Foul Is Fair clamored it’s way into my heart with it’s red stained claws and it’s revenge plots. It’s a book that left my emotions open and raw. So, I’m honored to be apart of the blog tour. I even got to interview the author about anger, emotions, and what it was like to write a book like this, angry and powerful. Yes, I loved this book and I can’t wait to share some more of that love!
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. Here’s more about this thrilling, blood soaked, and revenge filled book.
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.
This book is filled with anger and it’s brilliant. Though, what other emotions did you try to weave into this story that you think are just as prevalent and important?
Thank you! Although it’s not an emotion, I tried to balance the anger with sisterhood and loyalty. The bond among the girls in the coven is a really important part of the book for me.
FOUL IS FAIR is filled with powerful scenes. Which one is your favorite and what makes it stick out in your mind?
There are three scenes I particularly loved to write, and they’re all hard to discuss without veering into spoiler territory. Two are death scenes that are resonant in their own ways: one is very intimate and symbolic for Jade, and the other represents a huge turning point for Jade and for the story. The third scene happens at a party, during a game of Truth or Dare, and I was shocked that my editors let me keep the scene exactly as it was—it gets into complicated psychological territory. When I read through my first round of edits and saw no changes to it, I knew I was with exactly the right editors for this book. (Thank you, Sara and Naomi!)
Writing a book like this must have been incredibly hard. But, what was the thing you felt was most rewarding about it?
It might sound trite, but the most rewarding thing about writing FOUL IS FAIR has been hearing from early readers who reached out to tell me what the story meant to them. I dedicated FOUL IS FAIR “to every girl who wants revenge,” and I meant it. So whenever a girl (or someone of any gender) tells me Jade’s story is one they needed, or one that helped them imagine justice they didn’t get in their own lives, I’m just incredibly honored to have written something that has been able to serve that role.
And here is more 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.
Foul Is Fair is out now! If you feel you’re able to handle it, I highly, highly recommend checking it out! Thank you so much to WednesdayBooks for having my on the Blog Tour and to Hannah Capin for answering my questions!
Thank you for reading!