Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin

OH MAN. This was my first read of February and it really started the month off with a bang. If you want an intense read with Kill Bill, Cruel Intentions, and John Tucker Must Die vibes, Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin is the book for you. 

About the Book

Hannah Capin's Foul is Fair is a bloody, thrilling revenge fantasy for the girls who have had enough. Golden boys beware: something wicked this way comes.
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Jade and her friends Jenny, Mads, 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 Jade's sweet sixteen, when they crash a St. Andrew’s Prep party. The night the golden boys choose Jade as their next target.

They picked the wrong girl.

Sworn to vengeance, Jade transfers to St. Andrew’s Prep. 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.

"Fierce, vicious, and electric. If books had teeth, Foul Is Fair would have fangs. Capin's language glitterdark and her writing cuts deep. Revenge is a dish best served by this deliciously unapologetic coven." -- Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of Firsts and Last Girl Lied To

My Review

Firstly, I really appreciate the trigger warnings right at the beginning of the book. This book deals heavily with sexual assault, and letting the reader know that in advance is super important. The story was incredibly engaging and I flew through this read as fast as possible. It was dark, and gritty, and vengeful, and overall fantastic. Jade has a vendetta and she and her friends won't stop until everyone is taken down. While the logistics of some of the things that happened weren't super believable, I didn't even care. I cheered for Jade and felt the heart-pounding thrill she felt as she took her enemies out one by one. Any book that can get me that invested is a win in my book.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

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Wednesday Books
About the Author

Hannah Capin is the author of Foul is Fair and The Dead Queens Club, a feminist retelling of the wives of Henry VIII. When she isn’t writing, she can be found singing, sailing, or pulling marathon gossip sessions with her girl squad. She lives in Tidewater, Virginia.

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Thanks so much to Wednesday Books for an e-Arc of this read! Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin is out Tuesday, February 18, so be sure to pick up a copy here!


  1. Oh yes, I do loves me a kickass chick!

  2. This sounds awesome! Reminds me of the premise of the upcoming movie Promising Young Woman. I'm dying to see that movie and will add this book to my TBR.

  3. Great review, I've been seeing and hearing about this book every where's and I think I saw it at ala midwinter last January, but I never pick it up on ala. I am really glad you really enjoyed reading this book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  4. The book sounds great. I love that cover too, so eye-catching. Glad you enjoyed it.

  5. I’m glad this was a win for you. Honestly due to trigger warnings if I see them in a synopsis I am unable to read that book.

  6. Seems like a book I would like.