The Friday 56: The Long Game

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.

**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“We need the underclassmen,” Maya said. “They don’t know any of the candidates that well, so their votes are the most up for grabs.”

Emilia turned her attention from Maya to me. “You’re the freshman whisperer,” she said bluntly. “Any suggestions?”

First period didn’t start for another ten minutes. That was ten minutes too many.

“I’ll get back to you on that one,” I said. It was too early for this.

Jennifer Lynn Barnes’s The Long Game, the sequel to The Fixer, was utterly fantastic. This book ruined me emotionally, which I was not expecting at all. Though my heart broke a little, I have hope that Barnes will put me back together with the next book. (Is there a next book? I’m starting to panic because I think this might be a duology) In this excerpt the characters are discussing an upcoming class election. Read my full review here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

      “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 firsthand that power always comes with a price.


28 thoughts on “The Friday 56: The Long Game

  1. I met Jennifer Lynn Barnes at a bookish event in our area a few years ago. I was struck by how young she is and how vivacious. Her wolf series was very popular in my library for a few years. I will have to look into this new series.

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