Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Series: None, it’s an actual standalone *everyone gasps*
Published by HarperTeen on August 2, 2011
Source: Barnes and Noble
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book makes the world explode into magical clouds of unicorns, fairy princesses, rainbows, and sparkles. Kaboom.
I get this fuzzy, happy, magical feeling inside and my stomach feels like it’s made out of butterflies whenever I read this (and I’ve probably read it 3 or 4 times by now).
Basically, it’s a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, set in LA. Pretty Fantazmic cheesy wonderfulness. The main character is Elise, the sarcastic, modern version of Elizabeth. Jane became sweet Juliana. Lydia was problem child Layla. Darcy became I-have-movie-star-parents Derek. Caroline and Charles turned into Chelsea and Chase. The author did pretty much the same thing to the rest of the characters (same first letter of their names, same personality).
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, PEOPLE.
Take a sarcastic, witty, poor-ish heroine, move her to LA, put her in an exclusive rich-kid school (Coral Tree), throw in a a hot, reclusive, popular, rich guy, plus a funny, annoying, social-outcast and KABOOM. Love-triangle amazingness. If you’ve already read Pride and Prejudice, you know how it turns out, but still.
“No family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.”
“I got lost in him and it was exactly the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.” *sighs* (you should be sighing now)
“Everyone at Coral Tree Prep was good-looking. Really. Everyone. I didn’t see a single fat or ugly kid all morning. Maybe they just locked them up at registration and didn’t let them out again until graduation.”
“He can’t ground her if he’s already killed her,” I pointed out when Juliana quoted this to me. “Well, he can, but it wouldn’t have the same impact.”
If you’re in the mood for a sweet, fabutiful romance, this is it. READ IT.
GO GET IT.
Really, it’s only 9.99 at Barnes and Noble. That’s only one-and-a-half meals. You can skip one-and-a-half-meals. What’s a little stomach growling between friends? ~The Red Queen