My Reviews

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Burn for Burn by Siobhan Vivian & Jenny Han

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is the kind of place where nobody locks their doors at night, where parents can sleep easy, knowing their daughters are tucked away safe and sound in their beds. 

But bad things can happen, even to good girls . . . and sometimes, the only way to make things right is to do something wrong. 

Lillia used to trust boys, but not anymore. Not after what happened this summer. And she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her little sister from the same fate. 

Kat is over the rumors, the insults, the cruel jokes made at her expense. It all goes back to one person--her ex-best friend. Someone needs to teach her a lesson, and, with Lillia and Mary behind her, Kat feels up to the task.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she’s not the same girl anymore. Now that she’s got friends who have her back, he's going to be in big trouble.

Three very different girls who come together to make things right. Will they go too far?

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I thought I would! I've heard a lot of really good things about this book, but honestly didn't have high expectations because it didn't really sound like my kind of book, but I actually really enjoyed it! It reminded me a little of Carrie, except three girls instead of just one. 

This story was very unique and I enjoyed reading about the girls getting back at the people who had wronged them. It was filled with a ton of teen drama which I'm not a huge fan of, one of the reasons I didn't think I'd like this book, and although the drama was super cheesy at some points I didn't get super annoyed. There were some parts that were just too cheesy for me, though. 

I liked how each girl was distinguished enough that when the POV's switched it wasn't a problem. I liked how all the girls were connected with each other and the people they were trying to get revenge on. I wasn't a huge fan of any of the girls really, I didn't connect with any of them but I still liked them mostly. 

Overall, I did really enjoy Burn for Burn. It was unique, fast-paced and kept me interested. I will definitely be picking up the sequel, Fire with Fire!

Rating: 4/5 stars

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