Monday, June 16, 2014

#Review of #Scandal by @sarahockler

Lucy’s learned some important lessons from tabloid darling Jayla Heart’s all-too-public blunders: Avoid the spotlight, don’t feed the Internet trolls, and keep your secrets secret. The policy has served Lucy well all through high school, so when her best friend Ellie gets sick before prom and begs her to step in as Cole’s date, she accepts with a smile, silencing about ten different reservations. Like the one where she’d rather stay home shredding online zombies. And the one where she hates playing dress-up. And especially the one where she’s been secretly in love with Cole since the dawn of time.

When Cole surprises her at the after party with a kiss under the stars, it’s everything Lucy has ever dreamed of… and the biggest BFF deal-breaker ever. Despite Cole’s lingering sweetness, Lucy knows they’ll have to ’fess up to Ellie. But before they get the chance, Lucy’s own Facebook profile mysteriously explodes with compromising pics of her and Cole, along with tons of other students’ party indiscretions. Tagged. Liked. And furiously viral.

By Monday morning, Lucy’s been branded a slut, a backstabber, and a narc, mired in a tabloid-worthy scandal just weeks before graduation. 

Lucy’s been battling undead masses online long enough to know there’s only one way to survive a disaster of this magnitude: Stand up and fight. Game plan? Uncover and expose the Facebook hacker, win back her best friend’s trust, and graduate with a clean slate.

There’s just one snag—Cole. Turns out Lucy’s not the only one who’s been harboring unrequited love..

About the Author

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Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Twenty Boy Summer, and Fixing Delilah. Her books have been translated into several languages and have received numerous accolades, including ALA's Best Fiction for Young Adults, Girls' Life Top 100 Must Reads, Indie Next List, and nominations for YALSA Teens' Top Ten and NPR's Top 100 Teen Books.

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading at home in Colorado, Sarah enjoys hugging trees and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.

Her latest novel, #scandal, will be released in June 2014.

Visit her website at or find her on Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook.

So this one I am sad to say didn't grab me. The cover does not match the story at all.   I made it to 50% before I just had to call it quits.  The book was slow, boring, and just plain didn't make any sense.  The romance in this one although not insta-love there really isn't anything going about it in this book. This one is all about someone stole Lucy's phone and is now posting things on her Facebook page.  The other thing going on is everyone wants to know who is Miss Demeanor.  The romance which is what the cover predicts is a side plot that doesn't really go anywhere.  The guy Cole you almost never see and Lucy even ignores him for most of the book.  
(at least the 50% that I got through)

So this is another one of those that the cover is great but the book itself not so much!

"All opinions are 100% honest and my own."

If you like mysteries go into this knowing that the cover doesn't match the story. 
I would borrow this one from a friend or the library before buying it outright. 
Because going into this one thinking it was going to be about a love story really ruined it for me. 

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Disclaimer: Thanks to Goodreads and Amazon for the book cover, about the book, and author information.


aww, and I really wanted to read this one. I still might, just because I love the cover.

Seemed interersting but if it's like your review I'm sad.
Also, reading it, I kept having thisthought: it reminds me of something....
By the way, did you know the second gif (the "You dissapoint me" one) is Yui from K-ON?

No Manni I didn't know that lol. I just found these. Karen ya that is why I wanted to read it. It looked like a very interesting ya romance. But, then it ended up being via my review a mystery about finding a lost phone and the thief who took it.

I might consider reading it once I am done with my pile of the moment. I am trying to decide which book to read once I finish 'After the End', probably one of my yummies ;) and I also need to pick up the selection from the library book 1 and 2.

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