Avalon High - Meg Cabot

To newcomer Ellie, Avalon High seems like a typical American high school, complete with jocks, nerds, cheerleaders, and even the obligatory senior class president, quarterback, and all-around good guy. But it doesn't take Ellie long to suspect that something weird is going on beneath the glossy surface of this tranquil hall of learning. As she pieces together the meaning of this unfolding drama, she begins to recognize some haunting Arthurian echoes, causing her to worry that she has become just a pawn in mythic history.

This one was kind of a disappointment. I was hoping (especially after reading the blurb) that this would be different than Meg Cabot's usual style; maybe a bit deeper with all the mythology. No. Just no. In true Meg Cabot fashion, it was a chick-lit through and through. Instead of the intense, thrilling novel I was expecting, I got fluff. Just fluff. Maybe I set my expectations too high, but knowing the story of King Arthur, this novel didn't cut it for me. 3/10?


  1. If you think the book is bad, just watch the movie. Somehow it's fifty times worse.

    To be perfectly honest, I think the only Meg Cabot book I've read and actually liked was the Airhead series. Everything else was too angst-y. The Airhead series wasn't driven on 'OH I LOVE HIM AND HIM WHAT DO I DO' scenarios from what I remember. It may have been a huge bonus that I didn't want to slap the protagonist across the face. She's a nerdy tomboy, enough said. :D

  2. ^^OMG. I love you. My thoughts exactly! I loved Airhead!! :) It's proly because, as you said, the protagonist isn't a hot, popular, whiney brat (liked most Cabot protagonists are). I haven't seen Avalon High movie yet...I wasn't too excited after reading and hating the books. I don't think I will even bother watching it.

    1. That's a VERY good choice. The movie was brutally AWFUL.

      Do you know any other books with a tomboy-ish/awesome protagonist? I haven't really been able to find any. Any author is good. Also, I don't mind reading from a guy's POV, since usually they're more...normal. Less prone to having lost all their brain cells. :)

  3. ^HAHAHA last line. Soo true. Imma go check my goodreads and get back to you xD Can't think of any off the top of my head.

  4. Okay soo have you read Gone by Michael Grant? If you haven't READ IT. It's soo good. There are like 4 reviews for it on this blog if you want. The protagonist is male and perfect. I love him. And there's also his gf (strong supporting character, at times main character) who is kick-ass. There's also the Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare. You have probably already read it, but on the off chance that you haven't yet, I suggest you do so. Immediately. :P Again, awesome main character (Tessa, girl). If I continue like this I will end up typing an essay so I'm just going to list them out for you.

    Infernal Devices (Clockwork Prince, Angel) - Cassandra Clare
    Gone - Michael Grant
    Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
    Mediater series - Meg Cabot
    Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver (protagonist starts out typical annoying teenager but grows a lot as the plot thickens. if you stick with it, you will love her by the end.)
    Graceling - Kristin Cashore
    Unraveling - Elizabeth Norris
    Heist Society - Ally Carter
    LYKY - Ally Carter
    Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
    The Gathering - Kelley Armstrong
    Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews