Saturday, August 21, 2010

Review: The Karma Club by Jessica Brody

Summary:"Personally, I’m tired of waiting for the universe to get off its butt and start fixing stuff. I don’t want to wait around for Mason to get what’s coming to him. Or Heather Campbell, for that matter . . . I want to be there to see it happen."

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.

Review: What a great debut. I wanted to read this book ever since I saw the book trailer and read the synopsis. It was a great quick read that I enjoyed immensely.

Maddy was a great protagonist and I loved reading about her life. She was headstrong, independent and a great girl in general. She was funny and just trying to do the right thing. I mean, poor girl got her heart broken so you expect her to be seriously angry. She is angry at the beginning, but then she decides to get revenge.
I loved all the things that happened in this book especially what the girls did to right the wrongs of that universe. What was funnier was what the outcomes were of what they did especially when things didn’t work out so well.

This book was well written, had a great plot and was a fun read. This book reminded me a lot of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg and both were a fun read. I think this was a great debut for Jessica and I can’t wait to see what she writes next!

Grade:4.png Four Stars image by Adaleelee I really liked it.
Cover:C, I love the model’s face position and book but I would have loved something…else. Something more that had to do with Karma.

Overall:A great, quick read that you should really give a chance!


  1. Awesome review! The Karma Club has been on my TBR list, and I am DYING to read it! :)

  2. Great review! I just received the UK version this week and I can't wait to read it, it looks fab!