time between teaching Latin, mothering, writing, reading, and deleting adverbs.
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