Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Review: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn
By: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Pub. Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages: 370
Source: Netgalley

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.
Holy crap! I was not expecting such an amazingly fantastic read. I read Burn for Burn within two hours. I literally could not put it down. I've never been a big fan of books about revenge, I always found them to be immature in a way. But I fell in love with the cover and I am a fan of both authors, so I decided to give it a shot. Yes, it is a book about revenge, but the three girls have so much character and are so interesting and the book is about a lot more then revenge. There is also a little hint of something supernatural that is going on, and I can not wait to see what happens next!!

The story is told in the POV of Mary, Lillia and Kat. The three of them come from different backgrounds and social statues, but they each have a story that causes them to want to get revenge on someone else. Mary just moved back to Jar Island. Even though she has lived their most of her life, she went to a private school on the mainland and the only person she knew from her hometown was Reeve. But Reeve ruined her life completely and she is sick of letting what he did destroy her. She wants to move on. Lillia is the popular girl but when she finds out her best friend, Alex might have slept with her 15 year old sister, she knows she is going to have to do something about it. Lastly, there is Kat. She was once friends with the most popular girl in school, Rennie, but when Rennie thought Kat wasn't cool anymore, they stopped being friends. All three girls come together to seek revenge on the three people who have hurt them.

I absolutely loved how the story unfolded. Piece by piece you learn who these girls are and what happened in their lives that caused them to seek revenge. Some of the things they did weren't that bad, while others could have some horrible consequences.

I really enjoyed every single character in this book, especially the three girls! At first it was a little hard to keep them straight, but once I figured it out, I realized how completely different their voices really were. I really liked Alex and always had a feeling that something wasn't right with what he did to earn his punishment. Even though Reeve was an asshole, he definitely intrigued me. I hope to learn more about him in upcoming books.

Burn for Burn was a great read, I couldn't help but eagerly await what was going to happen next to the victims, but their are always consequences for your actions and I think the girls are going to learn that sooner, rather then later! I can't wait for book two. I need it now!


  1. Sounds interesting. I'm not one for this kind of story, either. I don't mind some revenge, but teenaged drama-revenge is definitely not my thing. But, if you say it's awesome, I'll check it out. Thanks! :D

  2. I thought it was such a brilliant book. I ended up feeling sorry for everyone, including the people they were trying to get back.

  3. Been DYING to read this book since I'm a big fan of Jenny Han. Great review! :)

  4. I'm so excited to grab a copy! Great review!

  5. Yayy! I am slated to review this book around the release date, but I don't know if I'll actually wait that long to read it :-) Your review makes me want to read it now, especially if you can read it in less than 2-3 hours!

    Great review, girlie :-) <3


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