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ISBN13: 9780374324957
ISBN10: 0374324956
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Publisher Comments:

From the creator of the Escape from Furnace series, a ferocious epic of supernatural terror.

Imagine if one day, without warning, the entire human race turns against you, if every person you know, every person you meet becomes a bloodthirsty, mindless savage. . . . Thats the horrifying reality for Cal, Brick, and Daisy. Friends, family, even moms and dads are out to get them. Their world has the Fury. It will not rest until they are dead.

In Alexander Gordon Smiths adrenaline-fueled saga, Cal and the others must uncover the truth about what is happening before it destroys them all. But survival comes at a cost. In their search for answers, what they discover will launch them into battle with an enemy of unimaginable power.

Review:

"Smith follows his Escape From Furnace series with this epic struggle of good versus evil — a massive tome reminiscent of Stephen King's sprawling classics — in which a group of teens are hunted and hated by the world they must save. British teenagers Cal, Brick, Daisy, and Rilke are horrified when, out of nowhere, everyone who sees them begins to fly into feral rages, intent on killing them. Forced to band together for their own safety while they figure out what's happening to them, they fight for their lives, deal with internal strife, and engage in an all-out battle against a force of nature set on devouring all of creation. Smith paints a graphic, visceral picture of alienation, confusion, and destruction with this emotionally layered adventure. The slow-burning narrative, lengthy buildup, lack of concrete explanations, and weirdly metaphysical moments may throw off some readers, but Smith is an expert at balancing tension and hope, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. While this might have worked better split into several volumes, it's still an intense, fascinating read. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sophie Hicks, Ed Victor. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Alexander Gordon Smith lives in Norwich, England. “You dont see heroism, humanity and hope like you do in a horror story,” Gordon believes. “Horror celebrates the kind of friendship that keeps you standing shoulder to shoulder with someone even when the world is falling apart around you.”

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StuartL, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by StuartL)
It seems the world has turned against Cal, Daisy, Rilke, and Brick. They had been having a normal life up until people randomly started attacking them. They now have to join together to find out what’s happening. Their life now is living in an abandoned carnival surrounded by a world of zombies. The four teens have to survive by stealing food from stores and killing the zombies.
I would give this book 9.5 out of 10. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes zombie themed books. This would be a good book to read if you have a lot of time on your hands, because the book is about 600 pages long. If you have read Alexander Gordon Smith’s Escape from Furnace series, then you will like this. This book is long, but you would be surprised how fast a read this is. The Fury will keep you reading until the very end.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374324957
Author:
Smith, Alexander Gordon
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Dystopian
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » Paranormal Fiction
Children's » Scary Stories » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Paranormal
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Violence
Young Adult » General

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Product details 704 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374324957 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Smith follows his Escape From Furnace series with this epic struggle of good versus evil — a massive tome reminiscent of Stephen King's sprawling classics — in which a group of teens are hunted and hated by the world they must save. British teenagers Cal, Brick, Daisy, and Rilke are horrified when, out of nowhere, everyone who sees them begins to fly into feral rages, intent on killing them. Forced to band together for their own safety while they figure out what's happening to them, they fight for their lives, deal with internal strife, and engage in an all-out battle against a force of nature set on devouring all of creation. Smith paints a graphic, visceral picture of alienation, confusion, and destruction with this emotionally layered adventure. The slow-burning narrative, lengthy buildup, lack of concrete explanations, and weirdly metaphysical moments may throw off some readers, but Smith is an expert at balancing tension and hope, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. While this might have worked better split into several volumes, it's still an intense, fascinating read. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sophie Hicks, Ed Victor. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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