Monday, March 10, 2014

Review: Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Ask Again Later
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all..
Publishes in US: March 11th 2014 by Harper Teen
Genre: YA
Source: Harper Teen via Edelweiss
Series? no.

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    I wanted to read Ask Again Later because it sounded like a cute read and I like the premise of being able to live out both flips of the coin and see what changes and how it effects her. I was glad to see it on Edelweiss for review and I have a good run with Harper Teen. 
    It came through with the cute and fun. Heart, the main character is easy to like and she learns how to stand up for herself in this one, we get to see the heads side where she goes with Troy, and tails with Ryan. I liked the banter between her and Ryan, and things that he helps her to see. Ryan has a reason why he asked her, and that he doesn't make for a long term relationship, and I like how his story was handled. But I didn't find a whole lot that made me like Troy. I know that his heart was broken and all, but still. Also there was an interesting relationship between Heart and her brother.
    But all along I was pulling for Chase, or Schroeder, a long time friend who calls her by random body parts and she calls him that because of the piano player. It was obvious to me, but not to Heart that he liked her, and it was interesting what drew them together in both flips of the coin. He is shy, a drama nerd, and head over heels for Heart, which endears me to him. 
    I do love the premise of fate and how different choices have different effects. I also liked that in both of the sides of the coins, certain things happened, like they were inevitable, that life will sometimes just get you a certain way and not much can change it. 
    I liked her circle of friends but none of them really stood out to me. They supported her and brought her truth when she needed it, but I think their personalities could have been more fleshed out and they could have played a better role in it. 
    I flew through this one, and it was just what I needed. A cute and fun story, with some pretty epic bad prom moments that made me cringe or giggle, sometimes both. While I liked it while reading, I couldn't rate it higher because there was nothing that made this story unforgettable, or something that made a bigger impact on me. Sure I liked the romance in the end, but besides sweet, witty and being right for Heart. 
    I wasn't sure how the ending was going to work out, but I think that it came to the best ending in my opinion and got there in a way that I didn't suspect.  It gave a definite conclusion and the happy ending that I was searching for. 

Bottom Line: Cute read about a coin flip to decide who should be her prom date and the sweet boy in the background that isn't head or tails, but perfect for Heart.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Do you ever make decisions by coin flips? What was biggest/funniest/most horrible one?
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  1. "I do love the premise of fate and how different choices have different effects." This is so true, Brandi. I can't wait to give this a try. Mostly anyone has found it just as cute and fun as you and I hope this will be a fantastic spring/summer read for me:) so happy you liked it!

  2. This one sounds cute :) I'll have to keep it in mind when I'm in the mood for something fun.

    - Wattle @ Whimsical Nature

  3. I almost copied that same part of the review that Siiri did, but I was going to include the part about some things being inevitable no matter what. This sounds like a really cute, fun read, and I think I am going to be needing one of those soon. I need a brain wipe, and books like this are a reset button. Great review :)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

  4. I like the premise behind this book; I don't often made decisions based on a coin flip, but when I do, the result is usually pretty interesting to say the least. LOL I think the most recent one was my wedding invites. After pouring over millions of possible designs, I just said screw it and picked a random one that fell within my budget. My finance was like euuhh... ok. That was very un-girly of you. Hehe

  5. This one was a little too cute and light for me, but I do appreciate having a book I can recommend to all ages of readers.

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  6. This some sounds like a fun, cute read, which is exactly what I need sometimes.

  7. Love the sound of her boy BFF - seems like a sweet character. This one sound like a light, fun story!

    Nice review :)

  8. This one sounds really cute and fun, Brandi. I can picture some of the pretty epic/bad prom moments you mentioned and the coin toss is such a fun premise. Glad it was a fun read for you :)

  9. Sometimes a cute read is just what you need :) I'm glad you enjoyed it and great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  10. This one is getting a lot of positive reviews and it does sound fun. No I have never decided anything major with a coin toss!

  11. This sounds adorable, and I can't wait to read it myself. Great review! :)

  12. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. It sounds really sweet and the main characters sounds really likable. Great review, Brandi :)

  13. I agree it's the reason why I wanted to read this one, it sounds really cute

  14. Sounds like a light, fun read Brandi! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  15. I'm planning on starting this one sometime this week or the next. Glad to hear it's a cue and light read! Sometimes those are the perfect books to pull out, even if they aren't all that great.

  16. ah poo I feel like I missed out on this one. All of my friends really liked it and somehow I missed it. The plot sounds very endearing and light, just how I like it.

  17. I'm glad you liked this one, Brandi. It does sound like it was a lot of fun. I've been wanting to pick up this one because I really like the premise. :) Nice review.

  18. I just bought this one. I'm hoping I'll enjoy it as much as you did.


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