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Fire with Fire

(Burn for Burn #2)

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4.11  ·  Rating details ·  14,087 ratings  ·  1,719 reviews
When sweet revenge turns sour… Book two of a trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.

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
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Hardcover, 517 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. a burn for a burn. a life for a life. that's how all this got started and that's how it's going to end."

Dayum! That ending triggered shivers all over my arms and neck. This revenge game has completely gone out of hand and people are literally getting hurt. Lives are put at stake and now, we’re also talking about ghosts? Like actual ghosts! Gah! I don’t know what to say really, except that this series is like a fat worm used as bait for the clueless, h
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Avani
Aug 20, 2012 added it
Shelves: love-triangle
Updates below!

After reading the last page of Burn for Burn, I thought. Wait. That's it?! and frantically flipped the pages to make sure I hadn't missed anything:

Needless to say, thankfully, there's a sequel. Looking forward to it!

Update 3/21/2014
WOW. So, Fire with Fire finally came out and provided some closure...until it didn't. The plot twist about Mary was mind-blowing, and the end left me terrified to see what Jenny and Siobhan have planned for these infuriatingly rash characters in the next
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shady boots | #WatchPOSE
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it


Wow, I'm still panting a little bit after that ending. But I'll get to that later.

So Fire with Fire picks up not long after the big Homecoming Dance disaster. The girls got away with what they did but their plan went wrong because Reeve is now injured. And then of course, there's Mary, who knows that there's something wrong with her and that she had something to do with what happened at the dance, but is trying her best to deny it and hides it from the other girls. But Mary is also still hopele
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[Shai] Bibliophage
A great follow up to the first installment in this series of Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, reading Fire with Fire is like watching a chick-lit, mystery, and paranormal movie. Kat, Lillia and Mary's plans on getting revenge should be petty stuff only, however, things getting haywire when people started getting hurt and being killed.

The ending is also quite surprising because I did not imagine what Mary really is; I only assumed that there's something mysterious about her character, but I didn't
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Fuzaila
This was freaking AMAZEBALLS. Like, heck, I found a new favorite character – that itself is surprising. I’m not much of a character driven reader as a plot-driven one, but WOW THIS BOOK HAD THEM BOTH.

Picking up a week later after the events in Burn for Burn, we see the trio – Kat, Lillia, Mary – are still hanging out with each other (which gives me all the feels!), unbeknownst to Lillia’s popular gang of friends. To rid Mary off her grief and heartbreak, they decide that Reeve needs to get aveng
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Faye, la Patata


An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review. This did not alter or influence my thoughts in any way.

Disclaimer: If you haven't read Book 1, be cautious as this review may have some spoilers.

Now that that's done with...

GOOD LORD SWEET BABY JESUS. THIS BOOK WAS SIZZLING, I TELL YOU! SIZZLING GOOD!

Honestly, I'm not coherent right now. My feelings are all over the place and I don't think I'll be able to keep myself from gushing how madafracking awesome this book was and how it made me all
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Arianne (in uni)
Oct 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I want the book now
March 18, 2013: The cover is gorg!!
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Jamie-leigh Haughn
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OH. EM. GEE.

Honestly I loved the first book in this series but I wasn't sure where the story was gong to go from there and I wasn't expecting this AT ALL! The twist at the end was so unbelievably unexpected to me, my jaw hit the floor! I LOVE this story and I need the next book! Im sp back and forth on all of these characters, I have love hate relationships with almost all of them because they all seem to do messed up stuff but they also all have redeeming qualities. The only character I love al
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Krissysch
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Sterne
Wow, was für eine Überraschung! Der erste Band konnte mich ja nicht so wirklich überzeugen, doch ich bin wirklich froh, noch weitergelesen zu haben, denn es lohnte sich total. Die Handlung war um einiges spannender und ab der Halloweenfeier fand ich auch endlich die Protagonistinnen richtig gut. Die kleine Liebesgeschichte ist toll gemacht und das Beste ist das total überraschende Ende, das ich überhaupt nicht habe kommen sehen. Was für eine Wendung, soo spannend! Ich kann es jetzt kau
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Emily (Obsessed Reader)
Nov 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. HOLY PLOT TWIST. I DID NOT SEE THIS COMING!!!!!!!

Ok...ok...I'm trying to calm myself down.
I didn't like this book quite as much as the first one, mainly because all of the characters (besides Kat) were getting on my nerves pretty badly. Especially Lillia. Also, as you can see from my updates, I was really annoyed with certain things, like the fact that the word "slut" is thrown around so much and so carelessly. Still, this was a super-fast-paced
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Emerald Sue
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult

Overall Thoughts
All I gotta say it that this was such a fun and addictive series! Not to mention just totally off the charts with insanity. It really ended up going somewhere completely weird and unexpected but totally awesome. The second book was by far my favorite cause it had the most twist and turns. And everything leading up to it was just pure fun high school drama and who doesn't enjoy that? lol Really enjoyed this series. Seriously, read it.

Until Next Time,
Emerald BookWorm
Breanne
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
March 16/15 How come this book is so much bigger than the first one?

