Prom-Wrecked by T.H. Hernandez and Jennifer DiGiovanni #bookreview #YA #contemporary #romance

Title: Prom-Wrecked

Author: T.H. Hernandez and Jennifer DiGiovanni

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Publication Date: May 6, 2019

Page Count: 270

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

Their prom night ended in a jail cell with forty of their closest friends. But that’s hardly the worst thing that happened to them…

When the principal announces prom is canceled this year, senior Riley Hart is determined to save it. Armed with little more than her own enthusiasm, she ends up working closely with Owen Locklear, who is more than completely off-limits. Because he’s the boyfriend of her ex-BFF, Catherine Reed. Still, Owen knows Riley better than almost anyone, and his charming ideas for turning the prom upside-down and backward win Riley over.

Catherine is willing to join Owen and Riley on the prom committee, but only because her legacy as prom queen is at stake. She’s already suffocating under the weight of her parents’ expectations for after senior year, and compared to that, ensuring prom happens should be easy. At least until everything starts to go wrong.

First they lose their deposit. Then they book a band full of octogenarians. And lose their venue… Twice.

Riley will have an unforgettable teenage experience, damn it, if it’s the last thing she does…

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Prom-Wrecked by T.H. Hernandez is a young adult contemporary romance that really puts Murphy’s Law to the test, prom style. The story is told from different points of view of Riley and Catherine as they try to save prom night.

The book actually begins with a brief glimpse of the teens in jail after prom before taking readers back through the months leading up to the  big event. You would think the worse for these teens is when they learn prom is going to be canceled but oh no, things only go downhill from there.

The first  thing I would warn potential readers of is the fact the relationships in here form a bit of a love square. It’s not as bad as it may sound really though in the fact you quickly learn Catherine and Owen are in a relationship of convenience and comfort and completely not in love, only friends. This leads to  both eventually seeing those around them.

Overall, I found this one really cute and often quite humorous along the way. One disaster after another plagues the teens as they simply try to have that one memorable night before parting ways for college. It was nice to watch them grow as people to as they dealt with one another and faced the problems along the way. Great light-hearted read.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the authors:

About T.H. Hernandez

T.H. Hernandez is the author of young adult books. The Union, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category.

She loves pumpkin spice lattes, Game of Thrones, Comic-Con, Star Wars, Doctor Who marathons, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three young adults who share her home.

When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, T.H. Hernandez lives in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband and three children, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he’s a cat, affectionately referred to as “the puppycat.”

You can find her online at http://thhernandez.com

About Jennifer DiGiovanni

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