Review: Fire With Fire by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian

Published August 13th, 2013
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
528 pages (Hardcover)

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... (From Goodreads)

A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This did not influence my opinions in any way.

Holy amaze-balls.  This book was SO GOOD!

Fire With Fire continues where Burn For Burn left off (you can see my review here) with the character recovering from the events of homecoming.  While they followed through with their original plan, more revenge plots are brewed and the group continues to take it out on one of the original victims.  

I love how there isn't a love triangle, but rather a crazy mess involving everyone (aka what happens in small communities).  This could suck, but it's woven together so well that I would be upset, followed by intensely hopefully, and then heartbroken.  I enjoyed every second.

Mary, Lillia and Kat are still fantastic characters.  The alternating POV is done very well.  We're also given a little more back-story on each character, and get to see each develop and grow.  The characters are definitely a strong point in this series.  I loved getting some of my questions about Mary answered, only to end up with even more!  Like I said last time, I think everyone will fall for at least one of the girls.

The ending is killer.  Literally.  I sat in bed with my jaw on the floor for the last 30-ish pages and I am not even exaggerating here.  Then I sat in bed dumbfounded.  The ending is THAT GOOD.  The whole book is like this though, drawing you in and refusing to let go.  The storylines are woven so well that every little detail has the potential to mean something much more significant!

Fans of Burn For Burn should pick up Fire With Fire immediately, and any fan of contemporary should get started on this series!  Hell, I would recommend this to anyone at all!

1 comment:

  1. I just finished this last night (my review is also up) and LOVED it. That ending. Holy crap. I want book 3. Like now. Great review!


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