Thursday, February 27, 2014

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik Review

"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."

It's really cute. Like many chick-lits before this book, Epic Fail is truly one little cute present. The best time to read Epic Fail is when you are sort of down and in the mood for debating who's the better guy. The two guys are Webster and Derek. It's sort of a debate to see who is the better guy and the charming one. Better known as "The One."

Let's debate.

Webster is the seemingly nice guy of the school. Although he's the social outcast, he's rather charming and sweet. Of course, it takes awhile to see the wolf behind the sheep. Anyway, this is a guy with a lot of past and secrets. Elise deems him sort of cute, so I'll take that as his description. It's giving him some points, I guess. BTW, he has a past with Derek Edwards (reminds me of some other characters). 

Derek Edwards, son of celebrity couple and remarkably handsome (as noted by Elise), may be a better Prince Charming. Well, don't take my word. I already read this book, so I'm sort of biased. Read it yourself. Then you will see who is the better Prince Charming. 

Note: Webster's and Elise's relationship resembles friendship. Derek's and Elise's relation is...well, it goes up and down the friendship chart. Then it goes kind of weird like Webster's and Elise's friendship. 

Ah! Look at me! Debating about relationships. Let's move on.

The storyline (serious, I'm only focusing on three main things. Writing, plot, and characters. I feel lazy today) is cute. I swear. Everything about this book is adorable. It's like staring at puppies or something like that. Or maybe a crush. Anyway, Epic Fail is a perfect story for the summertime. Or break time, if you're into that like me. (I finish most books during break time or lunch time. Pretty quick reader, that's me). 

Claire LaZebnik's writing (author with a weird last name) is really cute. I love the way she describes Coral Tree Prep. I'm tempted by her words to laugh over and over again. It's really funny (and cute, yes). 

Basic line (if you don't want to read the review): It's cute and playful, not very serious (and serious, sort of). 

Rating: Four out of Five

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