Review: FURY by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1) 
Elizabeth Miles
370 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: August 30th, 2011
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LIKED

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.

With a cover so gorgeous, how could I not pick up Fury? Luckily for me, the inside was just as good..

The characters, through their many flaws, were well-written. They were made of flesh and blood, not letters and spaces.

The storyline was very unique. Though I started the book thinking the orange-haired girl on the cover would be our main character, I was surprised to see who it was. And I may be wrong, but I doubt there are any YA novels based on the Furies, who may be known under other names in Greek myth.

At times, Fury reminded me of Pretty Little Liars, though with a supernatural element. At other times, it reminded me of how unique so many debuts are this year.

But all in all, Fury captured my interest from the very first pages and kept me hooked until the last. I’m sure there will be a sequel, and I definitely can’t wait to see what Elizabeth Miles churns out next.

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    Liz. R

    July 25, 2011

    I'm really looking forward to the sequel of this one too, especially after that ending! Glad you enjoyed this one, thanks for the review :).

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    July 25, 2011

    I've been waiting for your review of this one.

    I honestly disliked it so much that I could barely get through 4 chapters before I put it down.

    However, I'm glad to see someone else enjoyed it. :)

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    July 26, 2011

    Oooh Fury sounds awesome! I picked it up at ALA, but I wasn't too sure about it at first. I am definitely more excited to read it now. =) Thanks for the review!

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    July 26, 2011

    Great review! The book Starcrossed has the furies in it, but they are not the main characters. You might want to check that out too!

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    Book Angel Emma

    July 26, 2011

    *drool* that is all :D

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    Elizabeth Miles

    July 26, 2011

    Hey – thanks for reading and reviewing Fury! I'm glad you liked it, and I think your PLL comparison is apt. Sometimes I think of the books as a cross between PLL and Stephen King. With some Greek myth thrown in for good measure. :)

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    July 26, 2011

    This cover is definitely eye catching. Difficult not to notice it. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it. I'm gonna have to check it out soon. Great review, Hafsah =D.

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    July 27, 2011

    It seems like I've heard some mixed things about this one but today I've read two good reviews. I think it sounds fascinating and can't wait to get my hands on it!

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    October 31, 2011

    Great review! I'm really looking forward to the next book. I need to know what happens! I love the cover of this as well :D

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    December 3, 2011

    I thought this book was fun! Not really anything I couldn't have predicted but still a quick enjoyable read! Interested in seeing where the series goes.

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    February 3, 2012

    I've read mixed reviews on this book but I think I may give it a chance after this review.