Tuesday, November 5, 2013

[Waiting On Wednesday: The Break-Up Artist]

Waiting On Wednesday happens every week on Wednesdays (hence the name) and is hosted by Breaking The Spine.  It's were people talk about the books they want to read about that aren't out yet.

My pick this week is...

"The Break-Up Artist"
Author: Philip Siegel
Release Date: April 29th, 2014


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.

This book pretty much sounds like the high school version of my favorite French film Heartbreaker.  I mean, it sounds way more juvenile and might not be anything like it, but here's hoping, right?  Hopefully it's just a cute contemporary even if it's not as epic as my favorite French flick...

What are you waiting on this week?  I wanna know!  


Rachel said...

Yeah, so, the synopsis is nice and all, but I want to read this because HELLO, COVER LOVE!

Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

I really like the cover for this one, the contrast of the art background and the real looking people really works here. It sounds super good too! Great pick!

Shane Morgan said...

Awesome pick. This sounds interesting!

Happy Wednesday :)

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Tammy Sparks said...

Ha ha! What a unique idea for a story! I totally want to read this, and yes, the cover is pretty awesome. Great choice!

Here's my Wow.

Skye said...

I'm looking forward to this one as well! It sounds like it should be a lot of fun. Great pick!

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Kirsty-Marie Jones said...

This ones new to me, but it's sounds like a fun one. :)

Giselle said...

It does sound like a super cute contemporary and the cover is adorable as well! Definitely the kind of rainy Sunday read I like to delve into once in a while :)

Nicole said...

Hah this sounds a bit mean but also super fun! Adding this to the TBR!

Natalie Natflixandbooks said...

I just saw this for the first time a few days ago. It looks awesome. I love the idea and that cover is so original. Great pick! I haven't heard of Heartbreaker, but I'll have to check it out.