Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Who: Elizabeth Miles
What: Fury
When: August 30th, 2011
Where: Simon and Schuster
Why: Mythology Love!
How: For Review (BEA)

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.

So i'm gonna do a little recap, as always: Fury is about a girl named Em who is in love with her best friend's boyfriend. So when her friend leaves for Winter Vacation and Em and Zach are lumped together...yeah. And then we have Chase, your typical popular asshole with a lot to prove, seeing as how he's not filthly rich like the rest of the people around these parts. But when the Furies stop by in town to torment these two for their misdeeds, things start to get a little bit creepy!

As for characters go, you're able to connect a lot with Emily than you do with Chase. Both of their points of view were interesting, and in the core the pitfalls of both their "love stories", but in the end, it was Emily's chapters that I got genuinely excited about. Chase was just a big asshole, despite his inner turmoil. As for plot goes, I wish we had had more background information when it came to the furies! It was well done and creepy enough that I wouldn't want to read it in the dark. Especially Ty, who as one of the furies plays a major role in the story, especially in Chase's chapters. One of my favorite things about writing, you guys know, is when everything interconnects in the end.

The side characters weren't very important throughout the story, although I suppose Em's best friend was. I was glad to see that she had some sense to her, unlike the other girlfriends going around lately, and ended up with her own -- not happy but satisfying -- ending. And Fury definitely has that. Plot points wrap up neatly around each other and you're left with an ending that is both perfect but makes you grumble. It's the type of ending that you knew had to happen, but you were rooting for the alternate anyway.

Overall, a great book with characters you'll love to hate and great mythology!

Happy Reading!


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