Review: Foul is Fair
Title: Foul is Fair
Series: Foul is Fair #1
Author: Hannah Capin
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads, Purchase it: https://wednesdaybooks.com/the-real-deal/foul-is-fair/
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: I am really not sure where to start with this book. I both loved it and thought it was ridiculous. I was sucked in and no matter how silly or cheesy a part seemed I couldn't put it down. To me it was like a horror movie that I couldn't stop watching. And it was pretty horrific. This one comes with quite a few trigger warnings - Rape being the most prominent one. There's also a lot of swearing and general evilness.
What I loved about this book was the writing style (very punchy) and how fast paced it was. Once things got going they never slowed down and it was a crazy ride. I didn't love the fact that a lot of it was unbelievable, I struggled with that a bit. I kept thinking but that would never happen! It wasn't enough to dissuade me from finishing it though! The main thing that bothered me was the instalove and instafriendship. I just didn't buy that it would happen just like that. Overall though it was a great read and if you love dark and gritty, and especially if you're a fan of Macbeth, then you should give this one a chance.
About the author:
Hannah Capin is the author of Foul is Fair and The Dead Queens Club, a feminist retelling of the wives of Henry VIII. When she isn’t writing, she can be found singing, sailing, or pulling marathon gossip sessions with her girl squad. She lives in Tidewater, Virginia.
Author’s Twitter/Instagram: @tldaaollf
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*