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Melancholy [Download] ✤ Melancholy By Charlotte McConaghy – Here in the west they know a lot about hope They know how to ration it just as they do with food and water Josephine is at last free of the blood moon But in a desperate rush to find help for a comato Here in the west they know a lot about hope They know how to ration it just as they do with food and water Josephine is at last free of the blood moon But in a desperate rush to find help for a comatose Luke she discovers the strange and dangerous world of the resistance and it is unlike any world Josi has knownIn the west they believe in fury – they cultivate and encourage it The unruly people of the resistance know that to survive means to fight But can they fight the inevitable cure for sadness that rushes steadily closerIn the action packed seuel to Fury everything Josi believes about herself will be challenged Haunted by atrocities and betrayals she must find the strength to trust again and decide how far she is willing to go to fight the inevitableAt times both brutal and sweet Melancholy is the story of second chances and finding love in a ruined world.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 447 pages
  • Melancholy
  • Charlotte McConaghy
  • English
  • 21 August 2014

About the Author: Charlotte McConaghy

I'm Charlotte the author of the forthcoming novel MIGRATIONS published in the US in August and published in the UK and AUS as THE LAST MIGRATION After having grown up writing SFF this is my first foray into adult literary fiction and will be my first book to cross oceans I have a Graduate Degree in Screenwriting and a Masters in Screen Arts I'm also passionate about wildlife and the di.

10 thoughts on “Melancholy

  1. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    So for me Fury was one of the stand out books I read last year in that it stayed with me for ages after reading it and when I noticed Melancholy Episode One available on Netgalley I immediately remembered everthing about Fury including all the nuances So to say I was excited to read the next part would be putting it mildlyMelancholy is great Really great At the end of Fury Luke was down and Josephine was in a difficult positon having survived the Blood Moon she ends up away from the city living with a group of supposedly like minded individuals desperately hoping for Luke to recoverI love the absolutely gorgeous flow of the story I was hooked back into it immediately no waiting and as we hear from Josephine Luke and others exploring this new situation Josephine is in it is completely gripping I especially liked Raven who is a highly engaging character enigmatic seemingly not that nice but occasionally showing flashes of somebody you may like to know uinn the head of the community I really did not like at all he is cleverly drawn difficult to get a handle on his motivations So characterisation wise this has a very high standard with plenty to love and hateThe concept for Fury was highly intriguing what if we could cure emotions You would think it might be a good thing but with Melancholy Charlotte McConaghy has explored that theme further with Josephine being a bit of an emotional mess uestioning everything and even considering taking the cure herself to stop the desperate level of feeling she is having This layer of the plot was beautifully woven and very compellingOf course this is just Episode One with Fury I did not read until it was released as a complete novel I did consider doing that here but you know me I HATE waiting And in fact when I came to the end of this part I did curse the author for where she left it but also found a delight in looking forward to Part Two and the idea of episodic narration is actually one I uite like Overall this was excellent then keeping up the pace and passion of Fury yet adding some great new layers and plot developments and I for one cannot wait to get my teeth into the next part Highly RecommendedHappy Reading Folks

  2. Lekeisha The Booknerd Lekeisha The Booknerd says:

    I think I need to go to the hospital and get my heart checked This book just ripped it to shreds and put it back together Jesus Christ full review to comeupdateThis review was originally posted on my blogMy heart was ripped to shreds and put back together while I was reading this book I can’t even explain the emotions that I went through – there are just no words I love this book even than the first book which I didn’t think was possible Needless to say I need the next book right now I do not think that I can wait a whole year to find out what happens to my friends Yes I have claimed them allI jumped right back in at the point that I stopped on Episode One so I went all in What I didn’t see coming was the death of a character that I came to love Just what in the name of God??? Still I kept on reading even through the tears This book is waaaaayy better than the first one and that book is AMAZING Here we get characters action romance I am still going through each scene in my head and trying to figure out what the heck did I just read This resistance camp has turned into something worse than the outside world I’d rather live in the city and be cured than to live in a camp run by Raven and uinn Asking for permission to procreate just seems ridiculousJosi and Luke had me swooning left and right Seriously those two are just the perfect couple I’m so glad that they had those stolen moments together when their interactions were being scrutinized by Raven and uinn uinn is Raven’s little faithful minion and it disgusted me how he went along with all of her devious plans They didn’t deserve their positions especially after that little stunt with accusing an innocent and exiling him to his death WTH did they think? That he’d get away from the Furies? I screamed so loud that my ears started ringing Not freaking coolI know that getting Raven’s POV is crucial to this story but that Wicked Witch of the West got on my last freaking nerve She is evil and miserable and she wants everyone else to feel that way I can’t explain how much I hate her And boy does my man Luke know how to push her buttons Josi grows so much as a character in this book and it’s great to see her change She was filled with so much pain at the beginning of Episode One but she finally realized that Luke is a very great man and that he has loved her and fought for her from the beginning She finally let it go and became a stronger character through and through What she did for Pace touched my heart Pace finding out that the boy she loves loves another And not just another another of the same sex Yes there are LGBT characters in this story Which actually made it even mysterious when it came down to figuring out who killed a certain character The addition of Claire and Tobias Luke’s parents was great I like how they both loved Josi so much But when things got down to the wire that was when all hell broke loose I couldn’t put my finger on it until it was too late I just knew that something wasn’t rightI won’t spoil this book but if you have read book one then you are in for a wild ride My suggestion is to strap in and hold on tight because you may just fall off It’s so freaking good and you will not put it down until you reach the end; and then you will be ranting and raving just as I am If you love Dystopia and Science Fiction this is the series for you to read It has everything that you need I guarantee it Highly without a doubt recommend this book

