Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fury (The Cure #1) by Charlotte McConaghy

What They Say:
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 up naked and covered in blood 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 than 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.

What I Say:

I would like to thank the publisher for approving my copy of this on Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

We first meet Josephine or Josi as she is in hospital, we live the story through Josi's eyes, it's is told in such vivid detail that you can see Josi as she is talking to her Doctor.

When I first picked this up I really wasn't sure if I would like it, but it is told in such a way that from page one you are asking questions like, who is Josi? Who is Luke? Is Josi making it all up? how can you live in a world with no anger?

We are dragged along as Josi tells hers and Lukes story, it is told brilliantly and leaves you eager to pick up and read every page. You can't help but like and feel sorry for Josi, no one believes her and she is struggling....

This is left on such a cliff hanger that you can't wait to pick up book 2.

4.5 out of 5 Stars

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, courageous 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

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