Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather's ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly ...more
Anyway, let me tell you a story.
It was the best of the YA romance time, it was the worst of time when Twilight was made, it was the age of wisdom in Erotic books, it was the age of foolishness when the FSoG was published, it was the epoch of belief in Adult mystery crime books, it was the epoch of incredulity when Dan Brown's Angel and Demons shook the catholic foundation...(you get the gist) and I dreamed of reading a very good YA mystery/thril ...more
As far as I could tell, my history teacher had three passions in life: quoting Shakespeare, identifying historical inaccuracies in cable TV shows, and berating Ryan Washburn. (c)
“I’m concerned, Tess.”
“If you’re talking about the way Mr. Simpson victimizes his most vulnerable students, I am, too.” (c)
The words victimize and vulnerabl ...more
The Fixer easily becomes one of my favorite reads this year. It is without doubt, this book is joining my Top Ten Favorite Reads of this year.
For me the best kind of books is the one that makes me feel intoxicated as if I am drunk in life’s high. The Fixer evokes these feelings for me. I was instantly hooked from the very first eyes I laid on it. There is Barnes’s trademark writing, snark, a group of teenagers bondin ...more
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, is that author for me. She hasn't let me down yet and her latest release, The Fixer, is testament to why that still remains the same.
I adored this ...more
What we need more in YA is political thrillers. SERIOUSLY. This book was so much fun and so addictive. It’s the kind of book you want to high-five while reading (don’t question my logic of high-fiving inanimate objects).
For starters, believe the tagline, this book actually did remind me of Scandal (the tv show) and in the best possible way. I would also encourage you to disregard that bit about love triangles in the blurb because I don’t have ...more
My review: Go get this book. Read it now!
Seriously, guys, The Fixer is everything I didn't know I wanted in a YA book. (YESS! Give me more!)
Okay, I'm not that versed on political thrillers and I'm unfamiliar with either popular hit sitcom "Scandal" or "Veronica Mars", so yeah, I was a tad bit hesitant picking this one up, wondering how on earth are they going to spin this one out for young adults, while maintaining a healthy dose of believability and excitemen ...more
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When I first heard about this book the only thing that went through my mind was the fact that it is compared to Heist Society. Naturally I added it thinking it would be an excellent heist and espionage novel. Then one day I decided to read the synopsis again and warning bells went off in my head. The idea of a 'Fixer' sounded odd and I am not a fan of books that have politics in it. Nonetheless I wanted to read i ...more
4.5 SHINING SHINING STARS
This book was. So. Clever.
Political intrigue. Fitted with a Sherlockesque main character and a mystery that will get your brain chugging away. Topped with witty dialogue. Mix it all together and you've got a brilliantly plotted novel with a genius set of characters otherwise known as The Fixer.
I had no idea what to expect going in to this. I was thinking some kind of contemporary with a Gossip Girl ...more
Please fix the book hangover I have now
"You're telling me that my sister is a professional problem solver?" I asked tightly. "She just goes around solving other people's problems? How is that even an occupation?"
"Supply and demand?" Vivvie suggested. "Around here, we call them fixers."
My love for this book is unreal. I've said this before, but political intrigue is definitely one of my ultimate favorites in YA--typically, they come wrapped in high fantasy shaped packages th ...more
Although I appreciated that the book is full-on uncovering government secrets, it could have done with a bit of softening with either humor or romance. Because of that I got about 70 percent through and skimmed the rest.
Full review to come soon.
J.L. Barnes knows how to write characters and dialogue, and this book proved that. Tess Kendrick was such a good protagonist. She was smart and competent and totally relatable. There is true friendship portrayed in this book; no romance. Tess's friendship with Vivvie, Asher, and Henry is everything! I also love Ivy's friends ...more
WHAT. DID. I. JUST. READ.
Why did I even doubt that a J.L.Barnes book wouldn't instantly go on my faves list? And now I'm angry:
1) at myself for not reading this sooner
2) at us readers in general for not recognizing this book's awesomeness BC IT DESERVES SO MUCH MORE
Why are all the truly good books so underrated?
First of all, there is no romance. There is only friendship and family relationships w ...more
While The Naturals series is a YA version of the show Criminal Minds, The Fixer series is very reminiscent of Scandal ( ...more
Murder, blackmail, secrets, and cover-ups! Watch your back. These people can slice and dice you with smiles on their faces! Smiles that can sell papers, charm the masses, and win elections. Welcome to DC politics!
Estranged sisters, Tess and Ivy Kendrick, are trying to be a family again in Washington DC, where Ivy is a problem solver in the world of politics. Ivy is that someone you want on your side. Someone who can fix anything. Sixteen year old Tess soon proves that the apple doesn’t fall far ...more
This was a really fun and fast-paced thriller that had me guessing wrong at literally every turn. It's been a long time since I've been this consistently surprised b ...more
Reading books about politics is like playing a game of dice: you never know what can come out of it. So I was very cautious when I started to read The Fixer. But I also must admit - I was intrigued: politics, power, world of elite in Washington and presumably a good mystery to solve. And to my greatest joy this book turned out to be exactly what it promised me, well, almost.
The story is about a girl Tess who moves to Washington to live with her older sister Ivy after an accident with their gr...more
Tess Kendrick lives in Montana with her grandfather when suddenly her older sister Ivy whisks her away to live with her in D.C and attend Hardwicke Academy, a private school where the kids of Washington’s most powerful attend. when Tess, like her elder sister, takes on the role of fixer at her school, dealing with problems and covering up scandals, a conspiracy surfaces, making things a lot more complicated for her, and her friends.
The Fixer is a great book, it’s super fun and exciting and e ...more
I read this book a few weeks back, but didn't get to review it till now.
LOVED, loved, loved this book. A BIG thanks to Paige Bookdragon for steering me towards this book. Her excellent 5-star review Paige's review had me pitching this book to the front of my TBR pile. I was hesitant to read this because of the Scandal meets Veronica Mars marketing for this book. Not only are those two things quite a lot to live up to, but also, that kind of comparison makes me think that this is going to be a cl ...more
I really like Tess (our main character) because she is truly a strong independent girl who isn't focused on a boy (not that being focused on a bo ...more
Still a fucking masterpiece!!!!!
I FUCKING LOVE THIS BOOK.
THE PROS IN THIS BOOK OUT WEIGHS THE FUCKING CONS YASSSSSSS
POLITICS AND BADASS CHARACTERS WITH MORE BADASSERY AND AWESOME STORY YASSSSSSSSS
GAWD TOO MUCH STUFF TO GUSH ABOUT AND I CAN'T EVEN RIGHT NOW BUT IF YOU WANT MORE DETAILS I POSTED A NON-SPOILER BOOK REVIEW SO GO CHECK IT OUT HERE:
5 FRIGGING GLORIOUS STARS. ...more
Do I care?
It's been quite a while since a book had me so completely riveted, so absolutely enthralled, and, once that happens, there's very little that will stop me from really digging that book. The Fixer was very entertaining, suspenseful, and actually managed to surprise me with a couple of twists. I need to stress how important it is to me that a book surprises me. Most thrillers, mysteries and horror stories fall through for m ...more
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That was concerning on so many levels.”
"We aren't doing anything," I told him bluntly.
"My mistake. I thought we were brooding in Henry's general direction. Like so." He adopted stormy countenance, then gestured to me. "Yours is better."
"Go away, Asher."
"You say go away, I hear be my bosom buddy." He gave an elaborate shrug. "Seriously, though: friendship bracelets—yea or nay?”