Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Burn for Burn Series

Last night I finished one of my favourite series ever and I just can't get over it!  I can't believe it ended!  Do you ever get that feeling that the story can't possibly be over?  That the characters have left you and gotten on with their lives, and now you have to too?

The series I finished was the Burn for Burn series by two of my current favourite authors.  One of them is Jenny Han, who's book To All the Boys I've Loved Before was featured in my Chick Lits post.  The other is Siobhan Vivian, who's book The List was talked about in my Pretty or Ugly? post.

Now let me explain this amazing trilogy to you.

It's very John Tucker Must Die, which is a chick flick that if you haven't watched, you really should.  The only difference is that instead of three girls getting revenge on one guy, it's three girls getting revenge on their own three people.  Kat, the bad-ass girl, wants to get revenge on Rennie, her childhood best friend and queen bee of the school.  Lillia, a perfect popular girl, wants to get revenge on Alex, because she thinks he's doing something to her sister.  And last of all is Mary, the quiet new girl... She wants to get revenge on Reeve, the star quarterback, also the guy who bullied her in middle school.  And by 'bullied' I mean she almost committed suicide.

The first book is very much like a chick flick.  It's a little cheesy (according to a friend), light, fun, very high school.  There's just a little bit of supernatural that feels out of place, but it's incredibly important for later in the series.

Personally, my favourite of all the girls, since the very beginning, was Lillia.  I think it was just from the moment she was describing her Asian eyeliner.  It's not because she's popular or perfect... she's just less weird than the other two girls.  And she's Asian like me.  And she seems smart.  And the fact that her life is practically perfect (until this story starts) helps a little too.  She's also the one with all the romance..

Which brings me to the second book, where things get even more John Tucker Must Die.  By now the only one that really needs revenge is Reeve.  And you know how in the movie, one of the girls has to fake date John Tucker?  Yeah, well in this book Lillia has to fake date Reeve.  Except, she doesn't fall in love with the brother, she falls in love with him instead ;) ;)  And yes I know I've unleashed major spoilers but trust me, you haven't seen anything yet.  Just read it.  There's a giant ending.










And the third book is just COMPLETELY CRAZY!!!  Woah.  It's just as addictive as the other two, only waay more anticlimactic.  So much stuff happens and it's all a little creepy, like a fantasy horror movie.  It's still a little high school happy, but it's got a lot of supernatural. 

And then BAM... It ends.  One minute it's the most dramatic scene of your life, and the next there's an epilogue describing the next five years.  I don't know what to think of the ending, what to think of where the characters go or who they end up with or what they do.  I reckon some deserved better, and I'm not sure what to make of the final couple.  It all left me speechless...

I think I'm just going to have to accept that's where they went.  The story happened and then it was over and they grew up.  Some things were good, but not perfect, or maybe too perfect.  Some things were sad.  And honestly, I might say I would write the ending differently, but I can't imagine how.

Oh, and just as an after note: I was so overwhelmed when I finished the book that I tweeted about it, and BOTH authors liked my tweet!  That means both of them actually read it!!  They know what I think!!  I'm really starting to like this Twitter thing.  Come follow me @lyfoflittleme.

And I'll end this post with a huge recommendation for the Burn for Burn series, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.  The first book is called Burn for Burn, so search it up.

Love,
M

33 comments:

  1. Haven't heard of the series..but wow, sounds interesting! So many revenges going on...
    Followed you on Twitter M:)

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    1. Haha. It's a revengeful book ;) THANKS SO MUCH J!!! <3 <3 <3

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  2. great post♥

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  3. This series sounds pretty good. I might check the first book out from the library.
    -Margie

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    1. Yes Margie!! You definitely should! You won't regret it.

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  4. I haven't heard of this series! sounds so interesting ^_^
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    1. It definitely is very interesting ;) ;) And I'm glad you now have!!

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  5. I want to read this series it sounds pretty good :)

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    1. It is good :) So go fulfil your want ;)

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  6. Nice sum-up of the trilogy! :) I wish I had something more interesting to say, but seeing as I haven't actually READ these books yet.. *blushes* I did feature book 1 on my series-I-want-to-start Top Ten Tuesday last week, though.

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    1. Thanks Connie! I'm actually so jealous that you're gonna be able to read this series for the first time. I wish I could do that again...

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  7. Lovely post and blog! :)

    Do you want to follow each other? :)
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    xoxo ♥

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  8. I have never heard of this series either! Sounds interesting. I hate when it's the end of a series! T.T

    M, I've nominated you for the Blogger's Recognition award, and you can find the post about it here:

    http://eveofnight.blogspot.com/2014/10/lets-celebrate-whos-up-for-award.html

    Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. It definitely is interesting and I hate the end of a good series too :'( Thanks for the nomination!! I'm checking it out now.

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  9. Hmmm it's sounds interesting. Don't know about this series, but I think it's quite good.

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    1. It is interesting and quite good ;) ;)

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  10. Nice :)

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    xoxo

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    1. Thanks :) Checking out your blog xo

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  11. Such a cool post. ;-)
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  12. Amazing post: LOVE it!!! And you have a great blog. Let me know if you want we follow each other by GFC, bloglovin', google+, etc. I hope so: I'll be waiting for you!!!

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    1. Thanks Fanny! I'd love to follow you on some social media! xx

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  13. Hmm I want to read it! Hope this books will be in russian language))

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    1. I hope so too, because you definitely should read it.

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  14. Nice post

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  15. I totally agree with all of this!! Ashes to Ashes left me like 0_0 It totally came out of left field. HUGE climax, and then BOOM. It's done. 5 years later. Final couple. End book. WTH.

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    1. IKR!?!?!? I don't even know what happened between Reeve and Lillia after. AND HOW DID THAT FINAL COUPLE EVEN HAPPEN!? But I guess it was good, right?

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  16. This series looks really interesting, I was actually searching for something worth reading and has nothing to do with my boring school subjects -_- I'm so grateful for this, I'll definitely read the books!

    Have a great one,
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    1. It is so interesting!! Sorry for the late reply but did you end up reading it!? I certainly hope you did. It's definitely not boring like school subjects haha.

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