Series: Burn For Burn, #2
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
Release Date: September 26, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Drama, YA
Source: Received in exchange for review
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When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.
Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.
Not even close.
For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.
And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.
It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn...
Burn For Burn was fun. Fire With Fire was another story. Much more complex with depth and more of a realistic backbone, the sequel to Burn For Burn surprised me entirely. If you were not the greatest fan of Burn For Burn, I believe that this one is still worth trying because it was a huge improvement. Sweet revenge turns sour…
Lillia, Kat and Mary were close to getting caught for drugging Reeve at Homecoming. So close. When Mary’s grudge against Reeve does not go away, she seeks out Lillia and Kat’s help to make him pay. As if already off the football team and football scholarship dreams gone wasn’t enough. Despite Lillia and Kat’s reluctance to plot Reeve’s heartbreak they give in. Because what are friends for? I feel like the greatest improvement in Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian’s series is that they reveal more depth in each of the girls’ personalities. We learn more about their pasts and how the memories and unforgotten fights are effecting them now.
“If you’re super tall, don’t be a dick and stand in front of a short person.”
Lillia was my favourite girl in this book. She was awfully considerate to her peers and I honestly felt sorry for her as Rennie began to drift away from Lillia and make her life a living hell by attempting to take away her sister and friends. God Rennie is a bitch. She deserved what she got in the end. Anyway, we get to learn more about Lillia’s traumatic past and how she is struggling to trust boys the same way once more. I do love her tight friendship with Alex–there wasn’t any really chemistry between the two which was nice. Lillia goes through quite a lot in Fire With Fire, she’s on a mission to break Reeve’s heart as well as dealing with the bulling and little bit of racism from Rennie.
Kat is one of the tougher girls in this book. She was Rennie’s ex-friend form a while back and hates her for ruining her life. I loved Kat’s attitude, while she wasn’t completely heart-less she had tough skin. Out of the three, Mary wasn’t a favourite. She has been completely revenge driven and wants Reeve to pay the harshest fall. However a bit of her still remembers the Reeve she knew and loved years ago. She wishes the old Reeve was still here. I was rather confused by Mary to be honest. Did she like him or did she hate him? Her emotions were not really comprehendible.
An entertaining read with plenty of layers in each of the three girls, we watch them play with fire as they throw their revenge at the people that have once hurt them. Highly recommended if you have not tried out this series yet!
~Thank you Simon and Schuster Australia for sending this copy!~
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