Review of Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin (earc)



Foul Is Fair by Hannah Capin

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.

Expected publication: February 4th 2020 by Wednesday Books




This book was much darker than I expected. Please be aware of the trigger warnings including sexual assault and attempted suicide. There is also a lot of death and blood.  I did enjoy that it talked about privilege for people who are rich.


Elle went out with her coven, Jenny, Summer, and Mads, for her 16th birthday. At that party, she was drugged and raped. There were 4 boys in the room, but others involved. Elle decided to become Jade. Jade was a strong girl who would get revenge on everyone there. She knew these were private school boys, so she got her parents to enroll her as Jade. She changed her appearance and went with a plan. The girls picked a boy that looked innocent, Mack. Jade would make him fall in love with her, have him kill everyone, and then have him take the blame.


It doesn’t take long for Jade to get Mack under her spell and to fit in with the rich kids. The ones that rule the school. The ones that everyone wants to be. Everyone at the school knows what these boys do at parties. Duncan, Duffy, Banks, Connor, and some other boys get away with everything. They don’t care what they’ve done. They care about being popular, rich, powerful, and adored. None of these boys are prepared for Jade and her need for revenge. When I started this book, I thought that Jade meant kill as in kill their reputations. But no. She really does mean kill.


I don’t want to get into the deaths or how people are pushed against each other. I do have to say that while Jade was pretty darn evil before the rape, I really loved the relationship she has with her friends. Those girls were sisters and nothing would tear them apart. They would fight and kill for each other. They loved each other and were completely loyal, no matter what.


I gave this book 4 stars. Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for my review copy.



Have you read Foul Is Fair?  Is it on your TBR?




Author: confessionsofayareader

I'm Kristi. I'm a wife, mom, and grandma. I have been breeding leopard geckos for ten years. I love to read and have been trying to review more books (the reason for this blog besides wanting to talk about books with everyone). I also love music and going to concerts, mostly punk and pop punk.

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