Book Review: The Fixer

Posted July 13, 2015 by Pixie in book review, Pixie / 2 Comments

Book Review: The FixerThe Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: The Fixer #1
Published by Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Children's on July 7th 2015
Genres: contemporary, mystery-thriller, romantic suspense, young adult
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars

When sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick is sent to live with her older sister, Ivy, she has no idea that the infamous Ivy Kendrick is Washington D.C.'s #1 "fixer, ? known for making politicians' scandals go away for a price. No sooner does Tess enroll at Hardwicke Academy than she unwittingly follows in her sister's footsteps and becomes D.C.'s premier high school fixer, solving problems for elite teens.Secrets pile up as each sister lives a double life. . . . until their worlds come crashing together and Tess finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy with one of her classmates and a client of Ivy's. Suddenly, there is much more on the line than good grades, money, or politics, and the price for this fix might be more than Tess is willing to pay.Perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars and Heist Society, readers will be clamoring for more in this exciting new series.

When I first heard of The Fixer, I probably became a little more excited than I intended… just because of the blurb. It was being hailed as a political Pretty Little Liars thriller, including spies, drama, and teen angst.

I can safely say that sums the book up quite perfectly. I was not disappointed in the slightest by the storyline–in fact, I was rather intrigued and happily devouring the pages because how often do I get such an interesting and different read? This is the type of book you often sit back after finishing and you wonder, “why doesn’t Hollywood grab more ideas like this for movies and television?”

There might have been some mild complaints. The writing lacked in a real depth at times. I saw that big twist (thing with the sister for anyone who might know what I’m talking about) coming from a mile away… but that’s not what disappointed me about that. I would probably explain better, though it’s so new it would be a pretty large spoiler if I tried, even if I was as discreet as possible. Sorry.

Despite any small/mild complaints though, there wasn’t really anything that stood largely out to me enough to just UGH. This was overall an entertaining, I-Want-More-Now read. From the first page, I was immersed into the characters’ world and this story and I didn’t want to put it down anytime I had a chance to pick it up. I can’t wait to see where this series goes. It’s going to be completely compulsive… and an absolute MUST.

 

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2 responses to “Book Review: The Fixer

  1. I loved heist society when i was in high school, and i recently picked up the book when i got to meet ally carter a few months ago! although i haven’t read any of the Pretty Little Liars books, i have watched the show and i am hooked, so i have a feeling i will like this book! great review! glad you liked the book so much!
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