By Elizabeth Miles
The Fury Trilogy – Book One
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.
This Blonde’s Review:
In Fury we meet Em, a nice girl with a great life. She has a great best friend, a good friend in the boy next door, she’s well liked, and the boy she likes is noticing her back.
Except that the boy, Zach, is her best friend Gabby’s boyfriend.
When her Gabby goes out of town she lets things happen she would have avoided otherwise. Believing he’ll break up with Gabby when she returns, Em makes excuses for what happens with Zach.
We also have Chase. He’s a popular preppy boy, but he’s also poor. He does everything knowing that if his image is shattered he won’t have anything to fall back in like the other guys in his group. When he hears what happened to his childhood friend Sasha, a girl who had fallen from grace & was an outcast, he struggles.
After Sasha’s incident there are 3 beautiful girls in town. Chase is quick to become obsessed with one. Even though she toys with him and the things she makes him do get back to his friends, he can’t let go.
Em starts having problems of her own, but through it all she has her neighbor, JD, standing by her side. Even though he disagrees, he’s still her friend.
When Chase and Em’s social lives crash down around them, they turn to each other and build a friendship.
I didn’t love or hate this book. It was ok, but I didn’t feel like I came out if the book with anything beyond knowing the girls were Furies and that they punish people. Basically the same information I assumed at the beginning.
I didn’t like that I had no idea what made these characters the ones worthy of punishment without more people being punished for other things. Chase had a hand in something terrible and Em made a common mistake. I can see one similarity that I won’t spill, but again… It seems like the furies would be showing up more often.
Wanting answers kept me reading, so the author did well there, but I didn’t like how many questions I still had.
If the description sounds good and you want to read it I am not saying don’t pick it up. I know many people who loved it, and it isn’t a bad book in my opinion. I believe that I am reserving judgement until I see what more we learn I’m book two. There is still potential for a great series.