Monday, September 12, 2011

Book I Gave Up On #3 -- Fury

Fury by Elizabeth Miles
Published by Simon Pulse
Genre: YA
$17.99 (US hardback)
370 pages

What it's about:
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 unraveling. 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.

Why I Gave Up:
I feel like I've been giving up on a lot of books lately. I see how many books I have on my never ending TBR list and how many books I still have on my want list, and on hold at the library and I give up on only eh books a lot easier than I used to.

I got about half way through Fury before I realized that I didn't really like it. The two main characters, Em and Chase are pretty boring. All they do are worrying about themselves. I guess that is pretty normal in books, but this one just got to me. Em is sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend and Chase spends so much time worrying about his looks (omg there is a stain on my shirt!) instead of doing anything else with his time. O.M.G. I was just having a hard time with people trying so hard to be "in" at school. Do teenagers really try that hard to fit in anymore? I don't believe they do. At least they didn't at my high school.

Then these three beautiful girls show up and things get weird. Yet they get weird very very slowly. While I find it a little interesting, I don't think I'm willing to finish the whole book to figure out what happens to everyone. It's just not my cup of tea.


  1. I feeling that way about a lot of books lately. This book sounds like a good concept, but the execution sounds like it's lacking. Sucks that you didn't like it. I hate when I waste time with books like that.

  2. It's a shame you didn't like this book - I was kinda excited to read it! But I'm like you and getting better at giving up on books I'm not into (I used to finish EVERY book no matter how painful). There are so many good books I want to read to waste times with average/boring/annoying ones.

  3. There's too many good books to read to bother with the ones that just aren't satisfying.


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