Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Review: Fury

Fury - Shirley Marr
Genre - Young Adult
Released - May, 2010

Let me tell you my story.
Not just the facts I know you want to hear.
If I’m going to tell you my story,
I’m telling it my way.
Strap yourself in...

Eliza Boans has everything.
A big house.
A great education.
A bright future.
So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?


There were so many great things about this novel that I don't know where to start. First off, let me just say that I haven't read anything quite like this before. There is so much complexity and so many layers to this book and once all those layers fell away, you were left with such an amazing, heart-wrenching conclusion.

Eliza is one of those characters who has flaws. Many, many flaws. The biggest one? She killed a person. But that is not the story. No, the story is about WHY she killed a person. The story is about the mistakes you make as a teenager and how you grow from them. In this instance, Eliza has to grow from a death that she brought about.

The characters are well thought out and I like how they each have their own part to add to the story. The story is told in a combination of flashbacks and the present so you are left turning the pages, eager to find out what comes next. What really holds the story together is Eliza's unique voice. Despite the situation she is in, she has a sense of humour and that's what really stands out.

This book is a little hard to track down as Shirley Marr is an Australian author, so I have included a link to her website where you can purchase Fury.

Recommended: This book is a cross between Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars but a lot better!

14 comments:

  1. Fab review... Thanks for this--it sounds wonderful! :D

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  2. This is on my To Read list!
    BTW, I am almost finished with Obsidian--LOVE it!

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  3. terrific! thanks for letting us know about this rad book :)

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    1. You're welcome, Gina! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. The cover and premise are amazing! I'm adding this to my TBR list. :)

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    1. I really think you'll like this one, Ghenet. I agree, the cover is great and the first paragraph of the story hooks you in immediately.

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  5. I don't normally read YA, but your review has me thinking I may have to pick up this title. Layers....you had me a layers...ha!

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    1. I'll note down that "layers" is your weakness. :P

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  6. The book certainly sounds a little different, especially for the YA market.

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    1. It's definitely a refreshing read!

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