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,
Em is an asshole. There's no way around it, she's weak and selfish and utterly insensitive. She tries to justify her unjustifiable actions using the Tru Wuvv Defense, but unfortunately for her, there has never yet been a convincing reason for cheating on your best friend with her boyfriend. Especially when your best friend is (shockingly) not secretly an evil bitch but a normal girl who loves you.
On the other hand, there's Chase.
Chase, while frustrating, is also by far the most inter...more
My neighbor saw me reading this, and then asked me what the book was about. So, I looked down and realized that I was halfway through it...and had no idea. And that just about sums up the entire experience.
I thought this was going to be a book about the Furies. Perhaps we would get to see things from their perspective? Maybe we would learn more about them? But no. It's a book about punishing naughty teenagers. Told from their perspective.
And why? Why were these two kid...more
I was once again hoodwinked by another book with a striking cover.
I know. I know.
I should have learned my lesson with Carrier of the Mark.
But let's face it: Fury's cover is really attractive.
On the cover, the girl with the flaming red hair had a sly smile on her face as if she knows a secret that I don't.
What can I say, cover got me curious.
It drew me to read this book.
I wanted to grab the book and devour its contents.
The cover was b...more
I really thought I would love "Fury." I usually strongly dislike paranormal reads, but this sounded like Courtney Summers' "Some Girls Are" with a lovely nasty twist. Instead, it is a bland, irritating, anticlimatic mess.
MY REACTION TO EM:
SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
She cheats with her best friend's boyfriend. She constantly tries to use the Trueeeee Loveeeee excuse as a good reason why she should fuck around behind her best friend's back, but...more
In the midst of reading a demanding (yet awesome) book for my book group I received an ARC of Fury by Elizabeth Miles. It seemed the perfect book to read while wooing my other one. So yesterday on my day off I cracked it open and read almost the entirety of the book in one setting. Yeah. It's the absolute right choice to have picked up to intersperse with another.
In Ascension Maine everyone is gearing up for the holiday. Em is sad that her best friend, Gabby, will be in Spain for Christmas. Howe...more
And then I started reading the book. Totally did NOT live up to the cover's expectations. I didn't find the characters believable and I often wondered at their mental states. I didn't get why the Furies were in our world and got to decide who needed punishment and who didn't. I also Did Not Agree With Their Punishm...more
Remember this Japanese anime series, Hell Girl (Jigoku Shōjo)?
In Hell Girl, a mysterious girl named Ai Enma appeared in front of mortals and gained their wish by sending their hated enemies to Hell, but in return of Ai's service, her clients would also be sent to Hell once their own lives came to an end.
In the world of Hell Girl, nothing is black and white. Throughout the anime, we learn the dilemma o...more
After reading three hundred pages of agony inducing melodrama, I found myself repeatedly asking, “But why?” Three hundred pages of a mundane story should have provided sufficient, satisfying answers for my question and then some, but it seems as though the author was preoccupied with the promise of a trilogy. Regardless of my theorising, the fact of the matter remains that there were some overarching questions left unanswered (which is really quite unacceptable), and thus led me to...more
The prologue was beautiful! I felt like I was on that bridge, but what did you do to your writing? It turned from suicide to karma? What the heck? What type of fury is that? I weas utterly deceived and I am angry for it! I didn't even fin...more
It sucked. It was boring. Em was an asshole. All she did was fucking whine about how terrible her life was after she hooked up with her best friends boyfriend
Chase was a sad, sad morsel of a human being. But I liked the ending, that's why I gave it an extra star, and that's why I'm going to buy the next two (And return them the next day : 3 )
Bought it yesterday. Read it yesterday. Returning it today.
The authors writing it didn't seem to be big on actually researching Greek mythology. Or even reading it. They're like, 'wow, premade characters and premise, that way I don't actually have to think up anything new! Awesome!
Which totally doesn't cut it.
