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Smoke (Burned #2)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  8,154 Ratings  ·  833 Reviews
Pattyn’s father is dead. Now she’s on the run in this riveting companion to New York Times bestseller Burned, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a strong, painful, and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair.”

Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far too many years of abuse at the hands of her father, and after the tragic loss o
Kindle Edition, 543 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
I'm so happy that I finally decided to pick this book up and finish off this duology. It was the perfect way to finish off Pattyn's story and I really enjoyed the addition of Jackie's perspective. I will say though that it dragged on at times, but other than that it was an enjoyable read!
Lindsay Paige
Dec 17, 2010 Lindsay Paige marked it as to-read
There's a 2nd one?!?!?! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I'm so excited! :D
Aug 15, 2010 Mikayla_ marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-released
Ellen Hopkins wins at life.
First, I found out that there was going to be a second Impulse. I was beyond joy.
AND now there's a second Burned?!
All I can say is:
Aug 19, 2012 Rachael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a great ending to Pattyn's story!!! Loved it as much as I loved Burned!!!
Feb 18, 2011 Kyle rated it really liked it
After reading: Jumping between a 4.5 and a 5. review to come


Dear God, somebody just kill me already, before the wait does.

EDIT: My goodness, I think I may die. I just read that Smoke will not only be a sequel (thank God, I'd been worried when I'd heard it was a companion novel), but will be told from Pattyn's perspective (I was afraid it wouldn't) but also her younger sister Jackie! Not only that though, there may also be a TH
Jul 14, 2011 Renae marked it as wishlist
Shelves: verse-novels, ya
I'm a little bewildered by the number of reviews complaining about Hopkins writing this sequel to Burned.

Um...she's an author, folks. She can write whatever the hell she wants. And if Smoke has even a HINT of the emotional brilliance of Burned, it will be a masterpiece.

Burned was the first Hopkins book I read several years ago, and it hooked me for life. It also put me on the road writing my first verse novel, which is in progress.

Bottom line is, if you are so attached to Burned as a stand alone
Kelly's ( Next Best Read )
Feb 05, 2017 Kelly's ( Next Best Read ) rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio-book, ebook, my-copy
Actual ratings: 4.25

Great sequel and a satisfying finally.
Jan 29, 2014 Sesana rated it liked it
Burned was the book that made me step away from Ellen Hopkins for awhile. Not because it was badly written, but because the ending was so awful and hopeless. I was a little reluctant to read the sequel. Could she possibly make it any worse than it already was? Maybe she could have. But that wasn't her mission this time around. It seems like this time, she wanted to make all her characters happy. I could maybe go for that. It isn't like Pattyn and Jackie haven't had sufficient doses of suffering, ...more
Haley Willis
Dec 13, 2010 Haley Willis marked it as to-read
Ellen Hopkins, you're amazing.
I literally prayed for a sequel.
Can't wait to read.
Lindsey Rey
Aug 13, 2014 Lindsey Rey rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2015
[4.5 Stars]
Nov 17, 2013 Conner rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
The more Ellen Hopkins novels I read, the less I find myself enjoying them. I think what keeps me coming back is the hope that the next thing she writes is going to have the same visceral rawness that I remember from when I first read Crank and Impulse. The more seasoned Hopkins gets as a writer, the further away she gets from that original style that initially drew me in. There's something almost juvenile about the writing, and that used to be ok because it worked with the subject she was writi ...more
Sep 24, 2012 Rose♥ marked it as to-read
Burned was my least favorite book out of her whole entire series. However, I'm excited for "Smoke" though! Just because it was my least favorite, doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. I just felt it was a bit boring... until the end of course. Very heart breaking and the cliff hanger at the end was very interesting to leave a reader at! Looking forward to buying a copy of this(: Thank you Ellen Hopkins! Keep making new books more and more and more! hehe ;p I'll always support her <3
Ely Nick
Nov 24, 2011 Ely Nick marked it as to-read
i am so excited! tho hopkins has written many amazing books, i must say that by far, burned was my favorite (and ive read all her books!) !!!
im just so glad shes writing a sequel! xD
but.. till 2013?!
i dont think i can wait that long! :o
absolutely my favorite author x)
May 07, 2011 Cj rated it it was amazing
i cant wait!
ethan..i dont think hes dead i think they lied..anyone else?
Mar 03, 2017 Pinky rated it it was amazing
After reading this book, I needed 2 days to recover.

The first in this duology killed my heart and the sequel to this duology ripped my heart into a million pieces. While reading this book, I could feel the pain of the characters and how they wanted to feel needed. It was sad to see the characters going through such a hard time, they were so complex. I loved how Ellen Hopkins expressed her character's feelings very well through poems. Although reading this book was painful, it was an interestin
Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

Wow! Just when you think there can be no more heartache, you read the second book :(

This story brings to life what really happened the night Pattyn's dad was killed. This one also brings Jackie's story into play. She is the oldest child after Pattyn. I think there is, what, 9 of them in all. Either way it's a big brood!

