Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Release Blitz & Review - Fury Focused - Melissa Haag


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Title: Fury Focused
Author: Melissa Haag
Series: Of Fates and Furies 
Book 2
Release Date: 5/1/18

Blurb:
Life in Uttira isn't easy for Megan. Knowing what she is hasn't helped her control her temper, an unfortunate personality trait that might just keep her from graduating. Her mood swings don't bother her as much as the weird side effects that come with them. When things start to go up in flames around her, she knows she needs help controlling her abilities. But, the only person with the answers abandoned Megan in Uttira months ago. 


Megan knows she must find her mother in the real world. However, the only way out of the magical barrier surrounding Uttira is with the mark of Mantirum. A mark she will only receive if she can manage to graduate from Girderon Academy. In order to start her search, Megan needs to learn to control her temper…or die trying. 




Our Review:

Welcome back to Uttira! Where reality meets fantasy! I didn’t think this series could get any better, but I was wrong. Fury Focused is the second book in the Of Fates and Furies series by Melissa Haag. Fury Frayed was an amazing introduction into the world of Uttira, but Fury Focused was total immersion into this new and wonderful world. This story has mystery, fantasy, and a bit of romance. This book is not a stand-alone. Book 1 needs to be read first.
I loved the plot of this book. Each book has an interconnected plot, but this book takes it a step further. Megan has the answer to what she is, she just doesn’t know what it means. I loved how the author included different conflicts to test our heroine and keep the story moving. I cannot wait to see where she takes the third book.
Megan is as feisty as ever. In Fury Focused, we get to see more of her fiestyness, but also her determination. We also get to see how protective she can get when she truly cares for someone. Oanen is the main male character in this book. I love how understanding and patient he is. I feel like his character needed to be patient in order to compliment Megan. I love his character.
I also love each of the minor characters in this book. Each add a different layer needed to really enhance the story in the best possible way. Eliana is my favorite character. She is such a small shy thing, but she is also feisty in her own way. Then you have Fenris. He is an interesting character on his own. I was not expecting the twist that involves him. It was amazing and added just another perfect layer to the Uttira cake.
The heat in this book is ramped up a bit, pun intended. Not only is there literal heat and fire, but there is also a tad bit more romance in this story. I loved watching as these characters all get to know each other. Especially when some start to get closer. I don’t want to reveal too much, but I loved this aspect to this book.
The pace of this book is a bit faster than the first, but it feels organic to the story. Now that the character has more answers, it makes sense for her to pick up the pace looking for the answers to the questions she has left. This author really makes you feel like you are in this world with these characters. She makes you feel invested in both the characters and the story. I could not put this book down.
In conclusion, I am in love with Uttira. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I devoured this book and was deeply saddened when it ended. This book has mystery and fantasy with a touch of romance, which is the perfect formula for me. I would recommend this book to others and have already have.

Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5