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This Is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker

This is W.A.R. begins with a victim who can no longer speak for herself, and whose murder blossoms into a call-to-arms. Enter four very different girls, four very different motives to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan, and only one rule to start: Destroy James Gregory and his family at any cost. Willa's initials spell the secret rallying cry that spurs the foursome to pool their considerable resources and deliver their particular brand of vigilante justice. Innocence is lost, battles are won—and the pursuit of the truth ultimately threatens to destroy them all.

Money, power, death, and revenge—This Is W.A.R. has all of that and more. I found myself slowly sucked into this glamorously corrupt (or perhaps corruptly glamorous) world as the layers of what really happened to Willa Ames-Rowan get peeled away. This is a very solid thriller of a read and one that I quite enjoyed, though mostly only on a surface level; that is to say, the action and suspense were done very well, but the psychology behind all of that was a little less satisfactory for me.

Rating: 3.5

Review copy from Soho Teen

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