Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Review - Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Epic Fail
At Coral Tree Prep in Los Angeles, who your parents are can make or break you. Cast 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.

This book was all kinds of epic awesome. It was one of those on-sit reads that you just can't put down and it practically consumes your every waking thought for a few days even after you finish reading it and move on to another book.
So basically you guys get what I'm trying to say here right?

The book starts with Elise and sister making their way through the halls of their new school and poor Elise gets off to a rough start, however her sister just managed to catch the eye of one of the school's most popular guys and he is really cute and sweet and charming and......
Being joined at the hip (I mean metaphorically), Elise and her sister Juliana, go everywhere together, so,  sit with Juliana's new friend  Chase and his best friend who happens to be like the Pax or Shiloh or Suri (without the temper tantrums) of Hollywood. However the best friend is kind of a jerk and is always in dark and gloomy mood and has some serious attitude issues.

However Elise being the the awesome and unique person that she is does not like him one bit and there begins the awesomeness of the story. She and her sister had no clue that Derek was like Hollywood royalty when the new Principal starts swooning over him and then here's the funny part, the new Principal is the sisters' mom and their dad is a math teacher. Poor kids, their high school life is pretty much ruined. Or it was until Juliana starts dating Chase and Elise ends up spending a lot of time with Derek, suddenly she ends up on every one's TBFW list ( To be friends with).

Elise and Derek further hate each other because Elise befriends Derek's enemy Webster Grant, and he is really funny with a quirky sense of humour. We see glimpses of the nice Derek and it's enough to keep us reading until the wee hours of dawn. Do NOT judge this book by the title because it is completely wrong in an ironic way.This book was amazing and people who are fans of the lux series will enjoy this book. ( Although Derek's got nothing on Daemon ;) )

 Rating: 4 stars

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