Something basic you should know if you want to write a novel based loosely off Greek mythology: to the Ancient Greeks, it wasn't mythology. It was religion. Therefore, there's no reason i...more
Now I understand why most reviewers gave it average to low ratings. I think I also share the same negative sentiments. There are things in this book that are really wrong for me. Take the book cover as an example, what did you see? A feisty looking girl with fiery red hair will give you an impression that you’re in for a kick-ass story with equally (based on the cover) kick-ass heroine. Well, I’m dead wrong. For one, the female lead, Em is the dullest heroin...more
First of all, both of the two main characters are jerkbags! Emily is a bitch who totally has no qualms about hooking up with her best friend’s boyfriend behind her back when she was away on a trip. Even if he was interested in her, there are some rules here! And obviously not trying to get with your friend’s boyfriend is on...more
As in really, wow.
There are so many characters that I want to kill here that I might as well become a serial character killer. The only people I'd probably NOT want to kill are the adults, Melissa, and J.D. That's it. Almost everyone else can go DIE and burn in Hades for all I care.
Including the stupid, stupid, stupid Furies themselves.
It's like there's a contest for stupidity. Everyone's practically VYING for it! But wait, let me slow down. I'm being...more
Read the rest of my review here
The story line is amazingly good. I really enjoyed watching both characters go through hard times and watching them pay for their...more
We are introduced to Em and Chase - our two Fury victims (though they don't know it yet) and the two narrators through alternating chapters. Em is crushing on her best friend's boyfriend, and the thing about Miles' writing and Em's charac...more
The opening of the story starts off slow but you can’t help but to continue reading as you know that something was rigorously wrong and things weren’t going to end well. The story follows two high school students, Em and...more
Fury alternates between two teens, Emily and Chase, and carefully sketches in the details of their ordinary, every day lives. It is surprising to discover that the mythological beings are not the main characters of this novel -- instead, they hover on the fringe, leaving the focus on the remarkably human and flawed leads. Elizabeth Miles brings her cast to life, making them seem more like people than characters. The inhabitants of Ascension are not extraordinary, and that's what makes t...more
I haven't been this disappointed in a long time.
This book looked great at first. Beautiful cover, promising idea and amazing prologue. Even the first few chapters were okay. A little slow but otherwise pretty good. It all went down from there. The book became boring, predictable and confusing.
The question that bothered me through pretty much entire book is: why Em and Chase?
I understand that Em (view spoiler)[...more
But there's a lot of "ehhh" instances also. Our protagonist Em for one constantly makes excuses for herself. Like when she doesn't really hold back or push her best friends boyfriend Zach away. Actually she's more than willing to have a nice little fling when her best friend has gone on holiday and tries to justify it over and over again by claiming to be in love.
Puh -lease. Give me a break. Cheating is something t...more
Fury is a story about high school students on winter break in the wake of one of their classmates attempting to commit suicide. There are some interesting supernatural elements, but the author uses this to tell her realistic story rather than shaping a story around supernatural creatures. You'll love it if you've ever:
-had your heart broken by a player
- struggled to fit in because you couldn't afford cool cloth...more
This book is very misleading. The cover and synopsis make it out to be a Paranormal Young Adult novel but for me, the story came up short in the supernatural department. I’m not a fan of YA per-se but when paired with an otherworldly plotline and/or characters I quite enjoy them. Fury would have been the ideal read had I been looking for a high school themed book. I was interested in the Greek mythology aspect, and that was severely lacking.
Two characters commit acts that...more
Although Fury, by Elizabeth Miles didn’t grab me right away, it was definitely worth the read. The book follows two characters, Emily and Chase, two students at Ascension High who couldn’t have different lives. However, they both commit wrongs and three mysterious girls appear in their small Maine town to hold them accountable.
The last 200 pages of this book fly by so fast! I read them all in one sitting, and am now breathless for more from Miles. The pace of Fury starts off slowly, and most o...more
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