Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (33) The Break-Up Artist

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 7:35 AM with 12 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

17684323 The Break-Up Artist 

Author: Philip Siegel
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: April 29, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Some sixteen-year-olds babysit for extra cash. Some work at the Gap. Becca Williamson breaks up couples. 

After watching her sister get left at the altar, Becca knows the true damage that comes when people utter the dreaded L-word. For just $100 via paypal, she can trick and manipulate any couple into smithereens. With relationship zombies overrunning her school, and treating single girls like second class citizens, business is unfortunately booming. Even her best friend Val has resorted to outright lies to snag a boyfriend.

One night, she receives a mysterious offer to break up the homecoming king and queen, the one zombie couple to rule them all: Steve and Huxley. They are a JFK and Jackie O in training, masters of sweeping faux-mantic gestures, but if Becca can split them up, then school will be safe again for singletons. To succeed, she'll have to plan her most elaborate scheme to date and wiggle her way back into her former BFF Huxley’s life – not to mention start a few rumors, sabotage some cell phones, break into a car, and fend off the inappropriate feelings she’s having about Val’s new boyfriend. All while avoiding a past victim out to expose her true identity.

No one said being the Break-Up Artist was easy.

Why I'm Excited:

This just sounds cute, I think. It's really that simple. It reminds me of one of my favorite chick-lit books called Your Big Break by Johanna Edwards that is the "grown-up" version of this story (a woman runs a break-up business). I really like this chintzy cover, too. It reminds me of the movie Juno for some reason. Because the synopsis mentions cell phones and Paypal, I think it's safe to assume this doesn't take place in the 80s, but that girl is rocking an 80s look for sure.

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  1. This sounds like an entertaining book. I hope you enjoy it!!

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  2. This does sound like it will be cute, but with a little bit of drama. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Nice pick this week. Happy Wednesday :)

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  4. Great pick! This is new to me, so I'll be adding it to my TBR list. It sounds like a cute contemporary…I've been coming across so many of those for 2014. And you are right…the cover is so Juno!

  5. This book sounds awesome and a ton of fun and awkwardness haha. I can see a lot of shenanigans happening haha. Great pick, will definitely need to check this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I want this one badly! It sounds so cute and I just wants it!
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  7. How fun! A woman running a break-up business, sounds pretty awesome.Let the drama and fun begin. Enjoy Natalie!

  8. I am so so excited for this one! The cover is soo amazing too. There is so much to it, and the author went into detail about how each part fits a part of the story, so they were so spot on with it.

    Hope you love it! Great choice :)
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  9. I saw this one, and it sounds super cute! :)


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  10. This sounds really cute! The cover is really eye-popping. It sort of reminds me of Failure to Launch, but the teen version. Adding this ASAP!


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