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Monday, June 24
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Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2)- Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han
I thought I knew what was coming in Fire with Fire. I did NOT know what was coming in this book. Wow. Just wow. The bulk of the plot of this story builds on the first book’s revenge plot. Only now there’s aftermath—-consequences to the revenge enacted at the end of Burn for Burn. Oh don’t worry, there’s still plenty more revenge to be had and lots of drama in the process. I love that we continue to explore Kat, Lillia and Mary both as individuals and within their friendships. Their emotional growth is staggering in this book and yet they continue to make foolish mistakes. Alas, such is high school and hormones. We see more of the boys too and in a new light, Alex and Reeve in particular get lots of exploration. An the ending? I cannot get over it. Impressive. Frankly, I’m a little bit terrified for book 3! IT’S AWESOME!
Overall: A
Fire with Fire is due out from Simon and Schuster September 3rd. Pre-order your copy here or find book 1  Burn for Burn here.
ARC provided gratis by Simon and Schuster via BEA

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

I thought I knew what was coming in Fire with Fire. I did NOT know what was coming in this book. Wow. Just wow. The bulk of the plot of this story builds on the first book’s revenge plot. Only now there’s aftermath—-consequences to the revenge enacted at the end of Burn for Burn. Oh don’t worry, there’s still plenty more revenge to be had and lots of drama in the process. I love that we continue to explore Kat, Lillia and Mary both as individuals and within their friendships. Their emotional growth is staggering in this book and yet they continue to make foolish mistakes. Alas, such is high school and hormones. We see more of the boys too and in a new light, Alex and Reeve in particular get lots of exploration. An the ending? I cannot get over it. Impressive. Frankly, I’m a little bit terrified for book 3! IT’S AWESOME!

Overall: A

Fire with Fire is due out from Simon and Schuster September 3rd. Pre-order your copy here or find book 1  Burn for Burn here.

ARC provided gratis by Simon and Schuster via BEA

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Friday, June 29
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Sweet, Sweet Revenge

Burn for Burn- Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn

Burn for Burn is an amazing contemporary that asks core questions about pain, friendship and bullying. Mary, Kat and Lillia all have distinct voices which makes it possible to relate to them in entirely different ways. These unlikely allies make tons of mistakes though through it all you understand their motivations from start to finish. Our three heroines have reached breaking point—when a million tiny little hurts can either destroy you or make you stronger. And you side with them even in their shortsighted and tragically flawed plans. I personally relate to kick ass Kat (surprise, surprise); Lillia has the most interesting friendship dilemmas; But Mary, oh Mary, she’s got rich character depth and we’ve barely scratched the surface with her here. I think she may grow the most over the next few books and is definitely the one to keep your eye on. I really, really liked the tiniest hint of the paranormal here which readers won’t notice unless they’re paying attention. This book was exactly what I was looking for—-an easy, interesting read with questions you could sink your teeth into.

Overall: A-

Burn for Burn is due out from Simon and Schuster on September 18th. Pre-order your copy here.

ARC provided gratis via Simon and Schuster.

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #young adult books #ya lit #young adult fiction #burn for burn #jenny han #siobhan vivian #contemporary


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