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Young Adult Fiction 785
Creative spin on a Shakespeare classic
Overall rating 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Characters 
 
3.0
Writing Style 
 
3.0
Elle is part of the glittering crowd, beautiful and untouchable, or so they believe. One night, Elle and her friends crash a St. Andrews Prep party and everything changes. The golden boys, the ones revered at St. Andrews, chose Elle as their next target that night. Afterwards, Elle swears revenge. Step one: transfer to their school. Step two: take them down one by one by using Mack, an ambitious boy with a longing for power. Elle will show them just how dark revenge can be.

FOUL IS FAIR is such a creative spin on Macbeth. I love that it centers Elle, her story, her anger, and her vengeance. This is a tale of revenge fantasy and the intensity will have you speeding through the chapters.

Given the source material, the cast of secondary characters is fairly lengthy. I found myself frequently mixing up some of the boys and sometimes having a hard time distinguishing which person in Elle's coven is which. However, as Elle takes each boy out, this does become easier because the options narrow.

While I love the unique take, there are areas where the willing suspension of disbelief is stretched a little thin. Some of the scenarios don't seem entirely plausible given it's a contemporary setting.

FOUL IS FAIR is ideal for readers who enjoyed Robin Talley's AS I DESCENDED and don't mind their stories a little bloody.
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