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Thursday, July 28, 2011

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.

The  core themes of this novel are basically betrayal and revenge.  Now I'm all for revenge where it's due but the main reason you keep reading is the anticipation.  You can't wait to find out what will happen to Em and Chase and even what got them in their little predicament in the first place.

There were certain aspects of the book that just didn't add up, one of them being the dynamics concerning parents.  Elizabeth Miles made things little too easy for herself by shoving aside all other family members, making it pretty unbelievable.  Otherwise, the betrayals were ok.  Chase's story was more of a blah, you didn't actually know what he did until later on in the book so I couldn't help but sympathize with him and his mother.  When you finally find out Chase's naughty deed it just didn't seem that big.  Em's story was more of a fizzle, it was interesting enough, but nothing I haven't seen before.  I definitely think that the punishments that Em and Chase received were a little extreme and uncalled for so I couldn't really enjoy the book.

The minor twists in the end concerning Em were transparent and easy to guess.  And so the book was...merely...okay.  I liked the idea of it, but I wasn't convinced with the route Elizabeth Miles followed.

The book was okay, therefore I give Fury by Elizabeth Miles the Silver Seal of Approval.

6 comments:

  1. I thought this book was going to be more paranormal and instead it was more of a teen drama. I agree with you about that parents, but isn't that true of most YA books?

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  2. Fury by Elizabeth Miles was so much more than I had expected. While it is dark and depressing, full of scandal, gossip, lies, and secrets, it is also wickedly wonderful.

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