Friday, August 2, 2013

Review: The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Series: The Fury #1
Pages: 688
Received: Received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley

Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Goodreads Synopsis:

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.

My Review:

Oh my gosh, I do not know what I was expecting from this book, but it was definitely not what I got, and I mean that in a very good way. This book is huge, it clocks in at almost 700 pages, but this book is hard to stop reading. Just looking at the cover I knew this was going to be a creepy book, but what I got was chilling and different. It will be difficult writing this review without giving away too much because I find this will be an easy book to be spoiled.

The story opens up with one person noticing that his family has turned on him, and from there they attempt to kill him. It is creepy to think that these people that you know so well are doing everything to kill you and no matter what you do they keep coming after you. The story is told from many different perspectives, as we meet more characters, their view is also included in the story. Cal, Brick and Daisy are the main protagonists but you do get to see how "The Fury" affects others as well and how it changes them all in different ways.

Everything that happens in this book was so surprising, I wasn't really sure what to think of why "The Fury" comes out in people and what these kids have inside them that make them so special, but I can definitely say I didn't see it coming at all. It's a very slow process for the characters to realize what is so special about them, and they all handle it so differently, some become closer while it tears others apart and makes them turn on one another.

This book gets very disturbing at times with some of the character's actions, and I found myself wanting to put the book down, and yet at the same time I wanted to know what the purpose of these character's were. They are there for a reason, and it accumulates to some very large battle scenes which were very well done. What I really enjoyed was how the characters interacted with one another, you can see that some of them trust easily and begin to bond, while others are very wary and keep back. I have to say that I loved Daisy the most, she is young but she is a very quick learner and becomes the one that knows what is happening even if she can't understand why.

I can see this book being a great gateway into Stephen King books, and even one that fans would enjoy. I am interested to see where the story will go from here. If you are a fan of creepy and supernatural books this one will definitely be for you!

1 comment:

  1. I love dark books, especially the ones that you want to put down, but you just can't! Great review!

    Kate @ Ex Libris



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