The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten


Author: Lynn Weingarten

Series: The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers #1

Source: Purchased from BookOutlet

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Rating: 1.5/5 stars

A charming tale of breakups, friendships, new crushes, and magic, The Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers by Lynn Weingarten is perfect for fans of Lauren Myracle, Ally Carter, and Meg Cabot.

When Lucy's boyfriend breaks her heart, she discovers just how far she'll go to mend it. 

Lucy is stunned when her boyfriend suddenly ends things on the first day of sophomore year. She barely knows how she'll make it through the rest of the year without her one true love. Then she meets three beautiful girls who promise Lucy they can fix her broken heart. All Lucy has to do is get a guy to fall in love with her and break his heart in the next seven days. And then she'll be a member of the Secret Sisterhood of Heartbreakers—irresistible to guys, unbelievably popular, and able to control magic. Lucy longs for her broken heart to mend, and the sisterhood's magic just might be the perfect way to win back her ex . . . but how far is she willing to go? 
There was so much I did not like about this book. The magic was very out of place and felt forced. And the whole concept of this Magical Heartbreaking Club is weird and I did not like it. It seems ridiculous to think that these girls got their hearts so broken (some by guys that they weren't dating, just were in love with from afar) that they were like "NOPE EFF IT LET'S BREAK EVERYONE'S HEARTS SO THEY KNOW WHAT IT FEELS LIKE". What a ridiculous concept. When you get your heart broken you typically don't want to hurt someone that way so you do everything you can to protect the next person you are with from ever feeling that way.

This whole book also made it seem as though if Lucy didn't complete her task in these seven days that she would die, not that she just wouldn't get her magical and mystical powers. Also, what are these magical powers? The ability to be super hot and stop caring about people? Considering this was recommended to me as a "fantasy" and "magic" novel, it seems absurd that there is no real mention or explanation of the actual magic that these girls will be getting once they complete the quest of breaking a heart.

The trio was ridiculous. They are ridiculously hot girls because they use magic to break boy's hearts and, oh yeah, now that they have vowed to never love again they are just super awesome at everything. I rolled my eyes while typing that out. The parties that they host and go to are ridiculously extravagant and the fact that Olivia just happens to own a house and no one questions it is probably the largest part of the "fantasy" aspect of this novel.

Lucy is extremely naive and not an interesting heroine or protagonist. Does she make the right choice in not breaking a certain heart? Yes, but it isn't enough to redeem her and all her stupid actions in my mind. She is constantly making immature and inappropriate choices and doesn't think about the consequences. It seems odd to me that she would make time for Tristan while she is dating Alex, but doesn't make time for him because she starts hanging out with the new three girls. If you don't throw over your best friend for a guy, you aren't going to throw him over for a new bunch of friends that you don't even think like you as a person for the majority of the novel.

And the ending. Like the whole book was "Tristan doesn't fall in love" so like let's just keep it that way. And if the next book is like, oh now Tristan is in love with someone, I might actually stab my eyes out.

Overall: 1.5/5 stars. Honestly, I only finished reading this because I was at work and had nothing else to do. Not really worth the read.

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