Summary: 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.
- “Sometimes sorry isn’t enough” basically sums up the entire book
- Lacks the “magic” to make the paranormal elements seem realistic
- Great ending: bittersweet that makes you yearn for the next book
First of all, let me just say that I have very high expectations for novels that are based on Greek mythology. After reading Percy Jackson, everything else pretty much gets compared to it. FURY by Elizabeth Miles is very loosely based on the Greek mythology of the Erinyes, or in Roman – the Furies, female deities whose job was to seek vengeance. FURY reads like a contemporary novel with a bit of paranormal/supernatural elements added to it. The tagline of the book, “Sometimes sorry isn’t enough,” pretty much sums up the whole book. Chase and Em are faced with the consequences of their actions and it isn’t going to be fun.
The book fell below of my expectations mostly because the story failed to have that “magic” to make it all real for me. The book reminded me a bit of teen horror flicks, but not really in a good way. Ty and her cousins, the Furies in this case, sort of reminded me of vigilante murderers out to get teenagers. You know the characters have done wrong, but I didn’t think that they deserved what the Furies had in store for them. I guess I don’t agree wholeheartedly with the tagline.
FURY does manage to redeem itself towards the end, but not enough to bump it up to a 3-star rating. The ending was bittersweet and just right to my liking. I think Miles pulled it off wonderfully to make readers intrigued and yearn for the next book in the series. I am curious to know what happens in the next book, but after my just okay experience reading FURY, I might just leave it to my imagination.
If you’re looking for a Greek mythology-based novel, I wouldn’t recommend this one straight away. I didn’t exactly hate the book (that’s a really strong word!) but I didn’t love it either.
About the Author
Elizabeth Miles is the author of the Fury trilogy, a book lover, a horror-movie scaredy cat, a food lover, and a sometimes actress. She lives in Portland, Maine, she’s a Boston University alum, and she hails originally from Chappaqua, NY.
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