Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Series: The Cure (#1)
Publisher: Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Published: March 25th, 2014
Pages: 348 pages
Source: Provided by CBB Book Promotions & publisher for tour.
In the tradition of Divergent comes a novel about a world where negative emotions are stolen ... and only those with fury can stand up and fight.
Eighteen-year-old Josephine Luquet wakes naked and covered in blood that is not hers on the same day every year—when the blood moon is full. Josi has not responded to the "Cure"—an immunization against anger mandated by the government—and believes herself to be a threat to others.
Then she meets Luke. Luke has had the Cure but seems different to the other "drones"—and he's dead set on helping Josi discover the truth about herself before the next blood moon.
But time is running out. Is Luke willing to risk his life to be near her? Does he truly understand what violence she is capable of?
Raw and full of passion, Fury is a story of love in a dystopian world, and how much we are willing to forgive in the struggle to remember our humanity.
*The Reader's Review*
My rating: 5/5 stars
OH.MY.GOSH. I am stunned beyond words. Fury is freakishly incredible! I don't even know where to start, my mind is like: awesome awesome awesome awesome. It's a book you have to check out soon because it seriously blows your mind away. I can still feel the adrenaline rushing through my veins from the thrill of the ride.
Fury is an explosive story about a world where the fury (or anger) feeling has been taken away from almost every human being thanks to the "Cure". They can't get angry or even understand what being angry feels like. Supposedly it was meant to make the whole society less dangerous, but instead, they only made people somewhat lose their humanity. Josephine hates the drones (that's how she calls them) and she hates the government or the so-called Bloods that started all of this in the first place. Yet, there's nothing she hates more in the whole world than the monster she becomes every 16th of September. The one that's uncontrollable and kills everything that crosses its path.
It was chilling to learn about what this side of Josephine was capable of doing. She IS a heartless monster, like a bloodthirsty animal. And it was heart-breaking considering that she is a really nice person, so smart and brave, who has been suffering these transformations alone with no one to look after her or to confide into. She has never had a real friend before or even made skin contact with another human, and she's usually ignored by everyone since people sense that she is different.
Luke bangs into Josephine's life right from the start of the book. He drastically turns her life upside-down wanting to help her find something that will cure her. He is persistent, calm and patient with Josephine. He struggles to make her trust him and even more to not fall in love with her. Because he can't. It's forbidden. It's dangerous. And the web of lies he has been threading may be the worst thing yet. Oh, Luke. I still like him though. Okay, love him. *swoons*
Another cool thing about this book is the way it's written. Most of it is actually Josephine's memories as she recounts them to her psychiatrist-Anthony, trying to make him believe she is a dangerous monster. We also get Anthony's and Luke's point of views thrown in the mix, and I can't believe how smoothly everything flowed. You know, I think Fury is the best book with multiple point of views I've ever come across. I loved it.
I wish I could tell you everything about this book, I'm even struggling right now to not spoil it to you. It's that, and I'm also abstaining from using every praising gif that I can find on the internet. This book is so so good, and I know it's one many will come to like very much, be it for the extraordinary characters, the heart-pumping action or the fascinating concept that keeps you page turning to the very end.
Yeah... I couldn't resist. ;)
Charlotte started writing her children’s fantasy series ‘The Strangers of Paragor’ as a teenager and has since gone on to publish five novels. After a Masters degree in Screenwriting she wrote ‘Avery’, the first in her adult fantasy series ‘The Chronicles of Kaya’, published by Random House. She now lives in Sydney, Australia, and has just released a new dystopian sci-fi novel called ‘Fury – Book One of The Cure’, published by Momentum.
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