Blog Tour, ARC Review, Playlist, Dream Cast & Giveaway: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

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The Revenge Playbook
by Rachael Allen
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: June 16th 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports

Stars: 4/5

Don’t get mad, get even! In this poignant and hilarious novel, Rachael Allen brilliantly explores the nuances of high school hierarchies, the traumas sustained on the path to finding true love, and the joy of discovering a friend where you least expect.
In the small town of Ranburne, high school football rules and the players are treated like kings. How they treat the girls they go to school with? That’s a completely different story. Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane, and Ana each have their own reason for wanting to teach the team a lesson—but it’s only when circumstances bring them together that they come up with the plan to steal the one thing the boys hold sacred. All they have to do is beat them at their own game.

Brimming with sharp observations and pitch-perfect teen voices, fans of Jenny Han and Sarah Mlynowski are sure to fall head-over-heels for this sharp tale—by the author of 17 First Kisses—about the unexpected roads that can lead you to finding yourself. 

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I received an e-ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss.

Looking for a fun summer read that will leave you with warm fuzzies? The Revenge Playbook is a hilarious novel with a twisty plot told in multiple perspectives. It is all about girl power and is sure to engage the reader with its message.

The plot of The Revenge Playbook is a whirlwind of events that will keep readers in anticipation. It follows four girls, Liv, Peyton, Melanie Jane and Ana as they rush to complete a list of dares in a competition with  their school’s football team. Watching the characters make fools out of themselves as they do things like hug a biker and the egg-on-a-string prank is so entertaining! The storyline is so unpredictable, which will keep the reader on the edge of their seat.

I really enjoyed how The Revenge Playbook incorporates the perspectives of each of the main characters. It is really enlightening to read each girl’s opinion concerning the same event. For instance, when an argument ensues, the reader is privy to both sides of the story. Allen gives her readers a deeper understanding of important events through the use of different character point of views in this novel.

This book is all about girl power. The main characters seek revenge on their ex-boyfriends and the school football team by completing a set of dares faster than them. While completing dares, the girls become better friends and show readers that girls can do anything boys can. Reminiscent of a revengeful Taylor Swift song, the girls band together after being wrongly shamed for different reasons. The Revenge Playbook is definitely a book that promotes the empowerment of girls.

Fans of Rachael Allen’s other book, 17 First Kisses, will not be disappointed with The Revenge Playbook. It contains laugh out loud moments as a group of teenage girls vow to take down a football team. It is a pretty quick read that is perfect for a relaxing summer day.

Dream Cast


Maia Mitchell as Melanie Jane


Claire Holt as Liv


Emma Stone as Peyton


Chloe Grace Moretz as Ana

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Rachael Allen lives in Atlanta, GA where she’s working furiously on her PhD in neuroscience. When she’s not doing science or writing YA, you can find her chasing after her toddler and her two sled dogs. Her debut YA novel 17 FIRST KISSES, is forthcoming from Harper Teen. Rachael may or may not have had 17 first kisses…luckily she doesn’t kiss and tell.
Prize: Win a copy of The Revenge Playbook, some bookmarks, a notebook that’s really cute and matches the book, and other swag (US Only)

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One thought on “Blog Tour, ARC Review, Playlist, Dream Cast & Giveaway: The Revenge Playbook by Rachael Allen

  1. Tika says:

    This sounds like such a fun book! It completely flew under my radar, but I’m definitely looking forward to diving in. A book about revenge, doing weird pranks, while showing that girls rule? Count me in! Oh and I love your playlist! YASSS to Beyonce – Flawless. It seems like the perfect track for this title!

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