Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Fire with Fire
By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian
Published: August 13, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
517 pages
Book 2 in the Burn for Burn trilogy
4 stars

When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy fromNew York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

Lillia, Kat, and Mary had the perfect plan. Work together in secret to take down the people who wronged them. But things didn’t exactly go the way they’d hoped at the Homecoming Dance.

Not even close.

For now, it looks like they got away with it. All they have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn...

These books are so easy to devour.  No, they're not the best books I've ever read, and no, the ideas aren't amazingly unique, and yes, the writing is kind of simplistic, but I can fly through them, they're addicting, and they're full of insane plot twists.  

All three girls have really distinct voices, which makes it very easy to distinguish one point of view from another.

Now, I don't want to say anything further, because I read these books for the plot twists, and even though I'm not a huge fan of the weird, unexplained supernatural aspects, they're still pretty great.  Just know that the ending is absolutely explosive, and you won't be able to stop yourself from gaping.  And if you thought Fire with Fire was intense, just wait til you read Ashes to Ashes.

Thanks for reading!  Have you read this series?  What do you think?


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