Thursday, May 29, 2014

Prom Impossible {by Laura Pauling} 
Title: Prom Impossible
Author: Laura Pauling
Series: Prom Impossible #1
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

1 girl + 1 prom + 3 guys = Prom Impossible!

Cassidy decides her senior year, including prom, will be about Michael Greenwood, the boy destined to be her soul mate. One problem. He hasn’t figured that out yet.But certain events meant as innocent pranks—that weren’t completely her fault—introduce her to Zeke, the reformed bad boy. And cutting deals in the boys’ bathroom with Jasper, the hottest guy in school, lands her in a complicated web of half-truths that spirals out of control.At the end of the year, she’s dateless the day before the big night but risks a lot more than her pride if she can’t find a way to fix her mistakes.PROM IMPOSSIBLE is a modern-day Shakespearean romantic comedy in the world of teens, true love, and life.

I went into this book hoping for a light, cute, fluffy read. And I'm pleased to announce that I did, in fact, get that. This is a fun little read that will definitely have you reminiscing your high school years and prom (if you went, which I did not) or imaginging your years to come if you're not there yet. 

Cassidy has her plan: get Michael to realize that he's her soulmate, and go with him to the senior prom, and make senior year the best year ever. Only issue? Michael doesn't really notice her as more than a friend. She was not counting on the complication that was Zeke, who she meets when she pulls one prank too many and gets sent to a program for "troubled" youth. 

Cassidy is…well, a hot mess. She makes everything way more complicated than it needs to be, to the point where there were sometimes when I just didn't get it. But, for the most part, this made the story hilarious to read about. She definitely has a knack for getting into every mess she could possible manage to get into, although reading about her getting out of them (or, usually, making a bigger mess) made this book a lot of fun. 

The only other thing I didn't really get was her fascination with Michael, and why she thought he was her soulmate. I suppose there were years of background between the two, but in the actual story he doesn't really…do anything. This one-track mindset left her blind to everything that was going on around her…including Zeke. 

Zeke was definitely a redeeming part of this story. He was cute and definitely swoon-worthy. I already mentioned that I couldn't really feel anything for Michael. Jasper was just bad news from the start, which leads us to…

Cassidy made a lot of bad decisions, ones that had me shaking my head (but none that would actually turn you off from reading it). Like I said, her one-track mind left her blind to consider other people and how they are also affected by her decisions. But she also matures and grows throughout the story, and I think she came to some very mature and responsible decisions by the end of the book. 

I would definitely recommend this if you're looking for a fun, light read. Something to help relive those memorable prom and high school experiences ;) It will have you shaking your head and laughing out loud at the same time. 

I received an eARC from the author in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion in any way. 

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