Burn for Burn - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

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Burn for Burn - 
Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Released: March, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster AUS

Synopsis: BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY...

Lillia has never had any problems dealing with boys who like her. Not until this summer, when one went too far. No way will she let the same thing happen to her little sister.

Kat is tired of the rumours, the insults, the cruel jokes. It all goes back to one person– her ex-best friend– and she's ready to make her pay.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she's not the same girl anymore. And she's ready to prove it to him.

Three very different girls who want the same thing: sweet, sweet revenge. And they won't stop until they each had a taste.

What it's about: Three girls create an unlikely alliance when each of them decide they want revenge. Together they make a pact, and start to take down each person, but at the end of it all, will it really be what they want?

What I thought: Burn for Burn was a fantastic contemporary novel about three teenage girls getting revenge on the people that wronged them. It's witty and fun, and you can't help but get yourself involved in their little schemes. Lilliana is trying to get back at her friend Alex for messing with her sister, Kat is trying to get back at her ex-best friend Rennie for being herself (a bitch), and Mary is trying to get back at Reeve for humiliating her all those years ago. They have the plan, they have their pact, but it doesn't quite go according to plan...

Burn for Burn is a fantastic contemporary novel if you want a fun read. The characters are well written and the plot evolves along with them, immersing you in what's going on. It left with a cliff-hanger, and now I desperately want more!

The Good: I love how each bit is planned out, and that the girls form an unlikely friendship. Plus the serious love triangles that obviously go on! Too much fun :)

The Bad: *Spoiler alert* So is Mary supposed to be some kind of Supernatural being? A witch or something? I believe this wasn't necessary and really dragged the book down unfortunately.


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Claire Blennerhassett

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1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this, too. I love books about revenge and this is a fun, fast-paced contemporary. I'm with you about your "spoiler"--what was that? Hopefully the second book will explain it better. I'm excited to find out what happens next.
    -Natalie @Natflix&Books


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