Thursday, 5 April 2012

Mini-Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Epic Fail
Claire LaZebnik
HarperTeen
[August 2, 2011]

Will Elise’s love life be an epic win or an epic fail? 

At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Case in point: 

As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects. 

As the daughter of the new principal, Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.
When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl on campus. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long.

I've yet to be let down by a Pride and Prejudice retelling.

There's only so much I can say about this. We all know the story. We all have an idea of who the characters are and what they're like. Pride and Prejudice retellings are not uncommon in YA.

Doesn't mean I loved this one any less.

It was adorable and light and sweet and a very quick read. Claire LaZebnick stuck to the story and did a really good job transferring it to the modern world. I loved how she interpreted the characters and the story. The fact that our Elizabeth, Elise's, mom worked at the school as principal. It kind of added a little extra interesting factor to it.

If you're looking for a fun, cute book to read real quick and you're a fellow Austen-ite, this is definitely not one to be missed!

--Julie

2 comments:

  1. This keeps getting suggested to me on Amazon, but I hadn't read the summary. It sounds really cute and I'll probably pick it up.

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  2. Epic Fail does look cute and I am partial to Pride And Prejudice retellings of the YA variety. I'll definitely have to check that out!

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