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.
First off, let me just say this don't read Fury expecting a book all about revenge. Fury is a rather slow book, the majority of it spent fleshing out what the two characters have done wrong to deserve their Furies wrath. And that's okay. Because Fury wouldn't have worked (in my opinion) unless it was a slow-style book.
We have two main characters, with the main narration being Em and the other being Chase. Both come from different upbringings (Em being rich, Chase being poor) but are both a part of that popular group in school thanks to their friends and talents (Chase is quarterback set to be captain and Em's best friends with Gabby, the nice, popular girl). And both are being hunted down by the Furies.
The part I liked most about Fury was that the writing made it possible for me to fly through this book. I'm not entirely into character-driven plots, but the effortless narration of both Em and Chase really made it easy to read. I found their voices were authentic and there was only really one or two moments when I shook my head at the dialogue which didn't entirely sound real.
The part that I felt let down Fury was the description. Or in other words, lack of showing and too much of telling. A lot of the stories were told, incorporated into the book when the scenario was mentioned. There was also a lack of description in general besides how often it's snowing. I found the few moments of fast-paced action were, however, well done and I really enjoyed them. I just hope the sequel will have more background (not snow!) from Miles.
Other than that I really enjoyed reading Fury and feel slightly bad that I hadn't gotten to it sooner than before. And after that last scene, I am anxiously waiting to read the sequel Envy and the third book Eternity.
Review: 4 stars
Date Published: August 30th 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date Read: March 2012
Page Count: 370
Series/Stand Alone: First in Fury trilogy.