Jennifer Lynn Barnes æ 2 Read & downloadA well written nd engrossing book that focuses on Politics Where do I sign upThe 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 yearFor me the best kind of books is the one that makes me feel intoxicated Huckleberry Harvest as if Im 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 group of teenagers bonding group of older crowd getting their own interesting but doubtful spotlight Aside from Grandmothers Against the War: How We Got Off Our Fannies and Stood Up for Peace all that The Fixerlso explores Politics There is n lluring portrayal of power injustice nd moralityIt is simply brilliant nd I did not guess ny of the twists rightThe Fixer follows the story of Tess Kendrick who is swept out of her feet by her sister Ivy From living in her grandfather s ranch she now resides in DC where power makes the world go round There she started ttending Hardwicke Academy Out of His League a school for DC s elite children And like the title of this book Tess uickly becomes Fixer In the same way her sister fixes DC most elites problemsBut when First Degree Mudder a problem immerged regarding Tess s newest friend her family will be put into testTess the protagonist is someone I immediately identify with She has London's Best Kept Secret a distinct voicend narrative that is mature yet reader could still decipher her feisty teenager fire It is such delight to read her point of view There was no moment of falter She makes the plot rapidly flow She is heroine someone should watch out for Her legendary silent persona nd bite is something no one should miss There re lot of ways to castrate bull I said my words deliberate nd slow You can band the balls off so they shrivel up nd die Or you can take knife nd slide it just so I demonstrated with my free hand I grew up on ranch I know lot bout castrating bulls Besides from Tess The Fixer has rather large cast Her sister Ivy who is formidable fixer Adam Romeo for Real a hottie man next door who comes from very powerful line Bodie Ivy nd Tess s resident driver nd bodyguard who talks too muchMeet Tess s entourage Vivie who instantly becomes her friend Asher the charming nd troublemaker guy who uses obscure words His twin Emilia who is very clever nd useful Henry the disuieting LogoLounge 2 and commanding presence boyFor one book to have bunch of characters it is natural to expect the story cannot Bad Billy Brighton accommodate plenty of voices But fear not Because these charactersren t only here for casual ppearance They re integrated into the plot with fleshed out depiction Like I lways say familial spect nd band of friends taking over the world is one of my favorite things The Fixer gave me ll of this desire There is heavy emphasis on family love nd friendship I particularly teared up A Knife in the Heart at few scenes What dreamboatCompared to Barnes s The Naturals series The Fixer is proving itself to her finest work so far The plot is engrossing The uthor deftly made politics even scandalous Again I did not guess ny of the twists right TadaI m certain this is my friend s favorite part so do mine Romance If you want lump of people kissing you will be dismayed with this part However not in the way you think while this book doesn t have ny skinship to get going it exudes sexual tension nd ffection Evidently this will be explored in the seuel perhaps with A Bollywood Affair a promise of love triangleBonus Therere two main POC who re integrated into the plot Yay for thatHopefully this book will open doors for Thriller Politics book in YA I m banking my money on this genreTo conclude this somewhat long review The Fixer is book you should be clamoring your hands to get intoReview lso posted The Scent of Rosa's Oil at Young Adult Hollywood This review haslso been posted on The Social PotatoWhat we need in YA is political thrillers SERIOUSLY This book was so much fun nd so ddictive It s the kind of book you want to high five while reading don t uestion my logic of high fiving inanimate objectsFor starters believe the tagline this book ctually did remind me
of Scandal the tv show nd in the best possible way I would lso encourage you to disregard that bit boutScandal the tv show nd in the best possible way I would lso encourage you to disregard that bit bout triangles in the blurb because I don t have clue Defending Hearts as to where that came from There isn t even romance in the book so I don t know what that love triangle bit is referring toTess is forced to move to DC to live with Fafa s Book Corner Wordpress Fafa s Book Corner Blogger Beware spoilers headWhen I first heard bout this book the only thing that went through my mind was the fact that it is compared to Heist Society Naturally I dded it thinking it would be n excellent heist nd espionage novel Then one day I decided to read the synopsis gain nd warning bells went off in my head The idea of Fixer sounded odd Feel the Heat (Phoenix Agency, and Im not fan of books that have politics in it Nonetheless I wanted to read it because of Tess Unfortunately I did not enjoy the bookThe book begins with Tess in history class From what she can figure her history teacher has thing for picking on Sudden Fury (The Last Gunfighter, a particular student Tess has thing Spiky against bulliesnd stands up for the boy Which lands her in the guidance counselors office The guidance counselor is worried
