Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Ask Again Later
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all...

Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

Ask Again Later(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
Heart is going to prom with her friends, until her friend Ryan asks her (and has a very specific reason why they should go as friends), and then her brother tells her she has to go with his friend who just got dumped.
Heart can’t decide which offer to take up, so she flips a coin – Heads she goes with Troy, Tails she goes with Ryan.
Then we get two stories – Prom with Troy and Prom with Ryan. But who should Heart have gone with? And who should have asked her to prom but didn’t?

This was a cute story, and I liked how everything worked out okay in the end.

I like Heart, even if she did have a stupid name, and I liked the way she thought of other people rather than just herself. I liked the way she went with a vintage prom dress, and I also liked the way she took her little party bag from her auntie, even when she didn’t really want it.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and reminded me of the book ‘Pivot Point’ by Kasie West, which had a similar sort of thing happen in it.
I did find it a little strange the way the chapters alternated between ‘Prom with Troy’ and ‘Prom with Ryan’, and it meant that you couldn’t stop reading in the middle of a chapter or you’d get confused as to which prom you were at when you next picked up the book. I have to say that I wasn’t quite expecting this sci-fi twist, but it worked out okay.
I felt really sorry for Heart at moments, especially the catastrophe of her dress, and at times it was difficult to know which option she should have picked. Thankfully though everything seemed to work out okay at the end!
There was some subtle romance, which also worked out well, even if it took a while to get there.
The ending was good, and again, I was happy that everything worked out okay for Heart in the end!
Overall; an interesting prom story, with a bit of a sci-fi twist.
7.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. It seems like most people are liking this one. Happy to hear you did too.