Friday, 5 June 2015

Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2) by: Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary
Published: August 13, 2013 by: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 517
Rating: 5/5 stars
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Fire with Fire was the thrilling sequel to Han and Vivian's Burn for Burn series. Here, Lillia, Mary and Kat return to try and pick up the pieces from their homecoming accident. But nothing has changed, and the people who have wronged them are still in full force. To top it all off, Mary's been acting weird, and is determined to find out why she is "different" than everyone else.

OMG THIS BOOK WAS INSAANNNNEEEE!!!!! Phew, glad I got that off my chest. This book was suspenseful, passionate and such a surprise! The book captivated me the entire way through, and the ending blew my mind.

The characters came back stronger than ever. Kat was so determined and kept her hilarious self, Lillia was much more caring and powerful, and even sweet little Mary broke out of her shell and fought for what she wanted. The girls now know their limits, and they were a lot more strategic. I found them to be very intelligent.

The plot was so clever, intense and fast-paced. There were so many plot twists, and there was never a dull moment. I couldn't put this book down. The antagonists were as horrid as ever, but they still added to the plot amazingly and kept me wanting to read more. It was one big thrill-ride.

*Now this next paragraph is loaded with spoilers, so I've highlighted the whole thing, if you don't want to know the ending, then skip reading it all together*

Now let's talk about that ending!!! Mary is a ghost?! I knew from the moment her aunt started acting weird that something was up, but I never in a million years would have guessed that Mary isn't even actually in the human-world! My heart was racing when she found out, and when she started talking about taking "a life for a life", that's when I realized that I needed to read the third book. It was so unexpected, but I couldn't have asked for anything more. 

Overall, I loved this book because of how shocking it was. Nothing was what it seemed, and I can't wait to read the third book.

Have you read Fire with Fire? What did you think?

Also, I've just realized that this is my 100'th post! I never in a million years thought I would have made it this far, and here's to 100 more :)

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Amazing post dear!


  3. I'll have to add it to my TBR list, sounds amazing! Great review :)

  4. Yay, congrats on your 100th post, Emmy! I remember I made a post just to announce that it was my 100th post haha. This was my favorite from the trilogy! I can't wait to see your opinion on the third book because that was my least favorite, and that's an understatement. Anyways, hope you'll enjoy it as well. :)
    Cheers to 100+ more lovely posts by you!

    1. Thank you so much, Veronika! I can't wait to see what the future has in store. I much preferred this book to the first, so I hope the conclusion satisfies me!