Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

Release Date: July 23rd, 2013

Series: The Fury (bk. 1)

Genera: Paranormal/Horror/Sci-fi

Subjects: supernatural, angels, survival, apocalyptic

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 681 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $18.99

Publisher: Macmillan: FSG

Summary/ product description: 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: This book was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooo loooong!!! I was so furious about the length; I almost threw it and said I’m not reading this. But I did read it and finish it, and my eyes suffered. Bad this about this books: 3rd person POV, a lot of perspective changes, British words that confuse me, no real chapters, just parts, which made the 671 pages even longer. This books took me forever to read. I pretty much skimmed most of it.

The good things about this book: angels (with fiery wings and they may or may not be energy aliens or inter-dimensional beings), kids becoming angels, telepathy and other power, humor. The rating I gave it would have only been 1 star if it weren’t for the creativity. I love angel books, but didn’t love this one. This book SHOULD have been 2 books, 340 pages each, because I hate when books are too heavy to read laying down. I would have enjoyed it more if it was short and fast paced. This was way too slow.

There’s too many scenes at the beginning where people are trying to kill the characters. Whenever anyone gets close to them, they become furious and feral. It’s like a zombie novel, but not really because it not a disease and the angels in side of them are causing it. That might be a spoiler, but just letting you know. They survive in an abandoned amusement park for a few days before something really crazy and exciting happens.

The characters weren’t really that well developed either. Daisy’s 12, Cal’s 17, Brick’s 18, Reilke and Schiller are 15. Cal’s funny and athletic, Brick’s gangly and depress? Daisy is young. Reilke is a psychopathic girl. I didn’t care for any of them.

I felt like this book was similar to Michael Grant’s Gone series. Maybe because all the characters are kids, but there’s still adults around. So if you like that series, this book you might enjoy. I really wished I liked it better.

Cover Art Review: Prefer the UK cover. This one’s too ugly and creepy and not well done. This is not a zombie book, really.



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