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The Oracle Rebounds by Allison van Diepen

The Oracle Rebounds (Harlequin Teen)Kayla is the Oracle of Dating. She should know everything—or at least most things—about relationships and dating. Whose better advice to turn to than her own when Jared decides they need to take a break, right? Kayla will get over Jared; she knows that if she just listens to her own relationship tips and leans on her friends for a while, things will get better. So she decides that the best course of action is to devote herself to her website and her friends. But then there’s that one gorgeous and sexy French exchange student that Kayla can’t stop thinking about. She knows she shouldn’t be going after him because there are still days left in her rebound equation for Jared! Life for the Oracle is about to get a whole lot more messy.

The Oracle Rebounds is a cute follow up to The Oracle of Dating. Van Diepen tries to spice things up by complicating Kayla’s relationship with Jared and giving Kayla’s dating website a little controversy. These new additions of Kayla’s story were moderately interesting. They ensured that The Oracle Rebounds was not going to be a repeat of The Oracle of Dating, but more importantly, they allowed for a lot of character development. I really enjoyed seeing how Kayla would respond the new challenges in her life and how she learned to handle sticky situations with grace and poise. There were definitely a couple of instances where certain elements are missing, such as the full development of a certain relationship or background information, which made some sections of the plot feel somewhat unrealistic, particularly Kayla’s brief relationship with her French exchange student. Overall, though not spectacular, The Oracle Rebounds is a fun, breezy, and still enjoyable high school read.

The Oracle Rebounds will be enjoyed by fans of its prequel, The Oracle of Dating, as well as by those who enjoyed Miss Match by Wendy Toliver, The Espressologist by Kristina Springer, and The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg.

Rating: 3.0

Review copy from NetGalley

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