Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: The Book of Love by Lynn Weingarten

The Book of Love (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, #2)
The Book of Love (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #2) by Lynn Weingarten
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers has given Lucy everything she thought she wanted. Gone is the poor, innocent girl pining away for a guy who didn’t deserve her and in her place is a fierce, fabulous Heartbreaker with glamorous sisters, an unbreakable heart, and access to magic.
The only problem is this: Lucy’s floppy-haired, blues-playing best friend Tristan is in pain. And she’s powerless to help him.
Or is she?
It’s time for the annual Heartbreaker competition — a chance for Lucy and her sisters to win The Book of Love, an ancient tome containing centuries’ worth of Heartbreaker wisdom, and maybe, just maybe, enough magic to fix Tristan’s heart for good.
Lucy will do whatever it takes; if it helps her fix her friend, she knows it’s worth it. At least she thinks she knows.
As Lucy goes deeper into the world of the sisterhood, she learns that even those closest to her have unimaginable secrets, and when it comes to magic, nothing comes without a price . .
Publishes in US: December 31st 2013 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA magic
Source: Harper Teen for review
Series? Yes. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #2

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 2.5 okay rounded to
    So, overall, I liked the Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers books, but that is mostly because of the main character Lucy. Even in the first book, I was doubting a lot of the other sisters, and what they were doing with the magic, and it continues into this one. 
    But I connected with Lucy, and I felt that she had this desire to do the right thing, no matter the cost to herself, but that she really did not want to hurt others. Which made me wonder why she ever joined them because even the name shows that they have to break other's hearts, and that will cause others pain. But the perspective that she gained, and even her reasons for wanting the magic worked for me, so I wanted to keep going on the journey with her. 
     There was some betrayals that I didn't see coming in this one as well as an alliance that I wouldn't have suspected in order for Lucy to accomplish her goals and turn into the person that she really wants to be. 
     I also still enjoyed Tristan and Colllin in this one, but hated how they were getting jerked around. 
    I'll admit that I skimmed some in the middle because I was just having issues with the sisters and the whole thing with the rock star wasn't doing it for me, but I absolutely wanted to know what happened, and it picked up well enough for me. 
    The ending worked perfectly for me, and although I wish there would have been more fleshing out of the "after" I totally was okay with how it worked out and the ending that Lucy got. 

Bottom Line: Good follow up with rocky middle.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
If you had a chance at magic, could you give it up? 
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  1. Oh, I didn't know there was a book two of this!

    (I would not give up my chance at magic! How awesome would it be to have powers? The kid in me is jumping up and down right now)

  2. Hm, the whole heartbreaker thing

  3. I have never heard of this series but I don't think it would work for me. So glad you enjoyed some parts of it. Great review :)

  4. It depends on the magic, I guess. As for the book, I think I'll pass. If you have to skim on some pages then I'd rather not pick this up. That's usually not a good sign.

  5. It's been ages since I read the first book but it's too bad that some bits just weren't so good. Those sisters could be infuriating but I'm having a hard time remembering details.

  6. I didn't know this one but I don't know... not sure about it.

  7. I'm glad the ended was something you liked but I hate that the middle was disappointing. I always hate having to skim through middle sections of books, but sometimes, it is necessary!


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