Saturday, September 12, 2015

Book Review: The Fixer

TITLE: The Fixer
Book 1 in The Fixer series
AUTHOR: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
PUBLISHED: July 7th, 2015
GENRE: Mystery
PREMISE: A teen gets sent to live with her sister in DC and discovers that her sister is a powerful political fixer.
MY REVIEW: Ever wonder what Olivia Pope from Scandal was like in high school? Possibly, this could have been her life. This is basically Scandal, the YA version but with much more likable and stable characters. Which is sad, because these characters aren't even really all that stable, but they're still more stable then Olivia and co. Yes, Scandal is that dramatic and bonkers. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out on Netflix, it's quite a ride.
Personally, I loved this. It was the best things I loved about Scandal but a little more grounded then what that show has become (seriously...don't get me started on the last season, we'd be here all damn day). As I've come to expect from Barnes, it's fast paced, but a controlled fast pace. There's many twists and turns and the author explains clearly why these characters do what they do. With some of these twisty books character decisions don't tend to make sense. With Barnes, she develops her characters so well, that I don't question it at all. That's pretty rare in fiction.
Once again, Barnes managed to take an idea that's been done before and give it a new fresh twist. Also once again, I loved the twist she put on it. Definitely looking forward to the next book in this series.
WHO SHOULD READ: Jennifer Lynn Barnes fans, Scandal fans, politics fans
MY RATING: Four out of Five politicians

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