The Fury Trilogy #2
September 4, 2012
Hardcover, 400 pages
Received from the publisher for review
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.
[attention]Warning: if you haven’t read Fury the first book, my review might contain minor spoilers.[/attention]
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.
[easyreview title="Rating" cat1title="Characters" cat1detail="Characters in this one definitely need to remember to think before they act." cat1rating="3" cat2title="Pacing" cat2detail="Good overall, didn't leave me feeling bored because something was always going on." cat2rating="3" cat3title="Cover/Design" cat3detail="Pretty girl on the cover, but doesn't grab my attention." cat3rating="2" cat4title="Plot" cat4detail="Very interesting and engaging, but a tad predictable." cat4rating="3" summary="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.”—Gabby
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.”—Crow
She’s a good person. She’s always thinking about other people. She doesn’t have anything to prove. She’s just…fun.”