Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers, #1)
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers (The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #1) by Lynn Weingarten
If there’s an upside to having your heart broken, it’s this: A broken heart makes you brave.
The first day of sophomore year doesn’t go the way Lucy planned. After a summer apart from her boyfriend, she’s ready to greet him with a special surprise and instead gets a shocking one in return: He’s breaking up with her. Beyond devastated, 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 the unnatural ability to attract boys and an offer Lucy can’t refuse: They can heal her heart in an instant. And then she’ll be one of them—a member of a sisterhood that is impervious to heartbreak and has access to magic distilled from the tears of brokenhearted boys. But to gain their power, Lucy must get a guy to fall in love with her the old-fashioned way, and then break his heart in the next seven days.
While the sisterhood may need another Heartbreaker, Lucy’s only desire is to get her ex back. But how far is she willing to go, and who is she willing to cross to get what she wants?
Publishes in US: December 27th 2011 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA with magic
Source: library
Series? The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #1

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    While I couldn't put this book down, I had to keep reminding myself that hopefully it was all a test to truly see how far she would go, and if it was some sort of test. Because while I knew the subject matter was heartbreaking, and your heart being broken, I guess I was just hoping for more light rather than how mean they are. 
    But I really connected with Lucy, and I do sympathize with her pain, as I am sure that most do. The hurt of that first heartbreak after the highs of the first feelings of being in love is horrid, and I think that the author did a good job portraying that emotion, and making it feel real. 
    My issue was how mean to other guys they seemed and that they seemed to be using their power in ways that I think was abuse. But they also use it for good things, so like I said, I kept hoping that they were testing Lucy. 
    I also really liked Gin, she seemed to be the most like Lucy's way of thinking, and seems to lessen the blows of some of the hearts broken. 
    Colin, a boy that Lucy meets while she is under the spell (more noticable) or at least with more confidence and dressed differently also kept my attention, because while I knew that Lucy still wanted Alex back, I never really felt anything for him. I pulled for Colin, shy with just the right amount of courage to speak up or act at the right times, with a lot of the fears insecurities that I deal with and Lucy was learning to deal with.  
    The ending left me with a lot of questions still, but I know there is a sequel, and I have it, so I will be content enough with it for now, hoping that my questions will be there. 

Bottom Line: Compelling, but had a lot of unanswered questions.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Could you break a heart to have magic?
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  1. The premise sounds really interesting, but I'm not sure how well I'd deal with these mean guys. And I'm a bit tired of open endings, so perhaps I'll wait until the sequel comes out.

  2. The premise sounds interesting. I don't know if I could break hearts in exchange for magic. I hope your questions are answered in the sequel!

  3. I like the idea of this! I think this book is actually on my TBR hehe.

    I did think it'd be a light, fun, quirky romance though. But your review makes it sound a little more sinister! Interesting ...

  4. This sounds really interesting! I remember seeing it around , but never looked into it. Lucy does sound like a character you could sympathize with. Great review :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  5. Brandi- To answer your question, If you asked me this when I was in high school right after my boyfriend of two years broke up with me right before senior year I would answer with a resounding yes. As long as I could break his heart. I would have done anything to make him hurt as much as he hurt me. Actually I would have done anything to go back in time an never have dated him.

    But now, being older and hopefully wiser, someone had to break my heart the first time so it would have been someone else. I think I wouldn't hurt someone else. I don't like people to suffer, my empathy is on high most of the time and I would hate to know I was the cause of someone else's pain. I would not join these girls.

    I remember when this book came out, but I don't remember the reviews. I'll be interested to see if you read the next one and what you think about it. This was a great review!

  6. Sounds very compelling. I'm glad you managed to enjoy this, despite your reservations.

  7. Not a fan of unfinished endings cos I hate waiting

  8. I don't think we can ever forget our first heartbreak and for that reason, I think I would be able to relate to the story. To answer your question, I don't think I would... well maybe... hahaha! I guess I'm grateful I don't have magic, I'm impulsive so I might get in trouble because of that.

  9. Sounds like a good book, and I'm glad that you like it.

  10. No I couldn't. There isn't anything worth having if you have to hurt others to get it. It's usually for something selfish anyway.

    The story sounds good yet a little frustrating.

  11. I hope you'll have your answers in the next book!

  12. mean and abusive..darn I am glad you connected though.

  13. I just got sent a review copy of this and am really glad I saw you review. I don't particularly like books that leave more questions than answers but, like you said, there is a sequel so hopefully things get answered. Hope you like the newest one better!


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