Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Book One in The Fixer Series
Published By: Bloomsbury (July 7, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery/Spies/Thriller
My Rating: 4 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.
We all have those authors that we instinctively go to when we need something fun, original, and well written. Something that will keep us on the edge of our seats, engaged in the story from beginning to end. Something we will think about when we put the book down and something we will still be thinking about long after it is over.
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 whole freaking book. I devoured it. I laughed, I smiled, I stressed, I held my breathe, I sighed, and I couldn't put it down.
Tess, Ivy, Adam, Brodie, Vivvie, Asher, were all instant hits. They all made me smile and laugh numerous times, and I couldn't help it, I fell in love with them all as the story progressed.
The storyline was completely engaging, completely unique and the added bonus of a mystery and a thriller, on top of a coming of age story, was something that was completely irresistible.
Did I mention that I really loved this story? And honestly, I can't even begin to describe why other than the above already mentioned. It was just appealing, fun, exciting, action packed, mystery filled, funny...I could go on and on but eventually I will run out of adjectives to use that apply. So, just know this, I loved every minute of this read. Barnes is an amazing story teller and I love that even the bad guys, are hard to resist.
I am so excited for this new series and will be on the edge of my seat waiting for book two to be released.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*