Review: Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

by Claire LaZebnik

August 2nd 2011 by HarperTeen


Details from Goodreads:

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.


Reading this book between The Iron Knight and Graceling felt like taking an extended summer vacation with a nice hot guy massaging my feet while sipping a sweet choco latte. Epic Yum! It was cute, sweet and charming. Or as cute as the cover can tell you. You don’t have to expect much in this book because if you did you might end up not liking it. It’s just simple girl-meets-boy with a bit of turns, that’s all.

Epic Fail is an epic good break-time read. An adorable light read but completely forgettable. I literally can’t remember their names right now except for..... Derek. Aw my scrap memory gets more vapid I guess. But this book is great in its own way it’s just not that remarkable.

Over all, simply written but pretty funny in bits. The characters chemistry is A-ok and it’s just relaxing to read it. A good start for the author for my opinion.

Incidentally, I didn’t know that it’s based on Pride and Prejudice. I just realized it at the last page.

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