The book is set up in three parts and focuses on two characters: Emily and Chase. The author has created characters that are everyday teens that many readers will be able to identify with. I especially understood Chase’s need to succeed and look good in order to fit in and to keep from being the punch line to a joke. Emily falls in love with her best friend’s boyfriend, which is a cliché plot point, but Ms. Miles has given Emily genuine feelings of love and regret that make the predicament interesting.
Being a fan of mythology, I loved the author’s use of the Furies. With so many gods and goddesses books out there, it’s nice to see one that draws from something else. Ms. Miles seamlessly incorporates the fantastical elements with the realistic setting and I can’t wait to see how the mythology is expanded in the sequels.
Overall, I enjoyed Fury. I don’t think Chase’s secret is that big of a deal, nor is Emily’s scenario, but I think the whole point is to illustrate how unjust the Furies truly are. The plot moves along slowly, but readers will still want to keep turning the pages to see what happens next.