Friday, August 12, 2011
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Date Finished: August 12, 2011
Claire LaZebnik’s debut YA novel, Epic Fail, is a delightful, modern take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen which is one of my all time favorites Lazebnik did a really great job at setting with new comers Elise and her 3 other sisters. I really loved how she got together Chase Benton and her sister, but the real story is Elise and Derek's love story that unfolds before us in this great story that could bring us back to the time of the great Jane Austen.
Epic Fail won't let you down. Reading this great novel, shows that people will love you just the way you are. The whole novel is like Pride and Prejudice which I liked, it kinda went like the story but more modern. With Elise and Derek in high school, how they meet, love/hate relationship (at first) but then grows into something more! I will look forward to many more contemporary novels by this author in the future!
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.