Fury (The Fury Trilogy, #1)- Elizabeth Miles
She made a mental note: Pay more attention to where different cliques hang out for next time you’re being homicidally stalked by someone-something-that wants to punish you for your mistakes.
Plot: Emily Winters has a problem; she is in love with her best friend Gabby’s boyfriend, Zach. Emily and Gabby have been best friends for years and it was because of Gabby’s perky blonde girls, and giggly, fun-loving personality that Emily even made it in with the popular crowd. But Emily can’t avoid her mounting attraction to Zach, and when Gabby goes on Winter Break vacation out of the country, Zach seems to reciprocate her feelings. Emily knows that hooking up with your friend’s boyfriend (the guy she plans on losing her virginity to on Valentine’s Day, mind you) is wrong but she thinks Gabby will understand once she sees how perfect her and Zach are together. Meanwhile, Chase, Zach’s best bro and star of the football team is searching for that special someone to bring to the football opening. Drunkenly stumbling from a typical high school party, depressed and guilty after learning his former childhood friend Sasha tried to commit suicide, Chase spots a gorgeous redhead in very inappropriate clothes for a snowy night. Chase is so blinded by her beauty that he doesn’t pause to question her story and falls maddeningly in love with her, exceeding obsession. It is as if every moment not spent with Ty is a shadow of a life, devoid of meaning and happiness. Chase’s life quickly spirals out of control as acts of revenge destroy his popularity and yet he can’t get Ty out of his head. Em is being stalked by a girl that seems to appear out of thin air, and her world as she knows it balances on a precariously thin line. As more terrible events happen, Chase and Em’s lives lay on the line. Will they survive the consequences of their actions or will Karma prevail?
- JD is a fashionista, with a wicked sense of humor, and compassionate side. He is the best guy friend that there’s no romantic interest In because the girl can’t see what’s right in front of her. He’s the best character and the most developed. He has the funniest lines, and the funkiest, most genuine personality.
- The concept was genius. Femme Fatal beauties of Greek mythology with a skewed sense of karmic justice? Hell yes, who doesn’t want to read about powerful females taking vengeance into their own hands? The Furies were perfect. They were better described and more real than the other characters, which is really ironic because for most of the book you’re not sure if they’re real or not. They’re hot, they’re masters of deceit, and inventive in their methods.
- The protagonists are unlikable and barely redeemable.
- The explanation for what the Furies are or that they were Furies at all came almost at the end of the book. This was problematic because unless you knew that the girls were Furies to begin with, Emily and Chase could have easily just been two mentally disturbed teens suffering from a series of vivid hallucinations that put them in life threatening situations.
- Emily is the biggest delusional worst friend in the world. What kind of selfish, inconsiderate friend would hook up with her best friend’s boyfriend and think oh my bf will be okay with it because she loves me?! Idiot. If she hadn’t been the main character this might have been okay but it’s so hard to like her when she’s such a terrible person. Plus, she flips her love on and off and refuses to see reason when it’s bitch slapping her across the face!
- Zach is the slimiest, repulsive, trolling player around and he is the love interest. Come on!!!
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