Thursday, 20 December 2012

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (Fury #1) by Elizabeth Miles

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 30th/2011
Pages: 384
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What It's About!

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 first half of Fury is pretty much just about annoying high school kids with your typical high school drama. We get to see 2 main characters' points of view. Em is one of the popular girls in school, who "hooks up" with her best friend's boyfriend, and then we have Chase, who's not exactly popular, but he's not a total loner either, and hasn't grown up rich like most of the kids at school. He had humiliated a girl who used to be his childhood friend in a really sketchy way, and eventually, karma gets to them both.

Here and there we have the odd appearance from the 3 furies, until we get into the last few chapters, when it really picks up and the action gets going. It's basically your typical high school kids story with a paranormal twist.

Ali, Ty and Meg seek revenge on people who they think deserve it, like Em and Chase, for instance. At the very end of the book Em has to make a choice that changes everything, possibly more than what she originally thinks. It really made me want to get my hands on the second book right away!

The only character I actually liked was JD, Em's best friend from childhood. All the other characters, including Em and Chase weren't that bright and Chase didn't have much will power when it came to beautiful girls. Em was just as stupid when it came to certain things and it just drove me insane. Especially when it got near the end, I wanted to scream at Em that OBVIOUSLY it's most likely a trap, so WHY WOULDN'T YOU TAKE AT LEAST JD WITH YOU?! But then I was like no, she shouldn't have taken JD anyway, but on the other hand, the thing that unfortunately happened, probably would have happened anyway, whether he went with Em or not.

I really hope the second book doesn't start out like this one did, it dragged on until those last few chapters, when it really started to get me excited. Overall, Fury was pretty good, but it would have been a lot better without all the filler in the beginning before getting to the good stuff at the very end.


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