Tuesday, October 13, 2020

BLOG TOUR: A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

I am so excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe. As soon as I saw this cover, I knew I had to read it. I received a copy for honest review from the publisher through Netgalley. Thanks so much to Wednesday Books (they are one of my favorite YA publishers) and Samantha Cohoe for letting me be a part of this tour.


Title: A Golden Fury
Author: Samantha Cohoe
Published by: Wednesday Books
Released: October 13, 2020
Source: Review Copy from Publisher through Netgalley
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. (Synopsis from Goodreads )
My Thoughts:  I definitely enjoyed this one, I'm always game for a good historical fiction. I liked that Thea was a scientist and she had some lofty goals. I'm always really intrigued by the Philosopher's Stone. I can go without seeing it for books and books, and then suddenly, there it is again. I can definitely see the lure of such an item. Immortality definitely calls, just because the thought of death can be very scary. The gold is nice too, but I think it's the immortality that makes the stone so sought after. Thea and her mother are determined to finally produce it.
Thea's mother is not a nice lady at all. I didn't have much sympathy for her. I did like the idea of a curse being on the Stone that messes with the maker's sanity. I did think Thea was a lot better off when she and her mother parted ways.
I enjoyed the romance in this, I thought it was cute. He was just the kind of person Thea needed. He helped balance her out.
I definitely enjoyed all the twists and danger. The knowledge of that Stone caused Thea a lot of problems.
I also really enjoyed the writing style. It was easy to get myself lost in.
I will say, this book is a little on the slow side. It tells a very interesting story, but it's one that you have to have a little patience with. I don't mind a slow story as long as I'm enjoying it.
I liked A Golden Fury. I had a good time reading it. It had a great historical adventure and some characters that I really enjoyed. I'd say give it a read. 



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, and rediscovered her love of writing stories brimming with 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. She writes historically inspired Young Adult Fantasy.


 Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog Tour Stop for A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe! I was so excited to get the chance to read it. If it sounds like your kind of book, I'd definitely recommend getting your hands on it. Thanks so much to Wednesday Books and Samantha Cohoe for letting me be a part of this tour!

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