Monday, July 13, 2015

Fury by Fisher Amelie | Book Review

About the book:

Revenge is an euphoric thing. Trust me on this. Nothing compares to the release you get when you ruin someone’s life. When they’ve stolen important things. Things that didn’t belong to them. Things I revel in making them pay for.

What? Have I offended you? I’m not here to appeal to your delicate senses. I have no intention of placating your wishes or living within your personal belief system nor do I care if you hate me. And you will hate me. Because I’m a brutal, savage, cold-blooded murderer and I’m here for my revenge.

I’m Ethan Moonsong…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most sacrificing man to the most feared and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

Publisher: Fisher Amelie
Release Date: May 3, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Pages: 387

My Rating: 1 star

My Review: To my extreme disappointment, I did not enjoy this book as much as I had hoped.

When I read fiction, I suspend a certain amount of disbelief for the pacing, luck, and small things that help aid the plot, but there were too many elements in this story that when they added up, I was not sold. The blunt of my qualms boiled down to flaws I saw in the characteristics and character development. Each book of this companion series focuses on one of the seven deadly sins, this one being fury/wrath. Two things that were added to enhance Ethan's characteristics while he acted out of fury was his training as a kid and works of God; however, I found his extreme stamina during these states unbelievable because plenty of faithful people (even if they were his size with his skill levels) would not last half as long as Ethan had during the action scenes. For the romance, I did not think there was enough development between the two main characters. Although it is explained in the beginning that they had known each other for a while and actually crushed on each other prior to the book, I was not convinced of their current connection before they began fully expressing their love and need for each other.

On a smaller scale, Fury was the first book of this companion series that was written in dual POV. The dual POV didn't enhance my reading experience; I would have gotten the same information and feelings had it only been written from Ethan's perspective. In addition to the action I mentioned above, I was not convinced of these sequences' outcomes since it was Ethan against many. Lastly, I have a hunch that the similar epilogues in this series are symbolism for a common theme, but after this third installment, it's not quite working for me.

My favorite aspects of the story were the setting and the awareness that was brought to its difficult subjects. Despite my issues with Fury, readers who enjoy heavy romances, dominant love interests, anti-heroes, and action may be interested in picking this up for themselves. At the very least, I fully recommend the first installment of this companion series, Vain, because of its blossoming romance and the fact that the story's subject completely changed how I look at life! I have my original reaction review available to read if you're interested in learning more, just please ignore my blunt of my youth as it truly shows through in the review. I'll get around to rereviewing it at some point. ;)

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