But while the Saint, Steed and Purdy were aspirational figures, would anyone want their son or daughter to grow up to be like anyone in The Fixer? Nothing about The Fixer is aspirational, and that also applies to its production values. Set in a series of dingy apartments in dingy parts of London where the sun never shines, the production adopts the hand held camera documentary approach much of the time, succeeding in giving the impression that this is real life rather than fiction.
Perhaps much of London and Londoners are like that, but couldn't it be done with a bit more style? American series manage it. Couldn't we have a couple of characters to root for? According to Wikipedia, the viewing figures for The Fixer had halved by the end of the first six episodes, suggesting that thankfully the viewers have had their fill of this irresponsible glorification of violence. Let's hope the viewers have disappeared altogether by the end of the next six. That way the network bosses might just get the message. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Ben Richards , Neil Cross. What is Emily Mortimer Watching? Serier jeg har set helt til enden. Single-Season Cancelled Series I. Share this Rating Title: The Fixer — 7. Something that will keep us on the edge of our seats, engaged in the story from beginning to end. Something we will think about when we put the book down and something we will still be thinking about long after it is over. Jennifer Lynn Barnes, is that author for me.
She hasn't let me down yet and her latest release, The Fixer, is testament to why that still remains the same. I adored this We all have those authors that we instinctively go to when we need something fun, original, and well written. I adored this whole freaking book. They all made me smile and laugh numerous times, and I couldn't help it, I fell in love with them all as the story progressed. The storyline was completely engaging, completely unique and the added bonus of a mystery and a thriller, on top of a coming of age story, was something that was completely irresistible.
Did I mention that I really loved this story? And honestly, I can't even begin to describe why other than the above already mentioned. It was just appealing, fun, exciting, action packed, mystery filled, funny I could go on and on but eventually I will run out of adjectives to use that apply. So, just know this, I loved every minute of this read. Barnes is an amazing story teller and I love that even the bad guys, are hard to resist.
I am so excited for this new series and will be on the edge of my seat waiting for book two to be released. Jun 14, Rashika is tired rated it really liked it Shelves: For starters, believe the tagline, this book actually did remind me of Scandal the tv show and in the best possible way. After a little questioning, Tess finds out that her sister is a professional fixer and is actually quite an influential person in DC she is on a first name basis with the first lady. She has been absent for the past couple years but she had her somewhat selfish reasons and you find those out later on in the novel.
Tess is also a great main character. I love how clever she is. I love how smart she is. I love how she hates bullies. And I love how badass she is. I love me some smart characters and Tess definitely hit that mark. I am not going to say that Tess if the first female lead with those characteristics in YA but I would also love to see more Tess-like female lead in YA. The secondary characters are also a great bunch. We also have Mr.
The plot in this book is intense. In the world of DC, there is never just one person who is responsible but a chain of people. We never find out who is on top of the chain in this novel because they were probably PRETTY high up but that's okay because we found out a lot of other interesting things.
When the book finished, I wondered about the characters. Note that I received an e-arc of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Oct 03, Sophie rated it it was amazing Shelves: In The Fixer, we follow Tess, as she rediscovers her older sister, Ivy, after a family tragedy. Since the deaths of their parents over a decade ago, Tess has been living with her grandfather on a farm in rural Montana.
Unfortunately, her grandfather falls ill with Alzheimer's, and Tess can no longer look after herself. Ivy comes to the rescue, and flies Tess off to Washington D. As she discovers that Ivy is involved in high politics, and i In The Fixer, we follow Tess, as she rediscovers her older sister, Ivy, after a family tragedy. As she discovers that Ivy is involved in high politics, and is known as a 'Fixer' around the city, Tess falls upon a conspiracy, one that she can only deal with herself.
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I was completely blown away by this book, so much so, that I devoured it only three hours. If you have ever watched Scandal, Ivy Kendrick is just like Olivia Pope, in the most perfect way ever! Also, Tess is wonderfully similar to Veronica Mars. This was honestly the best crossover I could have wished for.
