Title: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers
Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.
When her boyfriend breaks up with her on the first day of sophomore year, Lucy has no idea how she’s going to make it through homeroom, let alone the rest of her life. Enter three stunning girls with a magical offer Lucy can’t refuse. All she has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her in the next seven days, and then…break his heart and collect one of his brokenhearted tears. As the girls teach Lucy how to hook a guy (with the help of a little magic), she quickly discovers how far she is willing to go—and who she is willing to cross—to get what she wants.
Fans of Lauren Myracle, Jodi Lynn Anderson, and Meg Cabot will love this tale of breakups, friendship, new crushes, and magic. Told with wit and charm, The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is sure to be one of this winter’s most irresistible reads!
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 confirmed ‘he’ll play an even bigger role in the next book’). Lucy was a slightly harder sell since she came across as very young. Her obsession with her ex-boyfriend Alex, while realistic, was a little uncomfortable at times. She was completely consumed with him, and for very little reason apart from that fact that he paid attention to her at a time when no one else did.
Then there are the Heartbreakers, sort of a cross between the girls from Heathers, The Craft, and Mean Girls. There were extremely interesting if not exactly likable. I had some issues with their very mature behavior and experience with guys given that they were supposed to still be in high school. I think it would have worked much better if they were in college, or even fresh out. Aside from that, they worked, and the mythology for the Heartbreakers worked even better. I wasn’t expecting there to be a whole lot of explanation for what they did, which is why I enjoyed the very intricate breakdown and history behind the Heartbreakers all the more.
Overall, THE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS is a fun and thought provoking read that was anything but predictable, and will leave you wondering if it’s ever okay to break a heart. The ending did catch me completely off guard, and to be honest, I’m still trying to decide what I think about it. It’s very unconventional, and it will very clearly polarize readers, but if you’re looking for an atypical read full of surprises, you might enjoy being a heartbreaker too.