ARC Review: The Oracle Rebounds

Author: Allsion Van Diepen
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2010
* I received this ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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
….[Book Blurb from Barnes and Noble]

Review: Okay. First of all, let me say I haven't read The Oracle of Dating, the first book in the series. I know, shameful, right? In my defense, I thought I'd downloaded book #1 for some reason. Simple mistake on my part. Luckily, you didn't have to have read The Oracle of Dating in order to read and understand The Oracle Rebounds - although I do recommend reading in order.

Anyway, in The Oracle Rebounds, Kayla, who anonomously runs an online dating advise blog, is handed some pretty harsh news: her boyfriend, Jared wants to take a step back from their relationship to focus on his art and applying to art school. Devestated, Kayla breaks it off completely. She decides to use her own rebound advise in the wake of her breakup. I like how Kayla was heartbroken, but she didn't stay down or fall apart. Throughout the book, she makes decisions - some good; some not so good - that helps her grow in the end.

While I like that she didn't stay down forever, I felt maybe there could've been a little more time between her breakup and her other relationship with sexy French exchange student, Benoit. But then, I guess that's what a rebound relationship is all about.

The Oracle rebounds is the right book if you're looking for a sweet, fun read!

Rating: 3.5/5