Monday, December 31, 2012

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Title: Burn for Burn
Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
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Release Date: September 18th, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster  
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult


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.

I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. I'm still suffering from a book hangover and I finished this novel just a few days ago. Honestly, I read this within three hours and I was still in shock when I turned that last page. It left me with my jaw open and desperately looking online because there was no way this book didn't have a sequel to it.

Since I was young I was always an advocate for revenge. Sometimes karma just takes a little too long, so I felt like this book was just my right kind of poison. And what I found even more surprising is how I connected so well with all three girls. Granted, I'm not as tough as Kat, or as rich as Lillia, or as thin as Mary, but there was something about each of these girls that I found a personal connection. The bullying with Kat, the bullying because of my weight with Mary (not to mention she has the first half of my name!), and the protectiveness of Lillia.

I feel like I shouldn't have, but I secretly kept cheering for Kat and Alex. I don't know what will happen between the two or if Alex will be with Lillia (or any of the girls, actually) but I love that there was at least some tough of romance. And Rennie. Can I just say that both Lillia and Kat had patience of steel? I would have smacked the girl and made her life a living hell way before she had the chance to make mine a living hell. The way that both of them just let Rennie get away with things irritated me to no end.

And Lillia's patience is just infinite because some of her friends, I just had to shake my head the whole time. This poor girl, I want to feel sorry for her but at the same time I'm too busy being pissed that she let these things drag on for so long.

There wasn't much of Mary, sadly. I wanted to see a little bit more of her and I'm hoping that she reveals a little of herself. Especially with everything that occurred with her, I just can't put my finger on it, but something is just so...strange. I don't know, but the authors explore it.

I have never read anything from Jenny Han or Siobhan Vivian (even though both authors are on my TBR pile) but now that I've had the best taste of what they can do I'm excited to explore more of their work soon enough!

This book was the best and I'm even considering rereading it. It was the best, and the relief that I felt knowing there was more to come, wow. This is the best!

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