The Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining Prom
She’s sleeping with the enemy…and might be catching feelings.When Zoey Seever’s best and only friend Skylar is unceremoniously dumped on the night of her Prom, the last thing Zoey wants to do is get involved with the girl responsible for breaking her best friend’s heart. Chelsea McDaniel has a reputation at their rival school for using girls up and tossing them aside when things get serious. It’s the same sort of rumor people have been spreading about Zoey ever since she abruptly ended things with an ex-girlfriend of her own. Soon enough, Zoey finds herself roped into Skylar’s plot to make Chelsea pay. The plan is simple: Zoey will seduce Chelsea, make her fall in love as only another heartbreaker can, and then cruelly dump her at her own Prom. But Zoey isn’t the coldhearted girl her own best friend thinks she is. She doesn’t use girls. She’s hardly even properly out of the closet. And Chelsea is more than just an attractive stranger; back in middle school, she was also Zoey’s first kiss. Caught up in a whirlwind of deception, guilt, and her own growing feelings, Zoey will be forced to decide between the only friend she has left and the girl she might be falling in love with…who may want nothing to do with her once she finds out the truth.The Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining Prom is Amazon-bestselling author Siera Maley's newest young adult lesbian romance. 

The Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining Prom Details

TitleThe Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining Prom
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 5th, 2019
PublisherSM Books
Rating
GenreLGBT, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Bisexual, High School

