Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Publication date: September 18 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368 (hardcover)
From: Southern Book Bloggers
Summary: (Goodreads)


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.

Revenge has always been a topic I always been really interested in. I will never really know why I was so obsessed with this idea of taking back what was taken yourself or being the fell swoop of justice itself. I know I probably shouldn't think this way, but for some reason I know it will always fascinate me in a way I cannot explain.

Burn For Burn was a sort of guilty pleasure as some say. I usually don't read books that are (for lack of a better word) chicklit. With its female lead characters that know what they want and how to get it, Burn For Burn seems anything but chicklit. Though the high school setting and preppy, horrid popular girls say differently. I like to think it teeters somewhere near the edge of both, hanging on just barely to either side.

Honestly, I can say that I wasn't expecting this book to be any good. It just wasn't my normal cup of tea and I was indeed very skeptical. But Han + Vivian's writing blew me away. All doubts were blow out of the water and soon I found myself so hooked I couldn't stop! 

Burn For Burn is one of those books that you can wrap your head around. And by that I mean, it easy to see these three girl's lives actually happening. It isn't some weird notion about how the world's going to end in a few years and how it will look, which is obviously very popular right now I might add. The way the authors molded these girls into something so realistic when all they were in reality were just words. The three just stood out and suddenly are some of my favorite characters of all time. I can only hope Mary, Lillia, and Kat will remain friends long after the last page turns.

A stunning and amazingly written new young adult novel, Burn For Burn will reveal to you the real meaning behind justice's cruel hand. Dealt by the burned and burning themselves.

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