  3. Tonyalee Tonyalee says:

    t's been some time since I had read Fury and honestly I was nervous about heading into book two without a re read There was a lot that happened in Fury and I was hoping I would be able to remember the small details Especially since Charlotte does such amazing work at foreshadowing I didn't want to feel left behind and blind But fear not because things came back to me uickly and again thanks to Charlotte's amazing writing she intricately weaved in the details without a huge recap It was brilliantMelancholy started right where Fury left off Josi has unconscious Luke and they're on their way to the West where rumor has it the resistance camp is We meet so many new characters; some good and some not so good It's nonstop action and the twisty plot will keep you on your toesOne of my favorite things about Charlotte's books is her ability to not only create these amazing characters but her ability to paint the world so sad and so dissolute yet challenges you as the reader in your beliefs of right and wrong What sounds like a good thing; lack of anger and now sadness really makes you wonder if you could experience the opposite emotion and had me uestion a few times if I would be willing to do it I was challenged on RIGHT vs WRONG many times You don't want to root for murder and mayhem but at the same time you doAgain the character's are nothing short of amazing Josi was and still is my favorite She has so much growth as a person throughout the book and my respect and love for her grew She made a few decisions early on that had my heart hurting simply because I just wanted her to be HAPPY But there was a lot she had to come to terms with on her own before she was able to move on Once she does though she is an unstoppable force and one to be reckoned withJosi aside each character is written uniue and complex Even the evil ones I just don't know how she does it We get 3 POVs in the story all first person and they're all written with distinct voices Luke continues to be my next favorite not just because his relationship with Josi but because he's smart cunning and his devotion to right all the wrongs that not only he has committed but the Government he works for has my respect for him growPlot wise there is a lot going on Besides the new mandate for the sadness cure I honestly don't even want to get into many details as with the first book because one leads to another and spoilers are inevitable It's action packed gory thought provoking and full of heart stopping twists There were a few revelations that had my gasping; in horror excitement and heartbreak This series is not good for my healthI'll go back to the characters and mention the romances It's very important to the story not only for the characters individually but because you see such love devotion and sweet moments it makes the hardships and journey worth itAnd that ending AHAll in all I loved Melancholy Charlotte's breathtaking writing amazing characters and nonstop action make this series a MUST READ If you haven't started this series yet PLEASE DO I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

  4. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThoughts When I FinishedAfter devouring the first book I immediately went on to reading this one I think this might be one of those rare case where book two is better than the first book because I couldn't put it downWhat I LovedI love how great the author is at character development Josi can be strong minded sometimes but she's mostly weak Physically and mentally Her fury is the only thing that drives her She grows so much in this book though She learns to be in tune with her body and her problem solving is better than everI especially love the new characters in this book Pace is a favourite because she's not afraid of anything She's crazy brave for being so young Shadow is another great character Like his name suggests he stays out of the spotlight but is always lingering I have so many uestions about him Our new POV in this book is Raven Born and raised outside of the city she's different from everyone else I can never decide between loving and hating her all at the same time Claire and Tobias were surprisingly favourites of mine as well They were sweet and kind but the story didn't focus on them much I wish we had gotten to see them I found the plot to be a lot better in this book There was no back and forth between past and present which really helped me get into the book I loved the change of setting and how the resistance wasn't really a resistance They were of a group trying to survive I liked spotting the similarities between the resistance and the city that our characters just escaped from They were trying so hard to be the better community but I don't think they really succeededThis book had a lot information in it Instead of the focus on Josi like how the first book was we were focus on trying to solve a bigger problem The sadness cure is being deployed soon and our characters don't like that idea So there's lots of information being discovered about the cure and the side effects which I found very interesting Also the author is really good at giving us little clues here and there but not divulging the biggest secret until the very end It makes for a nice surpriseWhat I Didn't LikeI don't think there was anything I straight up didn't like in this book I still think we could use a little information about the world created here but other than that it was really well doneReviewCharacters 5 starsWorld Building 4 starsPlot 5 starsEntertainment 5 starsWriting Style 4 starsTotal 5 starsWho I'd Recommend ToI'd recommend this to people who are in need of a newer dystopian book I've been getting really bored of them lately and this one seems to have picked me back up It's not for those who aren't fans of strong female heroines right off the bat because our heroine has to work for her strength If you don't mind watching your favourite characters struggle every once and a while then pick this one up for sureuick ReviewThis was an even better seuel than the first book It makes my hopes for book three pretty far up there This is probably one of the uniue dystopias I've read since there wasn't really anything in here that reminded me of a specific book For me it was the characters that really kept me hooked They all had such great personalities that kept me entertained the whole way through It was also really nice that the author kept a little bit of a mystery in this book similar to the first The mystery part only made the book that much harder to put down

