Burn For Burn Book Review

1442440759-01-lzzzzzzzTitle:  Burn For Burn
Author: Jenny Han and  Siobhan Vivian

Blurb (GR): Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently…” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.

I was meaning to read Burn For Burn series for a pretty long time, but after reading The Summer I turned Pretty Series, I wasn’t so sure. But I still tried it anyway. And I’m pleased. .The plot was superb, and that ending…

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Lilia – Lilia was the best character in this book. But, even she had a few flaws. She could  really annoying. But, she was kind of the sensible one of the group. And the richest, but she doesn’t act super stuck up about it. However, Lilia never really cares about other people’s feelings. She can act very inconsiderate, which is a huge letdown. But, there wasn’t anything really any con’s.

Kat – I like Kat’s bold, and fierce personality. That stunt she pulled in the beginning was awesome! Kat’s great. Sometimes, she could be really predictable, and dumb (I know I’m acting like a total mean girl). And she’s a sucker when it comes to boys. I totally expected more from her. How can she just believe in something that sounds so fake, and is fake. There wasn’t any chemistry between Alex and her, if she realized that (which we all did) it would’ve saved her big time. But, she thought of the whole revenge thing, which was pretty creative.

Mary – I kind of found her the most pathetic of the group. We don’t know that much about her, except that she was bullied a lot by a boy named Reeve. She came back to show Reeve, how much she changed, and wants Reeve to like her. That’s pretty weird, but I get it because after all, Reeve was still her friend, in a very weird way.  I’m so glad that Jenny Han, and Siobhan Vivan showed some light onto bullying, because this is a really serious issue. But, that’s not what I found the most pathetic about Mary. It’s just her personality. She is the type person you could take advantage of.

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I enjoyed reading this book. The plot was great, and super creative.  Kat used to hang out with the most popular girl Rennie, until she got ditched by Rennie, and now they are worst enemies. Rennie teases, and embarrasses Kat everyday, and now Kat has enough of that. Lilia’s best guy friend took advantage of her little sister, and she is not letting that go. After escaping the terrible Reeve, Mary has come back to show that she changed, and she’s not letting Reeve go this time. Together, they take on  the most popular students at school, and destroy them.

Mean Girls style.

The beginning doesn’t really immerse you in, and you might want to put down the book (I almost did), but trust me it gets better toward the middle.

When Kat gathered up Lillia, and Mary, and thought of the whole revenge thing I was like

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It hit all the right notes. I was waiting for something predictable to happen, like for them to caught. But, literally everything will catch you by surprise. They never got caught in anything. All those crazy schemes actually paid off, and didn’t turn out to be a big flop. A++++ for creativity Jenny Han!

The ending was a cliffhanger. And I’m anxious to know what happened. The ending in which, they initiated their plan for revenge on Reeve ended like frikin Carrie, except no one was covered in pig blood. And I loved that! although, it did kind of get muddled towards the ending. And then Jenny Han puts a paranormal twists to it. mary has some kind of super power, that changes everything. Which kind of bummed me, because that just ruined everything. Leave it at contemporary, don’t mix in other genres. especially, paranormal and fantasy.

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Reading books, by both these authors I could tell who wrote who. Siobhan Vivian wrote a lot of Kat’s P.OV, and Jenny Han wrote Lilia’s and some of Mary’s P.O.V

Siobhan Vivian was really rocky, and didn’t run as smooth. It was excptional.

Jenny Han writing was great, and it really immersed me in the novel

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