Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Forgiveness or Fury Blog Tour

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 with 2 comments

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The PLL Team is joining up with the preferred bloggers and getting ready for the September 3rd release of the final installment in the Fury series from Elizabeth Miles, Eternity, by hosting an awesome blog tour with the author.  The theme is Forgiveness or Fury. Each day the hosting blogger will pose a scenario to Elizabeth, who will decide how she would respond: with forgiveness and mercy…or with fury and vengeance? She will also be recommending YA books that specifically relate to the scenarios she discusses, so keep an eye out for some other good reads!

Without further ado, here's Elizabeth....

Thank you for hosting me as part of the FORGIVENESS or FURY Blog Tour! I’m thrilled about the release of my third novel, ETERNITY, the final chapter of the FURY SERIES. At each tour stop, I’ll be offering advice to teens on how to handle difficult situations (some of which come from the Fury trilogy itself), and I’ll recommend either forgiveness…or fury. I’ll also suggest a few of my favorite YA titles that tackle these difficult scenarios.

Today’s question is: My friend stole from a store but tried to pin it on me. Should I choose Forgiveness or Fury?

My advice: She stole a pricey lacy tank top -- not even in your size! -- and when her mom asked her about it, she said YOU took it from the boutique downtown. Her mom told your mom, and the rest're grounded. Ugh. Totally unfair, but I'd advocate forgiveness in this case, as well as an open, honest conversation about what's going on with your friend. You never know what circumstances lead friends to make bad choices, but oftentimes what seems like a malicious action is actually a sign of a deeper issue. Ask her if everything's okay. (And tell her you won't serve as her scapegoat ever again.)

Great YA pick about a similar situation: Trinkets by Kirsten Smith
When I heard that the co-writer of She’s the Man and 10 Thing I Hate About You had written a YA novel, I knew I had to get my hands on it immediately. I wasn’t disappointed! This hilarious novel is about three girls who meet in a Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting and take a detour on their road to recovery, learning that sometimes the things you steal aren’t as valuable as the ones you can get for free, if you work hard enough.

About the author:

Elizabeth Miles grew up in Chappaqua, New York, not far from New York City. She graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2004, worked for several years at the Boston Phoenix, and now writes for the Portland Phoenix, an alternative weekly newspaper. She has won several awards from the New England Press Association and was nominated for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Award. Elizabeth serves on the board of trustees of Portland Players, a community theater and second home. She loves pizza; she can often be found running around on stage while scantily clad; and a cold winter night in Maine is one of the creepiest and most beautiful things she can think of. Eternity is her third novel.

Find Elizabeth:

WebsiteTwitter | Facebook | Goodreads

And here's a little about this final book in the Fury series:

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Title: Eternity
Author: Elizabeth Miles
Series: The Fury Trilogy, book #3
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository

Secrets and revenge make for desperate measures and fateful choices in this gripping conclusion to the Fury trilogy.

The weather is mild in Ascension…but beneath the surface, everything is burning up.

The nightmare Emily Winters has been living through for months shows no sign of ending, as the Furies stay on the peripheral, slowly driving her crazy. Em feels...different. She’s angry, and never cold, and too strong. It’s only a matter of time before she turns into the thing she hates the most. Em needs to take her fate into her own hands, but without Drea’s help, or anyone to turn to, Em is quickly running out of options.

Crow’s involvement with Em has grown more complicated. His visions are taking shape—and it doesn’t look good for Em. But Crow has a plan, and he will do anything to save her. Anything.

JD misses the Em he used to know...and love. She doesn’t seem like herself; it’s like she’s hiding something. When JD begins to learn the truth, he is as scared as he is determined to help her. And Em’s survival may be dependent on his actions.

The Furies love to play games, but this time they’re deadly serious…and they hate to lose.

Tour Schedule:
How would you have handled that situation?  Have you read or do you plan to read the Fury series?  I read the first book, but I haven't managed to get back to the series yet, though I am fascinated by The Furies.

Thanks for stopping by & happy reading!


  1. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds great. I'll have to look the others up on Goodreads.

    As for the scenario above I think that was awful advice. I would never take the fall for someone shoplifting since the consequences could go beyond a simple grounding. Who knows the mother of your friend might even call the cops on you and since you already acknowledged you were the culprit you'd be screwed. Better to lose a friend then go to jail any day of the week. Least that's how I see it.

  2. Yeah, but if that friend does it again, SHE'S DEAD TO ME.

    Fun blog tour set-up! And thanks for the TRINKETS rec, too--I don't know if I knew that the author wrote those two films.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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