I just finished reading The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten for an Around the World ARC Tour.
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!
While I liked the idea of this book, there was something about the writing that just left me feeling...disappointed. I'm not sure exactly what it was. Maybe it was that to me the writing seemed kind of juvenile and cheesy. Or that was how Lucy was supposed to come across ( I know she was naive, but this was different) but it just put me off and made me not really care about her or the story.
The characters were only okay for me. As I said above, I honestly didn't care about Lucy. Yes, she got her heartbroken. Been there, done that. But she was over the top about Alex. And I never saw anything that I really liked about him. He never seemed to really be that into her, not even in her memories. So that goes to tell you that I didn't care for Alex. I really didn't like Liza. I get that I'm not supposed to and that she's so off-putting because of her past but still. And Olivia was very sneaky to me. She came across as sweet sometimes but really I just thought she was evil in disguise. If I had to pick one character to like, it would be Gil. She seemed like a sweetheart and a genuine good person. There were several times where I thought that I would be proved wrong, but I wasn't.
As for the plot, the ending let me down. I didn't like how Lucy finally became a part of the sisterhood. I thought it was a cruel way and that she was better than that. Oh well. It wasn't an awful book by any means, I just didn't love it.
I gave the book a rating of 3/5.
The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers will be released on December 27, 2011.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 93
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 74
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 74
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.