Title: Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold
Author: Katie Finn
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends: an imprint of Macmillan
Publication Date: May 5, 2015
Summary (from Goodreads): The war rages on between Gemma and Hallie in the second installment of the Broken Hearts and Revenge series.
After the humiliating events on the 4th of July, Gemma’s trying to handle the fact that Hallie knew who she was all along, and she was the one who stole Teddy from her. Gemma vows revenge, but things get more complicated than she planned. Ford, Gemma’s long-time crush, has arrived in the Hamptons cuter than ever. Josh is refusing to speak to her after she lied to him, and Teddy is playing champion to his beloved Marsh Warbler (in Gemma’s backyard, no less).
Gemma and Hallie find themselves locked in an escalating revenge cycle. Just when Gemma thinks she has the upper hand, the biggest bombshell of all is dropped. And it’s one that threatens to change her life forever. This exciting sequel to Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things To Mend will leave you begging for the third installment.
Revenge, Ice Cream, and Other Things Best Served Cold is the perfect summer read. It is set in a luxurious town with private beaches and contains plenty of revengeful actions. Gemma and Hallie, two girls who loathe each other make the book hilarious to read and almost impossible to put down!
Revenge, Ice Cream is set in such a beachy location. The characters spend their summer in a beach town filled with mansions and private beaches perfect for surfing. The book also takes place in an ice cream parlour where the main character, Gemma, works. Just reading this book made me wish it was warmer out! However, the perfect beachy setting is ruined when two girls are constantly fighting with each other in a manner that is so amusing to read.
I absolutely loved all of the revenge in Revenge, Ice Cream. It is so hilarious reading about the different ways Gemma and her nemesis, Hallie, ruin each other’s reputations. I enjoyed watching each of Gemma’s plans to get her back unfold. I don’t think I’ve ever read a revenge book as dramatic and clever as this one!
Gemma and Hallie are both such amazing characters. I liked how Gemma handles each of Hallie’s schemes. She takes control and plans to get her back twice as bad. Hallie is also very interesting. Though the book is not told in her perspective, the reader learns so much about her personality. I really enjoyed how Katie Finn describes her faux-sympathetic voice and sly smile.
If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend, I strongly suggest you do so. The series is one of the funniest I’ve ever read. The books go by very quickly, despite the fact that they are 400 pages long. Readers will be flipping the pages to find out what antics are going to happen next!