Waiting on Wednesday (28) - Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine spotlighting upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating. 

Publisher: HarperTeen 
Release Date:  August 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.

Epic Fail is Claire LaZebnik's debut YA novel and doesn't it sound like so much fun? Early in the month, there was Elizabeth Eulberg's spin on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice when her sophomore novel Prom and Prejudice was released... but I can't wait to see Claire LaZebnik's own take on the classic come August! Let's hope Epic Fail brings on the laughs in an enjoyable tale!! And seriously, with an awesome name for a book and a cute cover, I'm half in love with this novel already!

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  1. Thanks so much for putting this one on my radar! sounds awesome!!! :D
    Will add to my list!

  2. This is the first time I've actually read the summary for Epic Fail. Sounds like a great, fun modern retelling of P&P.

  3. This sounds so sweet,might have to give it a try when it comes out.

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  4. Haha the title just makes me want to read this!!

    Here's my WoW.