Fury by Charlotte McConaghy – Book Review + Giveaway @CharMcConaghy

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Fury by Charlotte McConaghy
Book 1 of The Cure

348 pages,

Published March 25th, 2014 by Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan

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.

My Thoughts

Fury by Charlotte McConaghy simply blew me away. I absolutely loved this story. I liked that the story covered a time span of a few years and that we went back and forth between three different perspectives. I really loved the concept of it all…if ‘they’ can eliminate anger, what’s next? And what does the elimination of one emotion lead to? I think that for a while, the concept seemed vague, but I liked that we were focusing simply on three people for the majority of the story.

I think the story was well-written and the characters were fantastic. Fury by Charlotte McConaghy took me to a place where I had to think and answer dark questions I wouldn’t normally consider. This is an excellent book that bordered sci-fi and dystopian for me. It’s hard to describe what makes this book so great. I highly recommend it, even though I have a hard time expressing what it is exactly that draws me to the story. The story is magnetic and I couldn’t tear myself away from it. I want more!

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About the Author:


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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