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Burn For Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian Book Review and Giveaway

Burn for Burn
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 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.

Burn For Burn was such a unique, interesting book. It only took me a few hours to read through it and it was really good :) 

Burn for Burn switches off between three different girls point-of-views who all live on Jar Island. Lillia is the best friend to Rennie, one of the most popular girls in the school. When she discovers that her good guy friend, Alex, is messing around with her younger sister, Nalia, she's out for revenge. Kat used to be best friends with Rennie, until Rennie decided she didn’t want to be friends anymore. Rennie constantly embarrasses Kat until she gets on her last nerve. The last girl, Mary has just moved back to the island since she had been tormented by a bully a few years before. The bully, Reeve, is now one of the most popular guys in school and doesn’t even remember Mary. All of the girls decide to take matters into their own hands and get back at all the people who wronged them.

All of the characters were really realistic. Kat had a pretty hard life and seemed the most vengeful out of all the girls. It was her idea to seek revenge in the first place. Also, I felt like Lillia was just trying to look out for her sister. She thought she was doing the right thing. They both had their own motivations.

For Mary, I felt so bad for her and all she had gone through. She seemed to be a genuinely nice person and I wish there were more chapters told from her point-of-view. Her relationship with Reeve in the past was really complicated. Reeve seemed to be an extremely two-faced person. At first, Mary didn't really seem to want revenge and she was the nicest out of the three girls. The people the girls decide to take revenge on, Rennie, Reeve, and Alex don’t know what’s coming to them. I thought all of  the characters were really well developed and thought out. 

There was also a paranormal element to the story. While the girls do different things and seek revenge, freak events keep occurring. It was a pretty weird addition to the story. Also, a lot of the revenge dished out was really extreme. I did enjoy it though, and I’m really excited to see what happens with it in the next book. Overall, I'd give Burn For Burn 4 out of 5 flowers. I really enjoyed the writing and story that Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian created so well and I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the trilogy. 


*I'm also giving away my ARC of the book. The giveaway is U.S/Canada only because of shipping rates. Thanks! :)

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10 comments:

  1. Not only does the book sound good but I have to have it just for the sake of the one girl's name...Lillia is my little girl's name! Fun!

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    1. Burn For Burn was really good! Also, Lillia is a really pretty name :)

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  2. Wow, sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. AWESOMESAUCE REVIEW!! I have been meaning to read this book for a long while now. Doesn't this remind you of Pretty Little Liars though?? I kind of liked PLL, but the paranormal in this one sounds very exciting and different! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway too! :D


    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. Thanks so much! I haven't seen Pretty Little Liars. I really want to and my friends keep telling me I should check it out! It sounds really good and Burn For Burn was awesome :)

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  4. Sounds awesome! Never heard of it, but added to my TBR list! Thanks for the book review Montana! And the giveaway! :D

    Shreya
    Chocolate Coated Reviews

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  5. I am super excited to read this book! When I first read the synopsis about revenge, I thought it would be fantastic to see how this boo was written! I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I hope I get the chance to read it soon too!

    Plus, you have me dying to find out the three extreme revenge plots!

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  6. Thanks for your review :)

    I've seen this book around the blogosphere recently and I'm curious about the revenge plots. The "extreme" nature of the revenge and paranormal angle is intriguing. It reminds me of the movie, The Craft, one of my favorites. The cover also caught my eye.

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