The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers

by Lynn Weingarten

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ISBN-13: 9780061926198
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/31/2013
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 565,661
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Lynn Weingarten is the author of Wherever Nina Lies as well as The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers and its sequel, The Book of Love. She lives in New York City.

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“A truly original tale with plenty of tantalizing twists and turns to keep you under its spell.”

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The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
WishStealer More than 1 year ago
Great beginning and middle, but fell short at the end. It was fast-paced and interesting, but the ending was so freaking stupid. So Lucy gets to join this magical little sisterhood, and she basically has no emotion and heart so she's technically soulless, and she's not friends with the awesome Tristan anymore, who's tears she took advantage of gave to her new sisters. Great. Ugh. SO stupid.
E-mma More than 1 year ago
This book has a beautiful cover that I find quite deceiving. The beginning of the story even starts out pretty good but when you really get into the contents of the story there's really only a few likable characters. The protagonist of the story is very whiny and overall the plot of the story just really isn't working for me.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This book definitely took my by surprise. I did not expect what I've read and was totally thrown off. I admit, that I was skeptical and felt it a bit cheesy. As I continued to read on, the plot unfolded to magic that intrigued me. I sat up straighter, diving in the book faster than I thought I would. And in the end, I smiled. So, what got me off about this book? Well for starters, the synopsis is not what I thought. And now that I think about it, I liked that. I like that as the reader, I was thrown off. When I got deeper in the plot line, it all come to sense. The plot definitely kept the reader on their toes with every new chapters. Heart breaks, rules and magic really gave the reader something new to see. The characters of this book had some major changing to do with the magic. At first you play be rules, then your conscious gave way. It was like they were testing you or Lucy was testing herself. I liked that Lucy is really seeing who she is. She is so insecure of who she is that she needs this adjustment. It gave her strength to do things she never do but also gave the reader hope that Lucy will make it. Magic. I loved it. So when it came into the book, into the characters I read on. The magic factor is not witchy but not low either. The magic is used differently in a way I didn't think. Not only was the magic taught, but it was learned. In order to gain magic, you must really know it. Overall, this book really swept me off my feet. I hadn't expected to understand it all, but indeed I did. I loved the way Ms.Weingarten surprised her readers with elements we did not see. She gave her readers a new sight to love that they never seen.
skaohee on LibraryThing 3 months ago
3.5 starsThe Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is the story of Lucy and how, after she gets her heartbroken by her boyfriend on the first day of school, three girls approach her and tell her they know a way for her to never be heartbroken again. And really, after your heart is broken, how awesome does the guarantee of one's heart never being broken again sound?!There were a lot of things that just really jived with me about this book. Lucy was a relateable character - am I 15? No, but I WAS 15 at some point in my life and I remember what it felt like to be that young. And Lucy wasn't whiny (yay!). Was she sad about her ex-boyfriend? Yes, but when you get your heart broken, don't you linger over them for a little while? Give the girl some time to grieve, people!I also really liked the group dynamic between the 4 girls - if they were all "mean girls" it wouldn't have worked the way it did. Each girl has something unique about her and I liked their differences. I also really enjoyed the platonic relationship between Lucy and her guy BFF, Tristan. He reminded me so much of a lot of my guy friends at home. I suppose that's what I enjoyed about this book - I could see people I know and myself in so many of the characters. And although this is a "supernatural" type of book, the themes in it are very similar to those in contemporary novels. Overall, I just loved how Lucy grew through the novel and came into her own at the end.This book was perfectly paced, wonderfully written, and deserves the Kirkus Star that it received.
rrhsmichelle on LibraryThing 3 months ago
I really, really wanted to love this book. When I started reading, I got the feeling that it was going to be a sort of novelization of Mean Girls meets The Craft meets a little bit of Foxfire, but I ultimately felt let down by the way the story developed.Lucy is kind of a horrible character. She's obsessed with getting her ex-boyfriend back, and she doesn't even seem to question that the things she's doing to get him back - lying, cheating, stealing - are in any way wrong. She's also horribly indecisive. There were these rare moments where she finally started showing some balls, and I was starting to say, "You go Glen Coco Lucy!" and then I'd turn the page and she'd be right back where she was at the beginning of the book. Her growth seems haphazard, and almost accidental or coincidental, like it never would have happened without this random moment tossed in at the end of the book to bring about the desired conclusion. I never found myself rooting for Lucy and wanting her to be happy. No, I wanted someone to give her a good knock upside the head and tell her Welcome to life!Likewise, the trio of Heartbreakers seems to lack any sort of moral compass for the majority of the book. I read a review somewhere (I forget, I'm sorry!) that mentioned that there are so many good things they could do with the "power" they have, and instead the waste it on making random boys fall in love with them, and breaking their hearts. Making more random boys fall in love with them, and breaking their hearts too. It seemed unnecessary and redundant and pointless. Gil seems sweet enough, but like with Lucy, she's erratic and I can't get a good grasp on if that's really who she is. Liza takes being snarky too far across the line between sarcasm and just plain aggression. And Olivia, dear sweet cupcake Olivia. It was like I was reading a self-help book whenever she opened her mouth.I like the idea Lynn Weingarten came up with, and I really wish it had been developed in a different way. These girls could have had so much more depth, the plot could have had so many more twists, and there are so many ways the story could have gone that would have been ten times more exciting than what actually happens.
