Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3)

**SPOILERS if you haven't read Books 1 & 2**

With Rennie gone, everything on Jar Island is somber.  Lillian can't help but feel responsible.  After all, if she hadn't left the NYE party with Reeve, she'd probably still be alive.  

Kat feels guilty because she let Rennie drive off that night.  

And Mary??  Well, she's finally figured out who she is, and she's going to use it to finally get her ultimate revenge.  Lillian and Reeve are in love??  Oh no, that's not happening.  Reeve is not going to get his happy ending if Mary has anything to say about it.

The final wrap-up of all the vengeance and revenge and lies is here.

I think I liked this book best in the series.  It was addicting, I was in the perfect mood for it, and I love the way it's written.  Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han write books JUST the way I like to read them.  I don't even know how to explain what that is, but it's perfection.  Every time I read their books I feel like I'm not reading at all.  I feel like a friend is talking to me and telling me something that happened to them.  I LOVE that feeling.

This book was better because the Mary situation is out in the open.  We as readers know that she's- you know- and therefor her POV is a lot more do-able than it was in the other 2 books.  I tended to get annoyed with her before, but in this book it was a completely different thing.

Kat and Lillia grow closer without Rennie wedging in-between them and Kat becomes apart of the group like she should have always been.  I did think that Lillia could have been more there for Kat throughout the book though.  A good friend would have not ignored her texts every time things got tough.

On that note: I still haven't figured out what is so great about Lillian.  As Heath Ledger would say in 10 Things I Hate About You- "Does she have beer flavored nipples or something??"  I mean, why does every guy seem to become hypnotized by her.  She's naive and nice, but she's also a little spoiled and selfish too.  What I'm saying is that she's not without faults, we don't all have to be in love with her do we?

I flew through this book and really loved it so much... up until that Epilogue.  Can I just pretend that didn't happen?  We are basically told where everyone ends up in their future lives... and I guess if the authors didn't want to answer a bunch of questions later, that's fine, but I personally wasn't a fan and felt it was not needed.

This is a fun series and I really hope these 2 team up again to write in the future.  Pretty please Jenny and Siobhan????

OVERALL:  Love. This. Series.  If you want a series about friendship, revenge, and love with a paranormal twist... this is for you.  It's well written, entertaining, and totally high school in all the best ways.  The 3rd book was definitely my favorite.  All the characters I love come full circle and everything is wrapped up.  And Mary was MUCH more tolerable.

How I got this book: Purchased it

Date Published: 9/16/2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

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This Books Contains:
  • Setting- Island off the coast of Massachusetts
  • College planning
  • Boating
  • Suicide
  • Love
  • Witchcraft
  • Friendship
  • Nightmares
  • Small amounts of horror/gore
  • Prom
  • Valentine's Day

My Rating: 5/5


  1. I haven't read the first two books in this series so I didn't read your review but after scrolling down and seeing the 4/4 hearts, I'm definitely more interested now!

    Eileen @ BookCatPin