Release Date: August 30, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
The first book in a paranormal teen trilogy featuring three beautiful, mysterious girls wreaking havoc on a small New England town.
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 honestly didn’t know what to expect going into Fury by Elizabeth Miles. The premise sounded promising and the cover is gorgeous. Other than that I had no expectations, so I am happy to report that Fury was very captivating and original. I loved it!
While I was reading I couldn’t help but think that it kind of reads like a good 80’s horror move (I’m a big 80’s horror fan!) just not as scary. It does have some creepy parts, faces in windows never cease to give me goosebumps. The reason I say that it was horror-esque is because it has the whole ‘do something bad and something bad will happen to you’ that is very prevalent in horror. I also loved that you knew who the bad guys girls were from the very beginning, but the characters did not.
Both main characters were very interesting. They were in no way perfect. That was kind of the point, but I did like them for their flaws. I think I actually enjoyed reading from Chase’s point of view more. That’s different for me because I usually like reading from a girl’s perspective slightly better. I just found Chase with his weird habits and anxiety more interesting, plus Ty–his villainous love interest– made every scene she was in come alive. She might have been my most favorite character. I found her very likeable even though I maybe wasn’t supposed to…
Fury really does have a lot of things going for it. It’s a very fresh idea with edge of your seat creepiness thrown in. I do wish that Em and Chase could have teamed up just a bit more, but I was still very happy with the book. There were so many twists and turns…and completely unexpected events that made it almost impossible to put down. This was a fantastic debut and I am anxious for the sequel.