Thursday, July 5, 2012

Don't You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire (ARC review)

With a release date of July 10th, Don't You Wish, is an interesting read involving alternate universes, popular vs. unpopular, rich vs. poor, and overall the real world vs. our imaginary life...for us mere "unpopular" children in high school.
Don't You Wish

A more insider (from Goodreads):
When plain and unpopular Annie Nutter gets zapped by one of her dad's whacked-out inventions, she lands in a parallel universe where her life becomes picture-perfect. Now she's Ayla Monroe, daughter of the same mother but a different father—and she's the gorgeous, rich queen bee of her high school. 

In this universe, Ayla lives in glitzy Miami instead of dreary Pittsburgh and has beaucoup bucks, courtesy of her billionaire—if usually absent—father. Her friends hit the clubs, party backstage at concerts, and take risks that are exhilirating . . . and illegal. Here she's got a date to lose her V-card with the hottest guy she's ever seen.

But on the inside, Ayla is still Annie.

So when she's offered the chance to leave the dream life and head home to Pittsburgh, will she take it?

The choice isn't as simple as you think.

Overall, I enjoyed this book.  The idea of an alternate universe and being able to take a look into the wealthy and popular world was an interesting point of view.   I really enjoyed this one! I liked Annie/Ayla's character, because in a way, I can relate to a point.  The only exception is, that I totally got over the idea of being "popular" already in elementary school.  I knew I never would have fit in with that so-called group anyway, so I just decided to be myself, and spend a lot of my lunch periods in the peace and quiet of the library.  I know I'm a nerd...but at least I admit it!!

So anyway, I recommend this one for readers between the ages of 16 and up, because it does mention some drug content, and if I remember right, some language.  
And the ending was really AWESOME!!! :)

The Romance Bookie :)


  1. This sounds like an interesting read. As long as the ending is cool I am there. Great review.

  2. Looks interesting. I know I certainly wished that I was part of the popular crowd during my high school years lol. Forever, the bookworm. le sigh.

    1. LOL don't we all! Aren't we all glad it's over now??!!