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Short Description for Fury After high school junior Emily hooks up with her best friend's boyfriend and football quarterback Chase's life spirals out of control, three mysterious Furies--paranormal creatures that often assume the form of beautiful women--come to town to make sure that Emily and Chase get what they deserve.
- Published: 30 August 2011
- Format: Hardback 370 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781442422247 ISBN 10: 1442422246
- Sales rank: 226,395
Reviews for Fury
A fantastic take on Greek mythology with flat characters
Previously published on my blog: http://fictionfervor.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/review-fury-by-elizabeth-miles/
Fury took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting much from this book, and the only thing I really knew about it was that it was about the Furies from Greek mythology. Great idea, but when I first opened the book, I wasn't sure how Elizabeth Miles was going to work it out.
But Fury is such a haunting debut-one that constantly finds ways to surprise you when you're off guard.
I was really enchanted with the idea this book was set on: three girls-the Furies-haunt a town where they inflict revenge on people who make deadly mistakes. For instance, take Em and Chase. Em cheated with her best friend's boyfriend; and Chase publicly humiliated his childhood friend, leading to her suicide. So when a girl starts stalking Em and embarrassing photos of Chase are shown around school, you know that the Furies are out to get them. Because someone has to pay.
I love the Furies. Even though they're so EVIL and so CRUEL, I love them. Because they're interesting characters whose complete lack of compassion makes them the perfect villains. The normal kids, however, aren't exactly so interesting. I was often fed up with Em-she always acted like a "nice" kind of person, yet she kissed her best friend's boyfriend (I mean, hello?)-and while I felt like Chase was more of a round character, he was always so caught up in being perfect and being part of the in-crowd. Really, I don't think high school drama is THAT big of a deal.
I hated Zach. The end. Gabby was a very flat character too, serving only as Em's best friend and popular girl. But I loved JD. I'm sorry, I always fall for the guy-who's-the-girl's-childhood-friend type. Because it's always so hilarious that the girl never realized, and the guy is always so sweet and understanding. Makes me want to squeal.
What I was really surprised about this book was the sort of horror aspect to it. Mind you, it's not incredibly scary, really, but I've always had a certain paranoia with stalkers. Sometimes I feel like someone's staring at me, and I turn around to see no one there ... Yes, freaky. But yeah, since Em had to deal a lot with one of the Furies stalking her, it freaked me out. Probably it's just me, though, haha.
And, lastly, the book was a tad bit predictable at times. I could figure out what was going to happen at several times, but other times the book really did throw me completely off guard. Strange, eh?
Fury was a fantastic take on Greek mythology-one that took more of a haunting quality to it. Though the characters felt underdeveloped, the idea and plotline were remarkable. I would be glad to get my hands on the sequel.
Source: ARC won from giveaway by Linda
3 - 3 1/2 STARS
What can I say about Fury? To start off, the book cover is truly gorgeous and really grabs you on the factor of eye candy. But as for the book and its story, I have mixed feelings about it.
I enjoyed the fact that I haven't read a story like this for which sets it apart from all the other reads, and the climax is very detailed that you can vividly picture it as you read along. As for the characters even the protagonist, Emily "Em", I didn't quite like. It was hard to build any emotions towards the characters, however, I did feel pity for Chase and was starting to like him a bit. There is one character I did like, JD Fount (Em's guy best friend/neighbor), he is very kind and more appealing than the rest but the story didn't go indepth about him. Em was too naive and stubborn. The other characters were just generally mean, selfish, and unrelatable. Although I teeter on my views because I keep telling myself as I continue reading that you need those kind of characters and scenarios to make a good story. So, like I said in the beginning I have mix feelings about Fury.
I hated the fact that at some parts of the story I felt like I was getting the impression of "getting payback/revenge" is the right thing. I wouldn't want my child to get the perception that it's okay to take revenge on someone or even the idea that it's justice. But again, I'm torn because it's a tale about the Furies, and as its myth goes The Furies are the anger of the dead and the deities of vengeance.
I would say this is a young adult novel for 16+ for its mature content and language. From my opinion, Fury by Elizabeth Miles would make a GREAT TV series right along with Pretty Little Liars because it has a lot of drama, conflict and tribulation. Better to watch than to read.
I will read on to book #2 and maybe my opinions/thoughts will be changed. by SpadesHigh