Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review: Don't You Wish


Don't You Wish
by Roxanne St. Claire
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Release Date: July 10, 2012
by Random House Children's Books

When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school.

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.
But on the insde, Ayla is still Annie.
So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.

<b>*A copy was provided by Random House Children's Books in exchange for an honest review*</
Coming in to this book, I was a bit nervous.  I thought it would be a typical chick-lit novel, not exciting at all.  But it wasn't.  It was actually almost the complete opposite.

This book is amazing!  I can honestly say I have never read a book like this begore.  It incorporates contemporary, romance, alternate universes, and science.  Who knew, right?!  It's just such an original idea.  The writing was amazing, the story line was amazing, and the stagin was amazing.  I loved how you get a taste of contemp and science in this book.  And really, it's a very thought-provoking book.  I'm sure that if they got the chance, everyone would love to be rich and popular and beautiful.  But St. Claire wrote it in such a way that I don't really want to be those things.  Sure, everything looks perfect and fine on the outside, but inside it's horrible.
But, one good thing about his book is that it's hysterical.   Ayla has a friend named Bliss who isn't very smart, but she tries to sound it by using big words and catch-phrases.  Here are a few of her attempts:

"My expertee knows no boundage."

~Page 69, uncorrected ARC edition

"Oh.  My.  God...you really are psychopathetic."

~Page 126, uncorrected ARC edition

I swear, I coulnd't stop laughing, especially when I read the first one.  So.  Freaking.  Funny!!

I've never written a review where there are two girls with the same soul, so I'm just going to call them Annie/Ayla.  I really liked them.  They were nice, smart, cool and always did what was right.
I also really liked the love interest, Charlie.  He was so cute and nice and sweet, ughh, I just love him.

This book has got to be the most imaginative I've read in forever, and I thouroughly enjoyed the ride.

5 pink flowers

5 comments:

  1. Great review! I love the cover, and the premise sounds interesting.

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  2. This sounds awesome! I've been anticipating this book for a while. I'm glad that you liked it so much that you gave it a 5!

    Thanks for the review!

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  3. I was afraid that this book was a chick lit - the cover sure looks like it, so I'm glad that it's so much more! I love the parallel universe, so I'm definitely going to check this one out :D Thanks for sharing and I'm so glad you liked it!

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  4. Oh wow! I've seen mixed reviews on this one but you're very convincing. Plus... romance, alternate universes, and science! That sounds super good! Awesome review, chickie!

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  5. Great review. I got a copy to but haven't read it yet.

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