Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

Title: The Karma Club
Author: Jessica Brody
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher:  Farrar Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-374-33979-1
Stand alone or series: Stand alone
Pages: 258
Book Received from: Bought
First Lines:  I can tell you right now, it's all Karma's fault.  Yes, Karma.  You know, that unmistakable force in the universe that makes sure good deeds are rewarded and bad deeds are punished.

Synopsis
Madison Kasparkova always thought she understood how Karma works. It’s that mysterious, powerful force that brings harmony to the universe. You know—do good things and you will be rewarded, do something bad and Karma will make sure you get what’s coming to you. A sort of cosmic balancing act.
But when Mason Brooks, Maddy’s boyfriend of two years, gets caught tongue-wrestling with Miss Perfect Body Heather Campbell, and absolutely nothing happens to either of them—except that they wind up the hot new couple of Colonial High School, it seems like Karma has officially left Maddy in the lurch. That’s why Maddy and her best friends, Angie and Jade, decide to start the Karma Club—a secret, members-only organization whose sole purpose is to clean up the messes that the universe has been leaving behind. Whether they’re modifying Heather Campbell’s acne cream as part of “Operation Butterface,” or righting a few wrongs when it comes to Angie and Jade’s own slimy exes, they know they’re just doing what Karma should have done in the first place. They’re taking care of one another.
Sometimes, though, it isn’t wise to meddle with the universe. Because it turns out, when you mess with Karma, Karma messes back. Now Maddy must find a way to balance her life for good, even as everything around her seems to be toppling to the ground.

My Thoughts
I've been waiting for this book for some time and was excited to finally get it in the mail!!  I absolutely loved the cover and couldn't wait to read it.

This was a great read but I have to say right from the start, the book trailer kind of spoiled it for me.  Don't get me wrong I really loved the trailer but I also like to find out what's going on when I read a book (so that it's a surprise) and I found that the trailer gave away a fair bit of what happens in the The Karma Club.

The characters were great and the story line, while it wasn't unique (for me), it does give a different perspective of the whole 'lets get revenge' sort of thing.

I could totally relate to Madison, Angie and Jade and if I found myself in highschool all over again, I would probably at least give one or two of these things ago, just to help Karma out a bit lol.  

Overall, if you haven't watched the book trailer, don't.  Wait until you've read the book to get the full effects.  This is a funny read that I think everyone could relate to in some way or another.

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