Review: ‘Envy’ by Elizabeth Miles

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Review: ‘Envy’ by Elizabeth MilesEnvy by Elizabeth Miles
Series: The Fury Trilogy #2
Also in this series: Fury
Also by this author: Fury
Published by Simon Pulse on September 4th, 2012
Genres: Mythology, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
Source: event
The Furies are back in the second book of a chilling paranormal trilogy where revenge rules the day—and “sorry” isn’t going to cut it.

Spring is coming, and the ice is slowly melting in Ascension... revealing the secrets buried beneath.

Emily Winters knows the Furies have roots in Ascension, Maine—but she’s about to discover that they’re deeper than she ever imagined. With the help of her new friend Drea, she vows to dig them out. But it’s hard to focus when she’s desperate to make up with JD, and to figure out why Crow, a mysterious Ascension High dropout, seems to be shadowing her.

Meanwhile, new girl Skylar McVoy is determined to leave her own dark past behind. So she’s thrilled when popular Gabby takes her under her wing, and the stunning and sophisticated Meg offers to give her a major makeover. But everyone knows what happens to the vainest girl of all…

It’s tempting to be naughty. But beware: the Furies are always watching, and their power grows stronger by the day.

About Elizabeth Miles


Elizabeth Miles grew up in Chappaqua, New York, not far from New York City. She graduated from Boston University in 2004, and has worked ever since as a journalist for an alternative newsweekly. She has been honored by the New England Press Association and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Elizabeth serves on the board of trustees of Portland Players, a community theater and second home. She loves pizza; she can often be found running around on stage while scantily clad; and a cold winter night in Maine is one of the creepiest and most beautiful things she can think of. Fury is Elizabeth’s first novel.

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Warning: if you haven’t read Fury the first book, my review might contain minor spoilers.

Emily Winters is determined to bring the Furies down after they have created havoc on her life. She doesn’t believe that JD has forgotten her so she does everything she can to make him see she cares about him and only him, but another boy has caught her interest, and things soon heat up. Then there’s Skylar who is new to the school and wants to be popular no matter who stands in her way. What will the Furies be up to this time around?

Not a whole lot of characters to root for in this one except maybe Gabby who I adore. She is the genuine character that I admire and love. Hard-working, fun, smart and beautiful, she is the popular girl that Skylar wants to be. I obviously didn’t understand Skylar’s need to be popular because I don’t know why people want it in the first place? Is it power? Is it because you have people looking up to you? I never understood the cliquey high school ways and never will. Her rants and whining about how her sister was incredibly mean to her felt childish and unjustified.

I always wondered why the Furies targeted a specific person in the first place. There was very little questions answered, and many more needed to be asked. Maybe I’ll keep going on with this series because I want to know more behind the Furies’ history.

Characters in this one definitely need to remember to think before they act.

Good overall, didn’t leave me feeling bored because something was always going on.

Pretty girl on the cover, but doesn’t grab my attention.

Very interesting and engaging, but a tad predictable.

Read this one if you enjoy cliquey high school drama, but you may surely pass on this one if you’re looking for Furies folklore because there’s very little to be read.


It’s so weird how even the smallest change can really make a difference, isn’t it?
Oh god. Skylar knew she was violating one of the top ten Rules of High School: Don’t wear the same thing as one of the most popular girls in school.
Just be yourself, be open to it, and it’ll happen if it’s meant to be.
People expect you to be perfect because you act like you’re already perfect.
That people might seem perfect, but it’s just a matter of seeing people’s weaknesses as well as their strengths. That you had to want something badly in order to get it…because once you wanted it badly enough, you could do anything.
There’s a lot about me you wouldn’t understand.
She’s a good person. She’s always thinking about other people. She doesn’t have anything to prove. She’s just…fun.




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  1. brandileigh2003

    January 15, 2013 at 1:12 AM

    Sorry you couldn’t root for the characters. I haven’t read the first in the series.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Jaime Lester

    January 15, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    I am very disappointed with how this review ended up. I liked Fury alright, but not great. I did not love it. But I had heard that this second book was better. I don’t know which to believe. I need to just read it for myself I suppose!

  3. Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

    January 15, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Thanks for the review, Giselle. I have a finished copy of this and I’m kind of debating leaving it unread after this review.

  4. Rhiannon

    January 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    Fury really annoyed me. And the big reveal at the end was mystifying to me, how do you not know she’s a fury when she ATE THE SEED? It was very dissapointing after Envy.

  5. Lisa Richards

    January 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    I’ve really been on the fence about reading this series
    and still not sure.

  6. Cali W.

    January 17, 2013 at 2:36 AM

    Thanks for the review, I am not so sure I want to read this book anymore.

  7. Filia Oktarina

    January 17, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    The cover book was beautiful. Thanks for review :)

  8. Avery @ Avery's Book Nook

    January 19, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Awwww… Sorry you didn’t like this more! I read it this summer and absolutely LOVED it. But I guess that that means that I probably don’t have to fight you for JD. ;)

  9. Jessica

    March 7, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I haven’t read any of this author’s books but the cover is beautiful

  10. Tina

    March 17, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    I love the cover but I am not sure if I want to read this or not. Thanks for the review.

  11. Diana Grace

    May 22, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    The cover looks really good. I haven’t read the first book though, so it might be a while before I read this one. Thanks for the post! :)

    – Diana

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