  5. Sasha Hibbs Sasha Hibbs says:

    Thank you Pan Macmillin for sending me Melancholy I don't know what to say I finished this last night at 3AM I just couldn't stop Ms McConaghy has such a way with her prose It's lyrical It's beautiful It's poetic And I truly cannot write a review great enough to do her work justice Is it the Dystopian society she builds that holds me captive? No While I love it it's the characters Ms McConaghy writes that captures me and will not let me go I cannot emphasize enough the amazing level and depth she captures in her characters and the talent it takes to do so Josie is so beautiful In all that she has endured Surrounded in a world full of emotionless people when she's so overwhelmed with emotions herself and not at liberty to feel with others because they are incapable of it and she's marked if she does so Luke whose past haunts him day and night forced to watch the ruin of his family through the Cure It's the beauty of Luke and Josie together that captures my heart There was a subtle beauty in Luke taking Josie to see the ocean and to pretend that she sat in front of her cello I could hear the music pouring out of that cello set against the backdrop of the ocean It's so pure so fundamental and that the writer can convey such depth is something so magical and rare To read both of their dreams for a future that seems too impossible a task to accomplish but their passion their emotions their belief that there is still something good and green out in the world a world that still exists where there are no Furies there is no cure a world where people can live free of a Cure that has ultimately led to their damnationMs McConaghy makes me believe through Luke and Josie that yes yes there is the world they dream of out there somewhere and someday they will find it together I remember vividly getting my hands on the Fury ARC and remember reading it while at Myrtle Beach At times I would stop and pause only for a moment and ask myself Am I really reading this? Only to say that Fury was so good I was stunned that I stumbled across something so beautiful Same thing happened when I read Fury I stayed up so late in the night but it was so good I had to purchase the second episode and stay up even later It was so good I couldn't wait for the ARC of the second episode I had to know what happened It was infectious addicting so good that nearly a year later I did not struggle one bit to recall the cast of beautifully flawed characters Nope I remembered them well because the author wrote them so well they were real to me Luke Josie Ben Luke's brother and parents And I nearly jumped out of my skin when Melancholy landed in my in box I called my sister the minute I received the ARC so excited was I And now at the finish I can say there is no disappointment Melancholy was as beautiful as Fury The world is scary The characters real flawed tragic But the emotional depth and hope the author weaves leaves the reader on the edge of their seat glued to each page devouring each word like there is no tomorrow If you are a fan of Dystopian themed novels it doesn't get much better than Ms McConaghy Truly her novels are the contemporary version of Mr Aldous Huxley's This is literary beauty at it's best

