Friday, November 23, 2012

Burn For Burn

Author: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Goodreads Rating: 3.92
My Rating: 4 Stars
Pages: 368
Reviewed by: Nicole

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.

This book sent me for a loop at the end of it. I really enjoyed how this book was set up, going between the three girls POV's and then how we got to look into each girls past and what drove them to be where they were. Each of them seemed to have a really good reason for doing what they did, even if it just took some time for each of those reasons to come out.

One thing that irked me was that we explored a lot of the actions and consequences, but I felt unfulfilled for Lillia. We learn that she had this horrible thing happen to her, and then it seems like it never happened toward the end. I did, well, I can't say enjoy, but I liked when she did show emotion about how what happened affected her. 

I liked that the three of them were so different and had different motivations and reasonings behind their actions, although I would have to say that everyones reasoning was on shaky ground. The only person that I felt was just in her actions was Mary who was tormented by a particular boy in the book. While what happened to Lillia was really awful, it didn't really have anything to do with the rest of the plot of the book. As for Kat, well, I felt she really had nothing to do with revenge either, because yeah, rumors suck, but using your senior year for payback?

This book was a really fast read for me. I loved that I breezed through this book, I mean, I almost missed my train stop, twice, because I was so absorbed in the book. I wanted to know how they were going to get their revenge and what it was that lead them there. In case you weren't aware, this book is a series, and I knew that going into it, but I was only faintly aware until it left me with THAT kind of ending. The kind were you go: "I HAVE TO WAIT A WHOLE YEAR!?" Yep. That kinda book.


  1. Aww I'm sorry that Lillia irked you a little though. The characters also seem like they were randomly doing things so I'll definitely have to look out for that if I ever read this book. But I am glad that the ending made you go "WHOAAAA" and it seems like a huge cliffhanger! :) Awesome review!

  2. I just got this from the library! I can't wait to read it. Great review :) New follower!



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