Friday, 24 April 2015

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary 
Published: September 18, 2012 by: Simon and Schuster 
Pages: 368
Rating: 5/5 Stars
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Burn for Burn was the thrilling story of three girls who are trying to get revenge on those who have done them wrong. 

First we have Lillia, who wants to show her old friend who is now dating her freshman sister who’s boss. Then there’s Kat, who wants to put the queen bee of her school in her place. Lastly, there’s Mary, who wants to show the boy who bullied her that she is stronger than he thinks. The girls are not friends, they barely know each other. But they form a pact to help each other make things right.

I loved this book. It was so chilling, so unique, and so entertaining. Everything about the plot line and the characters was just captivating. To the first positive, this book was the most unpredictable book I’ve read. The concept was so different, and there were many plot twists. I couldn’t put it down because every corner had a twist and turn. Secondly, all three girls were so versatile and amazingly written. I loved reading about Lillia’s responsibility, Kat was just hilarious, and Mary was so sweet. I really felt for all three of them.

There were also some characters who I loved to hate. Alex just really grated on my nerves, he was so fake! Rennie was your typical mean girl, she was just awful! Reeve was a straight up jerk. The fact that he almost drove Mary to suicide, made me sick. Then again, these antagonists added to the interest and suspense of the book.

I know that Jenny Han is practically the contemporary queen, so I had high expectations from this book. This is the first book I've read from Siobhan Vivian, so I was curious to see how the two authors would blend in writing styles. I feel like both of them wrote to their full potential, and everything flowed nicely. I will definitely be reading more from Vivian.

Overall, an amazing book. It was such a cool concept and I can’t wait to read the next. That ending was so interesting! I need to see what happens next. 

Have you read Burn for Burn? What did you think? 

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Sounds really good! I have never read anything by those authors, but I want to.

  2. This sounds like such a great book!! I might check it out, great review :)
    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed Burn for Burn! I loved Fire with Fire the most from the series but hated Ashes to Ashes. Hope you'll love it, though. :)

  4. I've seen this book everywhere and I feel like the only one who hasn't read this yet ajdskfl; BUT LOVELY REVIEW :D I'm glad you enjoyed this! I seriously love the idea of the novel, and I'm really curious now as to what's so good about it that others really like. Thanks for sharing!!