Saturday, April 11, 2015

ARC Review: Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 4.5 Stars

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Claire LaZebnik's latest twist on a beloved classic asks the age old question: Could the girl who knows everything be wrong about the guy?

As the stepdaughter of a TV star, Ellie Withers has it all: an amazing house in LA, a devoted friend who loved her before she even knew who Ellie’s stepfather was, and a burgeoning romance with handsome Aaron Marquand. But Ellie isn't the kind of person who’s content with simply having it all—the people in her life have to be equally happy. And, of course, she knows exactly what they need.

When Ellie’s plans for her family, her friends, and even her love life don’t turn out the way she imagined, she begins to wonder if maybe she could stand to learn a thing or two after all. Most surprising, though, is that the perfect person to teach her is the last person she'd expect.

With her signature witty narration and swoon-worthy romance, Claire LaZebnik (the author of fan favorites Epic Fail, The Trouble with Flirting, and The Last Best Kiss) once again breathes new life into a perennially popular love story: Jane Austen’s Emma.

I think is the quite possibly the cutest book I've read this year and I've read quite a few. Ellie Withers is a force to be reckoned with. She was funny, confident, smart, yet totally clueless! I loved her. I'll be the first to say that the book started off a little slow for my taste but once I got to reading more, the more I couldn't put the book down

 Ellie is the step-daughter of the famous Luke Weston. Being the daughter of the rich and famous certainly has its perks. Such as private tutors, going on lavish vacations, unwanted popularity, and not having to ever worry about money. Ellie's life is great except for a few minor hiccups which I will get into later on in the review. Now this is my first time reading any books by this author and I must say, I was impressed. The book was easy to read and fall in love with. More than likely I'll be picking up the rest of LaZebnik's books. So back to Ellie. Since she lives a life of prestige and privilege; her parents have hired her a tutor. 

Let's see... I will just go ahead and point out that yes, the tutor is a "potential" love interest. He's the only one that isn't afraid to hurt Ellie's feelings. Most people always give her what she wants and pretty much worship the ground she walks on. Except him of course.

Then we have Aaron, who is a best friend and another "potential" love interest. Gasp. I know what you're thinking! This isn't a love triangle type book at all though. Even if it was, the storyline is totally worth it. Now Aaron is an arrogant piece of jerk (I'm being nice) I liked him because Ellie liked him. Other than her judgement, I would probably hate him on account of him being such a douche. No really, he is! And you'll see why.

The secondary stories inside the novel were all interesting. Such as the storyline with Ellie's brother, her best friend. For all of Claire's fans and even ones who have never read her, I highly recommend picking this one up! 

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The Last Best Kiss is now available at bookstores and online! 

Here's the Booklist review: "Anna can’t help but be attracted to bright, offbeat, and totally uncool Finn. But what about those completely wrong clothes and the nerdy glasses? Eventually she breaks his heart, because, seriously, what would her friends say about such a klutzy guy? She is not without regret or guilt, though, even as Finn moves away. Fast-forward to senior year and look who is back—and no longer uncool at all. LaZebnik’s delightful coming-of-age romance cleverly retells Jane Austen’s Persuasion, a story about bowing to social pressure and letting the good guy get away. The intense social wrangling, wry humor, razor-sharp depictions of the social scene, and fashion c


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