Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Title: Fury (Book 1)
Author: Elizabeth Miles
Pages: 352
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: August 30, 2011
Source: E-ARC from Publisher for Review
Official TUBL Rating: C-

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.

Mythology-infused and problematic, Fury is a disappointment. Set in Maine, the descriptions are beautiful and alluring but there are many other problems with the novel. The interchanging point-of-views between Em and Chase is choppy and ill-timed. There are many clichés in the novel and the two main characters, Em and Chase seem extremely shallow and nonsensical.

Em and Chase are two characters that are extremely similar and depthless. They knew the possible consequences of their actions and yet, they continued with seeming caution and regard to other people. The ordeals that Chase goes through with Ty are just stupid. He's too blinded by whatever cheesy spell she has on him. And the same goes for Em with Zach. It's just really to obvious that he's using her. Ultimately, readers will find Em and Chase to be two completely ignorant, self-centered idiots that have nothing else to do.

Honestly, the plot is horrifying. Fury seems to be a really cliché version of cheesy highs school drama but with a couple of mythological creatures thrown in. There are quite a lot of plot holes and disappointing aspects in Fury. Because of the interchanging point-of-views, and because Fury tries to tell two stories at the same time, the plot and prose seem rushed and flat.

Because Elizabeth Miles is a new author, it's okay if she doesn't deliver as well as people expect. There is lots of potential for the Fury series to grow and hopefully, she will succeed.

The Bottom Line: Just not my cup of tea. It may be yours, but it sure isn't mine.


Cialina at August 11, 2011 at 9:20 PM  

I definitely agree with your review. I think you pretty much summed up why I couldn't get into this book either.

Nicci @ Paper Dreams August 11, 2011 at 9:50 PM  

Exactly how I felt after reading it. You completely nailed it. I am glad to find I am not the only one who felt this way. Since I've seen so many good reviews for this, I found myself a bit confused by that.

Cait August 11, 2011 at 10:13 PM  

I don't think I've seen a single positive review for this book yet, I don't think I'll be picking this one up. Thanks for your honest review!

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Precious August 11, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

I'm not sure if it's my cup of tea too. :( Can't read page 3 onwards. Great honest review!

Rhianna August 12, 2011 at 12:33 AM  

Thanks for an honest review Reggie! The reviews I've seen so far were all pretty positive but your thoughts point out my reader peeves that could be problematic.

Cara August 12, 2011 at 3:54 AM  

Doesn't sound like something I'd be into, although the cover's pretty. Thanks for the review! :) I always appreciate your honesty.

Angie August 12, 2011 at 7:12 AM  

but it has such a pretty cover!!! I downloaded this one, but now I'm thinking that I might skip it. I have so many others on my list to read. Thanks for the honest review!

Autumn August 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM  

I was kinda hoping for some kind of fantastically original paranormal book. Instead it was a horrible teen drama!

I agree with your review.

Book Sake August 17, 2011 at 7:58 PM  

Hmm, I've been wondering how it was. I haven't picked it up because I don't think I can finish it before it comes out. Sounds like maybe I don't need to worry about rushing to get to it.

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