Review: The Fury

Apr •  18 •  2013
Review: The FuryThe Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith
Series: The Fury # 1
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) on July 23rd 2013
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: Publisher
Buy on Amazon

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!


Happy Reading!



  1. Jenny
    Apr 18, 2013

    Whoa, nearly 700 pages? That is definitely a reading commitment isn’t it? I struggle when there are a lot of POV switches, so I don’t think this is the book for me. I’m fine with one or two (I actually love dual POVs), maybe even 3, but any more than that and I get all antsy wanting to go back to one of the other characters. Thanks for your thoughts on this one Savy!

  2. POV switches? I don’t mind some but it tends to get confusing when you use too many. I think 3 (maybe 4… depends on how it’s done) is my limit. Still, it flowed w/the switches? Hm… might have to think on this one.

  3. Mel@thedailyprophecy
    Apr 18, 2013

    It’s a shame that there were too many switches between the POV’s, but it sounds like a very scary story!


  4. Giselle
    Apr 19, 2013

    Oh dude this cover is freaking creepy as shit!! EEK

  5. Candace
    Apr 20, 2013

    I ended up giving my copy away. It sounds just too scary for me. This author wasn’t my thing when I read him before anyway. I’m glad you ended up enjoying the book though!

    Oh, and I love the design here!

  6. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Apr 21, 2013

    Hmmm, not sure if this one is for me, between all the POV switches and the scary stuff, but thanks for your take on the book!
    Have a great week.