Review: Fury

I received this book for free from S&S Galley Grab in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: FuryFury by Elizabeth Miles
Series: The Fury Trilogy #1
Published by Simon Pulse on August 30, 2011
Genres: Horror, Mythology, Romance
Pages: 370
Format: eARC
Source: S&S Galley Grab

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.

I was super excited to read Fury, even though I knew absolutely nothing about it. Why? The drool-worthy cover. Well, this isn’t the first time a pretty cover has led me astray. At first, I thought the cover was a total liar. It suggests fantasy and there was nothing too overt for a long time. I saw it coming, but it wasn’t very interesting to me. The fantasy elements really felt rather secondary.

The first couple hundred pages of this book are like reading Gossip Girl or some other series about spoiled rich kids being spoiled and rich and obnoxious. Ugh. I hated Em from the beginning, with her stabbing her best friend in the back and her constantly getting her nerdy friend who’s in love with her to drive her to parties. Why don’t you help your friend JD be popular rather than mostly only hanging out with him in private? Chase is worse with his constant focus on popularity and getting into girls’ pants. Worst of all by far is Zack, the cheating man ho that needs to just gtfo.

The book did get a little bit better, but I never really cared. The plot and characters remained sub par. There just were not any people that I cared about at all. A lot of it was predictable, but there were a couple of twists that did manage to catch me by surprise. The story alternates between chapters from Em’s point of view and chapters from Chase’s. The ending of Fury suggests that a sequel is inevitable, but I do not much care. I wish she’d wrapped it up in one, because I definitely was not interested enough to want to read another book, even though there’s mythology in it.

The best part of the book was the cover, at least for me. However, if you love stories about spoiled teens and their drama, along with some vengeance tales to boot, you’ll probably love Fury.

4 responses to “Review: Fury”

  1. Nori says:

    Haha. I think I saw this ARC at ALA, and loved the cover, but didn’t take it because when I read the back, I was not impressed…I’m really glad I made that decision now!

  2. lexiechan says:

    I actually read this. Well, the first few chapters. I’m a sucker for good covers so when I actually saw this book, I was hooked by the cover. But when I read it, oh gosh, I immediately lose interest. I don’t get it why they’re like that so I stopped reading, didn’t even bother to read the whole book. I just moved on with my next to-read book.

    I thought I’m the only one who thought that it’s not really that, you know, that’s what not I’m expecting in this book. But, oh, well. Moved on. Haha. 😀

  3. lexiechan says:

    haha! thank you! though it’s still good that you still read the whole book. I mean so you could have your review and spread the word about what you think of it. 🙂

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