Fri, November 2, 2012

Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian Review

Burn for Burn book cover

Burn for Burn book cover

Burn for Burn
By Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publication date: Sept. 18, 2012
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 368 pages
Source: Publisher


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.

— description


Oh, gosh, I sound like a psycho on the Internet sometimes, but I was just rooting for these girls, no matter how crazy their revenge plots got.

Okay, so, here’s what you need to know about this book. First things first: It’s a series. I got to the end and just was like “WHAT!? THAT”S THE END! WHAT!” I don’t know, I must’ve missed the memo on the series thing. But I know now, and I’m calm, and I’m here to spare you the agony I felt. You’re welcome.

Secondly, it’s got three points of view. I usually don’t love that — it can get confusing, their voices can muddle together. But here, it worked so well. All three girls have very distinct voices, stories and personalities, and I felt for them all.

Besties Siobhan Vivian (Not That Kind of Girl) and Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty)) have both rocked my reading worlds separately. But combined? A force to be reckoned with. Huge fan of this one.

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. JennRenee said:

    I am really excited to read this book, thanks for tidbit about it beig a series. I have started to really like alternating povs it’s nice to get in the heads of all the important characters. It helps me get attached to them.


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  2. Allison L said:

    I really need to check out Jenny Han’s and Siobhan Vivian’s books. I’ve heard so many good things about them! 🙂


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  3. Sarah said:

    I didn’t know it was a series either and I freaked when it ended!

    I heard that it’s sort of supernatural but I don’t see that at all – just me?


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  4. We Heart YA said:

    Oh hm… Yeah we didn’t love the ending, but I guess knowing that it’s a series makes some difference.


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  5. April Books & Wine said:

    I love revenge too. BURNNNNNNN.

    Eventually I will read this, in the late, late future ha ha ha.


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  6. Tara said:

    If you like a book that has multiple POVs, then it must be good 🙂


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  7. Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books said:

    I really enjoyed this one as well! Watching them plot their revenge and discovering their reasons for planning it in the first place was a lot of fun, and I’m curious to see what happens next (especially after that last part!)


    Posted on: Fri, November 2, 2012

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