Fire with Fire by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian | Book Review

Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian, Fire with Fire
Fire with Fire, Jenny Han, Siobhan VivianFire with Fire by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

US Release Date: August 13th 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Series: Burn for Burn #2
Source: PulseIt
Ebook, 528 pages
Rating, Four stars

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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…

Summary from Goodreads


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.

Gif, Crush, Love, Swoon

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.

Writing   1    2    3    4    5  |
World Building   1    2    3   4   5   |
Plot    1    2    3    4    5   |
Characters    1    2    3    4    5   |
Romance     1    2    3   4   5

First Line

I couldn’t decide what to wear.”

Burn for Burn Series
Burn for Burn, Fire with Fire, Ashes to Ashes, Jenny Han, Siobhan Vivian

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) [no review]
Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn #2)
Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn #3) [no review]


Author’s Info:
Jenny HanJenny 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.

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Siobhan Vivian

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.

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