Book Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

RATING: StarStar

(Fury #1)

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.



Fury had me at a loss for words… because I can’t seem to make up my mind if it’s bad or it’s bad bad. You know I have a soft spot for mythology but Fury just didn’t work for me.

It’s a given that the alternating POVs of Em and Chase is there to make you dislike them, because the plot is for the Furies to exact vengeance to those who have done wrong. But of all the people to exercise bad karma, why Em and Chase who are in high school that were chosen by the Furies? I kinda get Chase’s case, but Em? C’mon! She cheated on her best friend, so what? I bet there are worst offenses to earn the Furies’ attention. And why are the Furies in Ascension, Maine? These are the same questions asked by Em, but they were not answered. Why? Oh, wait. Yeah, because this book is part of a trilogy so maybe that part will be revealed in the later books. Uh-huh.

The only thing that made reading this book bearable is JD but even Em messed that up by wanting to hook up with him right after her lusty disaster with Zach. Can I be allowed to say, WTF? Amazing book cover, but it stops there.

Fury is dark enough to hold my attention and finish it, but when it comes down to story quality, I don’t think it has one. The idea of the Furies delivering justice (or revenge or whatever you want to call it) to a bunch of high school snobs was just plain preposterous.


Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Imprint: Simon Pulse

Pub Date: 08/30/2011


Thank you Simon & Schuster Galley Grab for the free e-copy.



.: maria :.

“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”


7 thoughts on “Book Review: Fury by Elizabeth Miles

  1. Seriously great review! I love the cover for this book, but the premise seemed a little strange to me. Sigh. it’s such a pretty cover. So, so sad.

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