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), and I’ll recommend either
forgiveness…or fury. I’ll also suggest a one of my favorite YA titles that tackles this
Today’s question is: My friend stole my boyfriend – Should I choose Forgiveness or
Answer: The thing is, you should be thanking her. If he was able to be stolen, and if
she was willing and able to steal, what this situation does is shine a bright light on your
relationships. Your friend and your boyfriend - they've got skewed priorities, and you'd
be smart to forgive them and then move on, toward people who love you unselfishly and
loyally. Save your fury for wrongdoers who are actually worth the energy.
YA Recommendation: One of my favorite books that deals with this scenario is
the amazing When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle. It’s a modern retelling of
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. High school senior Rosaline is certain she and Rob are
destined to be together…except just as things start progressing romantically for them, her
estranged cousin Juliet moves back to town and steals him from right under her nose!
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
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.