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Burning for Revenge (Tomorrow #5)

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  12,528 Ratings  ·  268 Reviews
The world is in flames...

You look behind – there's nothing but smoke. Ahead of you the future has just burst into flames.

Your life is on fire. The world's an inferno.

You're burning... with passion and fear, with love and rage.

You're burning for revenge.

Burning For Revenge is the fifth volume in the award-winning Tomorrow series.
Paperback, 274 pages
Published 2010 by Pan Macmillan (first published 1997)
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Annemarie
May 01, 2012 Annemarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, favorites
What is it about Marsden's writing that has you believing a group of teens can save their country?? Blow up airplanes? Kill soldiers and go "bush" and have you feel every pain, tear, angry and happy( there were a few here and there)moment?! These are a Must read if you enjoy action packed, heroic, angsty books.. They stick with you.. Thinking about these Aussie teens like they are non fictional.. Thats Marsden..:)
Zoey
Ellie, Homer & the others are back among the action in this the 5th book in The Tomorrow Series. After their failed attempts to hurt the enemy in the previous book, this time they are back with a bang (in more ways than one)
Action a plenty & the teens dealing with the psychological & emotional effects of the war & their relationships with each other, makes for another great instalment in this series.
Thanks to Mish for recommending I try the audio for this series, you were right;
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Jenny
Oct 29, 2010 Jenny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tomorrow series continues in this 5th installment of Ellie and her friends trying to make it through the world.

There's very little dialogue in this book - most of it is action. I don't really mind, although I find that the dialogue helps continue to build the characters.

The funny thing about why I keep reading these books isn't the suspense (I totally peeked at the end of this book so I knew what was coming) but it's the way that Marsden writes his action. These scenes are so compelling! The
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Brooke
Aug 01, 2011 Brooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, survival, war
I think I could read about 20 books in this series if they existed. Once again the kids pull off some guerrilla warfare with lots of great explosions and action. The relationships continue to develop and I was happy to see Kevin have a bit of a bigger role in this book since he tends to get sidelined a bit. It's great to see the characters evolving. I kept thinking about why I love this series so much and I decided that it's because of all the little back stories Ellie tells about the characters ...more
Brendan Nicholls
Jan 30, 2016 Brendan Nicholls rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This ends things with a bang and the unfortunately situation where they cannot trust anyone outside the group. The book is slow burning this time around, at least they don't leave the country like they did a few novels back. They now understand that the fight is far from over and the revolution is only in the beginnings. I liked the character development a little better with this story, Leigh finally reveals something about himself that Ellie is shocked to discover. The book is a little formulai ...more
Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
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After their failure to do anything successful in the last book, our intrepid teens decide it’s time to go out and fuck up the war effort some more. Completely by accident they find themselves inside the very airfield the missing Kiwi soldiers were planning to attack. Surrounded by enemies, will our heroes make it out alive, and can they cause some chaos while they do it?

Lee is completely unpredicatable in this book. Half the time he’s ra
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Lukas (LukeLaneReads)
Another good entry in the series, although I'm happy there are only two more left as this was definitely the weakest book so far. Still strong, but minor annoyances from the previous books are beginning to grate a little.

After the failed bombing of the airbase in the last book, the gang find themselves in the 'unlucky' position of getting taken into the base while hiding in the back of a truck from some troops, suffice to say, craziness ensues. The attack on the base, is as always with this ser
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♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
Jan 17, 2011 ♥ Ashleigh ♥ contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad! rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one under 15 - fantastic series.
AWESOME

i loved the nitty gritty stuff - this book isnt nice, it doesnt cut back on the details because they make us uncomfortable. it gets right up in your face and makes you feel like your the main character going through this war just trying to survive and help get your country back. ellie, the main character isnt out there she totally believable with normal teenage flaws. actually its kind of creepy for an older male author to get it so right.

while im sure many parents wouldnt want there chi
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Cherie
Aug 30, 2015 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Probably the most emotional story yet! Whew... The teens accidently find themselves right in the middle of the mission that failed in the last book. Kevin falls appart and the others have no choice but to drag him along right into the middle of the action.
Anna
Reread may 2015

John Marsden is a genius when it comes to writing action. And writing about emotional traumas.
Svenja
Ich finde diese Reihe wirklich super, aber so langsam sollte es mal ein Ende geben. Elli und ihre Freunde erleben immer wieder Neues und stiften weiterhin Unruhe, aber man ist so ein bisschen müde von den Abenteuern geworden.

Trotzdem ist die Entwicklung der Protagonisten großartig ausgearbeitet!
Nairabell
Ellie and her friends decide to leave the safety of Hell to journey to the nearby town of Stratton. It's a perilous journey not least of all because the enemy's headquarters are somewhere along the way. A careless mistake leads the group into the most dangerous situation yet and presents them with their greatest opportunity when they find themselves within the enemy's heavily fortified airbase. But how much are the teens willing to risk, and when it comes to revenge or escape what will they choo ...more
Kat
Jan 08, 2012 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Picking up shortly after the conclusion of Darkness, Be My Friend, the teens find themselves back in Hell, feeling like they have been abandoned by the New Zealanders after their failed attempt to sabotage the local airport. Each is driven by their own feelings as to what they want to do next, but as a group they once again make a decision and stick to it.

