Thursday, September 6, 2012

Danny's Review on Fury

Fury
Author: Elizabeth Miles (@MilesBooks)
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
Rating: Reachable
Series: Fury Trilogy #1
The Other Books: Envy, Eternity
Challenge: None
Extras: Trailer, Trailer #2, Facebook
Seek: Amazon, Goodreads
In this chilling start to a trilogy rife with revenge, two teens learn the hard way: 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.
The only I like about this cover is the flowers. I am a big orchid fan. I am big fan of the first cover though. It had more mysterious look to it. This one just looks like a girl lying in flowers.
Out of the snowy fog emerged one girl, then two more. Chase couldn't help but let his jaw drop a bit; these chicks were amazing. The one in front, a redhead with fair skin, was smiling. The other two—one white-blond and a little curvy, the other petite with wavy, honey-colored hair and a scarlet ribbon tied around her neck like a choker—stood behind her with serious expressions on their gorgeous faces. All three of them seemed to be enveloped in some sort of white light; probably the moon playing tricks with the snow.
From the summary, I was expecting more of a fantasy, mixed with a little bit of a mystery, type book. It took me forever to get into this novel. Usually I would stop reading a book if it didn’t grip me in by 100 pages. But after I got to 100, I kept telling myself to just keep going, it will get better. It did get kind of better, but the book as a whole, was not what I expected it to be.

The book had me hooked in the first couple pages. This girl is trying to commit suicide but she doesn’t know why she wants to. Then the book turned into some high school drama. This is fine, since this is a young adult book. But it is supposed to be a fantasy book as well. I felt like the book was lacking on the fantasy part.

I knew that the three mysterious girls are supposed to Furies. I am huge fan of Greek Mythology. So, I was expecting these Furies to do way more then what they did. To me, they could have been these crazed girls, who enjoy messing with people’s lives.

As for the main characters, I thought the author did a great job on them. Emily has this thing for her best friend’s boyfriend, Zach. She starts to think that maybe Zach has the same feelings for her as well. They hook up during Christmas break and Emily is head over heels about him. She still feels guilty because they are hooking up behind Gabby’s back. I found her story more interesting than Chase’s.

I felt a little distant to Chase. I really did try to like him. Sometimes, I felt bad for him. I just couldn’t get into his romance with Ty, one of the Furies. Most of the book, that’s what his point of view was about. It was Ty this and Ty that, and it was becoming repetitive. Towards the ending, it really started to pick up and his part became very interesting.

I will continue on to the next book Envy, because the book was great towards end and I like the author’s writing. I think the reason this book wasn’t doing it for me was because I wanted more from it. I do think I will be able to get this from the sequel.
Envy, just recently released, is the sequel to Fury. I don't want to say too much about this book because it can ruin the first book.

You can read all about the book on it's Goodreads page HERE. From the summary, I know I am going to enjoy this one more than the first. Well, at least, I'm hoping I will. You will find out all my thoughts soon, because I starting it right now.

2 comments:

  1. I need to order this one so bad! I have wanted it for far too long and your review has kind of amped that feeling!!!

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  2. oh PLEASE pick Envy up. I didn't enjoy Fury (like you, felt disconnected to chase) but my god Envy was so great!! I actually just posted my review of it. So pick it up, I know you'll enjoy it way more than Fury!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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