Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Book Review: The Long Game (YA)
The Long Game (The Fixer #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
The Kendricks help make the problems of the Washington elite disappear…but some secrets won’t stay buried.
For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington, D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When Tess is asked to run a classmate’s campaign for student council, she agrees. But when the candidates are children of politicians, even a high school election can involve life-shattering secrets.
Meanwhile, Tess’s guardian has also taken on an impossible case, as a terrorist attack calls into doubt who can—and cannot—be trusted on Capitol Hill. Tess knows better than most that power is currency in D.C., but she's about to discover firsthand that power always comes with a price.
I read this book in a day. It's a little slow to start because it's a sequel, and Barnes is giving the back story from the first book, but once that is finished, the action doesn't stop. Crazy thing after crazy thing happens, and I loved it! I really enjoy the characters and the relationships in this series (is it still called a series if there are only two books?). The relationships are just as intense as in the first book, and the characters continue to develop. This book kept me guessing, and that made it hard to put this book down.
The plot is a little over-the-top, but I just decided to go with it. If you're not into unbelievable storylines, you might want to skip this one. But if you love high action, political thrillers, this book is amazing. Things wrapped up well at the end of this book because I know Barnes doesn't have a contract for a third book. But at the same time, there is an opening if she is able to continue the story. I had been looking forward to this book for a while, and I was not disappointed.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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