Tuesday, September 13, 2011


By Elizabeth Miles

“sometimes sorry isn’t enough...”

Summary: Emily and Chase both have penance to pay. Emily who has been in love with her best friend’s boyfriend forever loses control when her friend is gone for the winter break. Chase, in an attempt to stay popular, humiliated someone he once cared for. Both were mistakes, but in Ascension where three beautiful and mysterious girls lurk, mistakes can be deadly.

Review: In one word, Fury is an eerie novel. Told in alternating perspectives Miles demonstrates how easy it is to make mistakes and the consequences that follow. The characters were easy to identify with, which is perhaps what makes the novel so compelling. It suggests that it could be anyone on the wrong end of the Furies’ wrath. The writing was well done, stark but fast paced, and the supportive characters and back story were well developed. Miles is not afraid to throw out certain rules when it comes to the plot, which makes this a completely unique and well told story.

This is Elizabeth Myers first YA novel

Series website: http://thefuryseries.com/

Additonal Info: Fury is the first book in a trilology, Envy and Eternity are the second and third titles in the series.

If you liked Fury, you might also enjoy: Another Faust by Daniel and Dina Nayeri

Writing: 4/4
Characters: 3/4
Plot: 3/4
Originality: 4/4
Popularity: 3/4
Cover: 4/4 (LOVE)
Grade Level: S


Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile said...

I like your review, it makes me want to put this on my tbr list.

Belgie said...

First reason to hate a character in this book. Emily is selfish and so full of herself. Then we have Chase who is not financially in the same league as the rest of his friends. He tries to make up for his past by becoming something he really isn¿t. He tramples on people to get where he wants to be. To make Emily and Chase pay for what they have done to others the three furies Ty, Meg and Ali pay a visit. Ty is so hot that she has Chase fawning all over her.

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