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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Book Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1)

Synopsis (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.

My Thoughts:  So, I'm not really sure what I thought of this one.  It was slow getting started and then was just not what I was expecting at all.  The cover was amazing but the story...yeah, not so much. 

Em is lusting after her best friend's boyfriend, Zach.  Gabby goes out of town and things happen between Em and Zach.  Emily swears that Zach will break up with Gabby but that Gabby will forgive her and they will still be BFFs.  Emily is very naive and I found that frustrating.

Chase is super popular yet he has his own secrets. He is poor and he lies about it to keep his popularity.  He is trying to hook up with every girl he can get.  He is just a serious jerk all the way around!  I despised his character throughout the whole story!

I don't understand why the Furies (Ty, Ali and Meg) go after Chase and Emily.  Yes, what they have done is not morally right but really?  This is what you are going after?  I am sure that there are many kids who have done more horrible things than Chase and Emily.  In fact, the Furies went after Em for cheating and yet Zach gets away with no punishment at all.  The Furies completely ignore him!  Um, isn't he just as guilty as Emily is?

So, all in all, I was pretty disappointed in this book.  The characters were not well developed, the whole story just lacked believability and it was slow reading.  Sadly, I wouldn't recommend this book to any of my friends.


  1. I don't think I'd like this one either. It seems like a whole lot of angst and not much plot. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. Although, to be fair about the Furies thing, in Greek mythology the woman was usually the only one punished for inappropriate sexual relations. Talk about unfair!

  2. I completely agree with you. It is hard to really like a book when you don't like any of the main characters.