Vengeance Bound - Justina Ireland *Genre* YA Paranormal*Rating* 2.5-3*Thoughts*Understandably, everyone has an opinion when it comes to Vengeance Bound. Some have DNF'd the book after a few chapters, some have absolutely loved it. I didn't actually hate the story, but, it did have some negatives that I can't ignore.The story IS interesting in that you have a character, Amelie Ainsworth, who has been possessed by Furies (Tisiphone & Megaera) for the past 5 years after she was a victim of kidnapping and held for four months.Amelie carries out their idea of justice as a means of riding society of killers, rapists, etc. all while realizing that she is slowly losing herself to their bloodthirsty ways. She's also on a mission to find the doctor who caused her so much pain and unhappiness. At times, Amelie allows herself to be used, and controlled and things get really dark, and gruesome. At other times, Amelie struggles to keep herself upright and a way to get out from under their influence.The synopsis claims that Vengeance Bound is a cross between Dexter and The Goddess Test. Unfortunately for me, that just doesn't hold up to what I've watched on Dexter. Another negative for me is one that a few other reviewers have thought. There was a whole lot of They, and Them that just frustrated me to no end. There was also the INSTA-LUST between Amelie and Nikolas (Niko) that you could see coming from a mile away. I guess the last positive I will expound on is that this is a STANDALONE novel, and I can't see that there would be any rhyme or reason for a sequel to this book. Recvd from S&S via Edelweiss 09/27/2012---Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers