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This is W.A.R

This is W A R 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

  • Title: This is W.A.R
  • Author: Lisa Roecker Laura Roecker
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  • Page: 418
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 conThis 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.

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    1. There are so many things I disliked about this book that I decided to review via bullet point, make of it as you wish:♦ The premise: Rich family gets away with anything - murder in this case - because you know they're rich! Duh! But then these friends of the dead girl and daughters of other rich neighbors (though not AS rich) decide to be vigilantes and bring the family down. *queue intense music* To do that, they first have to all give 25,000$ each (O_o) as their vigilante club fund (yes- a c [...]

    2. The main reason I wanted to read this book was because I really enjoyed the Roecker's first book, The Liar Society. (They also write really hilarious blog posts, just FYI). I knew very little about the story but thought I would enjoy anything the two wrote. Unfortunately, I was wrong.The story begins with Willa's thoughts on death right before she drowns. The book is then divided into five parts, each told from the perspective of one of Willa's friends who have banned together to take down her k [...]

    3. I don't think I've ever read a book classified as a 'thriller for young adults.' Most of this genre gets classified as adult. This book, was alright. It wasn't stunningly brilliant (in fact some of it was quite drab to be honest) but it was readable, I didn't even cross my mind to put it down before finishing. Aside from the prologue from Willa's point of view, it starts off incredibly boring. Yes, there's been a murder. Yes, people are lying. Yes, there have been bribes. But it tells us instead [...]

    4. 4.5 StarsThis is my first crime novel and I honestly doesn't have any idea what to expect nonetheless I'm surprised by how much I like This is W. A. R. Mini review to come.

    5. Such a disappointment! I love the premise of this book - a group of girls decide to ruin the lives of the boys who murdered their friend - that's right up my alley. (view spoiler)[And I love the idea of their efforts eventually motivating other women to speak up against male violence. (hide spoiler)]But This is W.A.R. is a mess. The men in this book are terrible, but I still couldn't bring myself to care about the female main characters much. It's as though the authors think that being cruel is [...]

    6. audio book/Murder/college aged characters/ rich parents/too many characters/ characters not interesting /country club atmosphere / drug addiction / alcoholism /grandfather & old money/brothers/ parents uninvolved. All in all, I did not care for the book.

    7. Everyone knows that James Gregory murdered Willa Ames-Rowan, but no one is willing to speak out against the most powerful family in town. Those who go against the Gregorys tend to disappear or have bad things happen to them. But Willa's best friends have had enough and are determined to exact justice for themselves, if the police won't take any real action. Rose wants to help because she regrets not letting herself really be Willa's friend and also, she is feeling guilty from lying to her police [...]

    8. This book is not in a genre that I usually read, but I saw it on Edelweiss and the cover instantly drew me in. Seriously, it is just gorgeous. And then I read the blurb, and it felt like something ripped from the stories on Dateline or similar news show, and I was completely interested. In fact, in my head it was kind of narrated in a way like they do on Dateline. But that’s just my own weird personality.The introduction starts with Willa Ames-Rowan, and she is drowning. She’s not just drown [...]

    9. *Also posted at Oops! I Read A Book Again*Thank you to Soho Teen and Edelweiss for the eARC and to Meredith of Soho Press for the chance to join the blog tour! Still, everything you'll read here are my honest opinions. So let's get to this revenge plot like no other!After their friend Willa Ames-Rowan drowns and dies after she jetted off in a boat with James Gregory and after everyone at the club turns a blind eye, her friends Madge, Lina, Sloane and Rose form the W.A.R. The goal of the W.A.R. i [...]

    10. I received a copy of the book "This is W.A.R. " by Lisa & Laura Roecker for an honest review. This was the first book I read by the Roecker's but it won't be the last. I was drawn in from the start. The first couple pages of the book are from a dieing "Willa Amos -Rowan" whose initials happen to be W.A.R. Through the short period of time I was allowed to die through her eyes I wanted to know why she was in the situation she found herself in. I didn't have to wait long. In the following chapt [...]

    11. 3.5 StarsI had my doubts about this book at the beginning. The whole rich club, invisible staff thing was getting on my nerves at first and I never really got over the whole setting exactly but I was able to enjoy the book nonetheless.So yeah the setting and just the whole thing felt a bit ridiculous at times. I mean they all 'knew' what had happened and yet NO ONE spoke up. I'd like to believe that if they all had gotten together right there and then and actually told the truth it could have go [...]

    12. This was more of a 2.5 since three chapters in I knew who had killed Willa, guessed at the motive and thus the book lost a lot of the tension. It wouldn't be fair to say that the Roeckers gave away too much so much as they followed some very predictable tropes.Willa was the most interesting part of the story in my opinion. The brief moments from her (third person) view and the stories told by the girls all paint a picture of girl who was struggling just as much as everyone else to figure out wha [...]

    13. This book was an impulse pick - Soho Teen have been putting out some awesome titles this year and I just knew that I wanted to read this one, even though I had not heard anything about it. It was definitely a good book and is worth picking up if you enjoy contemporary books with a mystery aspect. I would kind of compare it to The Lying Game.What I liked about this book is that it starts with the mystery. From page one we want to know who Willa was, and who killed her which is why I was hooked fr [...]

    14. This mystery is carefully crafted, slowly revealing the truth of that horrible 4th of July through the distinctive voices of 5 girls. After Willa Ames-Rowan drowns everyone knows the truth - she and James left together, and James came back alone. But the Gregory family is powerful and wealthy and the "accident" is pushed aside as quickly as possible. But four girls with a strong connection to Willa and their own terrible secrets, find themselves drawn together to expose the lies and bring down t [...]

