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My Favorite Mistake (The A Circuit #2)

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Tommi, Zara, and Kate are all elite riders on the A Circuit. Tommi, the billionaire heiress, is training a young horse to prove she can make horses a real career. But when her new beau, Alex, convinces her to skip a horse show to party in the Hamptons, the results could be disastrous. Zara, the celebutante wild child, is finally taking her riding seriously. Until the new " ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published February 28th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely impressed by My Favorite Mistake. I love horses, so that helped to make this book a really easy read for me. I have never read anything by Catherine Hapka, and I found it interesting how Gerogina Bloomberg was co-author of the book. Both of these ladies have a vast knowledge of horses, so it was nice to have some accurate information when it comes to that aspect of the story. I don't have nearly the amount of knowledge that they do, but just from having a basic understanding of h ...more
Jul 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, the second in the A circuit series. Here is why...

1) The horse scenes, especially the descriptions of the riding, the skill it takes, etc - were very realistic. Yes, there is a LOT of horse terminology. Yes, if you didn't understand the horse show circuit or the horse terms, it could be very confusing. However, the way the author writes about riding makes it SO realistic. Especially the description of how riding feels - how when you're riding nothing else matters.

2) A
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

I had an overwhelming urge to shake some sense into all three protagonists while reading this book. Whether from poor judgment or a lack of common sense, these equestrians make everything so difficult for themselves! They make one mistake after another, so it's hard to pick my "favorite" one! Compulsively readable and featuring lots and lots of horsey goodness, I am looking forward to the next installment of the A Circuit series.

Full review -
My favorite mistake.... Riding in a tube top.™
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I'm glad that I continued with this series, the second book is much better than the first. The characters are progressing nicely and I'm curious to see where their story lines are going. Just waiting for the next book to come from Amazon!
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I’d always been into horses and growing up, I never got any opportunity to ride horses since it was usually relatively expensive either for a simple lesson or a trail ride. So for me, equestrian is basically a rich person’s sport. Horses are incredibly expensive and lessons and board and overall training and basic care cost a fortune. So picking up a series devoted to the A circuit was a like reading about something I had always wanted to do since I was young.

However, I do have relatively mixed
The girls are back, and there is so much drama, romance, and of course (duh) horses and competitions.

I was actually hoping (based on the preview in the previous book) that we would have an easy time discerning between our 3 MCs, sadly, it seems that the preview was a lie. The POVs are still done as they did in the previous book. A way that is at times confusing. You would be totally into Tommi's life, and then suddenly thrown into Kate's. Sure, there are *** or other breakers, but it is still a
Alison (AlisonCanRead)
The A Circuit series is one of those guilty pleasure type of books. It's formulaic and features superficial, not always likable, somewhat amoral characters. And yet, I eagerly suck up these books for the world of horses and privileged teenagers.

My Favorite Mistake is aptly titled. Tommi, Kate, and Zara, the three stars of this series, seem to be in an unofficial competition over who can do the dumbest things. Tommi - the uber rich, ambitious horsewoman - is facing common teen woes. She wants to
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Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-release, own, series
My Favorite Mistake co-authored by Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka, is the sequel to last year's The A Circuit.

Kate, Tommi and Zara are still very much involved in the horse world as riders on the A Circuit. Tommi has bought Legs, the horse she hopes to train and sell for a profit to prove to her billionaire father that she can make horses a true career, not just a hobby. Kate is working harder than ever at the barn to be able to ride without a rich father (or mother) to pay her way. Zara
Jul 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalleybooks
After reading the fun and frothy The A Circuit, the prequel to My Favorite Mistake, I couldn't wait to see what was up next for Tommi, Zara, Fitz, and Kate, especially given where the last book left off! Thankfully, My Favorite Mistake was even better than The A Circuit. It provided even more drama as well as intrigue and even some real live situations were thrown in. Basically, it was the perfect read for a quiet afternoon or evening!

My Favorite Mistake starts up shortly after the last book lef
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have already read the previous book in this series and loved it, probably because of the horse aspect. At times the riders are all very superficial but you have to love them for their guts and own personalities. I like how this series tells the story of the three different girls, reading their different points of view was interesting. I also like how this series isn't completely about horses and how the girls/boys all have their social lives. My favorite character, Kate, has been putting a lot ...more
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the first book in this series, The A Circuit, but I wasn't absolutely blown away by it. My Favorite Mistake by Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka was everything I had been hoping to find in book 1 and more. I instantly was caught up in the story, and was so bummed when it had ended.

