I had the honor of meeting Jenny and Siobhan when I went to the Austin Teen Book Festival this past September, and they were so sweet and adorable! I bought Fire With Fire when I was at the festival, and I definitely geeked out when I got to meet the two of them, especially after they said they remembered me from Twitter. Then as my sister and I were walking away from the table, we dropped a bunch of books. It was a tad bit mortifying. Anyway...
Favorite character: Lillia
Book Synopsis from Goodreads
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...
After I finished reading Burn For Burn, I was pretty eager to read what was going to happen next. The first novel leaves you at a bit of a cliffhanger, urging you to want to read this novel ASAP. For those that read the first book, if you thought that was dramatic, you haven't seen anything yet.
Though I thought the first novel in the series was awesome, I actually think I liked this one better. If something fictional stresses me out a lot, that means that 1) it has my full attention, so 2) it's obviously awesome. I really like how the three main characters', Lillia, Kat, and Mary's, friendships develop more in this novel. They're all clearly three different people from different cliques, which is important to high schoolers and teens today, but they still find a way to care for each other, sometimes more than people who have been their friends with for several years.
Lillia has been my favorite character since the first book, and that's no exception for this one. I'm just intrigued by her and how her brain works, and I feel like I can relate to her in several ways, apart from the amount of money in her bank account and the lengths she'll go to to get back at a friend.
The most intriguing part of the book is Mary's character. It's pretty confusing. At the end of the first novel, you're thinking one thing, and then at the end of this one, you're thinking a completely different thing. I'm not really sure where the authors are going with it, but I'm really interested in finding out. Not only that, the amount of stress I felt during the last few chapters is unreal. We're talking lose-sleep, who-cares-if-I-have-work-tomorrow stress! It really hits you with bomb after bomb after bomb at the end. If you think you have it all figured out, trust me, you don't.
I think most young girls would enjoy reading this novel because there is something in it for everyone. With each of the characters being so different, there is definitely someone that every teenager and young adult can relate to.
I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5. The end of the novel leaves you with a cliffhanger, which I was so confused about because I didn't realize there was going to be a third book in the series, but I'm pretty excited about it. Jenny and Siobhan are absolutely brilliant, and I can't wait to see what crazy things they have come up with for the final novel in the series, Ashes to Ashes.