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Fury by Elizabeth  Miles
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Sep 28, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011-books, youngadult, fantasy, horror
Read in September, 2011

I had read glowing reviews of this YA fantasy, which I think edges into the horror realm. I didn't enjoy it much at all.

The basic plot is that Emily and Chase have both done bad things (not terribly bad in the scheme of things - teenage naivety and cruelty play a big part). So the Furies, in the guise of three gorgeous girls, have come to wreak revenge. Which... well, why are the Furies so concerned with high school infidelities? Isn't that a fairly minor bad thing, in the scheme of things? And given that the book is called Fury, and there are three mysterious girls in town, it took an unreasonably long time for the book to get around to telling us, and the characters, who they were.

The narrative tries to create a creeping atmosphere of tension and horror, but I didn't buy into it and spent the last part of the book speed reading to get to the end. Disappointing.

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