Furyborn: Empirium, Book 1

Book review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Riveting teen fantasy follows two fierce women warriors.

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 18+

An okay read for a bored adult, but not something I'd give to my child unless I handed them a pack of condoms with it

My husband and I got this book as something to read out loud together to wind down in the evenings. The world is interesting, and the plot starts out great. But I agree with another reviewer that the back-and-forth perspectives were designed to end each character's chapter with an annoying cliffhanger. Toward the end of the book there is an embarrassingly melodramatic and explicit sex scene. I can't imagine a parent in their right mind who would read that scene and then recommend the book to their child unless they are absolutely assuming that their child is mature enough and ready to actually have sex. Except sex in the real world is definitely not how it is depicted here. I rolled my eyes a million times. The use of profanity also felt out of place in this fantasy novel set in a different universe--wouldn't they have their own swear words?

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
age 14+

I couldn’t put it down

If swears don’t bother you that is good simce there is a fair amount of swearing hut nothing kids havent heard before. The book has only one described sex scene that is 2 -3 pages long but it was between people that love each other and appropriate. The cliff-hangers at the end of each. chapter kept me reading. I really enjoyed the book.

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