Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles
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.
Fury is a somewhat confusing yet engaging read that I devoured within hours! It is dark and depressing but it will make you think about the decisions you make in your life. Chase and Em have both done some things that are awful and the Furies are out to make their lives miserable.
I had absolutely zero sympathy for Em. She is someone who is easily manipulated by guys and lets her best friend walk all over her. I couldn’t see why she would fall for Zach!! He was such a tool and I couldn’t believe how dense she was around them. However, even though she made a few terrible mistakes, I don’t believe she deserved what the Furies brought upon her. Although it finally opened her eyes, the Furies are terrifying and I wouldn’t wish them on anyone!
Chase is equally as conflicted as Em but I liked him much more. I felt for what he had to go through growing up poor with a low-life dad. At least he has an amazing mom who makes so many sacrifices for him. Honestly, I wasn’t sure at first why the Furies went after him but when it was all revealed I was shocked.
Fury is a wonderfully crafted novel full of twists and turns that are sure to surprise readers! While Em is slightly annoying, the storyline more than makes up for it. Definitely pick this one up when it releases!!