Review: Epic Fail by Claire LeZebnik

Epic Fail - Claire LaZebnikPublisher: Harper Teen (August 2nd 2011)
Paperback: 295 pages
Rating: 3 of 5 stars

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


A cute and quick read. Nice for the summertime when you want something sweet and fluffy.

I may be one of the few people who didn’t realize before I started reading this that it was a modern take of Pride and Prejudice, but it only took a couple chapters before I made the connection. LeZebnik does a good job of paralleling the characters and adapting it into the modern day Coral Tree Prep school in LA.

It was nothing fabulous, and (not surpisingly) pretty predictable all around (given that its an adaptation) but still a breezy, easy, fun read that just reminded me how much I love Pride and Prejudice. It’s worth the read, if you have a little spare and is in need of a little cute romantic fluff.

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