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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1)Fury by Elizabeth Miles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Elizabeth Miles is very good at writing YA lit. She obviously remembers what it felt like to be in high school, have a special best friend with whom she shares nearly aspect of her life, and she has a good handle on all the insecurities that go with being that age. This forms the basis for Fury . The story centers on two people: Emily, who is attracted to her best friend's boyfriend and from whom she feels a similar reaction; and Chase who becomes involved with a mysterious girl with two equally mysterious cousins. While Emily and Chase do know each other from school, they don't hang out with the same people and don't expect their lives will become entangled.

Chase is going through an unsettled time in his life, so he is vulnerable to the charm and beauty of a mysterious girl who shows up unexpectedly in his life and from the start turns his life upside down. Emily, meanwhile, becomes more and more attracted to a boy she knows is off limits to her, but when he starts indicating he returns her feelings, she can't help herself from spending more and more time with him. Both Emily and Chase both betray people close to them, and throughout the story they begin to find out what that betrayal will cost them. For each of them it is a dear price to pay, but there is no way out of what they've each done. As the book suggests, "sometimes sorry isn't enough".

Fury is the first book in a Trilogy that explores the price to be paid when revenge is the motivation, and those who pass judgment are unwilling to reconsider the decision to right the wrongs they believe have been committed. Elizabeth Miles writes with the skills necessary to keep the reader wondering what will happen next, and she includes some twists that take this story to unexpected places.

Although this book is categorized as YA Lit, I enjoyed it very much and want to read the next book in the series to find out what happens from the chain of events started in Fury.

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