I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: The Fixer #1
Published by Bloomsbury Childrens on July 7, 2015
Genres: Thriller, YA
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.
What I Thought…
• When I first heard about The Fixer someone had said (sorry I can’t remember who!) it was a Veronica Mars meets Scandal story and I knew immediately that I wanted to read it as I love both of those. Also, I love a good political thriller.
• While all the political thrillers I’ve read in the past have been adult the young adult version worked really well for me. There were times were I’m not sure a teenager could make that happen in the real world, but I feel that way in lots of books (young adult and adult alike) so it didn’t didn’t bother me here.
• There is a secret that I did not see coming at all. I won’t spoil it for you, but it was quite the surprise. It works though, and makes sense in the scheme of things.
• There wasn’t a character in The Fixer I didn’t like. The main character Tess was strong, a little bit vulnerable and wanted to do the right thing, always. Her sister Ivy is pretty badass in the political world (she’s the Olivia). Adam and Brodie, Ivy’s associates, and Vivvie, Henry and Asher, Tess’s new friends, blended into the story perfectly. They all complemented each other so well.
• The political mystery of the story had quite a few twists in it, a few I saw coming, but most I did not. It was pretty fast paced and definitely kept me on my toes!
• There is no romance in The Fixer, which was both nice and kind of sucked. If you know me I like to have just a smidge of romance in the books I read, but this one was so good I can’t really complain about it. Plus there might be some hope for future books.
Overall if you love political thrillers and young adult books The Fixer is for you!