    15. Originally posted at smexybooks/2013/07/review-This Is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker and Laura RoeckerMature YA/MysteryJuly 2, 2012Soho TeenReviewed by ToriI have always been fascinated by the Kennedys. America’s very own version of the royal family; this family’s legacy has beena study in sorrow and tragedy. This Is W.A.R. reminded me of the Kennedy’s. The Gregory’s are an uber rich family whose money and fame rules a tiny exclusive lakeside community with an iron fist and can magically buy aw [...]

    16. Actual rating - 2.75I didn't really like the characters in this unfortunately.This wasn't an awful read, but It really struggled to gain my interest. It dragged in areas for me because of it, and I was quite glad to finish it.

    17. Read this review and more at my blog J Reads Ya!| POC Chars - 4 | Queer Chars - 1 |If you go into This is W.A.R. thinking it’s going to be a group of kickass girls getting their awesome revenge on a bunch of creeps, you will be very disappointed. If you go into it thinking it will be a story about very young girls dealing with a complicated situation, that these girls are powerless against a very powerful force and yet they do what they believe is right even when the odds are staggeringly agai [...]

    18. ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***This is W.A.R by Lisa Roecker and Laura RoeckerPublisher: Soho TeenPublication Date: July 2, 2013Rating: 3 starsSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from ):At Hawthorne Lake Country Club your trust fund can’t buy you happiness, but if it’s big enough, it almost always buys innocence. When Willa Ames-Rowan drowns in Hawthorne Lake everyone who’s anyone knows James Gregory is the one who killed her. But no one will ever say a word. Enter The W.A. [...]

    19. So this is one of those guilty pleasure books that you can read in a couple of hours, maybe on the beach or maybe curled up in your favorite reading spot during a thunderstorm. And I had the added pleasure of actually reading one of the books I purchased!! Nobody fall off their chairs or anything. I did it twice this week. Don't choke on your morning coffee. I didn't feel the world stop turning but I'm sure a few stars shot across the sky in glee. So back to the book. I was ridiculously happy re [...]

    20. A girl dead, a boy responsible. A terrible, silent, life-changing crime, but one that a person wealthy and powerful enough can erase with a few strategically placed millions. With sufficient influence, someone can have anything he wants-and throw away anything he doesn't-in this appearance-obsessed country club in which people will do anything to slip by incognito and return to the trivial tanning and chatting of the time before a tragic murder. And one group of girls is going to do something ab [...]

    21. -- Originally reviewed at Here There Be Books. --You know when you have SO MANY HOPES for something to be amazing because LOOK AT IT and then it just goes in the pooper and everything is terrible and you want to stick your head under the covers and pretend nothing happened? That's this book for me. Let's start with the good stuff first: Realistically messed-up teenagers and their parents. Haven't seen so many messed up families in YA fiction since the 1970s! Each member of W.A.R. (including the [...]

    22. View the full review here:iswimforoceans/2013/07Willa can't speak up for herself anymore. The time has come and gone for her to fight against the hands that held her underwater until she succumbed to the dark water and her untimely death. Now, stuck in a town run by wealth and fear, four girls will stop at nothing to avenge Willa's death. Each girl has their own reason to avenge Willa's death, and each girl has their own part to play in the Gregory family's destruction. Just how far are the will [...]

    23. A suspenseful thriller that, at times bordered on being ridiculous, This is W.A.R. was an engaging and fast-paced read reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars. While the girls' ideas for seeking revenge were often juvenile, I barely noticed as I was kept glued to the pages. As secrets were uncovered and Willa's last night on Earth was pieced together to form the ugly truth, I couldn't help but stay up late into the night in order to see This is W.A.R. through until its bittersweet end!Told in four di [...]

    24. Who doesn't like a good revenge novel? All of us have been wronged at some point and felt powerless to do anything about it. So there's something cathartic about watching someone get whats coming to them. This is W.A.R. is a fun and ultimately satisfying novel that weaves together the stories of four girls bent on bringing their best friend's killer to justice. LIKES:Four different narrators: I always love it when an author can use different voices to effectively tell a story. It makes for a wel [...]

    25. 3.5 starsThis was an enjoyable story about four girls who team up to try and get revenge on the guy they believe is responsible for the death of their friend. The story is told from four points of view: Rose, Lina, Sloane and Madge. Each of them has a unique perspective on what really happened to Willa the night she disappeared drunk in the arms of the local untouchable rich boy, James Gregory. The next morning she washed up dead in the lake at the exclusive Club they are all members of. That sp [...]

    26. I picked this up because I'm a fan of the Liar's Society books by Lisa and Laura Roecker and wanted to see what would happen when they branched out from Kate Lowry. I was also intrigued by the former title of this books, The Hush Fund, but there's no point in going into that as the title was clearly changed. And 'This is W.A.R.' probably sums up this book a little better than it's formative title did. Still. There's something in me, and just about everyone else in the world, who can't get enough [...]

    27. Apparently, I did not read the same book a lot of other people did. One review after another, professional and amateur, heaps praise on it while I can’t even muster up a “meh”. Why do I feel this way? Normally, I bend over backwards to avoid spoilers but, in this case, I need to reveal important points to explain what bothered me the most so, if you don’t want to know about those points, you should stop reading now.SPOILER ZONESPOILER ZONEFirst, there’s the implication that these four [...]

    28. (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Soho Teen and Edelweiss.)The body of Willa Ames Rowan has just been dragged from the lake, after a boating trip gone wrong. People are saying that her death was an accident, but her sister Marge, her friends Sloane and Lina, and an employee’s daughter from the country club – Rose, know that it was no accident. Willa was killed by the James Gregory, his brother Trip helped cover it up, and their gran [...]

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