Saturday, April 28, 2012

Review: Fury by Shirley Marr

Let me tell you my story. 
Not just the facts I know you want to hear. 
If I’m going to tell you my story, 
I’m telling it my way. 

Strap yourself in... 

Eliza Boans has everything. 
A big house. 
A great education. 
A bright future. 

So why is she sitting in a police station confessing to murder?

Review: Eliza Boans is spoiled, lazy, angry and lonely. All she wants is for someone to pay attention and listen to what she has to say. She gets her wish when she is arrested and confesses to murder. The story is told from her perspective as she recounts as series of events that lead to the devious act. Fury touches on the dark and ugliness in human nature and how one can flip the switch that transcends to tragedy. You can say it all can tumbling down. As a reader you want to dislike Eliza and her friends but once you've delved into her snarky yet vulnerable essence, she easier to understand and even relate to as are her friends Mari and Lexi. They all are much more than what they appear to be on the surface each grappling with their own inner demons. Ella, the new girl in school sort of sparks the domino effect on their lives and she seems to be sweet but even snakes come out of their skins.As you can tell she is my least favorite character. What I love about this book is that it covers so many topics that teens can identify with such as divorce, suicide, body issues and death. This is a great example of taking the time to just listen and be there for our youth. This is no romance but everything I thought it would be; a dark, gripping and lovely read. 

Author: Shirley Marr 
Title: Fury
Publisher: Black Dog Books
Publication: May 1, 2010
Audience: 14 and up
Genre: YA Suspense, Mystery
Source: Blog Tour with the Midnight Garden
Rating:4 out 5
Currently not available in the U.S.



  1. wow! kind of reminds me of darker, more twisted version of Rebel without a know the movie with james dean, cuz kids who don't have much to live for become desperate and how easily things can get out of control. great post!

  2. I wonder why it hasn't been released in the U.S. and if it will be? You said the book was available in Australia, which I find odd. Australia does not allow the sale of really violent video games. It was something I had in mind while reading the review. I love any type of suspense/murder mystery, even the really horrible ones, and I have read some really horrible ones. So I would love to get my hands on it when it comes to the U.S.

  3. This book sounds quite interesting and I am drawn into the cover. You did a great job explaining the book. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I love the cover, it so dark but inviting. Makes you curious.

  5. I have wanted to read this one for a while....have to admit I love the cover and that is what drew me to this book at first...but I can't wait to read it...thanks for the review ;D

  6. The cover is what caught my attention at first as well.Thanks for stopping by


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