After deciding that staying in Hell is not in the best interests of the group as a whole, they decide to make the trip to the nearest big city
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Sannie
Jun 12, 2012 Sannie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sannie by: Linda
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Karin
Stranded in their home country of Australia, Ellie, Homer, Lee, Kevin, and Fi struggle to find a way to make a difference in the war. With no sign of the Kiwi soldiers, they know they are on their own once again. With security tightening around the area, it is more difficult than ever to move around the occupied areas.

When an amazing opportunity falls into their laps, they can't ignore it - no matter how dangerous. Knowing they might not make it out alive - Ellie and her friends set out to hurt
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Sally
Wow, this one was thrilling!! I pretty much read it all in one go and couldn't put it down, I was glued to the pages and hovering on the edge of my seat, practically holding my breath. Their attack on the airfield (at last!) had me absolutely terrified for them, I was certain that all five wouldn't make it out alive. (view spoiler) ...more
C.
Damn, this is starting to get boring. I think Marsden realised that the only way to keep such a series interesting was to keep ramping up the action, but after a while the sheer repetition and the constant tension gets boring anyway. It was pretty obvious at the end of the third book that he at least left himself the option of turning it into a trilogy. I wonder why he didn't just leave it there? Did he want more money, was he under pressure from his fans, did he just feel like writing some more ...more
Jill
Oct 22, 2010 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010, library
5 out of 7 books. I should probably take a break and read something else before continuing on with this series because these teenagers are starting to wear me out. The action sequences were good but I skimmed many pages of Ellie (Mr. Marsden) philosophizing over anything and everything. Being in her head starts to give me a headache. No wonder her boyfriend cheated on her and one of the other kids is having a mental breakdown. The girl can be annoyingly intense or intensely annoying, either way. ...more
Penny
Mar 08, 2011 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great read in the teen series, this book moves at a frenetic pace and is hard to put down. Sometimes I find the coincidences get a little grating - they are often on the brink of being discovered/shot/captured and then something miraculous happens and they survive to fight another day, but the strength of these books lies in their development of human relationships and how the teens cope in such a stressful environment. Every time I finish one of these books I wish I had the next one to ...more
Morgan
Oct 06, 2010 Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the best in the tomorrow seris so far, it had me reading it 9 o'clock each night. this book was completely unpredictable, crazy, and scary. the main character in this book is ellie, homer, fi and kevin who had a nervice break down in this book, normally he has a strong personality and is always perservering, but in this one he just couldn't cope with their biggest attack ever. ellie's personality ahs been changing as well, before she cared for everything and anything but now, she do ...more
Grey Berry
Jan 20, 2015 Grey Berry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion this was a great book. This book kept me on the edge of my seat wanting to read more. The other did a great job showing the characters emotions. I can't wait to read the other five books. That is how good i thought this book was. I just want to keep reading. I highly recommend this series.
Erin
I like the premise of this series, and I did enjoy the first book, but I'm pretty sure I stopped reading the series in the middle of this book. I just lost interest. In my own opinion each book felt similar and I became bored. I guess this isn't really my preferred genre. I would like to eventually go back and re-read the books I've read and finish the series. One day...
Laia
Jan 29, 2015 Laia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Menos mal, acción de nuevo!

En el cuarto libro no había mucha acción (bueno, en realidad no había) y me aburrió un poco. Debido a esto tenia pocas expectativas sobre el quinto libro pero, mamma mia, me ha encantado!

Ha vuelto la esencia de los primeros libros, esa acción que me enganchó.

El final ha sido muy akwfsekjdn y no puedo esperar a leerme el sexto libro!!!!
Michelle Prak
Another great read in the Tomorrow series. Thrilling events in an airfield. The kids' bush walking stamina is remarkable! My son loves this series and I'm enjoying following on after him.
Emily
Jul 29, 2011 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been dragging these books out for a year now, savoring them, not wanting the series to end. And each time I read one of them, I fall in love all over again. They are brilliant.
Lori Phillips
Ugh. I just wanted this book to be over. 5th in the series and hoping the final 2 pick the story back up.
Daniel
Nov 04, 2014 Daniel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable, fast paced.
Erin Watson
Feb 07, 2016 Erin Watson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
Would have given this book 4 stars but Lee annoyed me so on principle I have taken off a star.
Tahlia
Oct 04, 2010 Tahlia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"speechless"
Daisy
May 27, 2013 Daisy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quality Rating: Five Stars
Enjoyment Rating: Four Stars

It's been quite a while since I read some of the Tomorrow series, and so I really forgot just how good they were. Burning for Revenge was a solid four stars for me, not because there were aspects that disappointed me, but just because I know this is all building up to something massive, and I'm saving those five stars for then.

The surprising thing about these books is there's a lot of personal narrative, where the group are just staying in th
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See also: John Marsden.

His first book, So Much To Tell You, was published in 1987. This was followed by Take My Word For It, a half-sequel written from the point of view of another character. His landmark Tomorrow series is recognized as the most popular book series for young adults ever written in Australia. The first book of this series, Tomorrow When The War Began, has been reprinted 26 times i
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Other Books in the Series

Tomorrow (7 books)
  • Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1)
  • The Dead of Night (Tomorrow, #2)
  • A Killing Frost (Tomorrow, #3)
  • Darkness, Be My Friend (Tomorrow, #4)
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