Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Posted 28 August, 2013 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan VivianBurn for Burn by Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian
Series: Burn for Burn #1
Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers on August 6th 2013
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 356
Format: eBook
Source: Amazon
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Payback is paradise in this start to a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (soon to be a major motion picture!), Jenny Han, and New York Times bestselling author of The List, Siobhan Vivian.

Postcard-perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes—and three girls secretly plotting revenge.

KAT is sick and tired of being bullied by her former best friend.

LILLIA has always looked out for her little sister, so when she discovers that one of her guy friends has been secretly hooking up with her, she’s going to put a stop to it.

MARY is perpetually haunted by a traumatic event from years past, and the boy who’s responsible has yet to get what’s coming to him.

None of the girls can act on their revenge fantasies alone without being suspected. But together…anything is possible.

With an alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said…” or “If I could go back and do things differently...” These girls will show Jar Island that revenge is a dish best enjoyed together.


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.

From two fabulous names in young adult literature comes a new series of books sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. One of those can’t put down til the last page type books where I was literally up half the night reading.

First we have Lillia. Lillia hasn’t lived here on Jar Island all her life, used to only live here three months out of the year. But, she convinced her parents to make the move so she could spend more time with her summer friends Kat and Rennie. Her life is going pretty good, that is until the night something absolutely terrible happens to her. Then, she finds out someone close to her is been meeting up with her little freshman sister. Well, that doesn’t sit well with Lillia and she needs to get even.

Then we have Kat. She lost her mom a few years back and has since only had her dad and her brother Pat. She used to be best friends with Rennie, and then later on Lillia. But, right before freshman year Rennie decides to cut Kat lose. That’s bad enough as it is, but then she spreads quite a few nasty rumors about Kat. It’s senior year now, and Kat’s just about tired of it. After all, she was best friends with Rennie for years and that gives her plenty of ammunition.

Then we have Mary. Sweet, shy little Mary. Mary lived on Jar Island up until part way through 7th grade. She had always attended the Montessori School on the mainland. In her 7th grade year a boy named Reeve(who also lived on Jar Island) got a scholarship to go there as well. Thus begins quite a bit of bullying for poor Mary, who loses all her friends. Except… Reeve sort of starts to become her friend, until he doesn’t. The bullying gets even more unbearable and something terrible happened that caused Mary to have to move away. But, now she’s back. Reeve ruined her life, now it’s his turn. Mary may have just a little something extra on her side.

Fate brings these three girls together(or, back together in Lillia and Kat’s case). So what’s a girl to do when she’s scorned? Well, get even of course!

From the beginning this book had me hooked. I loved the idea and I was already a fan of both the authors. I think my favorite part of the book was seeing how the friendships of the girls grew. It’s kinda nice to read a book that didn’t revolve around romance on occasion, you know? Only problem I had with this was that darn cliffhanger-type ending. Now I’ve got to wait to get my hands on a copy of “Fire with Fire” and it’s going to absolutely drive me crazy! I definitely recommend y’all look into this book.

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