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The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

(The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #1)

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IF THERE'S AN UPSIDE TO HAVING YOUR HEART BROKEN, IT'S THIS: A BROKEN HEART MAKES YOU BRAVE.

The first day of sophomore year doesn't go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, she's ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: He's breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, Lucy has no idea how she's going to mak
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Hardcover, First Edition, 337 pages
Published 2012 by HarperTeen (first published December 27th 2011)
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Tatiana
Jan 19, 2012 marked it as dnf
Shelves: ya, tres-annoying
There is only so much silly obsessing over a boy I can take.
Wendy Darling
1.5 stars Well, I should have listened to Cillian. So infuriatingly pointless and lame.
Vanessa
Oct 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Wasn't sure what to expect from this book. I'd read a couple of descriptions on book blogs and it sounded like a light fun guilty pleasure sort of read (and hey, there's nothing wrong with that!) I wasn't prepared to love it and actually find parts of it really smart and wise and meaningful in a I-feel-like-I-learned-something-about-life sort of way.

The book starts off on the first day of Lucy's sophomore year. She's standing out front of her school waiting for her boyfriend who's been away all
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Emma M.
Dec 03, 2011 rated it did not like it
My Thoughts: I have a confession to make. . . I judged a book by its cover and I ended up disappointed. I had such crazy high hopes based just off of this cover and boy oh boy was I wrong. First off, what is with the language Lynn? For such a juvenile story this contains some pretty strong verbage which really indicates to me that the author doesn't quite know how to develop characters. If you want your character to appear tough or heartless yada, yada, yada then be creative! SHOW me through the ...more
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
There was so much I did not like about this book. The magic was very out of place and felt forced. And the whole concept of this Magical Heartbreaking Club is weird and I did not like it. It seems ridiculous to think that these girls got their hearts so broken (some by guys that they weren't dating, just were in love with from afar) that they were like "NOPE EFF IT LET'S BREAK EVERYONE'S HEARTS SO THEY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE". What a ridiculous concept. When you get your heart broken you typica ...more
Alisha Marie
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Itty Bitty Shallow Alert: I totally picked up The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers because I loved the cover (I know, I know... But it's purty). That being said, I didn't have high expectations for The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers. The premise of the book just made it seem very shallow (like the Gossip Girl books) that had the cover not been so mystifying (and sparkly), I would've just kept scrolling down my Amazon Vine Newsletter. But the cover was mystifying and sparkly and therefore, ...more
kari
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2012, ya
I think it's the message here that perhaps bothers me the most. The idea that having a heartbreak is so awful that one would then choose to never love again, to instead go around doing exactly what was done to you, seems assinine, childish and mean.
At first I thought this was going to be about finding her own power and seeing that anyone can be beautiful if they think they are and feel love for others, that it is the emotion going out that really matters and I thought, wow, that is a powerful t
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Dark Faerie Tales
Jan 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: I really struggled to get through this one and in the end it just wasn’t for me.

Opening Sentence: In the beginning, there she was, sweet, little Lucy Wrenn, standing all alone out in front of her school on the first day of sophomore year, with a seductive little message written on her stomach in Sharpie marker.

The Review:

It is the first day of Lucy’s sophomore year in high school and she can’t wait to finally see her boyfriend, Alex. He has been
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Saniya
Jun 27, 2011 marked it as to-read
Muwahhaha xD
*OK. I don't know why I laughed like that* =DD
buh this book looks interesting!!! =]
Kan
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it
This one was lukewarm for me. Mainly because I didn’t care much for Lucy. She was the annoying girl who was obsessed with her boyfriend at the start of the story, then she becomes a pliable girl that I can’t really know. Each time I thought she would become a character I could like she quickly fell back into line with the other heartbreakers. I really didn’t have a clear picture of Lucy in my head. One of the other characters described her as blank, saying she could be anyone. I felt much the sa ...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

THE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS isn’t the first paranormal YA release this year to feature a trio of beautiful but magically dangerous girls who prey on those they deem deserving, but it is the best.

