Even bigger news: if you loved EPIC FAIL, check out THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING, new from HarperTeen!

Big news: if you read EPIC FAIL and are craving just a little bit more, check out this brand new chapter in honor of Valentine’s Day!  Elise and Derek, together again . . .


My first YA novel is out aepicfail c 1nd the reviews are . . .  well, judge for yourself:

“Epic Fail, Claie LaZebnik’s YA debut is a Pride and Prejudice inspired bit of super cute, enjoyable fun.”  Read more at The Book Splot.

“This re-telling of Pride and Prejudice is a definite must read. It’s fun, flirty and flat out hilarious at times.”  Read more at Books Complete Me.

Epic Fail is a perfect, cute read for the summer and I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on reading it!”  Read more at Midnight Bloom Reads.

“If you’re looking for a quick, fun, lighthearted read, then I suggest picking up Claire LaZebnik’s Epic Fail.”  Read more at GReads.

“Claire LaZebnik joined the YA genre with a bang! Epic Fail was an Epic Win.”  Read more at The Crazy Bookworm.

And, you know, so on . . .

My thanks to all these kind and supportive book bloggers!  Click on the link for me, stay for the great reviews.

And here’s the book synopsis:


• As the son of Hollywood royalty, Derek Edwards is pretty much prince of the school—not that he deigns to acknowledge many of his loyal subjects.

• As the daughter of the new principal, new-girl-on-campus Elise Benton isn’t exactly on everyone’s must-sit-next-to-at-lunch list.

When Elise’s beautiful sister catches the eye of the prince’s best friend, Elise gets to spend a lot of time with Derek, making her the envy of every girl. Except she refuses to fall for any of his rare smiles and instead warms up to his enemy, the surprisingly charming social outcast Webster Grant. But in this hilarious tale of fitting in and flirting, not all snubs are undeserved, not all celebrity brats are bratty, and pride and prejudice can get in the way of true love for only so long. Fans of Susane Colasanti (When It Happens), Polly Shulman (Enthusiasm), and, of course, Jane Austen will love finding out if Elise’s love life will be an epic win or an epic fail.