Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Burn for BurnRevenge, as they say, is a dish best served cold. In this case, it’s a dish served with three hot young girls. We follow the story of three girls living off mainland America on Jar Island. Lillia, Kat and Mary. Three girls with three completely different stories and three different personalities. The story is told from three point of views (how many more times can I say three?) and together girls, who would otherwise have no interaction with each other, work together on a revenge mission to hurt the people that have hurt them.

We start by seeing a back story to each of the girls and what I loved about this book is how the authors, Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, have taken the time to really nurture and develop each character (even the supporting characters). Their back stories are extensive and you get to understand who they are and why. It’s a typical YA novel with high school boys, friendship (and the cattiness that goes along with girls in high school) and homecoming all with a hint of paranormal. There are moments where you cheer and moments where you really hope their revenge plot doesn’t backfire.

The book is well written and being co-authored between Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, it was really well combined and flowed well. The story progressed nicely, although at some points I really wished they could get to the action faster! Even though not all of us have wished revenge on people who have done wrong to us, I still feel like it was very relatable and the mixture of personalities really kept things interesting. It was a book I didn’t want to put down and I really did love it – except for the tiny paranormal element. This book is the first in the Burn for Burn trilogy and if the second is as good as the first, I definitely cannot wait to read it!

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