Monday, July 22, 2013

The Fury by Alexander Gordon Smith

Published July 23, 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
*I received an ARC to review*

From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, a ferocious epic of supernatural terror, perfect for Stephen King fans

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you, if every person you know, every person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage . . . That’s the horrifying reality for Cal, Brick, and Daisy. Friends, family, even moms and dads, are out to get them. Their world has the Fury. It will not rest until they are dead.

In Alexander Gordon Smith’s adrenaline-fueled saga, Cal and the others must uncover the truth about what is happening before it destroys them all. But survival comes at a cost. In their search for answers, what they discover will launch them into battle with an enemy of unimaginable power.
This was the weirdest book I have read in quite some time. Plus it was really long so it was kind of like a Stephen King book for the YA genre? I don't know how else to explain it. There was something going on constantly, some really freaky stuff happens and there is a lot of death. Really... like, apocalyptic things happen. The book is based in England and mostly centers around a group of kids who, much to their surprise, have to run for their lives because everyone they come in contact with tries to kill them.

I spent most of the book trying to figure out what was going on. Because of the length of the ARC (the published book is 688 pages) I found it difficult to read sometimes. But like I said before so much happens that you want to pick it back up again to find out how it ends. It's the first time I read anything by Alexander Gordon Smith but I think I might check out some of his other stuff. I've heard a little bit about his Furnace series so that might be going on my "to read" list.

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