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Postcard perfect Jar Island is home to charming tourist shops, pristine beaches, amazing oceanfront homes and three girls quietly plotting revenge. Kat is tired of having people lie to her. One more cruel word from her ex best friend or her secret hook up acting like she doesn’t exist will be the last straw. Those two deserve to feel as awful as they’ve made her feel. But if she tried anything, everyone would suspect her immediately…Lillia is ready to stop pretending her senior year is going to be so great. After what her best friend Rennie got her into this past summer and the way her guy friends are looking at her little sister, she is starting to feel like these “friends” are nothing but the entitled brats she has always denied they were. Maybe someone should show them there are consequences to bad behaviour…Mary has just gotten back to Jar Island after a traumatic event several years ago that still haunts her. She is determined to put it behind her, but when she sees Reeve, she is certain that will only happen when he feels the same pain that his actions caused her. But she can’t get revenge alone…With an unlikely alliance in place, there will be no more “I wish I’d said. ..” or wondering how much better life would be if he wasn’t there. These girls will show Jar Island that their revenge is just the beginning.
I haven’t read anything from any of these authors before, but I have heard good things about their books and Burn For Burn. I thought Burn For Burn was a good book that was incredibly easy to read. The synopsis had pulled me in, but unfortunately the story wasn’t as strong as I’d hoped. I felt like it was a bit rushed. That said, I do think it’s a decent enough read and it’s made me intrigued to see how the story continues.
I thought the characters were good, some you hate and some you quite like! My favourite was Mary, I think that’s because she had a decent, well written back story. It was nice to see her stick up for herself.
The revenge the girls seek is very dramatic. It’ll be interesting to see the consequences of their actions. The book ends on a cliff-hanger, it’s made me want to read the next book, but I’m not in any hurry to do so. I found Burn For Burn to be a very light read considering the dark subject matter. Perhaps this will change with the next book.
Would I recommend it?:
Here Lies Bridget- Paige Harbison