Book review: The Burn Trilogy
This new post idea I had starts today! I will try to write a book review by using just 14 sentences. In this first edition, I review The Burn Trilogy. I know that that means that I’m actually reviewing 3 books in one, but on my e-reader I had the whole trilogy in one so for me it was just like one long book.
The Burn Trilogy, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, is about three high school girls. They are not connected at first, but they want to take revenge on the same people at school. So they start a pact. You can already guess that some things don’t go as planned. I will not spoil anything, just give my opinion.
The book review of The Burn Trilogy
As said, The Burn Trilogy is written by two authors, but you don’t notice that at all. The authors were very in sync, and that make the books a great and easy read. It’s very well written and every character is unique and very well defined. Even though Mary, Lillia and Kat (the main characters) are very different, I found it really easy to connect and sympathize with each one of them. I felt their pain and understood why they wanted to take revenge. I liked the first two books most, where revenge is the main theme in the book. This makes it exciting because you don’t know how the revenge goes and how the person reacts.
The third book was a little too supernatural for me. I must say, though, that this book was well written too, so the supernatural elements didn’t bother me that much. And there’s a big love twist in this book, and again at the end of the book and that made the book still worth reading.
I think that setting this story on an island added a great layer to it; everyone knows each other, and that’s why the impact of the revenge is even bigger. Next to that, an island makes it secluded, which makes it a little more… scarier I guess.
The ending of the last book was a little soon, it seemed. All of a sudden the book fast forward a lot and everyone is off to college and graduating from college. But the cliche ending was still a little surprising and it made a nice ending of three awesome books.
If you’ve read this book, what did you think of it? Which book should I review next?