Saturday, March 14, 2009
Review ; Gettin' Lucky by Micol Ostow
ABOUT THE BOOK/: Cass Parker is a big believer in luck, fate, and all things cosmic. So she's devastated when she walks in on her supposed best friend macking with Jesse, the guy she's in total "like" with. Talk about bad karma. Vegas is just full of cheaters, Cass concludes -- even the locals.
Cass refuses to sulk. She finds new friends and even gets invited to their weekly poker night -- totally casual and not-for-profit, of course. They seem pretty chill, and Cass definitely needs to get out more. So after consulting her horoscope, she gets in the game.
But when Jesse turns up for a final showdown, it turns out that Cass isn't so good at bluffing -- not when it comes to matters of the heart . . .
(taken from micolostow.com)
THE REVIEW /:
1. Shocking Factor - 6/10
2. Thrilling Factor - 7/10
3. Funny Factor - 6/10
4. Honesty Factor - 4/10
5. Originality Factor - 5/10
Narrator's Voice - 8/10
Overall conclusion - This is the first book I've read by Micol Ostow. To be frank, it didnt really impressed me. The storyline is just the typical storyline, and halfway through the book, you can already predict the ending. By the time you reach the ending, you'd find out that you were right. No surprises. The cosmic part of it, however was fun to read. The way Cassandra remembers everything about horoscopes shows that she ain't a fool when it comes to it. The love story didn't actually gave me a thrill. Elliott does remind me of Matt in Smart Boys and Fast Girls, though. I guess its the way that both of them are nerds who has beautiful eyes. Alana (supposedly to be the wicked witch from the West) doesn't really sound like one. Maybe because Micol Ostow has put too much teenager vibe in it. You know, girl gets the jock, girl's bestfiend is the head cheerleader. The jock cheats on the girl with the cheerleader. Girl's out for revenge. Yeah, like I said. Predictable.Despite that, the narrator's voice shows some originality. Cassandra's voice was fun to read. In conclusion, this book is a good read if 'just for passing by time but if you're looking for an adrenaline rush read, this book isn't great.