  6. Maureen Maureen says:

    After I read the first book in the Cure series called ‘Fury’ I knew I needed to start reading the second book ‘Melancholy’ as fast as I could I loved ‘Fury’ and I really wanted to know what would happen next with Josephine and Luke So I cleared my reading schedule and began reading as fast as I could‘Melancholy’ is another great book by Charlotte McConaghy Men I really love this series I devoured the pages of ‘Fury’ and with ‘Melancholy’ it was really the same From the moment I started reading I didn’t want to stop ‘Melancholy’ begins right where ‘Fury’ ended Josephine and Luke have escaped and are now with the resistance in the west Everything is different there The people are different the food is different and above all the rules are different But Josephine had no choice about where to go with Luke being comatose And now there are new treads and dangers Luke isn’t the same guy any and Josephine has to try to find the strength to make a new life for herself I don’t know what it is with this series but it’s just so good I was hooked to every single page and I didn’t want to stop reading until the end But when I was at the end I was just so frustrated because I really wanted to know Yep that’s how good this story is The characters in this series are all very different but Charlotte McConaghy describes them all in a way I feel like I know each and every one of these characters And Josephine and Luke are definitely my favorite ones Josephine really is a very strong character although she really doesn’t think so herself She doesn’t agree with the rules of the resistance and although she tries to fit in at first everyone knows what she really thinks I really admired that about her Josephine also wasn’t afraid to fight for every person out there She just wants to make the world a better place and forget all the horrible things that were done to her And Luke Well Luke is a great guy Everybody likes him Luke is tough nice and just really a good person In this second book we get to learn about Luke and although he changes a little he is still an amazing characterIf you’re a fan of the Hunger Games and Divergent you will definitely also love this series It’s just so good and really makes you want to read until you finished all three books The story is intriguing and the world is just ‘normal’ enough that you can actually believe a world like this would be a possibility That is if the world went really crazyAnd I really love the covers of these books They are just so pretty and I really need to get my hands on some paperback copies

  7. Lekeisha The Booknerd Lekeisha The Booknerd says:

    What a cliff hanger I'm not reading another episode I just want the omnibus edition next month 45 Stars full review to comeUpdateFind this review and others on my BlogIt’s so great to get back into this story I love Josi and Luke even though they aren’t seeing eye to eye right now This episode ends with a major cliff hanger which was expected I’m just not going to read the other episodes I’ll wait for the omnibus edition to release next monthThis story picks right back up at the end of Fury Josi and Luke are being taken to the Resistance camp and Luke is still not conscious Will Hal and Pace are some great characters to add to this story – especially Pace Love her wry sense of humor and the girl can spot BS a mile away uinn and Raven on the other hand I distrust It was nice to get Raven’s POV because the woman is truly sinister I don’t like her because of the way she thinks every man should want her And the fact that Luke isn’t interested in her pisses her off something fierce Josi is right to keep her true identity a secret because there’s no telling what uinn and Raven will do to herI didn’t like the tension between Luke and Josi but I knew to expect it He lied to her and it’s hard to admit that you love someone who would do that I’m not sure what to expect from Luke with that virus in his blood Will he go on a murdering rampage every blood moon? I hope not but surely Josi will see the signs and lock him in a cell until it’s over I think if they manage to get Dr Ben he and Dodge could put those genius brains together and find a cureI enjoyed this episode but I’m waiting to read the whole book next month I highly recommend this series especially for Dystopia lovers Do Not I repeat Do Not read this episode or the omnibus edition before reading book 1 You will not know what is going on with these characters trust me Charlotte has created a great world and awesome characters with this series I can’t wait to read

  8. Liz Barnsley Liz Barnsley says:

    I love this series Melancholy has also been released in episodes and I had actually read Episode One so when I received the omnibus edition via netgalley I was so excited skipping past the part I had already read I jumped straight back into the story and re entered Josie and Luke's worldThe basic idea behind The Cure series is a world in which the government have erased our anger creating a society of drones who gently go about their business Things have inadvertantly arisen because of this cure which I won't go into in case you havent read book one Fury which incidentally was in my top 5 YA novels read in 2014 Our main protagonists are Josie who faced down her demons in book one and Luke who is very much facing down his in book two In this instalment they have escaped the city and are with the resistance But people are dying suspicion is rife within the community and there are dark secrets hovering just beneath the surfaceAgain I won't talk too much about plot if you are a YA Dystopia fan I highly recommend you give the Cure series a go the story is beautifully constructed and has enough that is different about it from the crowd to make it really stand out and be noticed It is also highly addictive reading that will keep you on the edge of your seat a lot of the time getting you emotionally involved with the characters and making you really worry for them The story itself is highly compelling and flows well throughoutI'm a fan for sure Book two being the middle book Charlotte McConaghy has set things up beautifully for the next I'm unsure if the intention is to make this a trilogy or if there will be to it certainly the world building has set up tremendous scope for an awful lot of adventure so it will work either way Highly RecommendedHappy Reading Folks

  9. Dana Dana says:

    I think I should have waited for the omnibus edition now having read the other two episodes I would rate the omnibus edition 5 stars I found this episode slower to get into but by the end of all three I was just as blown away as I was after Fury Read on people

  10. Tim Mercer Tim Mercer says:

    Solid 4 stars This expands and explains Raven's behaviour in the previous book which finally makes sense however I have some unresolved uestions around Luke but I will have to read the next for that answer Dammit I love and hate cliffhangers

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