About Tess Tess HasTess Tess has much isolated herself from her peers in the beginning of the school year The guidance counselor tries calling Tess s grandfather but he doesn t pick up She says that she will call later on Tess makes it very clear to the counselor that her history teacher loves to pick on that student Said student lways leaves the class feeling stupid She explains that she has no tolerance for bullies nd that her grandfather lso knows that She then leaves Once she reaches home she finds her estranged sister Ivy is there Ivy explains that the guidance counselor called her nd that they need to talk She coolly tells her sister that they can talk Dungeon of Death after Tess is out of the shower She takes uick shower hoping that Ivy won t run into her grandfather She goes downstairs happy to find that her grandfather is on his own They talk for bit before Ivy shows up Ivy nd the readers discover that her grandfather has Alzheimer s Which is why Tess separated herself from her peers so that they wouldn t discover it She does not want to separate from her grandfather Ivy Love Rockets arranges for him to go to hospital nd she takes Tess with her to DCWhen Tess reaches DC she finds it odd how people keep making big deal of Ivy Eventually DC she finds it odd how people keep making A Deceptive Homecoming (Hattie Davish Mystery, a big deal of Ivy Eventuallysks her school guide Vivie what Ivy does for living Vivie explains that Ivy is Fixer If there is ny government problem Ivy makes it go way By complete ccident Tess gets herself wrapped up in Fixing problemsThis wasn t bad book it just wasn t for me The political stuff gets complicated nd I don t see the point in continuing the series Their wasn t s much heist nd espionage s I would ve liked There was The Hired Man a bigger focus on the political scandalsThe writing style was pretty good I liked how there wasn tny romance in the book And I loved Tess This thriller YA is Scandal meets Veronica MarsSixteen year old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather's ranch But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to DC Tess is thrown into world that revolves round politics nd power She lso starts t Hardw. .
Character I loved how she stood up for people No matter if the bully was some rich nd powerful person Despite the fact that Tess doesn t like Ivy she does care for because Ivy s family Overall this book wasn t for me I would recommend it to fans of political drama nd the uthor Uh I loved the personality of the protagonist Very endearing nd heartwarming her relationship with her Grandfather Touching nd rare in this crazy worldAs far s I could tell my history teacher had three passions in life uoting Shakespeare identifying historical inaccuracies in cable TV shows nd berating Ryan Washburn c I m concerned Tess If you re talking bout the way Mr Simpson victimizes his most vulnerable students I m too cThe words victimize nd vulnerable were guidance counselor kryptonite cThese days friends were luxury I couldn t Here by the Bloods affordIt was easy enough to make people give up on you if that was the goal cMy sister was mover shaker problem solver nd right now the problem she d set her sights on solving was me cNobody knew how bad things wereNobody but me c That beyond freaky bility to pull conclusions out of midair nd sound so blasted sure of them I sounded sure because I was sure I didn t know how I knew but I did c You bake I wouldn t have called that one It was such small thing tiny thing really to tell someone bout myself but the fact that I d told Ivy nything felt like losing protective layer of skin cWhen I was thirteen I would have given Bound (Torn Trilogy, anything for this Ivy Forfter school snacks nd bedroom in this house For the phone to ring than three times year I would have poured my heart out to her I would have sked her everything I wanted to know cVivvie broke into smile the way other people broke into song nd dance c They love me It s because I m so charming You re balancing on one leg on the roof of Loyalty and Lies a chapel You re not charming You ren idiot cI d thought he needed help but clearly what he really needed was swift kick c It s chapel I said turning back to the teacher What do you think I was doing in there The teacher was flummoxed c Stay off the roof he ordered Then he paused Stay off Fortunes Flames