Sunday, September 23, 2012
Book Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Publishing Date: August 30th, 2011
Genre: YA, paranormal
Pages: 370 pgs
Source: borrowed from a fellow blogger
Rating: 4 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
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 started reading this book because I got a copy of the second book in the series in the mail as an ARC. I had heard mixed things about this book and I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. I'm glad I decided to give it a chance because I ended up quite enjoying it. The book goes back and forth between two narrators. We have Emily who falls for her best friend's boyfriend and we have Chase who comes from meager means and does something cruel to someone else. As a result bad things start happening to them. The Furies have come to right the wrongs that these two characters have put forth.
Throughout the book, you can't help but sympathize with both Emily and Chase. While they may be doing things that they know are wrong, they are deeply regretful of these choices and they try to remedy the situation. I found that this book had a great writing style and the book is character driven rather than plot driven. I tend to really enjoy these types of books because it makes you think about the reasons behind people's acts. This is what I found myself doing throughout this novel. I did like the paranormal element of the furies and I found that Miles really wrote these characters well. I am looking forward to reading Envy very soon. Overall I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.