pollywannabook on LibraryThing 3 months ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyTHE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS isn¿t the first paranormal YA release this year to feature a trio of beautiful but magically dangerous girls who prey on those they deem deserving, but it is the best. There is a lot to like in this book, most notably the character of Tristan. He was just plain cool as Lucy¿s blues playing, lollipop loving, insomniac best friend. I could have read an entire book just about him (which I hope to do since Weingarten confirmed `he¿ll play an even bigger role in the next book¿). Lucy was a slightly harder sell since she came across as very young. Her obsession with her ex-boyfriend Alex, while realistic, was a little uncomfortable at times. She was completely consumed with him, and for very little reason apart from that fact that he paid attention to her at a time when no one else did. Then there are the Heartbreakers, sort of a cross between the girls from Heathers, The Craft, and Mean Girls. There were extremely interesting if not exactly likable. I had some issues with their very mature behavior and experience with guys given that they were supposed to still be in high school. I think it would have worked much better if they were in college, or even fresh out. Aside from that, they worked, and the mythology for the Heartbreakers worked even better. I wasn¿t expecting there to be a whole lot of explanation for what they did, which is why I enjoyed the very intricate breakdown and history behind the Heartbreakers all the more. Overall, THE SECRET SISTERHOOD OF HEARTBREAKERS is a fun and thought provoking read that was anything but predictable, and will leave you wondering if it¿s ever okay to break a heart. The ending did catch me completely off guard, and to be honest, I¿m still trying to decide what I think about it. It¿s very unconventional, and it will very clearly polarize readers, but if you¿re looking for an atypical read full of surprises, you might enjoy being a heartbreaker too.Sexual Content:Kissing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had so much going for it. But it was like the author was trying to be different way to hard. She pushed the character into doing things I didn't think were realistic. The end was disapointing and felt to rushed and didn't feel right. I don't recomend this book to anyone.
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eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I found the concept of this book to be very intriguing, but the actual execution of the story left something to be desired. I couldn't get attached to any of the characters in the book and found that the story moved too slowly for my taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not very close or relating to your real life. If u want a good book try absolutely maybe by lisa yee
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
"In the beginning, there was Lucy Wrenn, standing all alone out in front of her school on the first day of sophomore year, with a seductive little message written on her stomach in Sharpie marker." But it turns out what Lucy saw at the beginning of something much more is actually the end of everything when her boyfriend breaks up with her. Right there. On the first day of school. Even after seeing the message on her stomach. Lucy doesn't understand how Alex can suddenly stop loving her this way. She knows her feelings haven't changed even if her heart is now broken in painful, sad, pieces. She knows she needs to get him back. Even if that seems an impossible feat there in the beginning on that first day. By the second day, Lucy has a plan. Recruited by three mysterious, beautiful girls at school, Lucy has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If Lucy can make a guy fall in love with her and break his heart in the next week, Lucy can become one of them; a part of their secret sisterhood of heartbreakers. Suddenly Lucy's chances of winning back her boyfriend are looking up. The girls offer to help Lucy find the right way to win and break a heart with their own special brand of advice and a little something extra--a little something magical. With that little bit of magic, Lucy won't need to break a heart at all. She can just win back her boyfriend and have things go back to normal. The only problem is that nothing about becoming a heartbreaker is normal. Or easy. Some of it isn't even very nice. In the beginning Lucy Wrenn had her heart broken. By the end, Lucy Wrenn might not have a broken heart but she also might not recognize herself in The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers (2011) by Lynn Weingarten. The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is Weingarten's second novel. It is also her first fantasy. From the very first page, Weingarten creates a compelling narrative voice for the novel with a tone commonly found in fairy tales or folk stories. The prose aptly captures the strange blend of magic and mischief Lucy encounters as she delves into the world of the Heartbreakers. Despite the pitch perfect voice, some moments in the novel stand out as too crude, too modern, or simply too mean. Breaking hearts is a messy business and leads to some tough decisions for Lucy and some heartless behavior from all of the characters. While The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers is light on the fantasy in some respects (the actual "magic" of being a Heartbreaker comes up more in the second half of the story), this story remains an interesting commentary on what new relationships look like as well as what it really takes to get a guy while staying true to yourself. Lucy's transformation throughout the story is handled well and extremely interesting. Though the story is fully resolved many questions about the Heartbreakers' purpose, the arc of the story, and Lucy herself are left unanswered. With so much world building and setup, readers are definitely left hoping for a sequel to see what becomes of Lucy and her new friends. Possible Pairings: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti, An Abundance of Katherines by John Green, Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman, The Miles Between by Mary E. Pearson, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith , Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
HeartFrances More than 1 year ago
The cover is so pretty that I had to buy it. And the book was even better! Weingarten writes of heartbreak so truly and insightfully that it made me gasp. The main character, Lucy, is such a heartbroken and hurt girl but she grows through out this book. There is so much to love about she changes and learns. A must read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely annoying. I did not even finish reading to the fourth chapter. The main character was just too whiny and obsessed with getting her ex boyfriend. It was a waste of my time.