Title: Foul is Fair
Author: Hannah Capin
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 336 pages
Wild, Gritty, and Compulsively Readable
I received an arc copy of this from Wednesday Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Elle and her friends rule their LA circle. They are untouchable. Or so they think. On Elle’s sweet 16, the coven crashes a St. Andrew’s party. And Elle becomes the boys’ next victim.
But the boys picked the wrong girl.
Out for revenge, Elle transfers to St. Andrews and plots to take out each person involved. With the help of Mack, she will take them out one by one.
➸ POV: 1st Person from Jade’s POV
➸ Elizabeth Jade Khanjara – 16, Queen Been, Sexually assaulted, Seeking revenge, Best friends Mads, Jenny, and Summer
➸ Content Warnings: Rape, Sexual Assault, Rape culture, Sexism, Gender-based violence, Suicide, Grief, Graphic violence, Murder, Relationship Abuse (physical and mental), Gore, Substance Abuse. The author provides detailed content warnings here
Wow. This book was SO intense. This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart so definitely be wary of the graphic and violent content if that is something you are sensitive to before diving into this.
The writing style of this fit so well with the story and really pulled me in from page one. The short, succinct sentences worked so well with the aggressive tone of this book. This book is very plot driven and the stylistic choices had me engrossed the entire time. I absolutely plan to read more from this author in the future!
At it’s core this book is a commentary of rape culture and female empowerment. It is dark and violent both to it’s male and female characters. Every single character in this story is privileged and unlikeable. And for some reason I found it fascinating to read. Reading about these characters lives was like staring into a fire, you just can’t look away.
This book absolutely requires you suspend your disbelief. It’s not a realistic story but instead an over the top, dramatized depiction of women getting angry over rape culture. I was all in for it. I think this book is important and impactful and honestly unforgettable.
If you can handle the subject matter, pick up this book. It is wild, gritty, and compulsively readable. I can’t wait to see what Hannah Capin writes next. She is an amazing new voice in feminist literature.