Fury is the second novel by Jen Lawrence, and the second story written in the ‘Darke Universe’. The first book, Guardian gives us the narrative of how the world came to be divided into two realms or mirror worlds and how darkness and evil magic entered the world. It also tells the tale of Gia and Luna, and shows us the world of the guardians. Fury tells the love story of Shayla Aja and August Alecto in the “mostly” human world. I loved the first book, and have been looking forward to this one. I’m happy to say I enjoyed this second novel as much as the first.
August and Shay really drew me into the story. They are so obviously destined to be together, that is if the darkness in the world doesn’t manage to separate them. The fantasy and magical elements are woven well into the overall plot line. The setting, a bee farm near the small town of Nyx, is well described and fits right into the narrative. This is a beautiful example of a truly great fantasy story set in a world that otherwise looks very normal to us humans.
Fury is a tale of romance, magic, mystery, danger, darkness, magical creatures, and maybe even a few vampires. What is even more wonderful, I believe this is not the end of the ‘Darke Universe’ novels. At least I hope it isn’t. I will be waiting with my fingers crossed for more books in this universe.
Technically, Fury could be read as a standalone, but I would encourage you to read both novels in order. They both have my highest recommendation.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.