Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Oracle Rebounds by Allison van Diepen

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:

As the "oracle of dating," Kayla is supposed to have all the answers about love and relationships. She's supposed to have the perfect relationship. But now that Jared is "taking a step back," Kayla feels like a total fraud.

So the expert on dating starts taking her own rebound advice—and some from her friends—and stops moping around. Yeah, there are other possibilities out there—including the beyond-cute French foreign exchange student she's showing around town.

But when controversy erupts about the Oracle's advice, Kayla is sent reeling once again. Will anything work out for her this year? Yet when her friends start seriously needing the Oracle, Kayla begins to focus on what really matters: Viv, Sharese, Amy and Ryan, her true-blue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again….


If you thought The Oracle of Dating was a fabulously fun read, well just wait until you read The Oracle Rebounds because it's even better- which I personally didn't even think would be possible!

It's been five months, three weeks, and two days since Kayla and Jared got together and so far things have never been better! Kayla loves Jared and Jared loves Kayla and that's how it's going to stay, right? Wrong because on that fateful day five months, three weeks, and two days, Jared makes a stunning announcement: He wants to break up with Kayla so he can focus more on getting a scholarship to college. Kayla, shocked at this news, goes into breakdown mood. Then she meets a French foreign exchange student who's crazy hot and has an accent as well! Will he be her prince charming? Or is she just rebounding from Jared? About what Jared, does she still like him? It's starting to look like junior year will be nothing short of easy for Kayla, especially when a scandal breaks out about her Oracle of Dating website!

Kayla is without a doubt one of my favorite protagonists ever. She's funny, real, honest, and goofy. She makes mistakes and learns from them along the ways. She falls for guys who aren't anything like what they seem. She has amazing friends who have her back no matter what. Basically she's the average teen and that makes her pretty relatable in my book and I'm sure other teens will feel the same. I especially love her relationship with Jared because not only is he swoon-worthy but he's not some cookie-gutter perfect YA book guy, instead he makes some silly choices, gets jealous, and is there for Kayla but not in a stalker sort of way.

Furthermore, I loved all the action and drama that occurs in The Oracle Rebounds between Kayla's friends and their significant others to between Kayla and a fellow blogger to between Kayla and Jared and the French foreign exchange student because it always managed to keep me on my feet, curious to find out what would occur next. Once again, I also really enjoyed how Allison included different blog posts of Kayla's because, in my opinion, they always include really great advice for the most part.

In all, The Oracle Rebounds is a fantastic follow-up to The Oracle of Dating, and I only hope there will be a third book to this great series. If not, I'm sure Allison, as well as Harlequin Teen, will have plenty of other titles to keep me happy!

Grade: A+

The Oracle Rebounds is now out!

Source: Netgalley


  1. This book sounds fantastic! I'll definitely be on the look out for the first book. Great review :)

  2. I love this series and can't get enough of Jared and Kayla so really hope there might be a third book.

  3. I have not read this series, but it sounds great! I'll have to add it to my list. Thanks for the review.

  4. Great review- I loved the first book and can't wait to read this :)


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