Friday, May 2, 2014

Book Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Release Date: August 6, 2013

PublisherSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Pages: 384

Received: Book Outlet

Star Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆

              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.

My Thoughts:

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Ahhhh, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian make a top notch duo!! I am also considering Jenny Han being one of my favorite authors. I was expecting a lot from Jenny Han because before I read The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy in under 48 hours! So without further ado, let us begin.

Oh, the characters. The book is given 3 point of view of Lillia, Kat, and Mary. Lillia could be described as a rich and good grades type of girl. She can pretty much have any boy she desires. Kat is more on the wild side. She is a rocker in the inside and was raised in a house full of boys. Lastly, we have little Mary. Mary seemed very insecure at first. But her back story was just devastating. She was bullied because of her weight, and befriended a boy she thought was her friend. Now she's not fat, and still beautiful as before. 

It took me about a whole day to read this. The plot was full of suspense and secrets. Throughout the book, the girls have problems of their own and they want revenge. We know sooner or later they will have to meet. I used to feel that Mary was more of a lost puppy wanting revenge. And she gets hers. Not exactly how it was planned.

Another character, Rennie, was a total bitch. I tried my hardest to like her because her and Lillia's story is so interesting, but I just couldn't. Rennie was trash and needed to be stopped. When Rennie was doing any activity that annoyed me, I always thought "Your time will come." 

I knew we wouldn't get through all of the sabotage revenge, by the looks of the last pages. I need to pick up the sequel soon. 

Burn for Burn are for those who seek revengeful and captivating stories. It makes you think, girls have alibi and shouldn't be taking anyone's shit from anyone (especially boys). These methods of revenge are creative and I'm looking forward to picking up the sequel.

4.5/5 STARS

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