Waiting on Wednesday: Epic Fail

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week, I am eagerly waiting on:

Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Publisher: HarperTEEN
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: 8.2.2011
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, new-girl-on-campus 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. 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. Fans of Susane Colasanti (When It Happens), Polly Shulman (Enthusiasm), and, of course, Jane Austen will love finding out if Elise’s love life will be an epic win or an epic fail.

So this book caught my eye because of the title; it's pretty cool if you ask me. After reading the description, I know what I was thinking: another version of Pride and Prejudice? But this one sounds like it will be very interesting, and, well, you really can't go wrong with the Pride and Prejudice storyline. I'm way excited for it! :)


  1. A wonderful choice.

    I am a new follower :)

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  2. I am dying to read this book too! If it's another Pride and Prejudice (I love that book), I'd love to read it. Great pick! :)

    Here are my WoW picks this week

  3. This book looks so cute. Great pick!

  4. This sound like a fun read. Great pick!

  5. I love this title too! Great pick!


  6. This is on my waiting list, too :) Great pick!

    Here is mine: http://tinyurl.com/6e9r73o
    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  7. Awesome WOW, I've been waiting for this book for a while.

    How do you get your summaries to have such a cool background?

  8. Ohh, I really want to read this one too! I've seen it around a lot lately, and I'm really excited to read it! :)

  9. I am so excited for this one - I love cute contemporary novels.

  10. This sounds super cute! I'm really just getting into contemporary novels but this one will definitely have to go on the list. Thanks for sharing!

    New follower :-)

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner

  11. Looking forward to this too :-)

    My WOW

  12. I can't wait to read this either! Great pick!! :) And thanks for stopping by today!

    Jess @ Gone with the Words

  13. I'm thinking I'll like this book and find it very cute and funny or not like it because it might be filled with lots of unlikable characters. Its certainly looks like a fun pick :)

    My WoW

  14. I had never heard of this one before! But I LOVE Jane Austen novels. Some adaptations turn out well like Clueless for Emma, and this one sounds charming. Plus, as you said, I love the title. Ah, the 21st century :).

    Also, I'm new here, but can I say how much I love the name of your blog? And the fever meter? I definitely suffer from the reading fever :).


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