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Review: “Fury” by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (Fury, #1)Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Hardcover, 352 pages

Expected publication: 8/30/11 by Simon Pulse

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis From Goodreads:

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 Review:

Sometimes sorry isn’t enough.”

“Fury” tells the story of Em and Chase, two students from Ascension High who end up making mistakes that end up changing everything. Three mysterious girls will see to it that Em and Chase pay for their mistakes – even though they are sorry, even though they feel remorse, it isn’t good enough, someone has to pay.

The cover? It’s gorgeous.

The prologue? It’ll pull you in instantly.

The characters in “Fury” are flawed, they are realistic (although cliché at times, mainly Drea). Their mistakes, although they learn from them, have already been made and now they have to pay to right their wrongs. The three mysterious girls seem innocent enough, although creepy, when they are first brought into the story, but as you keep reading you begin to sense something is wrong, really, really wrong. The buildup to the truth about the Furies is well done. When Chase finally learns the truth, it’s too late, but Em…she’s going to do something about it.

The ending was perfect. It seems like it’ll set up the second book perfectly, but it’s also a nice ending to the first book – if heartache was Em’s repayment, what will be his? It leaves you wondering just enough.

“Fury” is creepy at times, sweet at others, and thought provoking as a whole. It’s also the start of a trilogy and I’m dying to get my hands on the next book, “Envy”.

By the way, the site for the “Fury” series is live…go check it out: here!

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Teaser Tuesday 04: “Fury”

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Simon Pulse

Em woke the next morning with a start, her head filled with the hazy, dark images of a plotless nightmare. She opened and shut her eyes a few times, trying to shake a vague feeling of fear.

Page 51 of FURY by Elizabeth Miles.