In Burn for Burn, the Homecoming Dance didn’t go as perfect as Lillia, Kat and Mary planned. At all. Reeve ended up in the hospital with a broken leg and his future as a football superstar crushed. Mary is sure she had something to do with what happened at the dance. Despite the guilt, things can go back to normal now that they had their revenge and got away with it. The trio even seems to want to stay friends.
But they soon find out that despite everything, Reeve is still the old Reeve. He doesn’t regret what he did to Mary years ago. He couldn’t even apologize when he had the chance. And for that, the girls think they need an other revenge, something he will never forget. The perfect opportunity presents itself and it’s for Lillia to take one for the team. She will seduces him than dump him with a broken heart. Same thing he did to Mary. A broken heart for a broken heart. It’s the perfect plan. It made me think of a movie that came out a couple of years ago John Tucker Must Die. It was a good movie even though it was predictable and it was the same for this book. It was obvious how this would end, but I absolutely love to read about their relationship and how it developed from hate to love. It was subtle at first, but it became something really cute and romantic. We learn more about Reeve who was only portrayed like this arrogant prick until now. I wish I had my own Reeve.
Lillian’s chapters were my favourite. The romance was well written. I found that Kat had not much going on in this book, the main plot was more about the two other girls. Even so, we learn a lot about her, she opens up bit by bit and I loved what I learned about this character. The three girls have such distinct voices and their friendship feel so genuine.
While I found the paranormal aspect introduced in the first book to be weird and a little bit (even a lot) unnecessary in my opinion, it made perfect sense at the end of Fire with Fire. I even thought it was brilliant from Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. I wasn’t expecting this and it promises to be a darker last tome. For Mary, it’s not an insignificant high school revenge anymore. He will get what he really deserves this time.
I couldn’t decide what to wear.”
Burn for Burn Series
Jenny Han was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. She went to college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and she went on to graduate school at the New School in New York City, where she received her MFA in Writing for Children. She lives in Brooklyn. From the author’s website.
Siobhan Vivian was born in New York City on January 12, 1979. Siobhan attended The University of the Arts, where she graduated with a degree in Writing for Film and Television. She received her MFA in Creative Writing: Children’s Literature from The New School University. She has worked as an editor of several New York Times best-selling novels at Alloy Entertainment, a scriptwriter for The Disney Channel, and she currently teaches Writing Youth Literature at the University of Pittsburgh. From the author’s website.