March 19/15 Omg...that ENDING!!! I was shaking when I finished it like OMFG!!! I Neeed the third book!!

Melanie
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Thank you Simon and Schuster Australia for sending me this copy. No compensation was given or taken to alter this review.

Burn For Burn was fun. Fire With Fire was another story. Much more complex with depth and more of a realistic backbone, the sequel to Burn For Burn surprised me entirely. If you were not the greatest fan of Burn For Burn, I believe that this one is still worth trying because it was a huge improvement. Sweet revenge turns sour...

Lillia, K
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Jasprit
Burn for Burn was a book which I really adored last year; it was a fun contemporary with a different twist. I don’t know what I was expecting going into Fire with Fire, but it wasn’t this. Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian literally came out all guns blazing with this book. It was a story of three different girls coming together, but in particular the stories of Lillia and Kat really struck a chord with me.

I instantly connected with Kat and Lillia’s character in Burn for Burn, so I couldn’t wait to s
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Grace
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Maddie
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well, I can't say I saw that plot twist coming! Bring on the next book!
Hilly
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh. I can't even.

Reeve and Lillia.
Mary.
Rennie.

I'm dying.

I absolutely love Jenny Han, everything she writes is gold.
Mel
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That ending blew my mind. I’m addicted to this series.
Karin Falkner
Eher 3,5* 🤔 Der erste Band war klasse, volle 5 Sterne! Dementsprechend hohe Erwartungen hatte ich an 'Feuer und Flamme', aber ein gewisser Handlungsstrang hat für mich die tolle Grundstimmung, die ich im Vorgänger so geliebt habe, ruiniert. Ich bin ein wenig enttäuscht, besonders von diesem Ende. Ehrlich gesagt interessiert es mich gerade nicht wirklich, was in Band 3 passiert, werde den aber trotzdem lesen, da ich ihn schon hier liegen habe.
Sally Randazzo
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Anna *no longer in use*
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014

4 1/2

Damn that was good.

Because I don't feel like I need to make a review for this one- here are just a few of my spoilery opinions:

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Angela
Gosh, that cliffhanger.

I went into this remembering close to nothing of Burn for Burn. But that's not a problem, because this book does a great job of reminding you of what happened previously.

I really liked the characters because it's really easy to distinguish between them. So even though it's narrated from three people, it's not confusing. The side characters are great too, especially Alex.

The ending leaves you with a ton of questions. Like, what whaaaat? Things add up and then they don't.
Cassidy
May 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: summer-2015-tbr

Words cannot convey how much I enjoyed this book. Burn for Burn was a bit of a bummer for me but Jenny Han and Siobhan turned my opinion right around with this. WOW. Prepare to be amazed and rendered speechless with their stroke-inducing plot twist!!!!

Maria Angelica
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tenho, lido-2016
Uhhh, muito mais intenso do que o primeiro. Avançou muito bem no desenvolvimento dos personagens. Todas elas estão se dando mal com o que fizeram.
Ainda shipo muito o Alex e a Kat. Quero muito os dois juntos.
Finalmente foi revelado o que eu já sabia desde o começo desse livro sobre a Mary. Só quero ver como as autoras lidarão com isso no último livro. Que eu vou começar agora...
Marketa
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Líbilo se mi to víc než jednička. A ten konec? Wtf? CHCI DALŠÍ DÍL!
Elena
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I KNEW IT! I KNEEEEEEW IT!
Sorry I just had to point out that I knew it, because I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!
That ending was unacceptable. It left on such a huge cliffhanger.
This book was even better than the first one, and I adored the first one.
Roxanne
Oh. My. God.

What on earth did I just read?

First of all, I'd have to say that I'm not a fan of contemporary books and don't read much of that genre. But this book right here just swept me off my feet! Yes, it's just that good.

Spoilers Ahead

I'm sure we all want a taste of revenge, especially to those who once hurt us the most. And that's exactly what Lilia, Kat and Mary are after, sweet revenge. After their little avenge-gone-wrong at homecoming, the girls decided to rest the matter. But what of R
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Fari
OHMYGOSH!! JUST FINISHED READING IT AND CAN'T EVEN!! URRGGGHHH!! THAT ENDING THAT ENDING THAT ENDING!! OMFG! WOAH! I AM DEAD... (no pun intended ;P) THAT CLIFFHANGER! INEEDASHES2ASHESNOOOOWWWW!! NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW!! I PUT IT ON HOLD AT THE LIBRARY LIKE, THE DAY IT CAME OUT BUT IT'S STILL NOT HERE!! UGH!! IT'LL TAKE LIKE ANOTHER TWO WEEKS TO COME! I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG, DAMMIT! (view spoiler) ...more
Amy
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
HOLY SHIT! These books are bonkers!

Me the entire book:
Sophia
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
wow wow wow that ending was so wtf
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“An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. a burn for a burn. a life for a life. that's how all this got started. and that's how it's going to end.” 59 likes
“It's crazy, how similar we are. Here's both of us, working through our stuff, trying to make something positive out of something really bad.” 33 likes
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