Review: The Fury
Series: The Fury # 1
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on July 23rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
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From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, a ferocious epic of supernatural terror, perfect for Stephen King fans
Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you, if every person you know, every person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage . . . That’s the horrifying reality for Cal, Brick, and Daisy. Friends, family, even moms and dads, are out to get them. Their world has the Fury. It will not rest until they are dead.
In Alexander Gordon Smith’s adrenaline-fueled saga, Cal and the others must uncover the truth about what is happening before it destroys them all. But survival comes at a cost. In their search for answers, what they discover will launch them into battle with an enemy of unimaginable power.
This is has got to be the longest book I’ve read this year.
I’m going to start off with what bothered me about the book. The book is good, don’t get me wrong. But, it has a lot of point of view switches. A LOT of point of views switches. And while each point of views flowed well, it bugged me that I kept jumping from mind to mind. I found myself frustrated cause just when the plot is getting good…BAM switch. I really just wanted to stay in someone’s mind for a while without having to jump before I’m ready.
The plot of the book flowed well despite all the point of view switches. Still, the plot is very entertaining with the people changing and the world colliding. I like that it ended on a good note as well. It has a bittersweet ending that closed up all loose ends.
The Fury is an well-sustained story that is ambitious. Fast-moving with loads of crazies and out of this world imagination, The Fury builds up an world with enough efficacy to make you believe all that is happening is real. The Fury is terrific.
I give it 4 BITES!