The characters, albeit very similar to the aforementioned TV characters, were wonderful in their own ways. Tess was a character I associated with this author, and though her situation was unreal - I mean, who meets the President and First Lady on a regular basis? She wasn't shiny, and perfect, nor was she wholly a basket case. Simply, she was someone who put on a brave face in the face of adversity, and was still vulnerable and a bit damaged inside. She faced so many difficult situations throughout the book, and honestly, I would have been wary if it didn't affect her in some way.
Tess wasn't the only great character. Her sister, Ivy, though elusive and not around much, definitely cared for Tess, and proved time and time again that she was amazing at her job, if not at keeping up familial relationships. Tess's school friends, Asher, Vivvie, and Henry, each had their own redeeming qualities, and I honestly hope that Tess and Henry have a relationship in subsequent books - their chemistry was off the charts, and you can just tell there is something brewing below the surface.
If you have loved Barnes' The Naturals series, you will definitely enjoy this! Honestly, I think the majority of people would definitely enjoy The Fixer, if they give it a chance! Aug 02, Kels rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Go get this book.
Okay, I'm not that versed on political thrillers and I'm unfamiliar with either popular hit sitcom "Scandal" or "Veronica Mars", so yeah, I was a tad bit hesitant picking this one up, wondering how on earth are they going to spin this one out for young adults, while maintaining a healthy dose of believability and excitemen HOLY SMOKES! Okay, I'm not that versed on political thrillers and I'm unfamiliar with either popular hit sitcom "Scandal" or "Veronica Mars", so yeah, I was a tad bit hesitant picking this one up, wondering how on earth are they going to spin this one out for young adults, while maintaining a healthy dose of believability and excitement?
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The Fixer excelled at all the above effortlessly. And all without romance! Can you believe it?! Like, I didn't even realize it until I started writing out this review, but there's no romance tacky or not in this novel and I think that's pretty darn AWESOME in a YA novel which is bogged downed with insta-love and love-polygons tropes, which has become the "Twilight" of romances. And for this to be a pretty dense novel, it moved along rather quickly. The pacing was perfection! The plot was complexed, intriguing, filled with twists some I clearly saw comings, others I were completely oblivious to , and it never lost a grip on my interest.
Even the bad guys, had some redeeming, likable qualities, and that's practically a feat in itself. And oh my TESS!! A heroine that's not afraid of standing up to bullies or tyrannical teachers, who's smart with a sharp cutting edge And how can I not mention Asher who provided more than enough comic relief to this novel? I so wish he was my best friend! He's hilarious, and charming, and I dare you not to fall for him!
My only complaint I really have was with the writing. While the dialogues were wonderfully delicious at times a bit pretentious, but still great all-around , the writing came across a little stilted, a bit too formal, and repetitively fell prone to "telling vs showing" throughout the novel. I also think it was entirely too passive for the excitement and action within the pages, which dulled the intensity of what was being read. The writing also suffered greatly from repetition, which was beyond annoying at times. Tess constantly repeats I'm talking multiple times within each and every single chapter what she's heard, what she's thinking, the conclusions she's drawing It's like the author was afraid the reader would so easily forget what was spoken two pages ago, and she didn't trust us to connect the dots for ourselves.
Did I mention how annoying that was? Bottom line, the story is wildly addictive. It's witty, cunning, intelligently plotted, well thought out, and a fresh take in the YA genre. The execution did suffer, yet overall, I'm still a happy camper which is pretty a big deal since I have a tendency to weigh heavily on the writing.
In fact, this is a top favorite for me this year!
