Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure Sara Jane Rispoli is a normal sixteen-year-old coping with school and a budding. : Cold Fury (A Cold Fury Novel) (): T.M. Goeglein: Books. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr Sara Jane Rispoli is no ordinary teen. Cold Fury (A Cold Fury Novel) – Kindle edition by T.M. Goeglein. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
I wanted to linger on Sara Jane’s time with her brother a little more hence not quite five starsand I’m wondering why Goeglein did this, if it was intentional.
So to move on with my review Jul 18, Lili rated it liked it. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This notebook contains all of the family’s secrets about the biggest thing they were hiding–the Rispoli family has been a vital part of the Chicago mafia, called the Outfit.
Also def feels v cinematic to me, like you can goeglekn see it being the next Bourne ufry Laura Croft or whatever – very compelling female lead in jeopardy kicking ass on her own behalf. Splash Into Summer Giveaway Hop!
Also, the use of “pinhead” threw me a bit. On the same wavelength, there are flashes of paranormal powers that certain members of the mob inhibits. I did love Sara Jane, but I think my favorite thing about this novel is that it feels like Chicago.
I cols this book from goodreads first reads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All this on her sixteenth birthday. Cold Fury will appeal to fans of action-packed novels they don’t have to be teens -even older readers would enjoy it too with strong heroines.
Sara Jane Rispoli is on the wrong side of the Russian mob, but closer to finding her family than ever. I loved this book and I can’t wait till the next two come out. And I knew that it had all the elements of a book I could easily fall in love with.
Jan 31, Anette rated it liked it Shelves: You have action and adventure, mystery and a little bit of romance, suspense and family drama–all rolled into one nicely written tale. She’s grown up on her own terms, the unexpected daughter of a mafia family.
Goeglein’s Sara Jane is not unlike the superhero you can’t help loving for their self-sacrifice and unwavering commitment to translating their power into something good, yet he makes her more real and relateable.
She could have easily become a character who was too badass, with her fighting skills and inner steel, but he balanced her power and strength with vulnerability and your typical teenage worries.
A 16 year old girl fighting a guy twice her size with an insane, deranged three year-old girl’s voice and somehow always gaining the upper hand? Even then, I wanted more. I really enjoyed Sara Jane and her bad ass. Wouldn’t be surprised one whit if it got optioned for the screen, the author definitely did the key thing of creating a yb unique and compelling lead character futy can be v hard to do that actors would totally dig playing.
COLD FURY by T.M. Goeglein | Kirkus Reviews
Goeglein has taken a chance with his debut YA novel. Reviewer gives this book… On a personal note: Third person close is easier to do because it’s more like the POV is the camera on the character’s shoulder and it allows the author some distance and a buffer zone for any shortcomings within it. Sara Jane is the kind of heroine you instantly find yourself liking. The plot of the book is awesome. Cold Fury is the kind of book that makes me wish that I had a rating higher than 5 gavels.
I could not finish this book. I liked that while Sara Jane was still caught up in intense mob drama, she still tried going to school, still tried for that for that tiny shred of normality in life with her friends and perhaps even a touch of romance. Goeglein seamlessly moves from the halls of high school to the streets of Chicago with a keenly observant eye that paints detailed pictures through his descriptions. But no matter what, she’s still fueled by her love for them and it’s endearing to see just how strong those bonds of loyalty are.
On the run with only a gun, a suitcase full of cash and a notebook that if in the wrong hands, could bring down an entire criminal society, Sara Jane must not only fight for her family, but her own survival if she has any hope of reaching them alive. There wasn’t any one point within the entire book where it felt like a masculine POV was intruding – Sara Jane sounded completely and totally like a real girl. And the way that background information and “mafia history” is flawlessly incorporated into the story had me engrossed from cover to cover.
Instead, I patiently tried to control myself and let the story unfold.