Burn Before Reading
And a wolf meets his match.
Beatrix Cruz - Bee for short - has exactly one goal; kick her dad's severe depression in the ass. She's got a foolproof plan;
1. Get into the elite high school Lakecrest Preparatory on a scholarship
2. Study like crazy
3. Graduate into NYU and become a shrink
Nothing can stand in her way - not even Lakecrest's rich, hot, and not ...more
I can't believe I enjoyed this book!!!!
Review to come...
Update: Dec 5, 2017
THIS IS HAPPENING! Finally I can read it. :D
Update: Sep 23, 2017
*Reading the synopsis*
Hmmm.. this sounds familiar.. HANA YORI DANGO aka my-favorite-manga-of-all-time.. ha?!!!!
Nonetheless, I am intrigued!!
Hope it is not just another copy of Hana Yori Danga . Some creativity please!
If I was writing a summary what would I say about this book?
A story about a bisexual boy with a phobia (which kind of phobia is a spoiler) trying to overcome his past abusive relationship with another boy and, at the same time, fighting tragic memories of his mother's death, and a book loving girl who wants to help her father cure chronic depression by giving up her dream of becoming an author and instead becoming a doctor.
Add to that two sexy brothers of the hero: one is an addict and another
...and certainly not sinfully handsome Wolf Blackthorn, who hands out 'red cards' to students who displease him, and expels the ones who keep doing it.
Okay guys, please tell me I'm not the only one who thought of Dao Ming Si from Meteor Garden?? If you guys share the same sentiments with me and is familiar with this Taiwanese drama, well then, let's bond over books and amazing Asian dramas, soul sister!
So I'm not sure if our lovely au ...more
Me gustó demasiado. El hecho de que el amor no fuera la parte central de la historia... ¡me encantó!
Fitz es un amor. Burn lo amé. Y Wolf... bueno... ¡es mío!
Y Bee es sumamente divertida, elocuente y loca.
Tiene todo este libro; desde risas, ataques... hasta el corazón arrugadito.
Una chica conoce un lobo.
El lobo conoce a su igual.
Beatrix Cruz, Bee abreviado, tiene exactamente un objetivo: darle una patada en el culo a la depresión de su padre. Tiene un plan a prueba de errores:
1. Conseguir entrar a la escuela de élite Preparatoria Lakecrest con una beca.
2. Estudiar como loca.
3. Graduarse en NYU y convertirse en psicóloga.
Nada puede interponerse en su camino, ni siquiera los famosos y ricos hermanos Blackthorn de Lakecrest. No Fitz Blackthorn, con su
It's more precisely 2 and a half stars.
I am so disappointed. I had such high hopes for this book! This book has one of my absolute favorite hate-love relationship scenarios. Popular boy v.s Normal girl, and school hierarchy. However, the author just sort of...fail to bring the story to its full potential. The first thing I notice that I HATE about the main protagonist, Beatrix is first off - for a girl who is supposedly a strong, independent girl who ...more
Cause I don't know. I really don't.
I thought this was gonna be funny. I thought this was gonna be sexy. I also thought I would fall in love with not only the hero but mostly the heroine, because that is what happened when I read 'Lovely Vicious'.
Let me introduce you to Hana Yori Dango. Except with ridiculous characters, whiny heroines and no kissing.
This could've been SO GOOD. Except the author decided to make the characters one dimensional and they are all ve ...more
I have to start by saying that this reminded me of a Japanese manga and its drama adaptation Hana Yori Dango. The whole boys rule the school, they are handsome and most admired and feared guys in school. If you get in their bad side you gets a card in your locker. They will make your li ...more
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Me pareció una historia genial.
Amé los personajes.
Bee una adolescente que carga con todo el peso del mundo sobre sus hombros, siempre dispuesta a ayudar a todo el que lo necesite.
Wolf un chico completamente dañado que tiene miedo a sentir cosas por alguien y se oculta a través de su ...more
This book mostly caught my eye because of the funky cover and the title (which reminded me of the similarly titled film Burn After Reading). I was also drawn to it because it sounded like a mix of several other high school books I have read, which for the most part it was, but there were definitely things that made this book unique.
I expected this story to be very YA, and though it was more YA than anything else, there were some serious themes in this story I didn't expect.(v ...more
I loved Sara Wolf’s Lovely Vicious series, so when I heard she was releasing a new book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Her writing is meaningful yet infused with so much humor – I don’t know how she does it, but I hope she never stops writing! Her books always make my heart ache while laughing my butt off at the same time. Burn Before Reading was no different – it’s an excellent enemies-to-lovers romance. It’s more YA than NA, which isn’t somethin ...more
I liked Beatrix. The book's ending felt a little bit rushed considering all the subplots going on and I still don't know how they tied up because it was never written. Wolf is still a confusing person for me to truly love. I still don't know the essence of him as much as I do Fitz and Burn.
