So, this month at the Class of 2K13 we’re talking about the violence in our books. And I’m not spoiling much by telling you there’s violence in Vengeance Bound.
I mean, it’s kind of in the name.
My main character, Amelie (who goes by her alias Cory in much of the book) is possessed by the Furies. These aren’t a couple of warm and fuzzy entities. Nope. They crave vengeance for those they see as bad or deserving of punishment. And, you know, punishment = death.
So…yeah. Pretty violent.
My book is recommended for ages 14 and up, and I agree with that recommendation. If you want to give it to a kid younger than that? Well, there’s nothing in my book that’s worse than titles like the Hunger Games. But the violence is there. Are you sure the person you’re handing it to is ready for it?
As a parent, I read everything before I give it to my kiddo. And I recommend others do the same. Or ask your local indie or library about the title. Booksellers and librarians are great at knowing the content of books, and being able to discuss it.
And I believe forewarned is forearmed.