Title: Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1)
Author: Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY…THEY GET EVEN.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 eh'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.
Ever since I heard about Burn for Burn I have been wanting to read it. Then I got a cop for review in the spring and it took all the restraint I had to hold off on reading it. Now that I've finally read it, I can say that it was even better than I thought it would be.
Kat, Lillia and Mary all have someone they want to get revenge on. Kat always wanted to do to her former best friend what was done to her. Lillia doesn't want what happened to her to happen to her little sister. Four years ago Mary had to leave town because of what happened to her. The three girls bond over their desire for revenger. Together, they vow to right the wrongs that were done to them. And nothing will stop Kat, Lillia and Mary until they've all had their revenge. But revenge may not be all it's cracked up to be.
While I had read books by Jenny Han in the past, this was my first time reading something by Siobhan Vivian. Let me just say that I loved it. In Burn for Burn, Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han wrote a fantastic read. Even before I started reading I knew that Burn for Burn that I would really enjoy the story. And then I started reading and it definitely didn't disappoint. Right from the beginning I was drawn into the story, wanting to know what had happened to each of the girls to make them want revenge so bad. The fact that the story was told from three different points of view definitely was one of the things that made the book so engrossing. I just kept wanting to know what would happen next. And with every page I turned it just kept getting more interesting and that ending definitely left me wanting more.
I loved getting to know Kat, Lillia and Mary. Each of the girls had flaws and wasn't perfect and I think that's what made me love them that much more. Kat was hellbent on revenge but every so often you were able to see that she was really suffering despite the front she put up. With Lillia, she wasn't quite as perfect as she pretended to be, and you could see that at times she really wasn't so sure about the whole revenge thing. And my heart just went out to Mary. She has suffered so much but still tried to put up a brave front and I have so much respect for her because of that. There is a bit of mystery surrounding the other characters. I still don't feel like I know that much about many of them. Maybe I'll find out more in the future.
Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian's Burn for Burn was an absolutely fantastic read. It was filled with a small amount of mystery and a strong desire for revenge--even I wanted revenge by the time I finished reading. If you like the TV show Revenge, then I strongly recommend you give Burn for Burn a try.