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The Fury

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The Fury

Could you ever imagine the entire world turning against you? Just one look would turn them into raging psychopaths who want your blood? In Alexander Gordon Smith's THE FURY, these sad questions become a reality for three teens.

"Smith puts together a really bloody, gruesome tale for young adults. This is the perfect  book for fans of Stephen King or anyone who loves a good tale of overcoming evil, with a dab of gore."

This book takes place from the point of view of Cal, Daisy and Brick. Cal is your stereotypical, well-rounded guy whom everyone loves. That is until the Fury strikes. Daisy is an aspiring actress, who really wants the part of Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet." Her life gets turned upside down when the Fury strikes. Brick is a broken teen, who has a lot of hate at the world, except for his girlfriend Lisa. So, to his surprise, he can’t understand why Lisa would want him dead.

These teens find that they aren’t the only people who had the world turn against them. The group unites, finds their true purpose and discovers why the world hates them. But how are you suppose to save the world when the inhabitants hate you?

Smith puts together a really bloody, gruesome tale for young adults. This is the perfect  book for fans of Stephen King or anyone who loves a good tale of overcoming evil, with a dab of gore. He makes interesting and broken minor characters, who can stand alone, like Rilke who gets her role in saving the world confused but brings out a variety of emotions in the other characters. This is definitely an action-pack book that could make its way to the big screen.

Reviewed by Alonzo D. on August 28, 2013

The Fury
by Alexander Gordon Smith

  • Publication Date: July 23, 2013
  • Genres: Horror
  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • ISBN-10: 0374324956
  • ISBN-13: 9780374324957