Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

Book review #48
The Karma Club by Jessica Brody
Rating: Four stars (refer to the rating system on the right)

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
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. 


Boy was that a fun read! I've been dying to read this one after seeing the amazing trailer. I'm thrilled to say that it was even better than I though it would be. Realistic characters combined with a fun fresh plot  made this one enjoyable book. I learned a lot of great lessons and I have to say that I had a wonderful time learning them.

Madison and her boyfriend have a great relationship, it's safe to say things are going really well for them. Things even get better when Mason gets an article published in a popular magazine thanks to Madison. They both climb the social ladder which leads to a lot more attention to both of them, especially Mason though. With the blink of an eye Mason and the most popular girl in the school are found exchanging saliva. Poor Madison doesn't even get an explanation. After she goes to a spiritual center and learns about karma she decides to take matters into her hands...

Madison-Maddy- I LOVED her. She was hilarious, witty, and a lot like us average teens-well aside from her early on obsession with the most popular girl in school (kind of annoying if I say so myself). But overall I really connected with her. She was really fun to read about. Jade and Angie were great best friends. They were always there for each other no matter what. Oh and there was some romance involved. Maddy's love interest was really surprising, but wonderful. I simply adored it.

It was very entertaining to read about all the pranks the girls pulled. They were all clever. It kind of reminded me of the movie Mean Girls, which I loved. What was even better was how much each of the characters learned and developed from the Karma Club. You really learned that sometimes you have to let life do what it wants on its own. It's hard to not get a little inspired yourself.

The only thing I didn't really like about The Karma Club, which was mentioned by others was that you never found out the reason Mason cheated/dumped Maddy. You don't even get a little clue. They never even get a chance to talk it out. This irked me big time. 

Aside from that minor aspect, The Karma Club is made of pure awesomeness. The Karma Club is made up of plenty of humor, entertainment, a strong heroine, and of course the rules of Karma. I'm so grateful that I actually own a signed copy! As you can probably tell I definitely recommend reading The Karma Club.

*I received this copy from Goodreads first reads (:

16 comments:

The Paperback Princess said...

Thanks for the awesome review! The Karma Club looks great! It is defiently on my "to be read" list!

Jami said...

I have been wanting to read this one since seeing the trailer, too! I am glad you enjoyed it. That makes me want to read it more! :)

Jessica said...

I agree...the fact that there is NO explanation for Mason's behavior is SO frustrating! Besides that, this was a really fun book!

Megan Hoover-Swicegood said...

This book has been on my lust list for awhile. I'm glad you liked it - yours is the first actual review I've read of it.

Kate said...

Hey - just hopping by! This is a rgeat review; I will be adding it to my wishlist :)

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Erika said...

great review, sara! i love books with fun, smart heroines. i love books with interesting plots. i also love books with great secondary characters. the karma club sounds like it has all three! can't wait to read it :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love this review and I can't wait to read this. Happy weekend sweetie :)

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Emidy said...

Cute! I love the sound of this book - I'll have to find it when I'm in the mood for a light read. Great review!

Lyndsey said...

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~Niki~ said...

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Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

Always nice to see such a strong book recommendation- this sounds really great. And, awesome, a signed copy! That's pretty cool- and this sounds like a great book.

Christina T said...

Nice review! This one is on my TBR list. I am glad to hear it has a strong heroine.

elizabeth said...

Hi! I'm here from The Saturday Network. Awesome review. This book sounds like it is a fun read. I will have to check it out.

YellowBanana said...

Great review! And yay, Goodreads first reads, I recently won a book from Goodreads as well :D.

Alexia561 said...

Great review! Love the sound of this book, so need to pick up a copy. Have a great weekend!