Fury – Shirley Marr

Fury - Shirley Marr

Original book title: Fury
Author: Shirley Marr
Publisher: Black Dog Books, 280 pages
Year of publication2010
Format: Paperback
Language: English

This book is part of my 2016 reading challenge!

I didn’t have any expectations when I started to read this book. I bought this book randomly in a bookstore a couple of months ago because I thought the cover and the blurb were interesting.I must say I was happily surprised! This was actually really good. Well.. at the beginning I was a bit skeptical, but it got better and better.

This is about Eliza Boans, a privileged teenager living in the exclusive community of East Rivermoor. When we first meet Eliza, she is sitting at the police station, confessing to murder. At the beginning, Eliza is a very annoying person and I really couldn’t handle the way she talked, but the more I read and the more I got to know her I started to kind of like her. She is dark, twisted and in some way awesome! She is not likable and she wasn’t supposed to be but, oh my.. she is one complex character. The other characters I must say felt like stereotypes that were a minus in my opinion.

This story is told from Eliza’s perspective and memory. She takes us back to when everything starts and walks us through how she ended up at the police station.
I must say that this book got me hooked and kept me on the edge of my seat as I was trying to figure out what really happened. However, the ending was unsatisfying, it felt rushed!
In summary – it started out bad, got better and better towards the end when it unfortunately crashed!

If you like dark YA with twisted characters, then this book is for you!