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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

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.

The Review:

Epic Fail. Okay, so I've had high expectations for this one mainly because of its sparkly reviews. But, now that I've read it myself....I just think, er, the title says it all. xD 

 So the story is about Elise who is one of the Benton sisters, the new girls in school. They're the new Coral Tree Prep principal's daughters. There, Elise met Derek, the son of a famous actress from Hollywood. She thinks Derek, having a famous mother, is condescending and a snob. He doesn't talk much to anyone, except his pal, Chase. So, when Elise met Webster, he surprisingly relates to her that Derek has always been that snob. Everytime she and Derek are together, she finds it hard to fit him into that person Webster makes him out to be, though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Derek truly abhorred Webster. But when she found out the why's of it, only then she understood Derek entirely. 
So, now, here are my thoughts. First, I just didn't relate much to the main character, albeit her character's not flawless, I just didn't connect with her. Second, the climax of the story didn't get to me. I think the story would've been better if the climax was more exciting or fretful than that. Layla was stuck in the bathroom while Webster was being a pervert and all that with her friend in the other room? Really? I mean, it could've been better. And thirrrd, the love story between Derek and Elise is just not compelling, at least for me. So....if you're into girl-meets-boy-and-fell-in-love stories, then maybe, just maybe, you'll like this. But as for me? It was all toooo predictable, it was Epic Fail. :-S

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