Monday, 22 August 2011

Fury (The Fury Trilogy #1) by Elizabeth Miles - Book Review and Giveaway!

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. 

Expected publication: August 30th 2011 by Simon Pulse

Karma in Indian religions is the concept of "action" or "deed", understood as that which causes the entire cycle of cause and effect (i.e., the cycle called saṃsāra) originating in ancient India and treated in Hindu, Jain, Buddhist and Sikh philosophies.
How many of you believe in Karma?
How many of you believe that people must atone for their sins?
I believe in As you sow, so shall you reap. But then what about An eye for an eye makes the world go blind?
The Furies are vengeful and shall not let any Em and Chase go unpunished.
The novels two main protagonists are the sinners. Was I supposed to wish the furies don’t harm them? Well, I didn’t.
Em was weak and stupid and insensitive and well a total bitch.
Her best friend truly loves her. She isn’t like a mean person or anything. She truly cares for Em.
And what does Em do?
She hooks up with her bff’s boyfriend of course!
While many don’t think of this as particular ghastly a deed, I do and unfortunately for Em so do the furies.
Em’s justifications for her actions were extremely selfish and I completely disliked her.
Chase on the other hand, I really really liked. He was vulnerable and pitiable and the fact that we are unaware of what exactly he has done wrong to incur the wrath of the furies certainly helped.
It also lends an air of mystery to the plot.
The book was set in Maine where I am noticing a host of YA books are being set! Not that I am complaining! It does lend for a cold and beautiful setting.
I completely enjoyed the high school portrayal in the book. It was realistic and fun.
Readers who are looking for a book on greek mythology or a typical YA paranormal shall be disappointed because it really doesn’t delve much into the paranormal.
The book was eerie in parts but I didn’t find it all the scary and for me that was the downfall of the book! While I am not happy to admit this but I did keep wishing the Furies did something more terrible to them! It was kind of slow in that respect.
Nevertheless the plot was fresh and interesting and I enjoyed the book. I loved the cliffhanger at the end and I can barely wait for Book 2. I would like to thank Galley Grab for providing me with an eGalley. 

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  1. This is awesome - I have wanted to read Fury soooo bad!

  2. Every review I've read has been either four out of five or three and a half out of five!
    Awesome review(:

  3. Victoria Zumbrum22 August 2011 at 15:13

    I have want to read Fury since I first heard about it. It sounds very good.

  4. This is actually currently on my to-read list, even though I know nothing about it (I liked the cover and the title was intriguing). Your summary, the fact that it is based in Greek mythology (if you can't tell, lol, I love myths and retellings of myths), and your review (realistic and fun? sounds awesome!) makes me only want to read it more. I love scary stuff, and I'm eager to see if I find the situations in this book scarier than you do, or if it actually could have been worse. And yay for beautiful, cold, creepy settings.

    Thanks for your review! Totally checking this out.

    (Also, I didn't know this was a series! I'll have to be on the lookout for book two in the distant future!)

  5. I belive in Karma, but not in An eye for an eye. Like the reviwe you are honest and apresiate that. Thanks, this book I already preorder, hope I enjoy it.

  6. Interesting review. I have heard mixxed reviews about this book. Can't wait to read it for myself!

  7. Well, I dod want to read this book, but this is the first review I read about it. I love Karma, I really do so this makes it a lot interesting for me.
    I have doubts because of that Em girl, but I can't wait to meet Chase.
    I love evil in books, so I think I might cheer for The Furies too! xD
    thanks for the review!!

  8. I have yet to understand the hype about this book. I really wanted to read it because the author is BFF's with Lauren Oliver and I thought for sure that she would get the same amazing reviews that Laurens books have been getting and I haven't seen that yet. Your book review was honest and appreciated. Thanks.

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  10. Yup it's pretty awesome that she and Lauren Oliver are BFF's.
    Before I Fall was to die for!

  11. I truly believe that Lauren Oliver can do no literary wrong I loved Before I Fall (-:

  12. I saw the cover and fell in love! There's a lot of modern retelling of myths going on, but I totally dig it! I loved them the first time around, and by giving them a modern outlook it makes them amazing! :)

  13. This is on my TBR list, it's up next in my pile!!

  14. Totally agree. Em DID deserve it, she's such a bitch! OMG, but love Chase though :D that ending really caught me off-guard. Totally can't wait for book 2...need to find out what happens!

  15. I really want to read this book. Have read so many different reviews on it. I like your honesty and would probably have been disappointed myself that the Furies didn't have more to do with the book! Thanks:)

  16. I am a HUGE fan of Greek mythology! I had no idea that this book was based on that... *plonks book into ever increasing pile of to-be-read books*

    The whole Furies meddling into people's business sounds a lot like Abandon by Meg Cabot, but i'm pretty sure this will be better because Abandon was one hell of a trainwreck!


  17. I was a little disoriented upon reading Fury 'cause it's more of a mystery type. But, I loved it immensely 'cause it's so suspenseful, and I actually learned a thing or two.



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