all the roofs The fact that he felt he had to make that clarification told me great deal bout Asher Rhodes c If it isn t my favorite little psychopath c I have passing fondness for explosions That was concerning on so many levels c I see you re the strong nd silent type Asher said sagely I never shut up so we re going to get long smashingly c Go way You say go way I hear wreak havoc by my side c I knew you were little crazy Tess It s there in the eyes c We ll have those uthors that we instinctively go to when we need something fun original nd 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 bout when we put the book down nd something we will still be thinking Claiming Her about longfter it is overJennifer Lynn Barnes is that uthor for me She hasn t let me down yet nd her latest release The Fixer is testament to why that still remains the sameI dored this whole freaking book I devoured it I laughed I smiled I stressed I held my breathe I sighed nd I couldn t put it downTess Ivy Adam Brodie Vivvie Asher were ll instant hits They ll made me smile nd laugh numerous times nd I couldn t help it I fell in love with them ll s the story progressed The storyline was completely engaging completely uniue Murder Go Round and thedded bonus of How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis a mysterynd Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential a thriller on top of coming of ge 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 bove Cambridge Modern History volumes 1-5 already mentioned It was justppealing fun exciting The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) action packed mystery filled funnyI could go onnd on but eventually I will run out of Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 adjectives to use thatpply So just know this I loved every
minute of this read Barnes is n mazing story teller Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child and I love that even the bad guysre hardof this read Barnes is The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 anmazing story teller Of Mice and Men and I love that even the bad guysre hard resist I m so excited for this new series nd will be on the edge of my seat waiting for book two to be released An ARC Copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for n honest review HOLY SMOKES This was phenomenal My review Go get this book Read it now Seriously guys The Fixer is everything I didn t know I wanted in YA book YESS Give me Okay I m not that versed on political thrillers nd I m unfamiliar with either popular hit sitcom Scandal or Veronica Mars so yeah I was tad bit hesitant picking this one up wondering how on earth re they going to spin this one out for young dults while maintaining healthy dose of believability nd excitement The Fixer excelled Choice of the Cat atll the Three Cups of Deceit above effortlessly Andll without romance Can you believe it Like I didn t even realize it until I started writing out this review but there s no romance tacky or not in this novel Sparrow Road and I think that s pretty darn AWESOME in YA novel which is bogged downed with insta love A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and love polygons tropes which has become the Twilight of romances And for this to be pretty dense novel it moved long rather uickly The pacing was perfection The plot was complexed intriguing filled with twists some I clearly saw comings others I were completely oblivious to nd it never lost grip on my interest Now let s talk bout the characters WHICH I LOVED Even the bad guys had some redeeming likable ualities Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and that s practically feat in itself That s to say that from the main characters to the secondary players they were The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors all so well developednd layered And oh my TESS UM can we start saying TEAM TESS because she s Yoga: The Art of Adjusting a rock star Therere lot of ways to castrate bull I said my words deliberate The Neural Basis of Free Will and slow You can band the balls off so they shrivel upnd die Or you can take knife nd slide it just so I demonstrated with my free hand I grew up on ranch I know lot bout castrating bulls There was moment of stunned silenceAre you threatening me the boy Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, asked A heroine that s notfraid of standing up to bullies or tyrannical teachers who s smart with sharp cutting edge Yeah I want to be on THAT GIRL *S TEAM GIRLPOWER AND HOW CAN * team GIRLPOWER And How Can Not Mention Asher Who Provided And how can I not mention Asher who provided enough comic relief to this novel I so wish he was my best friend He s hilarious nd charming Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 and I dare you not to fall for him My only complaint I really have was with the writing