Review: ‘Fury’ by Elizabeth Miles

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Review: ‘Fury’ by Elizabeth MilesFury by Elizabeth Miles
Series: The Fury Trilogy #1
Also in this series: Envy
Also by this author: Envy
Published by Simon Pulse on August 21st, 2012
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Mythology, Young Adult
Pages: 400
Format: ARC
Source: publisher unsolicited
In this chilling start to a trilogy rife with revenge, two teens learn the hard way: 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 unravelling. 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.

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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This book is sectioned off into three acts, which give the reader a little back-story on all the ins and outs at Ascension High. They include Emily Winters, a popular, yet studious girl who is best friends with Gabby, the most popular girl in school. The only problem? She falls for Gabby’s boyfriend Zach. Then there’s Chase Swinger, captain of the football team who happens to live in a poorer section of town who wants nothing but to keep his status as the leader of the pack. But these two characters are holding secrets of their own, and three girls with mysterious powers are creating a little bit of chaos to make sure they get their just deserves.

Quite shocking to read about some of the inner workings of a high school pecking order because I really couldn’t believe how mean these popular kids are to the “freaks” and the loners, whom they deem classmates. Sure it’s nice to read about their POV but I couldnt find anything nice about any of the other characters. Quite simply put: they’re mean and selfish. They know the consequences of their actions, yet they do it anyway! It made me shake my head a couple of times. Yikes!

It did touch upon a lot of key points, friendship, suicide, depression, paranormal, homophobia and loads of drama. If YA paranormal novels are your thing, give it a try. It did entertain me quite a bit, so the author did her job well.




Bringing her years of magazine publishing, web design, graphic design and multimedia experience she manages her own book blog at where her love of books is shared with the entire world. (Quite literally) She prefers reading teen YA books, but also enjoys children and adult reads.


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  2. Jaime Lester

    October 9, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    I know this book hasn’t gotten the best reviews, but there is something about it that makes me want to read it anyway. And how could anyone resist that cover??? Thanks for the review!

  3. Grace Lo

    October 15, 2012 at 11:05 PM

    I haven’t been inclined to read the book yet, though it’s been on my TBR list for a while, and am sorry that you didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d thought it’d warrant. For some reason, I thought it was a Greek mythology retelling but wasn’t too sure. (Y’know, furies?)

  4. Jessica

    October 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    I love books like these so I think I’ll try it out just to see how it is

  5. Alina P.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Love the cover, I’m sorry it didn’t live to your expectations though :(

  6. Kelly

    November 10, 2012 at 7:37 AM

    Quite simply put: they’re mean and selfish. They know the consequences of their actions, yet they do it anyway! It made me shake my head a couple of times.

    This sounds like something that would really bother me – thanks for pointing it out! Sounds like Fury is one better left for the library :)

  7. Amber Hsu

    November 10, 2012 at 10:05 PM

    I read the book and i didnt really like it… The plot was okay at best but whenever a character does some thing stupid (all through the book) i would just be like O_o… finished the book though~

  8. Gaby

    November 21, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    I’m sad this book is getting not so great reviews as I have been looking forward to it for ages and the concept sounds cool, I’ll still buy it though and just hope I enjoy it.

  9. Cali W.

    May 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Cool review. I just got this book from the library and reading your review helps me know what to expect. :)

  10. Jaseena

    November 22, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Superb review !! I was waiting to read something like this ! Thanks for sharing !!

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