April 7, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She’s not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he’s impossible to forget.
In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly… bad things are happening. It’s a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil’s bargains, she isn’t sure who—or what–she can trust. Not even her own mind…
The story is about a suicidal girl who wants revenge. She will discover the price of that revenge. It’s an original subject and I like the way of seeing it. It’s beauty versus Smart, which people will win? This story takes place in a world where beautiful people have power over others and some kids are in distress.
Edie is the suicidal girl, she’s ugly, fat but smart. Kids in her school don’t stop bulling her so she wants to commit suicide. Fortunately, she’s saved by a boy who proposed her a pact.
Kian is a nice boy, hot, beautiful and smart. He works for a company who make a deal with him. Now he makes a deal with Edie.
The characters are nice, I like the evolution of Edie, the way she’s thinking even if sometimes her lack of trust is unnerving. I understand why but she could have saved more life. The end is great and I can’t wait to read Public Ennemies because I have more questions about the game and I need answers.
I have read Ann Aguirre Young Adult and New Adult books and I like them. She has a real talent for writing. I love the way she thinks and her characters are always so real. The subject is very hard and she writes about it perfectly. The writing style is good and Ann Aguirre knows how to create a story with great characters and emotions. I liked this book, the subject is approached will and is very important in the actual society because I have the feeling that internet has open a door on the bully and more kids wants to commit suicide.
A moving and fascinating story which makes us live or relive the distress of the teenagers.
About the author
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.