There is a lot to like in this book, most notably the character of Tristan. He was just plain cool as Lucy’s blues playing, lollipop loving, insomniac best friend. I could have read an entire book just about him (which I hope to do since Weingarten c
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Heidi McLaughlin
Nov 23, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Welcome to THE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS

Ever had your heartbroken and tried to do whatever you could to win that special guy back? When Lucy’s boyfriend, Alex, breaks up with her on the first day of school, she’s in tears. She doesn’t understand why, and he’s not talking. Hiding in the bathroom with tears streaming down her face, Lucy encounters the beautiful Olivia. Olivia loans Lucy her scarf and when Lucy wipes her tears, a message appears telling Lucy to meet at midnight.
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ILoveBooks
Oct 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This novel is memorable and fast-paced. I was never bored while reading. Lucy Wrenn’s boyfriend breaks her heart on the first day of her sophomore year of high school. Later, crying in the bathroom, a mysterious senior girl approaches her and invites her to a party later that night. There, the senior and her two friends invite her to join their magical society of heartbreakers. Hoping to learn how to win back her boyfriend’s heart, Lucy accepts their invitation and begins the exhilarating advent ...more
Jasmine Hawamdeh
Mar 02, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: march-reads
I was dieing to start another teen fiction book but I thought "If I was going to read a teen fiction book, I want it to be mixed with another genre to mix it up a little." When I read the book jacket of this book I read "witches" I thought this would be perfect. So, I started this book and it's totally way to far fetched and confusing and I hated it. The book starts with how much the main character (Lucy) described how much she loves her boyfriend, who she hasn't seen all summer. She describes h ...more
Alexa
Jul 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2012
(Review originally posted on Alexa Loves Books)

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers had an extremely promising premise, but it fell flat in its execution. I did finish the book, but it didn’t really strike a chord with me since the story and the characters are kind of bland.

I’m all for girl power and banding together over something as traumatic as a broken heart, so the idea of the sisterhood appealed to me. I wasn’t enamored with the idea of breaking hearts (even if some of those people dese
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Ally Doerman
Jul 08, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult




This book. I really don't have many words for it other than "WHY?"
It seriously had one of the worst premises of any book I've ever read. The whole thing was stupid. The main character, Lucy was an idiot. She was a creepy, clingy, obsessed, little girl, who would not leave her poor ex boyfriend alone.

After waiting for the entire summer, Lucy's boyfriend of 5 months is finally coming back from his summer long vacation. On the first day of her sophomore year, Lucy waits at the front of the school
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Aulia Lodge
Mar 02, 2013 rated it did not like it

(SIGHS....)...Have you guys ever been possessed by a book cover that it just put you under it's spell and pretty much forced you to pick it up?? Ah...seems that this situation has happened to me. HMM....The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers. Sounds rather alluring and charming doesn't it? How couldn't you resist the image of sparkly cute silver stars being blown away to the air? Simply how could you resist??! Lets see...having read this book, what do I make of it...

TICK TICK TICK.

We start out w
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Pranisha
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was so DISAPPOINTING. I know I have a tendency of picking books based on their covers and I’ve been really lucky.
My luck seemed to run out here though. Cover looked great and so was the synopsis.

I almost did not finish this book. It was unread for years and I finally decided to finish it.

Fast paced. Lucy is obsessed with Alex even though there are clear signs that he doesn’t want her. It was tragic reading how obsessed she is with him and he doesn’t really care for her.
If you pay attent
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Kristi
Oct 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
THE FAERYS VIEW

I absolutely loved The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten; I loved everything about it-the mysticism, the unknown, the circle of friends that seem to have everything. It’s fun, light-hearted and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Lucy is 15 and starting sophomore year with a boyfriend, the dreamiest perfect boyfriend ever. He’s been away at camp all summer and sure, he hasn’t really kept in touch much but she’s done more than her share and she realizes he must be so very b
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Jennifer Elizabeth
May 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
I rate this a 2.5

It took me a few days to think of how to write this review. I didn’t want to come off as being harsh and only talk about the things I didn’t like. I wanted to bring light to the things I liked and didn’t like and why you might enjoy this book. Most YA books I have read can be enjoyable for adults because they come off as more mature. This book was clearly written for a younger audience. I am sure young adult readers would enjoy this book. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers w
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andie
I really don't like not finishing books, but to be honest I could tell after only two paragraphs that this wasn't going to be a book for me. And I did keep trying; I managed to read 60 pages before I finally gave up. There were two main issues with the book that made it impossible for me to get through. Maybe if only one of these had been present things would have been different, I don't know.