While the dialogues were wonderfully delicioust times If Wishes Were Horses a bit pretentious but still greatll round the writing came cross little stilted bit too formal nd repetitively fell prone to telling vs showing throughout the novel I lso think it was entirely too passive for the excitement nd ction within the pages which dulled the intensity of what was being read The writing lso suffered greatly from repetition which was beyond nnoying t times Tess constantly repeats I m talking multiple times within each nd every single chapter what she s heard what she s thinking the conclusions she s drawing It s like the Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day author wasfraid the reader would so easily forg. Icke Academy the DC school for the children of the rich A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 and powerful where she unwittingly becomes fixer for the high school set fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problemsAnd when conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one. Et what was spoken two pages go nd she didn t trust us to connect the dots for ourselves Did I mention how nnoying that was Because it REALLY wasBottom line the story is wildly ddictive It s witty cunning intelligently plotted well thought out nd The Unspeakable Mind a fresh take in the YA genre The execution did suffer yet overall I m still happy camper which is pretty big deal since I have tendency to weigh heavily on the writing In fact this is Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought a top favorite for me this year The Fixer was such wild ride Murder at Beechwood and I enjoyed every twistnd turn it took me on Bravo Jennifer Barnes this was fan freaking tastic I m ching to get my hands on the next book in this series EDIT Fucking outage I lost my first reviewAnyway let me tell you story It was the best of the YA romance time it was the worst of time when Twilight was made it was the ge of wisdom in Erotic books it was the ge 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 nd Demons shook the catholic foundation you get the gist nd I dreamed of reading Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space a very good YA mysterythriller I was so desperate of readingfinding book like that that I promised to trade my life long Revelations from Revelation (Mass Market) affair with Nick Bateman if the book gods would give me the book that I wantBut here s the thing I thought the universe was rooting for Paige Nick loveteam because I never found that book until yesterday I never knew the universe could be so cruel that it was practically screaming HERE S THE BOOK BITCH NOW GIVE ME NICK before it slap me something suare Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, and hardI lookedt the offending thing At first I was in doubt because hey it s NICK BATEMAN dude nuff saidBut Nick was Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil already takennd ll I have is book in my hands What s girl got to do Read the book And I did And HOLY FUCKING SHIT IT WAS AWESOME The book is everything that I could sk for Alien: Sea of Sorrows and It gripped me from the first page till the endnd I m still feeling the Journey Of Fate aftermaths of bookgasmReasons why you shouldwould read this book1 The heroine Tess is Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation a badss There Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. 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Live On Purpose. are lot of ways to castrate bull I said my words deliberate nd slow You can band the balls off so they shrivel up Holding Up the Universe and die Or you can take knife nd slide it just so I demonstrated with my free hand I grew up on ranch I know Satellite a lotbout castrating bulls There was Blank Darkness a moment of stunned silenceAre you threatening me the boyskedAaaaah Don t you just love it when the heroine threatens castration nd dismemberment Tess is the type of heroine most people would love She s not whiny she s fluent in sarcasm nd if that s not enough reason to love her I Makers assure you if there s going to be crossover she The Heart Has Its Reasons and Meda of Cracked would be best buds2 The charactersre hilariousOne of my favorite character is Asher He s this dramatic kind of person Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism and he dond says outrageous stuffs Girlfriend number seventeen Asher repliedBefore Sophie nd fter SarahYou d had seventeen girlfriends by the time you were fourteen I skedThe ladies he replied with shrug They love me It s because I m so charmingYou re balancing on one leg on the roof of Kneller's Happy Campers a chapel You re not charmingYou ren idiotAaaand here s Haunted Houses For the Millions another oneWe re not friends I told AsherOur bond goes far beyond friendship Ashergreed pleasantly Epics will be written Bards will singAndGo way AsherYou say go way I hear be my bosom buddy He gave Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World an elaborate shrug Seriously though friendship bracelets yea or nay Seriously 3 THE HEROINE DOES NOT NEED A MAN IN HER LIFE SHE S PERFECTLY FINE ON HER OWN THANK YOU VERY MUCH 4 The plot has twist than the McDonald s Twister friesWord ofdvice don t ever Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul assume you know what will happen in this book You know what they saybout The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records assume it makesns will happen in
