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We are super excited to team up with Paper Lantern Lit and Elizabeth Miles! The third book in Miles' trilogy is hitting the shelves September 3.
Here's a short note from Elizabeth to explain the blog tour and today's questions and answers:
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 friends are mad at me because I don’t want to drink with them – should I choose Forgiveness or Fury?
Elizabeth's Advice: Your friends sound like jerks and I'm mad at them. Who cares if you don't drink? It's not like that makes you incapable of having fun. Sounds like a classic case of them trying to make themselves feel better about their choices by making you feel bad about yours. Still, it's not a revenge-worthy situation. Just brush it off, spend time with other friends (ones who aren't quite as judgmental), and hope that this crowd gets a maturity makeover soon.
Elizabeth's favorite YA novels dealing with this situation: At this point, it feels like everyone in the world has read Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, but there’s a good reason for that—it’s an unflinching portrayal of a girl dealing with trauma that results from a party gone terribly wrong. In Speak, Melinda Sordino is isolated from her friends, ostracized and humiliated because she called the cops on a party they were having the previous summer. But they don’t know the real reason she called, and she can’t work up the courage to use her voice and tell them.
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.
ABOUT ELIZABETH MILES
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.