What these two girls go through in their lives is atrocious. It just makes me sick and so mad! Pattyn's dad got what was coming to him, we do
Apr 01, 2012 Megan added it
Burned was the best book by Ellen Hopkins, but the ending especially, the way we didn't know if she killed herself or not, I loved it. I'm super disappointed that Pattyn is going to be in the sequel, well, I'm kind of disappointed there's going to be a sequel at all. Burned was perfect, couldn't she leave it be?
Michaela Schoonover
First Impulse and now Burned. My two all-time favorite Ellen Hopkins books. Life just doesn't get any better than this!
Dec 27, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it
I was a little bit disappointed by Smoke. I read Burned only a few days ago, and I was so excited for this to come in the mail so that I could read it right away. However, when I got to it I was sadly let down just a little.

This wasn't a bad book, but it just wasn't as good as Burned. I liked Jackie's POV more than Pattyn's, which really surprised me because when I saw it was dual POV I wasn't looking forward to Jackie's. Parts of this book were really interesting and fast paced, but others drag
Laura (Booksforbreakfast)
Sep 25, 2013 Laura (Booksforbreakfast) rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-purchase
Thank God I didn't have to wait 6-7 years for this book!

The action began from the beginning and was pretty consistent throughout the whole novel. I enjoyed the switching POV's between Pattyn and Jackie, though I felt like I was more interested in Jackie's story than Pattyn's most times.

The so-called villains in this book made me just as angry as ever, particularly Deidre and the girls' mother. There were moments when I felt my heart began racing a bit. The writing again was amazing, and though I
Raeleen Lemay
Dec 18, 2011 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it
Not quite as amazing as Burned, but SOOO GOOOOOOD. I'm glad we get to see how Pattyn's story really ended, and get closure DEAR GOD THE CLOSURE.
Mar 03, 2016 Asha rated it liked it
I knew that Smoke would not be nearly as powerful as Burned, but I didn't realize just how short (in my opinion) it would fall. But much needed closure was given. However, things wrapped up a little too neatly for an Ellen Hopkins book. But perhaps that was necessary for Pattyn and Jackie.
The bad thing about reading Hopkins's books is that when you read them back to back to back you sort of become desensitized to everything happening. I can't deny that I went into this book expecting all sort
Janie Johnson
May 06, 2013 Janie Johnson rated it really liked it
I read this book as part of a read-a-thon. I knew I would be able to get through it quickly because of Hopkins style of writing in verse, but it is so much more than that. I knew I would read it fast because of the fluidity of her writing. So engaging, so emotional, and her books always speak volumes to me.

This book is the sequel to Burned. In this installment Pattyn is on the run and is searching for a guilt free life while her sister Jackie searches for acceptance and understanding. Both girls
Sep 17, 2013 Stephanie rated it liked it
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Burned was epic.





Pattyn is on the run - a fugitive, forced out of her small Mormon community because of the part she played in her fathers death. But the death of her father means nothing in comparison to the deaths of her baby and her boyfriend, Ethan.

Jackie is left behind, trying to tend to the shambles of their broken home. With her father dead and her mother a wreck, Jackie is forced to put aside her own grief and care for her siblings. But Jackie - like Pattyn - has secrets buried within, and she can't kee
Sep 14, 2013 Caroline rated it liked it
It's hard to pinpoint exactly how I feel about this book. Burned remains my absolute favorite book, so naturally I have been looking forward to this sequel for a long time. But  after reading this story, I don't think it needed to be told. Burned  is just too  perfect a story to try to match with a sequel. However, there are a few really good things about Smoke:  it resolves the cliffhanger at the end of Burned,  it develops Jackie a lot more,  and there are some heart  warming moments.  But,  t ...more
Leanna Marie~
Dec 09, 2012 Leanna Marie~ rated it really liked it
I dunno what to say, I'm scared, but I'm so exited! I literally squealed when I saw this, but.. What if it takes away from the first one? I'm just.. Beyond happy with the first one, all the sad, depressed feels it gives me included. It's my all time favorite book. I just don't know what to do if it's ruined in my eyes; like if Pattyn finds another love besides Ethan.. I can't handle that. Cannot. But! I trust Mrs. Hopkins. Whatever she writes, it'll be amazing.

SPOILER~ Post reading.

I just have t
Jul 23, 2012 Ali marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-release
So uhm. Just wondering, I was under the impression she went out and killed her dad or something by the end of the book? Could have read it wrong, but is this her chronicle of life in prison?
I went to bed last night with about 150 pages left...if you know me, you know I'd already peeked at the ending, so that was NOT the reason I got up an hour later to finish. I just had to see HOW Pattyn and her sister Jackie got to that ending.

BURNED leaves Pattyn sitting on an overpass with a loaded gun. Nothing to live for; nothing to lose.

This one opens with her on a bus, fleeing her home where she's just shot and killed her father. The story is told in her voice and Jackie's. Jackie's brutal
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“What's the point of being a hero when everyone thinks you're a villain?” 16 likes
“Some people
Are worthy of a bullet straight
to the heart because that is where
cruelty evolves into evil.
humans aren't human at all,
despite how they appear.
Humanity is what lives inside
harbored beneath skin, flesh,
and bone.”
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