Fury by Rachel Vincent

Ahh the lucky last book on The Menagerie Trilogy: Fury by Rachel Vincent. If you’ve followed along, you’ll know what I’m talking about but if you haven’t here’s my review of Book 1 and Book 2.

I have to say that I forgot that I had this, it’s been a little bit stressful and I’ve been consumed by work and my health. I’m going to do an update real soon about my health, I’m managing it but I don’t want it to take over this review. Let’s get into it, but also beware, there may be some spoilers.

Fury is the final instalment into the Menagerie Trilogy and where we left off, with the gang on the run and our main character, Delilah, is pregnant after she was forced to have sex with her protector, Gallagher, who is a red cap. The book is littered with flashbacks about the first reaping in 1986 and the narrator, Rebecca Essig, who came home to find her parents had killed her siblings at the command of a changeling.

We found out that Delilah was a changeling in the last book and after breaking out of The Spectacle the gang are in hiding. Delilah isn’t someone who can sit still and she wants to reunite the members of the menagerie with their missing siblings and husbands.

The romance between Gallagher and Delilah is one that is really beautiful. He was so patient with her, knowing that she couldn’t remember a lot of what happened. There was strong reliance on the friendship part of their relationship, and it was something that was so nice, most stories jump right into the romantic love and not into the friendship love, which was so gorgeous to read.

Now, we all know that I’m a huge fan of Rachel and her writing, and just about everything she writes. I love it and the beginning of this book, she’s a master at crafting a story that is so vivid and touchable and that’s something that I have always loved. It has always inspired me in my own writing. In saying all of that there was something in this that had really rubbed me wrong.

I value writer’s and I understand the difficulty that goes into writing a novel and sticking to a deadline and all that but…but there was a problem here. I felt like it was over too quickly, and I have never found that happen with any of her novels. It’s something that I highly value with Vincent, but maybe this deadline got the better of her or publishers were just beating down on her, but it was so…rushed and disappointing. I can’t believe that the novel ended up being really unsatisfying because of that. I’m all for endings that leave my hanging, but I don’t like when there is something that is so…unsatisfying.

I don’t like spoilers, but I feel like I need to spoil here, I’m bursting at the seams to say it, but I won’t, if you go on Goodreads, you can probably find them. Actually, I know you are able to, but if you do that, it’s at your own volition and not something that I told you.

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