Friday, May 24, 2013

REVIEW: UNPREDICTABLE by Eileen Cook


Title: Unpredictable
Author: Eileen Cook
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: December 28, 2012
Genres: Romance, Humor
Reviewed by: Books4Tomorrow
Source: Purchased
My star rating: 5/5

SUMMARY

From the author of Do or Di and Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood, comes a new laugh out loud romantic comedy. Sophie Kintock isn't crazy, she just wants her guy back. And posing as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a face reading designed to break them up isn't going overboard, is it? 

Faking psychic powers turns out to be easy and fun, especially after a few lessons from Nick, the cute (if a bit nerdy) skeptic, who knows all the tricks of the trade. But her readings do a lot more than she could have predicted, and soon Sophie needs to figure out whether the answers lie in the stars-or in herself.

REVIEW


There’s really not that much to say about this little treasure. First of all it reminded me very much of the main character in Sophie Kinsella’s Shopaholic series. Coincidentally, the main character in Unpredictable goes by the name of Sophie Kintock. See the resemblance in their names? Like Becky Bloomwood in the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kintock is also a very self-centred character who puts her own needs before the needs of others, and is endearingly clueless about it all. Mishaps and bad luck seem to follow her wherever she goes, but it attributes to the comedic value of the story.

I loved that the person she falls in love with at the end isn’t a typically hot guy with a lopsided grin and gorgeous eyes (which describes every guy in just about every YA book I’ve read in the past eighteen months), but rather an interesting intellectual with a Clark Kent-like handsomeness (CK when he’s not in superhero mode). For this alone I give this book a well-deserved five stars. He was more in the background of the story, but still he won me over in the first half of the book and I was rooting for him and Sophie to fall in love with each other. No forced or mushy romance either which made this an utterly enjoyable read for me.  

All and all this is a light-hearted, fun read which is bound to have you in stitches. Despite it needing a good round of editing and someone explaining to the author the difference between “then” and “than”, I can’t give it anything less than five stars. Fans of Sophie Kinsella’s books will love Sophie Kintock, her vengeful Scottish terrier, Mac, her best friend Jane – the sleep deprived mother of two energetic kids - and Sophie’s cheating heartthrob boyfriend who is even more na├»ve and oblivious than she is. Unpredictable is great as a Summer read next to the pool.  





 


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ABOUT the AUTHOR


Eileen Cook spent most of her teen years wishing she were someone else or somewhere else, which is great training for a writer. Eileen lives in Vancouver with her husband and two dogs and no longer wishes to be anyone or anywhere else. 




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