Saturday, December 31, 2011

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

Title: Epic Fail
Author: Claire LaZebnik

Part of series or standalone: standalone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: August 2, 2011
Format: paperback
Source: won from Good Reads

Elise Benton transferred school and is now going to Coral Prep Tree in California with her three sisters. She’s closest with her older sister Juliana, who’s a senior. Elise lays eyes on Derek Anton, son of Melissa Anton, a famous actress, and apparently, he can’t stand people talking about his family or looking at him. Elise tries to be nice but with the slightest mention of his family, Derek becomes rude and distant. She’s having trouble figuring him out. Juliana likes Derek’s friend Chase. This doesn’t make things easy for Elise since Derek told her that she shouldn’t be hanging out with the social outcast, Webster Grant. Elise thinks that Webster’s charming. Mix catty girls, a famous, uptight boy, and a head over the heals in love sister = epic fail or could it be an epic win?

Some parts of this novel were pretty predictable, but I really liked it. There were some parts I didn’t see coming. People that don’t like fluffy books probably won’t like it, but I like reading fluffy books. Books like these always leave a smile on my face. There were some things I didn’t like though. I understood where Derek was coming from but it was annoying how quick his attitude changed. I didn’t like that Elise apologized for talking about his family. I did end up really loving this book.


  1. Great review! I've read this book and I really liked it too, I may hate whiny characters but I ended up loving them:P

    Natasha @ Dreamland teenage Fantasy

  2. It was a fun fluffy book but it wasn't one of the most AWESOME books of 2011. :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers