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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fury by: Elizabeth Miles

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1)

Fury by: Elizabeth Miles
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Format: Nook Book
Genre: Contemporary, Mythology
Series: #1 in The Fury Trilogy
Author Website: Elizabeth Miles
Buy the Book: Barnes and Noble, Amazon

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But all is not as it seems... Em is thrilled that the guy she’s been into for months is finally noticing her. But if she starts things with him, there’s no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em’s best friend. And on the other side of town, Chase’s social life is unraveling and the stress of his home life is starting to take its toll. But that’s nothing compared to what’s really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel....And it’s only a matter of time before he’s exposed. In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. There are three girls—three beautiful, mysterious girls—to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen.



Sometimes sorry isn’t enough. She didn’t know what the note meant. Not really. But she could tell by the cold, black feeling deep in the put of her stomach that it was true.”


My Review:

Whenever I see a book that is remotely related to Greek mythology in YA, I cannot resist picking it up! The same was the case with Fury. While it didn’t have as many mythological elements in it, I think it made for a good mix of contemporary and mythology.

The story follows Emily Winters and Chase Singer, switching perspectives. They are both normal high school students. When three gorgeous new girls arrive in their town of Ascension, Maine, things start to get strange. Immediately, I knew that the girls, Ty, Meg, and Ali, had to be the Furies of Greek mythology. I loved how there is no aspect of myth in the story until the Furies arrive and that Chase and Em have no idea what’s going on behind the curtain, so to speak.

Em and Chase both have a dirty secret, hence the Furies arriving in town. Em’s best friend, Gabby is dating the guy that Em has been secretly crushing on for months. Finally, she has a chance to be with him while Gabby is away for winter break. Em thinks that as long as Zach breaks up with Gabby the minute she returns, everything will be alright. This kind of bothered me a bit; how hopelessly naïve Em is that she thinks her friend will forgive her for getting together with her boyfriend while she was away. Still, it was a big mistake, but not big enough to suffer the Furies wrath over.

Chase has a secret of his own, which I spent a good portion of the book anticipating. One of the Furies, Ty, latches onto Chase and he practically melts in her presence. Little does he know, he is being lured into a trap!

The Furies of Greek myths are hideous female creatures, determined to mete out justice in the manor they see fit. In Fury, they attain the perfect disguise, beautiful girls. While Chase falls head over heels for Ty, Em is not to easily fooled. The girls keep leaving red flowers in their wake, as a sort of warning sign. Ty, Ali, and Meg are very mysterious girls, even in their disguises.

I cannot wait for the sequel, Envy, to come out!


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