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,
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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.
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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
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
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
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
After seeing Elizabeth do a presentation about herself and Fury while I was visiting New York, I couldn't wait to read Fury. I was ready to be impressed. And overall, I was. I could definitely see the Elizabeth that I had the chance to listen to coming through in her writing, and it was fantastic!
I didn't really like any of the characters in this book... well that's not true I did really liked JD... but the other ones were so.... selfish and mean. BUT...more
In Ascension Maine everyone is gearing up for the holiday. Em is sad that her best friend, Gabby, will be in Spain for Christmas...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
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
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
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
Ana: I approached Fury with a mix of excitement and trepidation. Excitement because I love Greek Mythology and I love the idea of the Furies as personifications of vengeance and one of my personal favourite stories of all time features the Furies: Neil Gaiman’s The Kindly Ones (Sandman Volume 9). Trepidation because I’ve read some really bad Greek retellings of late and have become wary of what seems to be the latest YA fad...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
For starters, I find the synopsis and the book cover deceiving. When I read the synopsis I thought I was going to read from the Furies’ perspective and that this would focus on what they do. Instead, I ended up with alternating POVs of Em and Chase, whom I found as not very likeable characters.
To make matters worse, you only get to see the Furies every now and then; the most you’d see of them would be on the last few chapters of the book.
Was fang ich bloß mit diesem Buch an? Ich bin mir nämlich nicht sicher, ob die ganzen Kritikpunkte, die ich gleich auffahren werde, nicht vielleicht von der Autorin gewollt waren, ob das ihr gewählter Stil war, um die Geschichte zu erzählen... aber selbst wenn dem so ist, muss mir das ja nicht gefallen.
Erst mal zum Guten: Worum es in dem Buch geht, darum macht schon der Titel kein großes Geheimnis. Fury, das sind zu Deutsch die Furien, griechische Rachegöttinnen. Dem Leser bleibt s...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.
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The end brings even...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
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
How many of you believe in Karma?
How many of you believe that people must atone for their sins?
I believe in As you sow, so shall you reap. But then what about An eye for an eye makes the world go blind?
The Furies are vengeful and shall not let an...more
Oh my gosh, this book sounded awesome. And the crazy thing? It was awesome! But unfortunately, the keyword is was. I was really loving the first 75 pages of this book - they set up the suspense and world so nicely, and I was excited to see where the story would go next. That's the thing though: it didn't go anywh...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
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
Okay, just finished and this book was sooo good!! Now thier coming for Zach!!!! Cant wait for book 2!!! C'mon August...
About twenty years ago my husband and I belonged to a Western Tradition Buddhist group. The subject of Karma came up a lot and like most concepts in Buddhist teachings, it was both complex and simple. I came to understand it a not so much of an eye for an eye or life for a life as the creation of our own existence and the influence our own attitudes and behavior have on that future. A great guy, and sadly, late friendwas quoted at his memo...more
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