REVIEW: Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn #1) by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian


Postcard-perfect Jar Island is the kind of place where nobody locks their doors at night, where parents can sleep easy, knowing their daughters are tucked away safe and sound in their beds.

But bad things can happen, even to good girls … and sometimes, the only way to make things right is to do something wrong.

Lillia used to trust boys, but not anymore. Not after what happened this summer. And she’ll do whatever it takes to protect her little sister from the same fate.

Kat is over the rumors, the insults, the cruel jokes made at her expense. It all goes back to one person—her ex-best friend. Someone needs to teach her a lesson, and, with Lillia and Mary behind her, Kat feels up to the task.

Four years ago, Mary left Jar Island because of a boy. But she’s not the same girl anymore. Now that she’s got friends who have her back, he’s going to be in big trouble.

Three very different girls who come together to make things right. Will they go too far.


Emotional, intense, and compelling. Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian have created a fiery story of love, loathe, and lots of revenge. If you like books that are full of emotion and craziness this is definitely for you. Even me, who loves fantasy, loveddddd this.

I love when books switch points of view throughout the chapters. This switched between the view of three seniors in high school, Mary, Kat, and Lillia. All of the main characters are completely different from each other which makes reading from different points of view more exciting. They all have really well developed personalities and their histories will leave you shocked.  You get to know them so well that you feel like they are completely real.

This book IS filled with as many stereotypical teenage seniors as you can imagine, and that is a turnoff for many people, but I still loved it. I mean, The Breakfast Club is full of stereotypical teenagers, but that too is AMAZING.

The story itself seemed pretty straightforward from the title of the book, Burn for Burn, of course it’s about teenage revenge. But what is really intriguing is that there is always more to the story than we know. Your opinions on people change, chapter or chapter and sometimes you don’t even know what to think. It’s such an easy read yet it is so exciting and full of suspense and twists. And….is that a hint of fantasy? Why, I believe it is. This is a time where I don’t exactly know what to make of things.

I suppose I have to read the next book ASAP to find out!!!!

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars


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