Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury - Elizabeth Miles
Release: August 30, 2011

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.

My thoughts:
I've found another one! A book that is just so great, you want to reread and reread and loose yourself in the story, the awesome characters, and the mystery all over again.
  This is a different kind of supernatural/paranormal YA novel. No, really. And a book this good doesn't come often.
  The story is focused on three formidable girls called Furies. Ty, Ali and Meg. They basically seek vengeance on people who have caused pain and damage to other people. Basically...karma. Make sense?
  The two main characters (aside from the Furies) are Chase and Em. Chase, who is plagued by the urges to be normal and fit in with his rich peers, is targeted because of a secret that's kept even to readers until about halfway through the book. Em, the other lead, is targeted because of her bad choices throughout the book (going after your BFFs boyfriend? Aw, c'mon! We all know you just can't do that!).
  The Furies seek vengeance. And boy, do they seek it well.
   I freaking loved Chase's character, how at one point, he was totally infatuated with Ty, and at the next realized that she was bad for him. But he just couldn't seem to not forgive her! It's the ultimate kind of lust for a person; a person who is literally out to ruin you, and yet you just can't leave them alone.
  I really, really liked that about this book.
  Then you have Em, who isn't really plagued by the Furies at first. You know, it's simple and just borderline weird when it comes to her encounters with the Furies. It isn't like she starts falling in love with one of the Furies (like Chase) but she is being harassed, followed, and basically scared a lot in the book.
  I liked Em to a certain extent. I didn't like how she was messing around with her best friend's boyfriend, but I understood her feelings. She's in love (or so she thinks) with Zach, so, hey, why not jump at the chance to spend some time with him? Yea, we all know that doesn't ever turn out the way we hope.
  I really can't go on anymore about the premise, or I will ruin the book.
  Needless to say, this is one of my favorites.
  I loved that Elizabeth Miles has managed, for ONCE IN YA to create her OWN idea for characters. Not sirens, or vampires. Furies! The Furies are based on Greek mythology...and yet they aren't boring! There are so many books based on Greek/Roman mythology that make us all yawn a little bit.
  This book should renew your faith in these types of books.
  Definitely recommended for fans of mythology (but really light mythology)  mystery, karma, and, well, good books. 5/5 stars.

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