Perfect for fans of Divergent, this series is about a civilization where negative emotions have been erased, creating a world of mindless drones where only those with fury can survive.
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 from 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sydney-based author Charlotte McConaghy triumphs with this astonishingly well-written trio of novellas—available in one satisfying bundle—that make up the first instalment in a larger trilogy. In an apocalyptic future where humans have been forcibly cured of anger, a wiry teenager named Josephine languishes in an insane asylum. As Josephine shares harrowing details about her experiences, we’re drawn into a frightful world where strong emotions have been demonised—and a new species of bloodthirsty beings is ascending. In the midst of this darkness, McConaghy spins a tender and breathtakingly romantic love story.
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Captivating from start to finish, I fell in love with Josi, Luke and Anthony and felt their betrayals passions and hurts as real emotions, beautiful written! Can't wait for the next book!
A stunning book!
This is a deeply romantic and moving book that left me wanting more. Please publish Book 2 of 'The Cure' ASAP!!!
What might we become if anger was cured? The book is based on a fascinating premise, which it uses to explore emotional brokenness from some unusual angles... but the characters (and much of the action) fell short of being believable or even particularly likeable. I grew weary of hearing how manly and heroic Luke was, and I cringed at so much of the dialoguing and mental-monologuing. (Josi, we’re told, is a genius with a beyond-photographic memory, and yet she believes that ‘wayward jolts of power’ just hang around in long-abandoned power lines? What happens next is equally ridiculous.) Despite the book’s flaws, the anticipation of Josi’s impending transformation was enough to keep me interested.