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3.0 out of 5 stars A little rushed and unsatisfying, 1 Jun 2013
This review is from: Burn for Burn (Kindle Edition)
I picked up this book on the basis of the intriguing synopsis and the fact that Jenny Han co-wrote it (I loved her 'Summer' series). It was an entertaining enough read but I found it a little weak overall. The characters were somewhat cartoonish in their simplicity and the plot drove on so quickly that events and emotions seemed shallower than they ought to have been. (I did like Mary's back story though, it wasn't afraid to be very emotionally raw.)

It annoyed me that the whole revenge thing wasn't very dark or 'juicy' - it was all a little pedestrian and the 'maybe they didn't deserve this after all' revelations came too quickly in my opinion.

The worst thing was that it wasn't made clear that this isn't a standalone book (given the ending I'm assuming there'll be at least one follow-up) - it really should have said in the blurb. I was wondering, with just a few pages left, how they were going to wrap things up in the time they had left - turns out they don't! I don't mind series at all, but it's a little unfair on the reader not to let them know before they begin reading, as you do tend to approach books that are part of a series differently to standalone books.

I'm not sure if I'll read the next book...I'm tempted to to find out what happens but I won't be racing to pick up a copy. I wish it'd been written with more depth and relish.
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