Monday, September 26, 2011

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (Fury #1)
by Elizabeth Miles
Summary from Goodreads:

"Sometimes sorry isn't enough....

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But not all is as it seems...

Between cozy traditions and parties with her friends, Emily loves the holidays. And this year’s even better--the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But Em knows if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend.

On the other side of town, Chase is having problems of his own. The stress of his home life is starting to take its toll, and his social life is unraveling. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel...something the perfect guy he pretends to be would never do. And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed.

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. And three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—are here to choose who will pay.
Em and Chase have been chosen."


I am lost for words with Fury… and not in a good way.

For starters, I find the synopsis and the book cover deceiving. When I read the synopsis I thought I was going to read from the Furies’ perspective and that this would focus on what they do. Instead, I ended up with alternating POVs of Em and Chase, whom I found as not very likeable characters.

To make matters worse, you only get to see the Furies every now and then; the most you’d see of them would be on the last few chapters of the book.

I would have loved to know more about the Furies. The idea of taking revenge or the idea of karma was invigorating. It would have been nice to know the history behind it and why they’re doing so, also how they choose who should pay for their mistakes but sadly, I didn’t get any of it. One thing I think of the Furies: they’re just morbid heartless girls.

There are a lot of things I question about this book. I most certainly cannot condone the way they pick their victims, for the lack of a better word. I mean, I understand why they chose Chase, but I don’t see the justice over picking Em. Why wasn’t Zach chosen first instead? He did much worse didn’t he? In fact, I don’t see the justice in what they do at all, they eventually just end up killing the people they chose. I would’ve accepted the idea if they let them learn what they did wrong and change for the better… but no, they must die! Ugh! That’s just horrible.

I also thought this was a typical paranormal, urban fantasy, young adult novel. But by the end of the book it turned into a light horror story, which I have never been a fan of. And I cringed at the creepiness of it.

I’m still undecided if I’d read the next book because I felt that there isn’t much to look at with this first installment. I hope it gets better though.

1 comment:

  1. Most books you read, you actually like the characters, at least somewhat. I hated these two, Em and Chase, right from the beginning. I take that back, I didn't hate them, I hated what they were doing. I loved that even though I didn't like the decisions that they were making, they were real human mistakes that people make every day. There are tons of girls, just like EM, that are in love with their best friends guy, and they act on it too.Then we have Chase, who is mean and hateful, full of anger and bitterness, but he was real.


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