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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review of Fury: Episode 1 (Book One of The Cure) by Charlotte McConaghy

Title: Fury: Episode 1 (Book 1 of The Cure)

By: Charlotte McConaghy

Genre: Dystopian

Publisher: Momentum 

Length: 103 pages

Format: ebook

Book Description:

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.

About the author:
Charlotte has been writing novels since she was fourteen. She spends most of her time imagining far distant lands full of intrigue and danger. Her first series 'The Strangers of Paragor' is an epic fantasy adventure for kids, and was published when she was seventeen. She has since gone on to write two new series for adults - 'The Chronicles of Kaya' and 'The Cure'. Both are full of sweeping romance, kick-ass heroes and dystopian struggles. She has a masters degree in screenwriting from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and won the Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Unproduced Screenplay in 2013.

My Review: 5 HUGE STARS!

I LOVED this one! Fury was amazing. The writing was eloquent, breathtaking, and simply beautiful. Fury: Episode One of The Cure, alternates between three viewpoints: Josephine (Josi), Luke (love interest), and Anthony (psychiatrist).

Josi is our main character. She is uncured, raw, and untouched by this dystopian societies answer for anger: The Cure. In Fury, (set well into the future) at the age of fifteen, all citizens are given an injection known as the cure. Josi calls them drones, beings unable to feel passion, anger, all those bad emotions that balance out the good ones.

When she meets Luke, for the first time, she finds someone who received the cure, but it didn't take away all of his feelings, his humanity, and emotions. They begin a friendship of sorts and Luke tries to help Josi discover her violent past, a past where she murders people but has no memory of doing so. This alter-ego Josi only comes out during the Blood Moon.

Fury is also told during different times in Josi's life. Presently Josi is in an asylum, and her story about Luke is told through her memories of him, and this is told to her psychiatrist, Anthony, for all appearances seems to be a drone as well, but in counseling Josi, it is as though she evokes emotion from him-something that doesn't occur in someone who has received the Cure. I cannot wait to find out more about Anthony, his character is interesting.

Episode 1 is a novella, but in it's pages the depth woven into each character was astounding and mesmerizing.

It concludes with the reader ascertaining that Luke is not all he appears to be. He is harboring a secret, and I bought Episode 2 last night as I fully intend to find out what he's up to.

What an incredible read! I would highly recommend Fury by Charlotte McConaghy to lovers of dystopian, science fiction, romance...it has such a wonderful crossover appeal into many genres. If you're in the mood for a wonderful read with stunning writing, Fury is the one for you!

Buy links: Amazon   Momentum Publishing  Kobo  iTunes/Bookstore  Goodreads

Please stay tuned for teasers/excerpts and reviews of the next 2 episodes of Fury! This book was incredible! I'm excited to have the opportunity to interview Ms. McConaghy and will be posting that in the very near future.

Do yourself a favor and snatch these 3 episodes of Fury up! This was by far one of the most stunning novels in any genre that I've ever read. It will certainly go in my pile of  re-read-every-year-because-it's-that-good!