Written by: Elizabeth Miles
Release date: August, 2011
Source: Simon & Schuster
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.
After reading some not so great reviews for this book my expectations for this book was very low. So low that I did not had any desire to read it. And then I had a couple of free hours and thought why the hack not?
I disliked the characters. Really like all of them, well expect for JD, the nerdy friend. Let’s begin with the obnoxious one of them. Chase was this guy who felt like the most important thing to do in life was to get as many girls as possible. At one point in the story I was yelling at him and calling him an obsessed, stupid idiot. He was acting with his, you know what, and not with his brains. And then we have Emily. She was just only thinking about her own feelings and was just terrible. I cannot believe she truly felt sorry for what she has done to her best friend. It felt like she was sorry that Zach did not love her back. One thing that bothered me the most, where the absent parents. Emily would tell them “I’m going” and they where fine with that. Really? Are parents nowadays like that? My mom would stop me in my tracks, told me to get my butt in the house and give me a long lecture about my behavior.
Even though I DISLIKED the characters, the story itself was okay. It did hold my attention the entire time, which is a bonus point. But what’s up with these furies? Why are they there in the first place? Why do they want to take revenge on teenagers? I know its the first book in a trilogy, but common I need some answers. And what’s going on with the gay bashing? These teens need to learn some new words to hurt someone. Because really what’s so wrong with being gay?
So yeah, Fury was an okay read for a Sunday afternoon. Nothing spectacular and nothing mind blowing.