Saturday, February 21, 2015

On Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

9266776Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Format: E-book
Pacing: Fast-pace
Pages: 161 pages
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.75
My rating: 2 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.
  ~From Goodreads~

This review is going to be so short so read my thoughts at your own risk. :)

 I don't mean to be mean but the title speaks for itself. I don't even understand why it's entitled that way. Epic Fail is a 161 page fast pace retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Well, most bookworms already know Pride and Prejudice. You just have to switch it to a high-school-plus-hollywood-drama and there you have EPIC FAIL. I'm not totally saying that it's bad because it's not. I actually enjoyed some humorous and fun parts but it's not enough for me. There's something missing in there. It's more like a cliffhanging story. So there, I think retellings should be leveled up and not just stick to what the story is based on. Maybe an additional twist will make it better.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Cindi Madsen's Cinderella Screwed Me Over

 17254466Cinderella Screwed Me Over by Cindi Madsen
 Pages: 294 pages
 Pacing: Fast-pace
 Format: E-book

 Goodreads Average Rating: 3.85 stars
 My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Darby Quinn has a bone to pick with Cinderella. Burned one too many times by ex-boyfriends, Darby has lost all belief in the happily-ever-after that the fairy-tale princess promised her. She's sworn off love, Prince Charmings, and happy endings and she's happy about it. Really. Or at least she was…until she met Jake, her gorgeous neighbor and the manager of her favorite restaurant. But Darby has rules about dating, ones she's culled from her years spent with so-called “princes,” and starting something with Jake would break all of them.

Charming, fun, and unwilling to give up on her, Jake doesn’t fit any of the profiles Darby has created from her case studies of ex-princes-gone-bad. Finally presented with her own Prince Charming, can Darby take a chance on a happily-ever-after?

Full of wit and sarcastic humor, Cinderella Screwed Me Over proves that sometimes the perfect love, like a perfect pair of shoes, is just within your grasp.

~From Goodreads~

Friday, February 6, 2015

Launching of "Vee Creative: A DIY Feature"

I've always been a craft hobbyist but never really turned that into an online thingy but there's so many amazing things that needs to be shared and I don't want to stop myself from sharing it here in The Blah Blah Notebook. 

As I have mentioned in my blogging goals this year, I want to add another feature. Well, this is it now. This is really it. My friends, I'm finally launching VEE CREATIVE. This is a feature I'll be posting  at any random time. This is where I'll post  my DIY crafts.


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