Review: The Oracle Rebounds by Allison Van Diepen

Name of book: The Oracle Rebounds (Oracle of Dating #2)
Author: Allison Van Diepen
Publication: November 1st 2010 by HarlequinTeen
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: E-book Owned

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 trueblue buds. And suddenly, everything starts making sense again…

-- My Rating --

-- My Thoughts --

     After reading the first book in the series, The Oracle of Dating (find my review here) and liking it. I decided to give the second book a try. Better watch out for spoilers if you haven't read the first book. I admit it, I was very reluctant to start this one. Since I didn't know what will the author add to the ALREADY very good story. I thought that it will be just a stretch, a twin of the first book.
Hell, I was wrong.
    Kayla's happily-ever-after with Jared was supposed to last FOREVER. But when Jared decides to "take a step back", Kayla is confused, hurt, and enraged. What did she do that got her hurt that much? There is only one thing that Kayla can do. Find a rebound. A cute, funny boy who will be able to take Jared's place. But it's not all that simple.
     When Kayla's mom accepts a new exchange student, she is terrified. But when a hot-as-hell boy with a sexy accent arrives on her doorstep, well, it doesn't look so bad after all. But he is only staying for two short weeks. To take her mind off things, Kaila starts guest posting for her "website". But even THAT doesn't turn out as good as it should. Can Kayla take anymore?
     What will Kayla do? Who will she take as her rebound? Will she every forget the boy who has her heart? Find out much more when you read The Oracle Rebounds. A funny, light, and quirky contemporary novel.
     I liked this book so MUCH. Just as much as the first one. I was dreading reading this one, I was afraid that it will make me hate the series altogether. But it didn't. It made me love the series much more. I really like Allison Van Diepen's writing style. She simplifies everyday lives and puts dots on the letters. She is a straight-forward, great novelist.
     I liked the characters, too. They are very simple and teenage-y :P Even though they can be very stupid sometimes and make the stupidest decisions, I still felt for them and loved them. Kayla is much more mature even through her heartbreak. I liked every single thing in this novel.
     I still recommend this novel to everyone who wants to have a good time, and have a fun read. I am not very sure if there is a third book coming out, but if it is. I WILL be the one of the first to read it. FOR SURE...


  1. I'm glad you liked this one! It sounds really emotional at the same time super upbeat and fun! I'm glad the characters were compelling and believable too :) Thanks for the review Allison!

    1. Thank you very much for stopping by. Reading this was soooo fun...

  2. Don't you hate it when just finding a rebound turns out to be that complicated? :D Hehe.

    Definitely love the title ;) I will check this one out. Thanks for sharing your honest review ;)

    - Ara

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  4. Great review, found this book on goodreads an from your review it seems like a fun and easy read.

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Shaddy!!!!


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