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31 August 2011

Book Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1)
Fury by
Elizabeth Miles
Publisher:Simon Pulse
Pages: Hardcover,352 pages
Young Adult
Date Published:
August 30 2011
Source: E-Galley

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)


     Ever heard that saying "What goes around, comes around"? Well that's basically the whole point of Fury. The concept of karma being in the form of three girls or furies was an interesting concept in the way the author portrayed this. Karma comes after two characters Em and Chase in the form of three girls. Sounds good right? Fury takes you on a roller coaster ride from the beginning and crashes you right into the ground. ( Have I made any rollercoaster nightmares appear in your mind?) 

     First I'm going to talk about the two main characters Em and Chase.They are both Juniors at Ascension High and are pretty high up on the social food chain. That is until strange girls come into town, and from that point on, their lives are never the same. Em is bestfriends with the most popular girl in school, has two doctor parents, and an only child. Life sounds good right? And Chase is the poorest kid in town but somehow worked his way up to the top of the rich, popular, good looking crowd. They both have something in common. They did something bad and the three new strange girls are out to make them pay. I really liked Em she was fun and it was interesting to read from her point of view. The one part I disliked about the characters was that most of them were selfish . Which also leads to my other dislike which is why I rated it as only good. I found myself being lost in what was happening  and couldn't tell where exactly it was going. 
     Elizabeth Miles' writing style was good. She gave the two main characters a distinct voice so I didn't have any problems distinguishing who was talking at the change in view points. She gave descriptive writing so I actually felt like I was walking around in Ascension. 
    All in all Fury was a good book. Im just waiting to see what will happen in the next installment. If you like Greek mythology that is kind of present and high school drama Fury is for you! Just one question... Will these three girls be coming after you?

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