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The Fixer was such a wild ride, and I enjoyed every twist and turn it took me on! Bravo Jennifer Barnes, this was fan-freaking-tastic! I'm aching to get my hands on the next book in this series!!! View all 13 comments. Dec 07, Fafa's Book Corner rated it it was ok. When I first heard about this book the only thing that went through my mind was the fact that it is compared to Heist Society. Naturally I added it thinking it would be an excellent heist and espionage novel. Then one day I decided to read the synopsis again and warning bells went off in my head. The idea of a 'Fixer' sounded odd and I am not a fan of books that have politics in it.
Nonetheless I wanted to read it because of Tess. Unfortunately I did not enjoy the book. The book begins with Tess in history class. From what she can figure her history teacher has a thing for picking on a particular student. Tess has a thing against bullies and stands up for the boy. Which lands her in the guidance counselors office.
The guidance counselor is worried about Tess. Tess has pretty much isolated herself from her peers in the beginning of the school year. The guidance counselor tries calling Tess's grandfather but he doesn't pick up. She says that she will call later on. Tess makes it very clear to the counselor that her history teacher loves to pick on that student. Said student always leaves the class feeling stupid. She explains that she has no tolerance for bullies and that her grandfather also knows that.
Once she reaches home she finds her estranged sister Ivy is there. Ivy explains that the guidance counselor called her and that they need to talk. She coolly tells her sister that they can talk after Tess is out of the shower. She takes a quick shower hoping that Ivy won't run into her grandfather.
She goes downstairs happy to find that her grandfather is on his own. They talk for a bit before Ivy shows up. Ivy and the readers discover that her grandfather has Alzheimer's. Which is why Tess separated herself from her peers so that they wouldn't discover it. She does not want to separate from her grandfather. Ivy arranges for him to go to a hospital and she takes Tess with her to DC.
When Tess reaches DC she finds it odd how people keep making a big deal of Ivy. Eventually she asks her school guide Vivie what Ivy does for a living. Vivie explains that Ivy is a Fixer.
If there is any government problem Ivy makes it go away. By complete accident Tess gets herself wrapped up in 'Fixing' problems. This wasn't a bad book it just wasn't for me. The political stuff gets complicated and I don't see the point in continuing the series. Their wasn't as much heist and espionage as I would've liked.
There was a bigger focus on the political scandals. The writing style was pretty good! I liked how there wasn't any romance in the book. And I loved Tess's character! I loved how she stood up for people. No matter if the bully was some rich and powerful person. Despite the fact that Tess doesn't like Ivy, she does care for because Ivy's family. Overall this book wasn't for me. I would recommend it to fans of political drama and the author. View all 5 comments. Mar 13, Natalie Never trust a duck rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thank you to Andye from readingteen.
Fitted with a Sherlockesque main character and a mystery that will get your brain chugging away. Topped with witty dialogue. Mix it all together and you've got a brilliantly plotted novel with a genius set of characters otherwise known as The Fixer. I had no idea what to expect going in to this. I was thinking some kind of contemporary with a Gossip Girl Thank you to Andye from readingteen.
I was thinking some kind of contemporary with a Gossip Girl vibe?? Ah, no, no no. She was sarcastic, strong, and very very smart. Her sister Ivy pulls her out of her ranch life in Montana where she lived with her her grandpa, and moves her to Washington D. Tess doesn't know much about her sister except that she abandoned her years ago, so there are hurt feelings and thus words are said that create tense situations. Anyway, Tess learns about Ivy's job as D. You have a problem? You go to Ivy and she'll clear it up for you, the catch is she'll have dirt on you she can use to get whatever she wants.
As Ivy Kendrick's little sister, Tess is expected to be a fixer herself, something she realizes as soon as she walks through her new school's doors where all of D.
C's elite send their kids. The plot in this book was brilliantly done. There were so many components to the mystery I felt like I had to take out a notepad and write things down. It was like playing a Nancy Drew game without the checklist props if you know what I'm talking about. Tess had been asked to help fix one thing, but then Jennifer Lynn Barnes infused all these other components that made you scramble the good kind of scramble to keep up with the fast paced plot.