This Book You Know Whatbook You know what say bout ssume it makes ns of U nd MeReading this book is like riding The Dawn of Christmas a roller coaster ride It has lot of freaky make your heart stop twists nd it ll make your heart pound chapter by chapter 5 POLITICS MYSTERY AND MURDER Need I say Really guys You should read this Just imagine the sacrifice I made in order to have this bookIt s Nick Bateman Nick fucking Bateman I need Jennifer Lynn Barnes nd I to be best friends In The Fixer we follow Tess Bark as she rediscovers her older sister Ivyfter Eden's Gate a family tragedy Since the deaths of their parents over decade Her Bear Twins ago Tess has been living with her grandfather on farm in rural Montana Unfortunately her grandfather falls ill with Alzheimer s Bumps, Bruises and Bouncing Back: A Young Woman's Adventures into Womanhood and Tess can no longer lookfter herself Ivy comes to the rescue nd flies Tess off to Washington DC nd sets her up My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, at the prestigious Hardwicke Academy As she discovers that Ivy is involved in high politicsnd is known s Fixer round the city Tess falls upon conspiracy one that she can only deal with herselfI was completely blown way by this book so much so that I devoured it only three hours I ve heard it described s YA crossover of the TV shows Scandal nd Veronica Mars shows that I love nd that s perfect way to describe it If you have ever watched Scandal Ivy Kendrick Thank you to Andye from readingteennet for letting me review this book45 SHINING SHINING STARSThis book was So Clever Political intrigue Fitted with Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man a Sherlockesue main characternd The Light in Our Houses a mystery that will get your brain chuggingway Topped with witty dialogue Mix it ll together nd you ve got brilliantly plotted novel with genius set of characters otherwise known How to Get People to Do Stuff: The Psychology of Persuasion as The FixerI had no idea what to expect going in to this I was thinking some kind of contemporary with Gossip Girl vibe Ah no no no Tess Kendrick our 16 year old protagonist was GREAT She was sarcastic strong nd very very smart Her sister Ivy pulls her out of her ranch life in Montana where she lived with her her grandpa nd moves her to Washington DC Tess doesn t know much bout her sister except that she bandoned her years go so there re hurt feelings Highland Hucow: Milking Marie and thus wordsre said that create tense situations Anyway Tess learns Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires about Ivy s jobs DC s fixer You have problem You go to Ivy nd she ll clear it up for you the catch is she ll have dirt on you she can use to get whatever she wants As Ivy Kendrick s little sister Tess is expected to be fixer herself something she realizes s soon Edward Keating as she walks through her new school s doors wherell of DC s elite send their kidsThe plot in this book was brilliantly done When I was reading I just kept wondering how on earth Jennifer Lynn Barnes thought of every Little DetailThere were so many components to the mystery I felt like I had to take out Berlin på 8 kapitel a notepadnd write things down It was like playing Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City a Nancy Drew game without the checklist props if you know what I m talkingbout Tess had been Shelley And Nonviolence asked to help fix one thing but then Jennifer Lynn Barnes infusedll these other components that made you scramble the good kind of scramble to keep up with the fast paced plot And you know how this book is compared to the show ScandalI really really REALLY liked this book I m so glad it s part of series because I desperately need Jennifer Lynn Barnes nd Tess Definitely recommendHappy Reading. Of Tess's classmates love triangles Cross (Jack Taylor, and unbelievable family secrets come to lightnd life gets even interesting nd complicated for TessPerfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars nd Heist Society readers will be clamoring for this compelling teen drama with The Lady and the Generals: Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's struggle for freedom a political twist.
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