The Gay Girl's Guide to Ruining Prom Review

  • c,
    January 1, 1970
    Rep: lesbian mc & li, bi side charactersCWs: homophobia, mc gets kicked out by parents
  • mahana
    January 1, 1970
    in a perfect world, this would end with zoey and chelsea’s friend group banding together to beat the shit out of skylarrep: lesbian mcs, 3 bi side characters
  • Lexxi Kitty
    January 1, 1970
    I have a one to two page review I wrote that I do not have access to at moment. Of the things I noted, I made some comment about how it is quite rare for me to read everything by an author. And Maley is basically the only F-F author who has at least five books published and I've read them all.Right, so, this is a solo POV book about someone around the age of 17 & currently a high school student. She is very much a not likable character.I seem to alternate rating Maley books something near 5 I have a one to two page review I wrote that I do not have access to at moment. Of the things I noted, I made some comment about how it is quite rare for me to read everything by an author. And Maley is basically the only F-F author who has at least five books published and I've read them all.Right, so, this is a solo POV book about someone around the age of 17 & currently a high school student. She is very much a not likable character.I seem to alternate rating Maley books something near 5 stars and 2.75 stars. Unfortunately this one is a 2.75 book.Skylar is dumped on Prom night. While attempting to pick up her date. She decides on a little revenge plot: she's going to get her 'hot' best friend to seduce that ex, get the ex to really like them, and then have the friend, Zoey, dump Chelsea, the ex, at or on Prom night.Skylar isn't the main character, neither is Chelsea, no it's Zoey. Zoey, for reasons, is kind of a push over when it comes to doing what her friends ask (she doesn't want to lose friends, so they use her and she loses friends anyway), and is a messed up kid.I read something that seemed to indicate this got better the last 32% of the book. It never got better, and, for that matter, was never that good. I might not have liked anyone with the possible exception of Chelsea, but that's not because of poor characterization. No this book has strong well developed characters. The plot also is, for the most part, quite solid. No, none of that was the problem. The problem is that basically everyone in the book is basically unlikable. That also includes Chelsea, but she is, at least, trying to become a better person.Despite how I felt about this book, I look forward to reading another book by this author. Rating: 2.75December 15, 2019
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  • Anna Banana
    January 1, 1970
    I really love this author's writing style! I was super addicted to reading this and tried to read this in every spare moment I had. But the only problem was...I didn't really like Zoey. Everyone talks about how horrible her friends are (and I agree...to an extent) but Zoey really isn't that good of a person either and I struggled with not judging her some times which I hated but I couldn't help it. I actually ended up feeling really bad for Chelsea with the whole prank and the fact that Zoey I really love this author's writing style! I was super addicted to reading this and tried to read this in every spare moment I had. But the only problem was...I didn't really like Zoey. Everyone talks about how horrible her friends are (and I agree...to an extent) but Zoey really isn't that good of a person either and I struggled with not judging her some times which I hated but I couldn't help it. I actually ended up feeling really bad for Chelsea with the whole prank and the fact that Zoey kept at it until basically the very end and it made me feel like honestly, maybe Chelsea deserved better. The prank was super, mega fucked up and the fact that it goes on for that long, I don't see how Chelsea wouldn't have trust issues after that but that's just my opinion. I definitely need to check out more books from this author though!
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  • Paradise Lost
    January 1, 1970
    I'm having a little trouble reviewing this, to be honest. Maley's writing style really resonates with me. I think I've read most of her books. My favourite by far, though, is "taking flight". I really enjoyed that book. And the characters were exactly what I needed them to be, as well as the general story. This... Not so much. Character motivations seemed a bit... flimsy, at best, I guess. As well as the plot.I guess what I'm saying is, I love maley's style, and I can go through her books pretty I'm having a little trouble reviewing this, to be honest. Maley's writing style really resonates with me. I think I've read most of her books. My favourite by far, though, is "taking flight". I really enjoyed that book. And the characters were exactly what I needed them to be, as well as the general story. This... Not so much. Character motivations seemed a bit... flimsy, at best, I guess. As well as the plot.I guess what I'm saying is, I love maley's style, and I can go through her books pretty quickly and easily, and more than that, I want to. Same with this. I really enjoyed the pace and flow. Even the general idea of the story was totally appealing. I just wish the characters had better motivations. And I wish both the characters and the plot were a bit stronger, not quite as flimsy. Then again, I remember being in school, and how every little thing seemed like it was the biggest deal ever, every fight, every slight, all of it... It was all so dramatic and seemed life changing. So, I kind of also get it :)3.5 stars
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  • thi
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5- tw homophobia (from mc’s parents)- Siera maley has become an auto read author for me, I’ll read anything and everything by her bc I love so many of her works (taking flight, colourblind, dating sarah cooper, on the outside) - That said .. when I read this synopsis .. I was not super excited just because I’m just not a huge fan of revenge-dating type plots - If you liked the sound of the synopsis I doubt you’ll be disappointed, I think the romance, the story the pacing are all up to par 3.5/5- tw homophobia (from mc’s parents)- Siera maley has become an auto read author for me, I’ll read anything and everything by her bc I love so many of her works (taking flight, colourblind, dating sarah cooper, on the outside) - That said .. when I read this synopsis .. I was not super excited just because I’m just not a huge fan of revenge-dating type plots - If you liked the sound of the synopsis I doubt you’ll be disappointed, I think the romance, the story the pacing are all up to par with maley’s work - maley is such a great writer who’s so in tune with her young characters feelings, which I’m sure can be attributed to her being an own voices author writing sapphic love stories that are still grounded in reality - That said a certain theme that came up was the idea of coming out to family even though already “out” to their peers, and the personas and guilt that (may) come from it .. an all too common experience that I’m sure many can relate to 😭💕- It’s not a favourite of mine from her but I can still appreciate how great it is for anyone else who finds these “tropes” enjoyable 💕
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable little lesbian romance with just enough angst to keep it interesting! I literally can never get enough of gays in high school falling in love, and since we don’t get lesbian movie rom-coms, I have to get those feels from somewhere! Devoured it in one sitting. *I received an advance reader copy from the author
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  • Barbro-Katrin
    January 1, 1970
    I was a lot excited and a little scared to read this because I’ve been real disappointed with lesfic lately but I didn’t need to worry. Siera Maley delivers! She’s one of my favorite lesfic authors and I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for her new novel and I love it. The build up, the feelings, the characters. I can feel the emotions. I haven’t ever been disappointed with Siera Maley and her writing and I’m (im)patiently waiting for her next book. My only “problem” with her books is that I wish I was a lot excited and a little scared to read this because I’ve been real disappointed with lesfic lately but I didn’t need to worry. Siera Maley delivers! She’s one of my favorite lesfic authors and I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for her new novel and I love it. The build up, the feelings, the characters. I can feel the emotions. I haven’t ever been disappointed with Siera Maley and her writing and I’m (im)patiently waiting for her next book. My only “problem” with her books is that I wish they were a little longer.I will admit that I’ve kept checking Maley’s profile in the last years to see when she was publishing a new book. As said, one if my favorite lesfic authors. She never disappoints me
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  • Neville Longbottom
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 - I liked that this book used the plot that was prominent in a lot of 90s teen movies, where someone dates a person as part of a bet or a scheme, but then actually starts to fall for them… just making it with two girls instead of a straight couple. It’s always interesting to see how the other person finds out that their relationship started as a lie and if it can recover from that. However, I felt pretty “meh” about this book overall. I did appreciate that the main character Zoey felt 2.5 - I liked that this book used the plot that was prominent in a lot of 90s teen movies, where someone dates a person as part of a bet or a scheme, but then actually starts to fall for them… just making it with two girls instead of a straight couple. It’s always interesting to see how the other person finds out that their relationship started as a lie and if it can recover from that. However, I felt pretty “meh” about this book overall. I did appreciate that the main character Zoey felt conflicted about the whole plot and constantly thought about how morally grey it was. But I just felt like I didn’t really care about the outcome of the story. I wasn’t rooting for Zoey & Chelsea’s relationship. I wasn’t rooting for Zoey’s best friend Skylar to get the revenge on Chelsea that she wanted. Everything just got way too dramatic and over the top in the end. I don’t really think I would recommend this book. If you haven’t read anything by Siera Maley, I’d definitely say to read Taking Flight over this.
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  • S
    January 1, 1970
    So let me start off by saying Siera Maley is one of my go to writers. I admit it, I really like her YA books. I have read pretty much everything she has done and given her 4 pluses on all of them I think. She is a go to for me and a re-read as well. BUT..not this one. I didn't really like this book. It started out good, and then just, blea. Don't get me wrong it is a worthwhile read but not up to her usual class. In fact I didn't really like the MC. And the end was not the outcome I would have So let me start off by saying Siera Maley is one of my go to writers. I admit it, I really like her YA books. I have read pretty much everything she has done and given her 4 pluses on all of them I think. She is a go to for me and a re-read as well. BUT..not this one. I didn't really like this book. It started out good, and then just, blea. Don't get me wrong it is a worthwhile read but not up to her usual class. In fact I didn't really like the MC. And the end was not the outcome I would have wanted either..and the good people I think,, did she want me to like them? cause if so she failed..and the people I think she wanted me to dislike..na, not so much. You have to read it for yourself and see how you take it. Again a good enough book but the lowest of scores of all her books from me...3 and small change stars but still cant wait for her next one.
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