Book Watch: Fury

Fury by Elizabeth Miles will be released in the U.S. on August 30, 2011 in hardcover and eBook formats. It is currently available to pre-order online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both formats.

Published by Simon Pulse, a division of Simon & Schuster, the print edition is 384 pages.

Fury is one of the books that can be chosen for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge hosted by Kristi at


There was no question that this week’s Book Watch post would spotlight Elizabeth Miles’ debut book, Fury. I have been dying to read this book since I heard the chatter around the blogs.

I first discovered Fury during a cover reveal and thought the cover was absolutely stunning, but wasn’t sure whether this would be a book for me. The font and gilded lettering are very similar to those used on many historical fiction young adult novels and so my first impression was that this was that type of book.

But just one peek at the description and I knew that this wasn’t historical fiction. And although it’s not self-evident from the description itself, the title clued me in as to what this story might be about.

The description completely sold me, and the second I read it I added this to my pre-orders. It offered just enough to intrigue me as to what the two main characters might have done that warranted the attention of these three “girls” who are there to judge them.

The publisher has offered this book for review through their Galley Grab program, but I received a print copy from a trade and against better judgment took a peek. And read the prologue, which made it very, very difficult to put down.

Right from the start this book yanks you in, makes you want to know more. Who is this girl in the prologue? Is it Emily? What happened to her? And just one turn of the page later you are brought into Act One, into Emily’s story.

The writing is very descriptive, with such an easy flow that transports you effortlessly into the story. And I got all this from reading just a few pages. I can only imagine what more the author has in store for the rest of the book. But I know from just the small glimpse I had into the story and the world, that this is most definitely a book that I will enjoy.

Fury is absolutely spotlight worthy and I can’t wait to take this off my to be read pile.

The second book in the series is titled Envy and the third is Eternity.

Goodreads description:

Sometimes sorry isn’t enough….

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.


Book trailer for Fury from Simon & Schuster UK:

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