The Long Game (The Fixer #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
To be published on June 7, 2016 by Bloomsbury
Source: ARC from publisher for review
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 politicians, even 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 D.C., but she's about to discover first-hand that power always comes with a price.
Review of The Long Game by Jennifer Lynn BarnesWow -- that was quite the wild ride! Kudos to Jennifer Lynn Barnes for actually writing a thrilling thriller -- this book was suspenseful and twisty and dark in a way that YA thrillers often aren't. I was never able to accurately predict what would happen, and the surprises just kept coming.
The Long Game moved a little bit away from the focus in The Fixer on Tess's "fixing" -- like Olivia Pope in Scandal, she spent a good deal of time in that book as a quasi-vigilante, helping fellow students with their problems.
So ... about that romance. After the first book, I was curious about what form (if any) the romance in this series was going to take. There were two guys in the first book that suggested several romantic possibilities, but no romance really developed.
Definitely recommended for readers of thrillers and especially political thrillers!