Sunday, October 21, 2012

Burn for Burn By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

3 girls unite over one thing... REVENGE!!  Kat's old BFF dropped her when high school started, and she's sick of Rennie making up lies and thinking she's the queen of Jar Island.  Lillian's little sister has been seen around town with her (Lillian's) friend Alex... is he like a pedophile or something?  And Mary?  Well she's just come back to island after many years away for some good old fashion revenge on the guy who ruined her life.  The three girls find each other and form a bond over revenge plots.  They start with Alex and then Rennie and Reeve.... but as the plots go on the more out of control it starts getting. 

I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!  Wow!  First of all, it has alternating POV's which if you read my blog, you know I love.  Second, I love a book with mean girls.  Rennie is the ultimate mean girl and I just couldn't wait for her to fall.  Mary's story confused me at first.  I thought she came back to the island because she had a crush on Reeve, and it made me be like, Woah stalker-alert!  But then I realized I was WAY wrong.  What Reeve did to her.... I wanted him dead!  Anyway the girls in this book are just so awesome, I am actually glad this is a series so I can read more about them.  I hope in the next book (because yes apparently this is a series) they can stay friends and that Mary can have some happiness in her life. 

One of the great things about this book was that it was so many things.  It was a book about friendships and revenge, but it had a supernatural element in it that reminded me of Carrie by Stephen King.  It also had some awesome light hearted moments.  I laughed so hard when Reeve said: I swear on your red ribbon!!  And the poem that said Can we Eskimo kiss all night long... HA!  Dying of laughter!

Little touches like that just made this book something more!  What I kind of didn't love was that these authors make you feel bad about the people that are getting burned.  And even though I think that sort of adds layers to the book, I don't like feeling like the bullies of the book are the victims.  I don't think I would want it changed or anything, it just makes me think.  So now we get to the ending!!!  Umm can you just punch me in the face now please??  It's torture!!  But I SO can't wait for the next book :)

Overall:  Loved, Loved, Loved

PS- I'm feeling a Pretty Little Liars TV show vibe with the cover... is that Spencer, Hanna, and Emily???  Well anyway, I like it!!

Add it to your To-Read List!

My Rating:


How I got this book: Library
Date Published: 9/18/2012


  1. Great Review! So glad you loved this book I will be added it to my TBR list. I love a good mean girl!!

  2. I'm sooo curious about this book. I have heard some pretty amazing things about it and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Plus, it also reminds me of PLL, so I kinda want to see if that type of twist is there. Glad you enjoyed this! :)

    Fabulous review! :D

    ~ Maida

  3. definitely gonna check this one out!