I'm glad Beatrix's dad decided to leave because depression is something that affects everybody and he saw it so that means he wants to get better if possible. I think the writing of this b ...more
This was quite an entertaining read. I always enjoy reading Sara Wolf's books and when I saw the blurb of this book, I was over the moon. I loved the enemies to lovers trope in this book and it's also one of my top favorite tropes. I'm actually not a fan of the cover and this book really deserves a better cover. The plot is pretty much enjoyable. Some parts of the story kinda reminded me of my favorite taiwanese drama Meteor Garden aka Boys ov ...more
I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5 Blackthorn Brother Stars!
Addicting and emotional! It brought all the feels!
This book! This book had all the feels! From start to finish, I was spellbound! Wolf, Burn and Fitz were unique, layered, complicated and complete bad-boys to the core. Bee was a fresh dose of awesome! Her character was the perfect mix of quirky, beautiful and determined.
Burn Before Readin ...more
Anyway, I recently got to read Sara's Lovely Vicious series and really enjoyed it so when I saw she was releasing a new book, I jumped at the opportunity to read this one. Her books are YA and I feel ...more
Burn Before Reading by Author Sara Wolf is a Young Adult, enemies-to-lovers novel.
"My name is Beatrix Cruz, and no matter what anyone else says, this is how it went down."
Beatrix has just started attending Lakecrest Preparatory. She has no friends and, quite frankly, prefers staying to herself. The Blackthorns, the so-unreal-they-are-sexier-than-gods, are students who rule Lakecrest. They are the school's main attraction, and Beatrix is on their radar.
"Hope isn’t some grand and myste ...more
Bernard, Fitzwilliam and Wolfgang Blackthorn haunt the halls with their beauty and their arrogance. But it’s the one that everyone calls “Wolf” that makes her heart race and her blood boil.
“Where the hell was I? Oh, right. Wolfgang Blackthorn, and how he ...more
Part Gossip Girl, part Pretty Little Liars and another part Fallen Crest High, Burn Before Reading has all the drama. Despite the wolfy description it has nothing to do with werewolves or anything paranormal.
Being the new kid at school is always tough, but when Beatrix 'Bee' Cruz starts at the super swanky Lakecrest Prep as the only poor kid, she finds herself thrown into all kinds of angst and drama!
Wolf, Burn and Fitz have it all. Looks, talent and money; they're the ultimate power teens. Com ...more
I loved that it doesn't pull any punches and shows what - at least some - teens experience during high school. Parties, sex, drinking, drugs, cursing, false friends. Sometimes the author might have gone a little over the top (Bee's school is extremely fancy and the students have money. Lots of it. That opens doors to things and activities that might have been a little too much for us mere mortals) but I really didn't mind.
I also loved the diversity. All characters ar ...more
This hits a lot of my catnip areas:
- Bisexual main character
- Honest portrayal of teen problems
- Honest portrayal of school
My only complaint is that I wish there had been more girls-supporting-girls. But there were interest ...more
Lo leí super rápido, aunque la historia es muy predecible, es divertida en cierto modo. Me gustó cómo se habla de algunos temas en especial, el de la protagonista, que no sabe muy bien qué quiere hacer, y piensa que puede solucionar todo por su cuenta e incluso el caso de que todos importan más que ella.
No es la típica historia "estoy rota, nadie me puede repar ...more
I felt...unimportant. I felt light, and airy, and free. I felt like nothing mattered - not my grades, not my college future, not my awful spying on the Blackthorns - nothing. I'd done nothing wrong up here. I had no responsibilities up here - not to Dad, not to Mom, not even to myself. For a few minutes, I felt untouchable.
Nothing could get me in the sky, not even my problems. I watched the sun as I fell. So what, I thought, if Mom and Dad divorced? Would it really be the end of the world? This was the world - this huge thing below me, reduced to nothing more than toy-like dioramas of forests and towns. There were a hundred million problems waiting for me when I landed, but when you got high enough, all those problems seemed so small and insignificant. The sun didn't care about divorce. The sky didn't care about grades. No one cared, except me and the people in the below-world. I wasn’t a scholarshipper up here; I wasn’t a teacher’s pet, a wannabe psychologist, a girl who left her friends behind, or an attempted good-daughter. I