They say money can't buy you love. Becca Williamson begs to differ. Once upon a time, Becca was the Break-Up Artist, tearing apart unhealthy relationships at her school for just $100 via PayPal. But after a job went really wrong, she went legit for love and now brings couples together. Crushing on that supercute guy in Chemistry but too shy to say hi? Becca has the right formula. Pining for that artsy girl who vowed never to date a jock? Becca will ensure love conquers all. She's even engineered a relationship of her own: the funny, sweet and unbelievably cute Fred Teplitzky, the one guy who knows exactly what to say to make our unflappable heroine…well, flappable. But before she can pick out a graduation robe and enjoy her last months at Ashland High, Becca has to deal with a new Break-Up Artist on the block. And this master manipulator is dead set on one thing: revenge. Someone is going around destroying all of the couples she's worked hard to unite. Now Becca has to outwit and outscheme her new foe in a dirty cat-and-mouse chase filled with hacked emails, video surveillance, reputation ruining and a few candy hearts—especially when she realizes that the Revenge Artist's number one target is her and Fred. Looks like there are no such things as clean breaks.
I really loved The Break Up Artist. It was SUCH a good read, and I was so excited when I heard Becca was back in The Revenge Artist, even more so when the lovely Philip Siegel offered me the chance to review it! I was so excited to be back in Becca's world, and it's great to see that she's changed - she's no longer a break-up artist, instead she helps bring couples together which is awesome. A MUCH better use of her time, no? I don't think I loved The Revenge Artist as much as I did The Break Up Artist, but it was still a pretty decent read, and I finished it in just a couple of sittings.
Who knew Becca had a boyfriend? I FORGOT. I genuinely was so confused when she's with Fred at the beginning of The Revenge Artist, and as such it always felt a bit weird to see them together because I'd just forgotten about him completely. I didn't even mention him in my review of The Break Up Artist. I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF HE WAS IN IT, I'm that confused. I honestly have no idea what happened there, mind. I'm literally completely blank on Becca and Fred's entire relationship.
So, yeah, I may have forgot Fred (I'M SO SORRY FRED!!!), I did enjoy this book. Becca is such an awesome character and it was awful to see her set upon by the revenge artist. It was mean (and I guessed who it was yay me). Philip is a fantastic writer, so good at creating awesome characters and plots you don't expect and this was no different. I can't wait to see what he does next and Becca Williamson is a heroine I'll remember for ages yet, she's someone I really want to be BFFs with. I heart her.