It’s been a while since I’ve been able to sit down and whiz through any book of my choosing. But now I’m back from uni and it is time to get back into the swing of things! I’ve tried to keep things spoiler free but that became more difficult in the second and third – so be warned!
I really liked it
Burn for Burn introduced us to three female leads. Lillia, the girl who has it all, Kat, who owns the ‘i-don’t-care’ look and Mary, the shy new girl. They all have people they want to take down and with one another, they find ways to humiliate and destroy their enemies. But in the end, they could be hurting themselves more than ever.
BUT damn! This book is great. It’s so fun and it is an amazingly entertaining read. The whole fun-side of the book really comes out through the ‘pranks’ that the girls do and with the quick upbeat pace, it really adds to the whole reading entertainment.
I am not very familiar with Han and Vivian’s writing (I have only read one of Han novel) and I am very curious to know Han and Vivian co-wrote this together. It was very clear that they wrote character’s that were part of three different American high school cliques but I loved them because they were so distinctive. My favourite was Kat, who I felt like was based of Kat Stratford from 10 Things I Hate About You but more Lindsey Shaw than Julia Stiles. I liked how she didn’t hang around and get too dented by friendship fall outs. Lillia was hands down my least favourite character. She has it all. Maybe this was done to show she has the most to lose but it was infuriating to read about how much she had and became the centre of attention.
I liked it
Fire with Fire became a novel version of John Tucker Must Die. Everything I loved about the first book was gone and for the majority of this novel focused on Reeve and Lillia. It was not what I was expecting, especially with its pace, but it was still a fun read.
Around three quarters of the way, the book picked up a little and it destroyed me. Han and Vivian are so sneaky!! I’m tempted to go back and reread the first novel to spot the hints because I bet they are so obvious now!!
It was okay
The third was the most disappointing. The twist in the second book was completely unexpected and thinking back, it was very cleverly done. Ashes to Ashes was a tedious read. It was an easy way out for all the character’s and the cliches completely peaked.
An easy way out, some characters not getting to be with the people I wanted and a happily ever after… kinda.