Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Teaser Tuesday: The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

The Fixer –
Bloomsbury Children’s Books

“How good are you at getting sent to the headmaster’s office for something that won’t actually get you expelled?” Asher smiled beatifically, as if he’d been waiting his whole life for someone to ask just that question.
— Chapter 34

When he saw me coming his way, he made his excuses to the group he was talking to and ducked into the boys’ bathroom.
Presumably, he thought that I would not follow him.
He obviously did not know me very well.
— Chapter 47

So much love for this book! And its story and characters and absolutely everything! I could go on about this forever, but I’d prefer to keep this in its limits and hopefully you’ll have a look at it yourself. It actually starts at a very similar pont to another book I recently read but then goes in a completely different direction and what an amazing direction that is.
 This story is such a wild ride that I literally refused to put this book down before I knew how a dicey situation plays out. Really perfectly crafted suspense. I guessed one thing but was then totally thrown by another aspect again. Yet in hindsight it makes perfect sense.
Tess’ humour/sarcasm is phenomenal, I absolutely would love to have her as a friend just because of that. And if I can’t have her I would want Vivvie and Asher. And Emilia as my best frenemy. The tags for this book name a certain geometrical shape as part of this story, but so far I haven’t seen anything hinting in that direction. Not even in the backstory.
If you’re at all interested in political (not current/real) intrigue and/or superbly written spunky female main characters in a crime-y setting and haven’t read this yet I cannot recommend this enough. And I’ll most definitely pester you about ths again with the second book.

How are your sarcasm and irony skills? I’ve found that creative/literary poeple are a little more likely to respond positively to them overall, but maybe that’s due to my own predilection. Please share your opinions and teasers n the comments!


Karen and Gerard said...

Interesting teaser, sounds like we might like this book and will look it up. Just finished a children's book we both liked: Scar Island.

PD Workman said...

Sounds like a good one!

Mine this week is from a historical novel: https://wp.me/p3Nz8P-1aY

Laura Thomas said...

She sounds like quite the gal. Both excerpts were fun. I hope you enjoy this one.

My TT from Sweet Lake

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I am now very curious...and drawn into the situation. Love suspense, especially the unexpected kind.


Ms. M. said...

It sounds delightful! As a former teacher, I think I recognize these characters! Love it. Here's my link for today: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1s6

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