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Burning for Revenge

(Tomorrow #5)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  14,275 ratings  ·  305 reviews
Ellie has started to believe she won't survive the war. Their band of eight teenage guerrillas is down to five now--Robyn and Corrie and Chris are dead, and only she and Homer and Kevin and Lee and Fi are still trying to sabotage the enemy who has taken over their country. They're growing numb and soul sick from the violence, because they've been fighting for a long time-- ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published February 7th 2013 by Quercus (first published 1997)
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-Edamommie-
May 01, 2012 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..:)
Ryan Buckby
Jun 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Burning for Revenge is the fifth book in the tomorrow series and let me assure you the action and the explosions don't let up in this book. As always the book picks up right were it left off,The journey to Stratton isn't an easy trip, especially when the enemy's headquarters lie somewhere along the way. And that's exactly where Ellie and her friends unwittingly find themselves. With only five of them against hundreds of armed soldiers, escape seems like a suicide mission. But Stratton is where E ...more
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
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Brooke
Aug 01, 2011 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
Jenny
Oct 29, 2010 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 scene
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Brendan
Jan 30, 2016 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
Natalie
3.75 / 5

After the end of Darkness, Be My Friend, Ellie and co. are hiding out in Wirrawee following their failed (view spoiler) and dealing a little with the aftermath of their shootout. After a brief "discussion", the team decides to head out from their hideout and see if there's anything they can do to assist with the war effort, though (view spoiler) seems to h
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Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
This review was originally posted on The Moonlight Library 

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
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Lukas Anthony
Dec 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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K.
Plot summary: After the disappearance of the New Zealand troops in Darkness, Be My Friend, Ellie and her friends are back in Hell. But when they're informed that air support can't be spared to get them out, they decide that it's time to take action. After finding out what's been happening to their family and friends, they're all out for a little revenge.

Thoughts: The title of this book is enormously appropriate. Yes, they're all still emotionally traumatised by the war. But their desire to
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♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
Jan 17, 2011 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 wa
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Cherie
Aug 30, 2015 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
May 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reread may 2015

John Marsden is a genius when it comes to writing action. And writing about emotional traumas.
Antonella

"I had thought there was no hope. I had thought there was no solution. I thought death was the only option. Now I realised that by our own determination we'd made things happen. We'd found answers where there were none. I promised myself to remember this lesson forever."




Creo que este libro es un poco similar al anterior: es un poco de relleno, y las cosas que pasaron no lograron sorprenderme del todo. A pesar de eso, creo que hubo más acción que en el anterior.
Mi problema, otra vez, es que hay mucho individual
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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 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: war, ya, udate
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 near
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Sannie
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sannie by: Linda
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jessica  (Ihaveseenthedragons)
After the failed attempt in Darkness, Be My Friend to hurt the enemy, Ellie and her friends are back in the fifth book of this series, longing for revenge and more hurt than ever.

This book is one of the more action filled books in the series, but it still gives the characters enough to develop themselves. It is written so vividly that you can see through the characters' minds and imagine why they take sudden actions and how a long time in a war zone can wear you out, not only psychically but also men
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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
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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 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 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
Grey Berry
Jan 20, 2015 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...
Erin Watson
Feb 07, 2016 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.
Emily
Jul 29, 2011 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.
Unseen Library
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed the entire Tomorrow series, including Burning for Revenge, as part of my Throwback Thursday series where I republish old reviews, re-review books I've read before or review older books I have only just had a chance to read.

For this week’s Throwback Thursday review, I dive back into one of the most popular and iconic Australian fiction series of all times, John Marsden’s epic Tomorrow series.

The Tomorrow series, by bestselling and award-winning Australian author
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Angelino Sulvaran
The tomorrow series(including the Ellie chronicles) is still the best book series I have read. These are not complicated books and they won't leave you struggling with life's difficult questions. What the series does do is leave you utterly and truly entertained. Filled with action packed senes, and Marsden's particular talent for suspense, the books will keep you turning page after page and will have you reading each book back to back.
After twice having read all 10 books (The tomorrow series-7
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Mac
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is some good stuff. I can't believe I already finished the 5th book. What do I do, when I'm finished with this series? Write my own book? I don't know.
I'm just so overwhelmed. These teenagers have truly grown on me. Sure, they don't always make the right choice (yes, I'm talking about Lee right now), but they do everything to survive. They give each other strength. They care for one another. That's beautiful.
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There is more than one author with this name in the database, see f.e. 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 Wh
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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)
  • The Night Is for Hunting (Tomorrow, #6)
  • The Other Side of Dawn (Tomorrow, #7)
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