Fury (The Cure #1)
written by Charlotte McConaghy
published by Momentum Books, Pan Macmillan
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I devoured it.
It’s dark and passionate and wonderfully written, and though I’m typically just a smidge embarrassed about reading love stories, I won’t be hiding this one under my bed. It’s a grown-up version of Divergent – just a few shades darker. It’s the kind of book you’ll respond to viscerally; you’ll want to feel what Josephine and Luke feel, but at the same time you’ll be secretly relieved your life isn’t like theirs. So. Pour yourself a glass of wine, snuggle in under your favorite blanket, and don’t put this book down until you’ve read the whole thing.
Would I recommend it: Yes. YES.
About the book – from Goodreads: 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
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.