Sunday, August 7, 2011

Early Review of Fury (Fury, #1) by Elizabeth Miles

  • Title: Fury
  • Classification: Young Adult (14+)
  • Genre: Paranormal/Horror
  • Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 30, 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1442422246
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442422247
  • Author's Website:
  • Notes: This book contains language some may take offense to. It also contains violence and talk of sex, although not to in depth. It also sports a shirtless make out session.

"You ever think about Karma?"

"Karma?" Em wrinkled her nose.

Chase could feel the heat spreading through him. ", what goes around comes around. You ever think that could be true?"

In the small town of  Ascension, Maine something ancient and deadly has definitely come around, and it isn't Karma. If the thought of Santa coming didn't keep you in line, then maybe the thought of this deadly trio will. These gals aren't playing around, their playing for keeps. Sweeping into town with a fury, these three mean business and that business is Vengeance. 

"The Furies,"Drea said again. The light caught her eyes, making them gleam golden. "Three girls. Three spirits. Three demons. Three witches. Whatever you want to call them. They're here, for sure."

"They'll haunt you if you've done something bad. They seek vengeance for wrongdoings. They basically wait for people to curse themselves and then decide what they think that person deserves. If they think you're guilty, they'll destroy you." 

So you better watch out because, when it comes to Furies, being sorry just isn't enough.

I absolutely loved this book. I like how the prologue pulls the reader into the story at the very beginning with the suicide attempt by Sasha. I like how we slowly get to know Emily and Chase, the two whom the furies have chosen to reap their vengeance on. While we get a first hand look at the crime Emily is guilty of, it's not until we're almost at the end that we learn what Chase did. That is when it will become clear how Sasha's suicide is linked to the story. I look forward to reading the sequel and finding out how a couple of things play out.

A great debut novel by Elizabeth Miles. In my humble opinion, she may be the Young Adult equivalent of Stephen King. I must confess I like Miles better because some of Stephen's books are of the sort that just leaves you wondering. "Why?" and haunt you afterward. Granted, that is why he is so popular, but I prefer to have some inkling as to why the horrific happenings occurred. This is a Young Adult horror story, and I can't think of another YA book I've read that could be classified as such. This is a perfect book to read around the Halloween season. If you don't like horror, then this might not be the book for you, but if you do, I think you'll love this book. I gave this one 5 out of 5 roses.

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