Burn for Burn is definitely in my top 5 books this year. Unfortunately Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian are busy with book 2, so we couldn’t get an author feature for BIR. Since I still needed to write up my review, I figured that would be a good way to spotlight it for BIR.
Title: Burn for Burn
Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Release: Sept. 2012 by Simon & Schuster
BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY…
THEY GET EVEN.
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 rumors, 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.
Jenny Han is one of my all time favorite authors; I love her Summer series – so when I found out she was co writing a book with Siobhan Vivian, I just had to have Burn for Burn. I was not disappointed. Han and Vivian work magic weaving these story lines into one amazing book that will leave you rooting for revenge.
Burn for Burn is a story about 3 girls, each from different social standings. Each girl has had something bad happen to her, and this is the story about how they get revenge. The three girls Lillia, Kat & Mary secretly join forces to get the revenge they seek.
Lillia a beautiful rich girl is at the top of the social chain. She has everything she wants and every guy wants her. She is not really interested in dating. One night at a party, things go to far and she fears the same thing will happen to her freshman sister. After hearing that her sister was given alcohol and hooked up with one of her Sr. friends…Lillia wants to make his life a living hell.
Kat use to have it all – but her ex best friend lied and bullied her throughout high-school, causing Kat to become an outcast, while she climbed up the social ladder. Kat was doing okay, but her ex BFF took it one step to far this time. It is time for her to be knocked off her pedestal.
Mary is a shy girl, who left her home town four years about because a guy she thought was a friend played a cruel prank on her. She is a changed person and she is heading back home to show him her new self. But when he fails to recognize the girl whose life he ruined, she’s ready to make him pay.
Burn for Burn is like Heathers meets The Craft; I love that it reads like a contemporary with a paranormal twist. What happens to these girls happens all the time…but this time, they aren’t willing to let if just happen. One of the girls seems to be part witch – not really sure yet, I can’t wait to find out more about her back story and if she can teach the others. I originally thought Burn for Burn was going to be a standalone – but towards the end of the book paranormal things start happening and I realized it was a series. Woohoo