Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fury by Rachel Vincent

Magic, fate and hope collide in the stunning conclusion of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent’s acclaimed Menagerie trilogy…

1986: Rebecca Essig leaves a slumber party early but comes home to a massacre—committed by her own parents. Only one of her siblings has survived. But as the tragic event unfolds, she begins to realize that other than a small army of six-year-olds, she is among very few survivors of a nationwide slaughter.

The Reaping has begun.

Present day: Pregnant and on the run with a small band of compatriots, Delilah Marlow is determined to bring her baby into the world safely and secretly. But she isn’t used to sitting back while others suffer, and she’s desperate to reunite Zyanya, the cheetah shifter, with her brother and children. To find a way for Lenore the siren to see her husband. To find Rommily’s missing Oracle sisters. To unify this adopted family of fellow cryptids she came to love and rely on in captivity.

But Delilah is about to discover that her role in the human versus cryptid war is destined to be much larger—and more dangerous—than she ever could have imagined.

Weaving together past and present in this heartbreaking tale of sacrifice and self-discovery, Fury is the deeply moving finale to a series that readers won’t soon forget.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

5 Stars for the Menagerie Trilogy.

Fury is the third and final installment of the Menagerie trilogy, and can absolutely NOT be read as a standalone.

Patient, I am not, which is exactly why I held onto copies of Menagerie and Spectacle until Fury was available. While it sounds as if I'm beyond patient for waiting an entire three years, I am impatient when it comes to waiting for sequels and suffering through cliffhangers. With Fury in my hands, I read the entire trilogy in less than 24 hours.

I spent 24 hours with Delilah and company, and now that it's all over... depression and a book hangover are my punishments.

This review is for the entire trilogy, not just Fury. This review will also contain no spoilers or plot points, as I refuse to spoil the journey for anyone. Also, because I truly haven't a clue how to review it. Tongue-tied that I am – utterly speechless.

This is fantasy. I need to hammer home how this is not romance. At All. This is not young adult. This trilogy is NOT for the faint of heart. If you follow my reviews, my next statement will take you by surprise, judging by the books I both read and write.

Menagerie the trilogy is DARK.

In fact, it's the darkest I've read. Degradation. Assault. Rape. Kidnapping. Captivity. Slavery. Zero humanity by the humans in charge. Monsters in all forms, with those who are monstrous on the outside having the most humanity. Systematic brainwashing. ZERO autonomy or rights. Knee-jerk reactions to fear. Nonstop action. Graphic violence. Utter hopelessness.

Besides the human race, mythological and paranormal creatures abound.

Loathing injustice, I felt as if I was the fury suffering from the injustice on every single page. I was frustrated, suffering gut-punch after gut-punch, emotionally invested.

I applaud Vincent for tying everything together from the first word to the last. Having journeyed through the trilogy back-to-back, I can attest that things that crop up during Fury flawlessly connected to passages in Menagerie and everything in between.

Did I enjoy the trilogy? I felt like a masochist reading it, imprinting current injustices happening in our society. I actually tried to talk myself out of reading the next book when I finished the last, then found myself halfway through the next within hours. Blink. I ended up reading all three without stopping.

Do I recommend the trilogy? Are you a masochist? Ha! Yes, I highly recommend this to fantasy readers who don't need romance and sensuality, or even a pillow to place beneath your head. This is DARK, so take that as my version of a trigger warning.

The happily ever after is relative for all of humanity.

Told you this review wouldn't make a lick of sense, with me all depressed and book-hungover.

RACHEL VINCENT is the New York Times bestselling author of several series for teens and adults, including Shifters, the Stars Never Rise, and Menagerie, and remains fascinated by writing about the things that scare her. She is a former English teacher and shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who’s been her number one fan from the start.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Fury (Menagerie #3) by Rachel Vincent to read and review.

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