Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

by Elizabeth Miles
Publication Date: August 30th, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781442422247

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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. (Goodreads)
I found Fury to be a really interesting read. It definitely wasn’t what I expected.

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.

I found the plot to be really engrossing. However, a lot of things confused me. For instance, one thing I really didn’t understand about was the punishment that Em received from the Furies. Yes, I can see how Chase would have deserved it, but I don’t feel that what Em did was bad enough to be punished as severely as she was. I felt that Zach is the one that deserved the punishment, he was quite a creep.

Overall, this book left me with mixed emotions. I thought it was an intense read, and I was completely hooked on the story, but it also left me feeling very confused. I am looking forward to the next book to see where the author is going to go with the story.


  1. I really want to read this book! Though, the confusing...ness isn't quite so inticing... Great review! :D

  2. I've seen a lot of reviews on this one. I'm not sure how I would feel about it leaving me feel confused. It is the first book, maybe the next one will be better.

  3. We just read and reviewed this book over on our blog, we had the same confusion and I really had total dislike for the characters, but maybe we are not suppose to like them. I hadnt seen the book trailer, Im glad you posted it!

  4. I have heard so many mixed things about this one. The premise sounds awesome though. I might give it a read just to see.

    Sounds confusing though, so hopefully the next one answers some of those questions.

    Great review, Christy!

  5. The book sounds interesting but I've heard so many mixed reviews for it. Most agree that most of the characters are selfish - I don't know if I can get into that. It sounds too much like a teen drama for my taste. The cover is what caught my attention first though - who knows maybe I'll still try it. Great review!

  6. I was sent this book for review a week or so ago but I haven't got to it yet. I have also read really mixed reviews about this book. I just hope I don't get to confused while reading!

    Nice review

  7. I've heard Em and Chase are really difficult to connect with and that's a big red flag for me. I have to be able to relate to them in some way or I can't get into the story. Still the premise sounds really interesting and I like the concept of the furies. Really nice review Christy!

  8. JD was my fave too! And I liked Chase less than Em. I guess I had a lot of the same feelings as you. Definitely looking forward to more!

  9. I really don't know what to do with this book, I haven't choose yet if I will read it or not... Thanks for the review

  10. Okay, I just bought it thanks to your review! Lol, I've been curious for a while now and your review with the trailer got me to decide I had to give it a try! I know many have said it's a bit twisted, but for some reason that has me even more curious! I hope it arrives quickly so I can give it a try ASAP. :) Great review!

    Kindle Fever

  11. I've heard many mixed reviews on this one and, while I think I still want to read it, it's not a top pick, especially since I don't like to be confused in books. Love the cover, though!

  12. Not fun to be confused by a story! Glad to hear it's interesting though. Nice review!


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