The Compulsive Reader: Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

After the consequences of the homecoming dance, Kat, Lillia, and Mary decide that perhaps they've had enough of their plots to exact revenge on their peers. But once the girls have had a taste for balancing the scales (according to their own perspectives), it gets harder for them to stop meddling. As Kat, Lillia, and Mary discover surprising secrets about the people in their community, they come closer to discovering the truth about their own friendship and each other.

Fire with Fire is a tense sequel to Burn for Burn, full of surprising developments and shocking revelations. Kat, Lillia, and Mary each have their own story lines and struggles that are woven together to create a high-stakes and unexpected story. The character development is excellent, and so is the development of the distinctive setting of Jar Island. Han and Vivian explore the duality of class and wealth, and the unique social dynamics that occur in a tourist destination during the off season, populated with the extremely wealthy and lower middle class in a way that will appeal to fans of Veronica Mars. Although the mystery of this trilogy may not be immediately obvious, the tension in this story is thick as Kat struggles with deciding what she wants, Lillia grapples with an unexpected romance, and Mary faces the demons from her past, building to an explosive ending that will make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the characters.

Cover Comments: I love these covers. The colors and the cover models are gorgeous and so perfect for the story. I love Kat's direct stare in this one--so fitting knowing her character.

Fire with Fire will be available on August 13th, 2013.

Digital galley provided by publisher.

1 comment:

Irene Jennings said...

Burn for Burn was a book i always use to overlook in the bookstore but i finally got a copy. I read it in two days and was in love with this book. Now book 2 is coming out i am so happy. This may seem crazy if you read the first book but i want Mary with Reeve i just can tell he has a sweet spot even if he is a big jerk.

Irene (Rogue River Country)