Thursday, October 13, 2011

Review: Fury, Elizabeth Miles

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Genre: YA, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
Release: August 30th 2011
Source: Arc from Book Expo America
Nice to Know: Fury is Miles' debutnovel.  Miles is author Lauren Oliver's best friend. This book is the first in a planned trilogy.

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.

Choices that haunts you

Fury is an original tale with a message that everything you do will have concequences.

Emily Winters lives in Maine, where she spends her days just like any other teen. Problems arise when she gets the hots for her bestfriend's boyfriend. And he seems to be liking her too. Another character in the story, Chase, is struggling to forget something he did to a girl. Something that may have caused her to hurt herself. But soon he forgets all about her when he meets three mysterious girls...

Fury starts off with a dramatic prologue. Then we are cast into Emily Winter's world. Miles is a great storyteller, and the pages in this story seems to turn themselves. Emily did not know what her love for Zach would lead to. She did not imagine that her whole life could be turned completely around just because of one single kiss. But that is excatly what happened. I truly felt for her throughout the book. I also liked the fact that we did not get the explanation behind the prologue until later in the book.

Another thing I liked is the fact that I didn't know what the paranormal element was. I did not know the role the three girls had,maybe because I am not that into Greek mythology

It is a few months since I read this book, so my review therefore is a little sparse. But I remember that I was glued to the pages, unable to put the book down.

The book has an important message. You cannot hurt other people, because there will be concequences. And sometimes love just isn't enough.  I highly recommend the book.

Other reviews:
The Book Smugglers
Wondrous Reads
Overflowing Library

Elizabeth Miles' webpage is here and she can also be found on Goodreads here.


aLmYbNeNr said...

I really wanted to like this book, but I didn't. :(

I'm glad you enjoyed it!

The Musings of ALMYBNENR

Natalia Belikov @ DazzlingReads said...

Great review! it is actually the frst Fury review I read that tells my about the message of the book. Thanks for sharing! Im putting it in my to-read list =)

Happy reading! hope you are doing greaaaaaat yeeeeeey!!

Italia said...

The story is told from the point of view of the two main characters, Em and Chase. I had a really hard time connecting with these characters. I found them to be extremely selfish. Chase bothered me the most of all, he was a really disturbed young man. To be honest, the only character I really actually liked was Em¿s neighbor, J.D. I thought he was kind and sweet, and would have loved for him to have a bigger part of the story. The Furies were downright disturbing. Some of the things they did to the characters were really creepy. But I also found them to be interesting and mysterious at the same time.

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