Revenge is an euphoric thing. Trust me on this. Nothing compares to the release you get when you ruin someone’s life. When they’ve stolen important things. Things that didn’t belong to them. Things I revel in making them pay for.
What? Have I offended you? I’m not here to appeal to your delicate senses. I have no intention of placating your wishes or living within your personal belief system nor do I care if you hate me. And you will hate me. Because I’m a brutal, savage, cold-blooded murderer and I’m here for my revenge.
I’m Ethan Moonsong…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most sacrificing man to the most feared and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
It’s been a while! This year has been crazy and as many of us have done, I’ve realigned my priorities a bit. While I’m still reading and loving books, I’ve taken a step back and slowed down. I’ve deleted my bookstagram and found more peace in life from this simple act, I’m reading and blogging less, and engaging in different activities more. Nonetheless, reading, I hope, will always be a place I find comfort and happiness, despite how present I may or may not be online. Life is constantly evolving and that often means our time must be spent differently as those changes come.
Without further ado, I want to share my quick thoughts on Fury by Fisher Amelie, the third book in the Seven Deadly Sins Series. Fisher is one of my favorite authors and I’ve been slowly making my way through this series for the past several years. I was pushed toward bumping this book up on my TBR thanks to the #saveourchildren movement. I didn’t realize this book tackled the tough topic of sex trafficking and I was eager to see how Fisher handled the subject in fiction. I’m grateful I read this book because it brought this horrible reality to life in an even bigger way.
This is a sensitive subject, but not one we should bury our heads in the sand about, despite how uncomfortable it makes us. Life is full of evil and when we ignore it, we are…I hesitate to say complicit, but we’re certainly not making a difference. Small actions can lead to big change and together we can help, even by awakening others to this sad truth.
I think Fisher did a fabulous job of making this book realistic, but without making it too graphic or heartwrenching. Still, it tugs on one’s heart and turns the stomach to imagine such vile things happening to our most innocent. To break up those hard feelings though, there were plenty of sweet moments of romance to make the subject matter less burdensome. I loved reading about Ethan and Finley and I couldn’t wait to see how things might turn out for them.
The only real issue I had with the book was the simple writing and the repetitive nature of certain aspects of the story. Also, it took me about a month to read this book. Obviously, that’s largely due to a lack of time, but also slightly to a lack of motivation. The book wasn’t poorly written, but there were definitely sections that weren’t as engaging as I needed them to be. I think the story could have benefitted from a bit of cutting.
Regardless, I think this is a hugely important book, especially in our current world. If you’d like to make a difference yourself, check out: ourrescue.org. You can use Amazon Smile to make donations to the effort of rescuing children from modern-day slavery by supporting Operation Underground Railroad.
Rating: 3 stars