Monday, June 23, 2014

ARC Review: Awkwardly Ever After by Marni Bates

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Awkwardly Ever After
18596463by Marni Bates
Release date: June 24th
How I got it - Review copy from Netgalley
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Description -
It's prom season at Smith High School and love is in the air. . .for some people.

Melanie Morris knows she shouldn't keep flirting with her best friend's brother, Dylan Wellesley, even though the last thing she feels is "sisterly" around the cute soon-to-be freshman. But attending prom with somebody else might mean losing him for good. . .

Isobel Peters accepts the fact that she's a huge geek, but she never expected renowned player, Spencer King, would want to get his hands on. . .her reputation. What begins as a bargain could turn into something real--or a Notable disaster!

Corey O'Neal is dating the boy of his dreams, rockstar Timothy Goff. But it isn't easy to trade in anonymity for instant celebrity status, especially now that swarms of protesters want them both banned from prom. Dating Prince Charming in real life is a whole lot harder than it sounds in fairytales.

Happily ever after? Try awkwardly ever after!

I received this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4 stars - I really really liked it!

Review: First of all when I requested this book I did not realize it was part of a series, but once I figured that out I read some reviews for the books and realized that it probably wasn't necessary to have read the other three first so I decided to jump right it! And I'm really glad I did. I was confused a couple times but it was very easy to figure things out and get lost in this book even without having previously read the other three books.

 Synopsis -  Basically this book is split up into three parts(Awkwardly, Ever and After, I think?) the first part is about Melanie who is in love with her best friends little brother, then there's Isobel who is a major geek, that I loved, who some how gets tangled up with one of the most popular boys in school and finally Corey who is gay and dating a rock star and struggling to handle all that dating said rock star entails. All of this is told over a manner of a week or two, I want to say, leading up to and ending on the night of Prom.

My thoughts - My first impression of this book is that it's fun. It has a few more serious issues of alcoholism and gay bashing but for the most part it was a light read about these characters learning to fight for what they want whether it be the right to go to prom with your gay rock star boyfriend or to not be afraid of putting yourself out there even if you might get hurt. Honestly I really loved this book, it was a nice fast read and really there was nothing I disliked about it, it had funny lovable characters and plenty of laugh out loud moments and cringing in sympathy moments. I loved that the basis is on geeks and geeks that are proud to be geeks, I think my favorite character was Isobel she was just awesome, I also loved Corey though and a ton of the secondary characters namely Sam she was badass. I didn't love Melanie she was kinda whiny but I didn't hate her either.

Overall - this book was really enjoyable and I can't wait to go back and read the first three books to learn more about this awesome group of characters.

Would I Recommend This? Yes
Who To? People in the mood for a fun contemporary read
Will I read more from this author(or series)? Yes

Did I Make A Playlist full or fun songs that remind me of this book? YES!!!

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