“You picked the wrong girl.”
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Thank you Wednesday Books for providing me with a review copy in exchange for a honest review and asking me to be a part of the blog tour!
Elle and her friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer rule their glittering LA circle. Untouchable, they have the kind of power other girls only dream of. Every party is theirs and the world is at their feet. Until the night of Elle’s sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Elle as their next target.
They picked the wrong girl.
Sworn to vengeance, Elle transfers to St. Andrew’s. She plots to destroy each boy, one by one. She’ll take their power, their lives, and their control of the prep school’s hierarchy. And she and her coven have the perfect way in: a boy named Mack, whose ambition could turn deadly.
Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.
This book was truly a WILD ride from start to finish and I was here for it every step of the way. It’s dark, twisted, wicked, and so beautifully written. Foul is Fair is the ultimate story of revenge after Elle is sexually assaulted by a group of boys at St. Andrew’s Prep. Her and her group of friends work together with a touch of magical realism to make every last one of the boys pay. How far do the girls go? Well, you’ll just have to find out for yourself. But when Elle says “you picked the wrong girl”, she wasn’t kidding y’all.
There are so many things I loved about this but I think the one thing that stands out the most to me was how fantastic the writing was. As soon as I picked this up I was hooked and immediately texted my friend that was buddy reading this with me saying this was going to be really, really good. It was one of those times where I could just feel it in my bones that this book was going to be one hell of a ride. But aside from the writing I absolutely adored the touch of magical realism that Elle and her coven had. It definitely added a unique element to the story that kept me entranced from start to finish. I don’t even think I need to really comment on how much I loved Elle, because you already know I am a total sucker for badass women who stop at nothing to take what they deserve. But just in case you forgot…I am a total sucker for that.
The only “issue” and I say issue super lightly that I had was that I would have preferred a few more questions answered before finishing the book. The ending of the book felt a little rushed since it was action packed until the very last page. But the good news is that it looks like there is going to be another book?!?! At least Goodreads makes it seem that way, which in that case I’d be willing to overlook it knowing we’re getting more time and answers from Elle and her coven, especially when it come to their magic too.
“They want me to be a doctor. I want to be the queen.”
“Killing hurts worse if somebody you love is holding the knife.”
“But bravery isn’t being fearless – it’s swallowing the fear and spitting it back out.”
All in all, while this book does tackle heavier topics it is absolutely worth the read if you think it’s something you can tolerate. This wicked tale of revenge and dazzling group of girls is one that you won’t forget even long after you’ve finished it!
tw: sexual assault (not depicted), suicide attempt, abusive relationship, transphobic bullying
Buddy read w/: Amanda
Until next time,