Fury Trilogy, #1

Fury, by Elizabeth Miles, is a book people are either going to love or hate. It seems hard to find a middle level. For me? I'm hanging somewhere between liking this book and feeling nothing in general for it. The storytelling and writing are great. Miles moved the plot along, and the setting and back-stories are well told. What I didn't really like? The idea behind the plot.

The prologue was unbelievable. Miles really hooked me in with that action packed, heart-stopping, opening. My like of Fury kept growing as I delved into the next few chapters. Getting to know the characters, especially seeing them in their environments was nice. From Chase to Em, I knew enough about them to like them. Overall, I think these characters had some good in them. It's hard to hate people for making poor decisions. However, I did find it hard to understand why these two characters (Chase and Em) were picked by the Furies. Why seek revenge on characters who made poor choices when there's other people (more horrible) out there? Eh. I struggled a little with this.

About half way through Fury I was on the fence. Miles's writing is so good, yet the plot was so blah. I couldn't really grasp enough of the characters to find anything to love, yet I didn't hate them either. I was torn between "I like this" to "What's the point of this book?" There is the gap between where to stand with Fury.

In the end, I did enjoy reading Fury. The plot moved from one page to the other. Miles is great with details, and the setting was beautiful. Winter in Maine? The bitter cold days played well with the idea behind cold-hearted characters. Fury is worth the read. I don't feel like my time was wasted. I'm not quite sure if I want to read the next book, even though Miles left Fury hanging. I feel like this book should be enough. Curiosity might bring me back for more. Only time will tell.

If you want a book to pass a few hours, give Fury a shot!

Book Blurb for Fury

It's winter break in Ascension, Maine. The snow is falling and everything looks pristine and peaceful. But all is not as it seems...

Em is thrilled that the guy she's been into for months is finally noticing her. But if she starts things with him, there's no turning back. Because his girlfriend is Em's best friend. And on the other side of town, Chase's social life is unraveling and the stress of his home life is starting to take its toll. But that's nothing compared to what's really haunting him. Chase has done something cruel....And it's only a matter of time before he's exposed.

In Ascension, mistakes can be deadly. There are three girls-three beautiful, mysterious girls-to choose who will pay. Em and Chase have been chosen.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 3.50