Review of The Fury (The Hate Apocalypse #1) by Jo Michaels

Burning buildings, screaming babies, and death will surround us. 
It will be the end of the world.
That can’t be allowed.
When six powerful women come together with one goal—to save humanity—they’ll get much more than they bargained for. They join forces and learn to use the gifts hidden within themselves to battle a monster feeding off something too many of us feel in our souls: Hate. But they must first learn how to forgive—themselves as well as others.
Hate is birthing a creature dwelling under Central Park in New York, and the fiend is eager to burst forth and sink his fangs into the Earth.
The Fury, The Visionary, The Beguiler, The Siren, The Prophet, and The Mystic are our last hope, and even they aren’t sure if they can win.
The end is coming, but with it, there may be a new beginning.

Markaza Turner has a problem, she can see the future and future doesn’t look good.  However, her visions show her 5 women who can help her, however all, in their own minds, are flawed.  Book one introduces us to Bronya, The Fury.  I think for anyone who has struggled with bullying and not being accepted, they will easily identify with Bronya.  Markaza arrives in her life at the perfect time and so begins the start of Markaza’s plan……

I love the mysticism in this story and it’s not your typical apocalypse tale.  The end of the world looks to be something that builds over time but the seeds are certainly sown here. Magic plays a strong part and gives the story a real urban fantasy feel.  I already love the premise of the story and how it is playing out, Markaza is doing great things and any story which promotes the need for women to go easier on themselves is a winner in my book.  The apocalyptic element is a huge bonus naturally 🙂

This is a novella length story so it’s a pretty quick read, but it looks like it’s set over episodes due for release in the coming months.  The Fury is a great set up to the series, Bronya is clearly going to be a forced to be reckoned with (when she isn’t bouncing on beds that is) and I’m excited to read more about how all the pieces are going to (hopefully) fall into place!


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