From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-The Furies are back in Ascension, Maine, and continuing to wreak havoc upon their chosen victims. Set a few months after the end of Fury (S & S, 2011), Envy finds Em an introspective, haunted shadow of her former vivacious self. Warned that the seeds that she ate would prevent her from divulging what really happened that winter when two classmates died, the teen is consumed with the need to eradicate the Furies from her town. Separating herself from former friends and activities, she begins spending time with Drea, whose friend Sasha committed suicide to escape the Furies, and who is trying to help her find a way to banish the malevolent trio. Into this maelstrom comes Skylar, a girl from Alabama who is determined to reinvent herself; to banish the ungainly girl overshadowed and ridiculed by her older, perfect, pageant-winning sister; and to become the popular, admired Queen. Her desire brings her into the orbit of the three Furies and makes her their unwitting pawn. As with the first book, all does not end happily, setting the scene for the final volume in the trilogy. Purchase where the first one is popular or where a new paranormal series is needed.-Suanne B. Roush, Osceola High School, Seminole, FLα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Weeks after Emily bound herself to the mythological Furies in exchange for saving her longtime friend and recent love interest J.D., new student Skylar arrives in Ascension with her own secrets. Willing to do anything to escape her painful past and fit in, Skylar befriends popular Gabby and sophisticated Fury Meg. While Skylar’s changes and eventual downfall are predictable, Emily’s transformations are more subtle—and more shocking—in this chick-lit horror. And will Emily ever learn to choose between J.D. and the mysterious Crow? A trilogy middle novel through and through, Envy builds on the tension of Fury (2011) and reminds readers that desire has a price. --Angela Leeper