Waiting on Wednesday: The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Expected Release Date: April 29, 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.

(summary via Goodreads)

This one looks totally ridiculous and fun.  It’s going to require a fair amount of suspension of disbelief, but I don’t mind that if it’s well done.  The book is getting a fair amount of buzz, so the outlook on this one is good.  I can’t wait to read this one–it’s got all the trappings of a silly romantic comedy.

What are you waiting on this week?

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

  1. I hadn’t actually heard of this one until now but it sounds like it could be a fun read with some drama. I also love the pop of colour on the cover. Nice pick!

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