Author: Charlotte McConaghy
Series: The Cure
Publisher: Momentum Books
Source: with thanks from Publisher and Netgalley for Honest Review
Release Date: March 2014
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When emotions are erased from the world, creating a civilization of mindless drones, only those with fury can survive.
On the same day each year Josephine Luquet wakes naked, shivering and covered in blood that is not her own. Under the cold gaze of the blood moon she is someone else entirely, but when dawn breaks her memories flee and she is left with only an icy horror, a burning fury. Amid a sea of drones, she alone hasn’t been cured.
It will be the same each year: atrocities forgotten, truths hidden and pieces of herself left to die.
He isn’t like the other drones. With secrets whispering behind his eyes and a hunger for all things Josephine, he is the only one determined to help her discover the truth before the next blood moon rises.
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.
Fury is a good page turner we meet Josephine in an Asylum, she is uncured, I have read books before that people have had emotions removed, which seems like a good Idea, What would the world be like if we had no anger? No war, no violence. ect. But like all dreams they come with a cost, Josephine not being cured in a world full of cured people i.e. No Anger. Josephine feels out-of-place and constantly having to hide her feelings to the world so that no one finds out that she is uncured.
Luke is what Josephine calls a drone, he has been cured, but he is the only person that is willing to stick his neck out for Josephine to help her.
The Characters are great in the story, although we skip between stories, Josephine in the present and Josephine telling the therapist about her previous life, It doesn’t become confusing or annoying like some novels that employ this method do.
I think it is a great Young Adult novel, with intrigue, romance and the fight to fit in, would be very easy to relate to the younger generation, but for me I found a few plot flaws that kept annoying me, such as Josephine having to act emotionless, As far as I could tell only Anger has been removed not all emotions. Another part I did not like was how people would stand by and watch while others were attacked and do nothing to help them, If just having your anger turned off , why would people feel the need to abuse someone? Is it just our inbuilt nature to be evil? as well as the people standing by If you removed anger, surely you would still have compassion and empathy?
All up I liked Fury for an intriguing novel, as long as you don’t delve to deeply into the plot, and skip over the confusing, is it just Anger removed or all emotions? I have rated it 3 hearts.