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Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn Series #1)

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11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

One word: phenomenal. This book was phenomenal! Big girls don't

One word: phenomenal. This book was phenomenal! Big girls don't cry, they get even. That's what the book says, and it's true. The three girls are all for revenge, and this time, they aren't waiting for karma to strike, but they're taking matters in their own hands. The ...
One word: phenomenal. This book was phenomenal! Big girls don't cry, they get even. That's what the book says, and it's true. The three girls are all for revenge, and this time, they aren't waiting for karma to strike, but they're taking matters in their own hands. The main protagonists; Lillia, Kat, and Mary are all tremendously different from each other. Each one has their own characteristics, and I guess that really made the story much more interesting to read. Each chapter is from one of the girl's point of view, and that really made me connect with all three characters in a way that I wouldn't have if it was only from one of their point of view. Despite the girl's differences, one thing had connected them together, and that was revenge.
The book started off without knowing how the three will get together, or even who they were seeking revenge from. You get to meet the characters, and then you gradually start learning more about them. I really enjoyed how Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian wrote this book! The flow felt really good, and it felt easy to read! Every chapter that ended left you wanting more, and for the first time in my life, I actually read this book in one day! Yes, a book usually takes me 2 to 3 days to read, but I read this all in one day! It was so damn addicting, and everything about it felt juicy! Sometimes I did feel sorry for the characters they were getting revenge on, but it was still interesting to see how they planned to do it, and what the outcome turned out to be. I'd actually find myself smiling an evil grin while they were plotting together! It was really fun, and there was a lot of mystery included as well. Not only that, but then do I realize that there's also a bit paranormal, but you learn about that later. (Not a spoiler, because this book is already labeled as Contemporary/Paranormal on GoodReads)
Overall, I don't think this book disappointed me in any way. Mary was shy, but a very nice girl who deserved no one to treat her badly. I really enjoyed Kat because she was such a strong girl who didn't give a damn about what the "popular" crowd thought of her! I loved reading about how she stood up for herself, and I found myself cheering for her as well! At first Lillia sort of annoyed me, but then she grew on me and I really liked her as well. All the characters were enjoyable to read about, and we also got to know about their personal lives. The ending is maybe the worst cliffhanger in the world. Worst as in it killed me. I was like "What, did the book END? Like THIS? omg omg omg I NEED THE SECOND BOOK NOW!". So yea, I'm currently ticking the days off for when the second book, Fire with Fire, comes out.

posted by majibookshelf on September 18, 2012

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I originally picked this book up due to the beautiful cover des


I originally picked this book up due to the beautiful cover design. It is the kind of cover that entices you, half Mean Girls, half Gossip Girl. Definitely from the first page, you could see that although this book has a similar idea, it definitely marks its own path.
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I originally picked this book up due to the beautiful cover design. It is the kind of cover that entices you, half Mean Girls, half Gossip Girl. Definitely from the first page, you could see that although this book has a similar idea, it definitely marks its own path.

Mary, Kat and Lillia all come from different backgrounds and pasts, but one thing is for certain, they all live on Jar Island and are just trying to make it through high school. Mary, the town nobody, moved back to town after enduring a horrible event on Jar Island years ago. Kat, the 'social outcast' used to roll with the popular girls, but one swift moved she got her kicked out and a horrible reputation to follow. Lillia, the prettiest of them all it set high on the social high school chain yet feels like she doesn't belong. After finding out that Lillia has her younger sister running behind her back, its time for payback.

The three of them together, they each have a person deserving payback. Lillia has her former guy friend Alex, Mary, setting her eyes on Reeve, the boy that burned her in the past, and Kat, waiting to crush the queen Bee of the school, Rennie. Together in secret, they devise plans to ruin them all. Except there is no perfect world, and all things must come crashing down.

All in all, a very terrific start for both of these veteran authors who are working together. After reading the last page, you will be begging for more and patiently waiting for the second book to come out to see if a Burn does help another Burn.

posted by wheezie on December 18, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Great book

    You will never want to stop reading once you stop. Is an amazing book and has a really interesting plot. I strongly recomend reading this.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2012

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. Boys are just familiar with

    Revenge is a dish best served cold. Boys are just familiar with it. Girls know it. And that's why they do it better. Three girls, three stories, three revenge plans. One goal. Make the people who tortured and hurt them pay.
    Lilia is overprotected as far as her sister is concerned and she won't let anybody hurt her.
    Lilia is treated like a princess. She has money, popularity and friends. Anybody could think she has it all. But that's far from the truth. She wants a guy who is kind and cares about her. Thing is, she has him. But they are just friends and he will be the target of her revenge as well, because as cute as she seems, she can also be tough and sly.
    Kat used to have friends and a best friend. Now she has herself and maybe a friend who happens to be a) a boy and b)one of her ex-best friend's closest friends. Tricky, right? But her revenge centers around a girl and in particular her ex best friend. She stayed in the shadows for too long, but now it's her time to shine. Because everybody deserves to have their moment.
    And in the end we have Mary. A girl who had such a traumatic experience that she decided to leave her school and her old life behind and move forward. But in order to do so, she must face her demons or maybe one demon in particular. And he's a quite easy demon to find. The only thing she has to do is enroll in high school and just her luck; he's one of the first people to see. And the one who will pay for what he's done. Moreover Mary, apart from being a heart-broken and traumatized girl, she may have a secret talent she isn't even aware of. That's what the course of events leads us to believe throughout the book.
    From the above, we can reach to the conclusion that these girls don't have anything that connects them. The truth is they have. They all live in the same island, go to the same school and pretty much know the same people.So when circumstances bring these three girls together, it's payback time. But not everything goes according to plan and people end up getting hurt.
    Burn for burn, the first book in the Burn for Burn series is not a story of forgiveness. Who cares about forgiveness when revenge is so much more fun?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2013

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    Mary, Lillia and Kat, they all had scores to settle. Senior year

    Mary, Lillia and Kat, they all had scores to settle. Senior year was going to be a time to get even.

    Mary wanted Reeve to pay. She wanted him to see her and watch his jaw drop when he realized what she looked like now. She wanted him to be humiliated.

    Kat wanted Rennie to finally NOT get everything she wanted. To finally feel like she was the butt of everyone's jokes. Finally pay for all the lies she spread.

    Lillia wants Alex to pay for what he did to her sister. To think, she once thought he might be interested in her. She thought they were friends at least. How could he?

    Was High School ever like this?

    No one would ever suspect that these three would work together, even know each other? This could work.

    A strong story of hurt, revenge and more. I won't spoil it, but you will want to read it in one setting! It will keep you wanting to know what happens, right up to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Revenge, Plain and Simple

    A little bit of Pretty Little Liars mixed with Carrie, this book is about revenge, plain and simple. Lillia, Kat, and Mary have all been burned, and now they want the people that hurt them to pay for their deeds.

    The only problem I had with this book was that it was hard to root for anyone. You wanted the trio of girls to get their revenge, but you also wanted to see them fail. Every character in this book is a human being, for better or for worse, and the more complicated they are, the harder it is to pick out a villain. And if you can't pick out a villain, it's hard to be on the girls' side as they go around seeking revenge.

    The writing is great, and the story moves along quickly enough. There's an interesting twist to the book that I didn't see coming, and I'm excited to find out how that will pan out in Fire with Fire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    loved <3

    This book was amazing, i love jenny han's books and have read books by Siobvion too. Im a big fan of books like this and happy that I can read another book with my favorite author, the only thing i can say is that the ending was suspenseful and came to a unexpected end :P i wanted more more, not wanting to wait for another book... Anyways no spoilers, its really good!!

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