BEA day one

First day at the BEA today and I must say it was pretty awesome!! Even though I felt I was completely awkward most of the day, as I wasn’t sure how to approach people, I did get to meet some pretty great authors and score some pretty great books in the process.

Despite my awkwardness I did get to meet and even completely fan girl over one author R.L. Stine!

 

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I was really excited to meet him as he is just one of those legends you read about even as a kid, and who my children will in the future probably read as well. R.L. Stine is just a great author overall. Overall I was pretty awkward today and had some real shy girl problems, but my impressive book haul made it totally worth it.

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This was in addition to the two shelves I had already filled.

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Overall I’m really excited to go again tomorrow and getting even more great books. If anyone sees and recognizes me feel free to say “Hi!”

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Book Blurb:

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 have to do is move on and pick up the pieces, forget there ever was a pact. But it’s not easy, not when Reeve is still a total jerk and Rennie’s meaner than she ever was before.

And then there’s sweet little Mary…she knows there’s something seriously wrong with her. If she can’t control her anger, she’s sure that someone will get hurt even worse than Reeve was. Mary understands now that it’s not just that Reeve bullied her—it’s that he made her love him.

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, burn for a burn. A broken heart for a broken heart. The girls are up to the task. They’ll make Reeve fall in love with Lillia and then they will crush him. It’s the only way he’ll learn.

It seems once a fire is lit, the only thing you can do is let it burn…

 

My Review:

I admit I picked up this book with a bit of hesitance since it is the second book of a trilogy I haven’t read. I was really pleasantly surprised by how much this book engaged me. Lilia, is the good rich girl that pretty much has everything she wants including a horse she loves and kind of neglects. Mary is timid and sweet and I often felt sorry for her home life with her crazy aunt and Kat is the badass and her portions of the book are often humorous filled with the “wow I cant believe she just said that” moments. All the characters are generally likeable but Ill be honest I found myself reallly disliking Mary. She is just too sweet and sometimes a little too stalkery, but by the end I have a full grasp on why she acts how she does. 

 

The ending was well predicable, it did have some portions that were a bit unexpected like what happened with Rennie but overally throughout the book you have many hints of whats to come. Its general predictability and the fact that at times it kind of lagged on and on and I found that the writings were a bit schizophrenic based on the different point of views of all the girls leads me to give this book a 3 stars out of 5 rating. 

 

Would I reccomend this to a friend? Probably, this book was good and had some parts I just couldn’t put it down but it did have its flaws that made it just not for me.