First, the writing. It felt very immature and cheesy, and I just couldn't take it seriously. I stopped r
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Nancy
Dec 16, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I'm conflicted about this book. I've never read this author before but I will tell you that her writing is GOOD. Her understanding of the art of love, flirting, playing on heartstrings, and the deeper issue of fear is EXCELLENT! Honestly, there were some incredibly good nuggets of wisdom within the pages. The writing style is clear, humor written well, heartbreak and other feelings very well described, and the objectivity in describing matters of the heart is absolutely phenomenal.

Why
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Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book definitely took my by surprise. I did not expect what I've read and was totally thrown off. I admit, that I was skeptical and felt it a bit cheesy. As I continued to read on, the plot unfolded to magic that intrigued me. I sat up straighter, diving in the book faster than I thought I would. And in the end, I smiled.




So, what got me off about this book? Well for starters, the synopsis is not what I thought. And now that I think about it, I liked that. I like that as the reader, I was th
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Isabel
Nov 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lucy's life changes dramatically and her character's growth is magnificent throughout the novel. She goes from heartbroken and uncertain of herself in every way to dealing with her problems in a manner that strengthens her emotionally. Lucy did have the help of magic, but there actually isn't much of that at all. The most powerful magic is the one Lucy believes she has inside of her. The message of this book is having confidence and self-esteem and as corny as I make it sound, this book is amazi ...more
Reading Vacation
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I was excited about reading The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers because I wanted to see how the sisterhood helped Lucy get over Alex, the boyfriend who breaks up with her. I wondered how the brokenhearted tear would play a magical part in helping Lucy.

Lucy drove me CRAZY. She was so hung up on Alex. I know Lucy was devastated that Alex broke up with her, but he was such a narcissist and he never seemed all that interested in her. Lucy came off as being an air-head to me and she was wishy-wash
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Gizem Ceylan
Oct 29, 2013 rated it did not like it
The thing about this book is it will make you want to read it because it has a cute cover and has a quirky title. Anf if you think this will be a fun read ı've got some news for you: It won't.

1.Lucy is a stereotypical girl who doesn't think she is beautiful but she is.

2.Lucy is obsessing over one guy way too much. Even people on fandoms don't obsess over one thing that much (and I would know since I'm in multiple fandoms).

3.Where in the earth it is acceptable for a girl to become a heartbreaker
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Melissa
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen
Lucy is so excited to see her boyfriend Alex the first day of sophomore year. She hasn't seen him all summer and she has something very important to tell him. Except he breaks up with her. Heartbroken, she goes to the bathroom where she meets Olivia, who tells her she can help with the heartbreak. After going to a spooky old house later that night, Lucy learns that all she has to do is break a boy's heart in the next six days. She's have the help of some magic, of course, and the three hot other ...more
Christina
Dec 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: firstreads, arc, own
This book was okay, and I really liked the ending and how the whole thing came together afterward. The writing was written OKAY in my opinion. It felt like the narrator was someone who talked really fast and jumped subjects frequently. I would have preferred it to be in first person pov. There were also too many small characters to keep up with and when their name was thrown into a sentence, I had a hard time remembering who they were. The main characters I found, were too cliche and not real en ...more
Beatriz  Lins
I'm actually kind of depressed. I thought I'd love this book, but nope, I couldn't even finish it. Lucy's worse than Bella Swan. She's obsessed with her boyfriend, can't sleep when he's away, and says things like "I'm ready to lose our virginities together" (really?). Not to mention how jealous she is of everything he takes a picture of. Hello, he's a photographer!

So, yeah. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is not for me :(
Melannie :)
Nov 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
... the description had me at hello

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Lynn Weingarten is a New York Times bestselling author living in Brooklyn. Her fifth young adult novel, BAD GIRLS WITH PERFECT FACES, was released in the US on Halloween 2017. It will be out in the UK on January 11th, 2018.

Her previous books include SUICIDE NOTES FROM BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (a NY Times bestseller, a YALSA Teens’ Top Ten book for 2016, one of Vanity Fair’s list of Best Books for July, an
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