The Fury - YA Review by Katie J

Reader: Katie J.
Age: 13
Title: The Fury (The Fury #1)
Author: Alexander Gordon Smith
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Pub Date: 07/23/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book was long. Like, really really 688 pages long.  I think that if it had been more exciting, then it wouldn't have been so, I don't know, LONG. It was a good concept, but the middle 400 pages didn't need to be in the book.

In this book, Daisy, Cal, Brick, Adam, Schiller, and Rilke are teenagers that get attacked once they get within 20 meters (most of this book takes place in England, and they use the metric system, which is a bit confusing) of other people.  It turns out that they have angels (yes I said angels) inside of them.  After 400 pages of getting attacked by the "ferals," they take down the bad guy,. And yes, plenty of people die.  One of them is a main character and the other 5 million or so are nameless.
Memorable or Forgettable:  I liked this book.  I might've liked it better if it wasn't 1 pound and if it didn't have 400 extra pages.
Cover: The cover was pretty good.  This is how I imagined the teens looking when the transformed into angels.
Age Range: 12 through 13
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal
Additional CommentsWARNING: If you don't like long books, like ones that are about 688 pages, don't read this book.

tags:  horror / dystopia / The Fury / science fiction / ya lit

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