I really just love the horse showing world in these books. In The A Circuit, I was a bit lost, not sure of some of terminology people used, but by the end, I had gotten it all down. This made getting int
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it
The A Circuit series is officially my guilty pleasure series. While I enjoyed the first novel in the series, I enjoyed My Favorite Mistake much more. The authors truly hit their groove with this one, creating a novel that is fun and enjoyable while also hitting upon some tougher subjects.

I love this series because it plays into all the dreams I had when I was 12 – to ride horses competitively and spend almost every minute living and breathing horses. What I love even more is that while I don't r
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book almost immediately after it came out and had some mixed feelings about it. For whatever reason, I thought it contained less horse-related scenes than in the first book, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. However, I did spend most of the book with the premonition that each of these girls were traveling down a slippery slope and about to meet each of their biggest personal obstacles. Tommi, with her entire future riding on one horse; Kate, because she's trying desperately not to en ...more
Mar 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It's about horseback riding, so I can connect to the characters. I don't recommend you read this book if you don't do horseback riding though, because it won't be interesting since you won't know what they're talking about. The story is about a girl named Kate, who's a very talented horseback rider, but doesn't have a lot of money like the others. Kate is dating the "bad boy" at their barn, who will do anything to be with her. Another rider Tommi has a ton of money, but is swe ...more
Mar 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
This is definitely one of those guilty pleasure books. I'll keep reading the series for the entertainment value, however I do have a big problem with this book (and the last one for that matter):

I really dislike how the "cheaper" barn is portrayed as a place that cares less about their horses, that the girl training the horse at the less-elite barn is doing things wrong, and that she basically manhandles horses and isn't as good a rider as the other girls. I hate this stereotype that people who
Miriam Cook
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The series continues with this book and does not fail to disappoint. As I loved the first book this second book was no surprise that I loved it too. The main character Kate is not focused on as much in this book as Zara is. Zara know as the wild child almost loses that reputation in this book. Both her parents leave her and she is left with her babysitter. But this babysitter is a pretty good actor and hides her real personality really well. How does crazy Zara handle it? Your just going to have ...more
Sep 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing. The authors have done it again: blown my mind. This series captures the equitation, jumping, and hunter side of horse riding. Love it!! I rode hunters in 2012 and liked it okay but riding jumpers now in 2013 and absolutely in love. I understand where the riders are coming from reading this.

Zara is the typical rich girl who doesn't care. Tommi is the rich girl who has emotions. Kate is too sweet for her own good. But I like Kate the best. She's kind of like me: we can't afford the best
Dec 11, 2012 rated it liked it
This got three stars because I am a horse person and just about any plot and story line involving horse showing will probably interest me. If you haven't read the first book, this one will not be as good, because it is a sequel. Nothing really happens in this book - you read about the boys, the horse show pressures, the need for perfection. There is basically no plot or story line, just more character development. If you REALLY liked the first book (A-circuit) and liked the characters you may li ...more
May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
It's a pretty quick and easy read because it's not that well written and the plot and dialogue are pretty simple. There's a lot of horse lingo which is great for fellow riders. The characters are one dimensional, predictable and the dialogue is humorously poorly written. I picked this book up at the library looking for a book about horses and that's what I got. It was an easy read on a cruise ship but I think my time would've been better spent reading something more mentally stimulating.
Linda Ulleseit
Jul 19, 2012 rated it liked it
This was very much a girly-girl book. The girls are spoiled and rich (well, except one), and their world is full of horse shows and fluff. It very much felt like the middle book in a series and did not stand alone well at all.
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it
I like this series. The book was pretty good. I will definitely read the next one, but I just couldn't get through this book. I felt like it dragged on and on. I mean and also the part about how stupid one of the girls is that it makes me mad just to read her part in the story...
Marykate Hughes
This one is a great sequel to A Circuit. It makes you want to read more and more because problems are occuring with the girls and you don't know what they're going to do next. I can't wait to read the next one!
Aug 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved it! I loved all of them. Fitz and Kate deff. make a cute couple. I can't stand the fact that she's so hard working and doesn't really pay much attention to him. She needs to take a long break before she bursts.
Robyn Lynn
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Nice Sequel to the first book, The A Circuit. I really enjoyed how the author continued to develop the main characters and they are beginning to grow outwards in more ways than one.
Feb 26, 2016 added it
Very nice
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
The A Circuit is another series that is very intriguing to anyone who loves horses. They do make an easy read that does keep your attention. The whole series has perfect amount of drama and horses.
Dana Wright
Feb 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: teen, horses
Reading now. A light read with A-list type characters.
Jul 17, 2012 marked it as not-for-me
Even though this has horses in it, I don't think I can take another book of this. Oh well... Anyone know any good horse books?
exactly what I needed -- a quick, fun, predictably high-school-drama-y horse novel. Just what the doctor ordered. It's what I expected, and it didn't disappoint.
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