Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


From Bloomsbury USA Children's Books:

For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves power and the making of political dynasties. When Tess is asked to run a classmate's campaign for student council, she agrees. But when the candidates are children of politicianseven a high school election can involve life-shattering secrets.
Meanwhile, Tess's guardian has also taken on an impossible case, as a terrorist attack calls into doubt who can--and cannot--be trusted on Capitol Hill. Tess knows better than most that power is currency in Washington, but she's about to discover first-hand that power always comes with a price.

Source:  Advance copy from the publisher.

I love this series so much!  The Fixer was so phenomenal, I really didn't think the second book could live up to the hype in my head, but it did.  It so did.  Tess is an amazingly strong, intelligent and moral young woman while dealing with these huge issues on top of trying to grow up and dealing with all the normal teenager problems.  Going along for her journey is fascinating and wholly entertaining.  

The publisher calls this series a mix of Scandal and Veronica Mars and they couldn't be more on the mark.  It's about a kick-ass young woman solving mysteries and trying to do the right thing, even when it is difficult for her.  I don't want to say too much (I HATE spoilers!), so I will just say, this is one of my favorite series to come out the last couple of years.  I would love to buy it for everyone and make them read it so we can all freak out about it together!  But since I don't have that kind of money, I will just tell you all to read it.  Now.  Then come by and we can freak out about it together!  :-)

~ Shel

1 comment:

  1. There is a lot going on in this book. Every time I thought I had it figured out, something would be revealed and it would blow my mind. And I'm still reeling from the ending. I can't wait for the next book.